Make some of these Halloween Quesadillas decorated using a stencil! They are fun snacks to serve at any Halloween party but make a great meal for kids before trick or treating too.
The first week of October, I went on my annual Halloween shopping excursion in search of new and exciting props and party supplies for our annual bash.
I found some really cool cake stencils and I knew I could use one of the stencils which features two witches standing around a cauldron this year and the others featuring a snake, spider, and bat later on.
Stencils can make creating fun food so easy and I have used them quite often.
Last year for my Hungry Halloween blog, I painted a tortilla with food coloring and with food coloring spray using a stencil of Edward Cullen from Twilight to make a chicken and cheese quesadilla. I also used a stencil to cut a werewolf image out of an Oreo and cream cheese dough for a Halloween cheesecake and made my Frankenstein monster dip by sprinkling crushed blue corn tortilla chips over a stencil. So many fun uses for a craft supply in the kitchen.
After posting the Twilight Quesadilla recipe, I received some comments about the excessive amount of food coloring used, so I thought I'd revisit that recipe today.
On the package of Martha Stewart cake stencils, it shows how you can sprinkle powdered sugar or cocoa powder over the stencil onto a dessert, but I wanted to put the image on a tortilla filled with savory ingredients, so I searched through my pantry and decided to try using chili powder with hopes that the spice wouldn't be too strong. Happily, it worked great.
I just made a simple cheese quesadilla and really liked the addition of the spice.
For our party, I will fill them with additional ingredients like chicken, taco meat, refried beans, etc. Anything you like in a quesadilla or Mexican pizza will work. You could try other spices and flavor combinations if you are a bit more adventurous and any stencil will work for this edible craft.
Halloween Meal - Quesadillas Decorated Using A Stencil
Ingredients (per quesadilla):
2 large 10" tortillas
4 ounces cheese (and/or chicken, taco meat, refried beans, etc.)
egg wash (whisk 1 teaspoon water into one large egg)
Special Equipment Needed:
fine mesh sieve
baking sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper
Set stencil over tortilla. Carefully brush egg wash over the stencil.
Pour chili powder into a fine mesh sieve.
Sprinkle the chili powder lightly over the stencil.
Carefully lift the stencil off the tortilla.
Use a dry pastry brush to brush off any excess chili powder.
Set a plain tortilla on a baking sheet and fill it with cheese etc. Set the stenciled tortilla on top.
Bake in an oven at 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes until golden brown and heated through, or place in toaster oven and toast until golden brown.
I don't recommend heating them in a skillet with oil as the image will smear. Serve immediately.
For a party, you can decorate your tortillas ahead of time, store them in a zip-top bag, fill them before the party, refrigerate them for up to a few hours, and bake and serve them during the party.
Be sure to check out all the Halloween recipes here on Hungry Happenings.
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Oh how cute. I want to do this.
Beth, you are so clever thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! I am definitely going to use this and some of your other ideas for my party! Please keep the great ideas coming. I don't have a lot of time to be creative myself right now and this is really going to help. Thanks again.
This is super cool for a party!