Celebrate a fantastically fun holiday and make one or more of these Fun Food for Mardi Gras Recipes! These traditional recipes are sure to have your family's mouths watering and wondering how you made such a delicious treat!
Have you ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras?
I think it would be fun, but I have not yet visited New Orleans. It was on our list of places to go this year but got knocked out of the running when we decided to visit Las Vegas instead. I hope one year to go enjoy a carnival celebration, but I'll just have to settle for making fun food for the occasion.
As a kid, I did indulge on Fat Tuesday, known as Mari Gras in French, by eating whatever I was planning to give up during Lent. It was a big deal to go for a month without my favorite treat, so overeating the day before the deprivation began was a must.
A few years ago I created some festive food in keeping with a traditional New Orlean Mardi Gras celebration that I thought I'd share today along with some other fun edible crafts from around the web.
This stunning purple, gold, and green King Cake Roll is sure to impress your Mardi Gras party guests. The cake roll is made using a cake mix so you can spend your time creating the striped cake colors to create this festive dessert.
Muffulettas are a popular sandwich served in New Orleans. The sandwiches are always large and are overflowing with a variety of lunch meat and cheese and are piled high with a zesty topping made using olives, roasted red peppers, artichokes, capers, and a simple vinaigrette.
Making a Mardi Gras Muffuletta is easy by simply adding some colored cheese cut-outs on top. This recipe will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
Beignets are an iconic New Orleans dessert and they are relatively easy to make so why not have a little fun with them for Mardi Gras?
Learn how to make these colorful Dazzling Diamond Beignets for your party.
If you are looking for a decadent dessert to serve that is fit for a king, be sure to check out these Pastry Crowns filled with Cheesecake Mousse and Glazed Bananas. The filling is insanely delicious and the pastry crowns make them festive for a party.
You can't make a trip to New Orleans without enjoying a bowl of hot gumbo. It's a perfect meal for your Mardi Gras event and it can be turned into a festive dish by adding pie crust crowns or masks.
Get the recipe to make Mardi Gras Gumbo topped with Crowns and Masks, here.
Chocolate truffles are bite-size candies that can be shaped into tiny beads and colored using edible luster dust to resemble Mardi Gras beads.
See how easy it is to make a set of these Chocolate Truffle Beads.
Mardi Gras Food from around the web