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Calaca Sandwichitos

October 30, 2014

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The week before Halloween and Dia de Muertos is one of the funnest weeks of the year for us. Because we love to celebrate Halloween and observe Dia de Muertos, we plan lots of activities that week. From arts and crafts, to museum outings to preparing traditional and not so traditional recipes.

Snack time is no exception. With just a few simple tools, colorful vegetables and cookie cutters, your kid’s meal will turn into a festive feast.  If you don’t have a skull cookie cutter to cut out your sandwich, you can also use bats, cats or moons.  The trick to making these snacks fun and creepy are their googly eyes made with sliced California Ripe Olives.  The olive’s intense black color make the perfect detail to add that spooky touch to any dish. They also provide a pop of color, texture, and flavor to a variety of dishes.  Plus, they are kid-friendly and the perfect option for creating tasty and creative food art for Halloween or Dia de Muertos.

Skull Sandwiches

For this particular snack sandwich platter, I used the following:
California Black Ripe Olive slices: eyes and nose
Sliced pepita seeds: mouth
Sliced red pepper strips: forehead accent
white sandwich bread
ham slices
cheese slices



Spread mustard and mayonnaise on sandwich bread.  Layer on ham and cheese slices on one bread slice  and top with second bread slice. Carefully cut out shape with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutter.  Using small herb scissors, cut out a triangle from an olive slice to use as nose.  Place olive slices as eyes, olive triangle as nose, pepita pieces as mouth and red bell pepper strips as forehead accent.

Serve with the extras and enjoy this colorful snack!

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