Saturday, October 1, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday - Halloween!

I've been waiting for this MTM theme for ages it seems. I actually made this muffin tin lunch a couple weeks ago and have just been itching to share it! :) This tin was shared by Paige and Ethan and gobbled up in no time!

MTM - Halloween

Halloweeny top row treats:
- Frankenkiwi (or Kiwistein, if you rather!)
- witch's cauldron of spooktacular confections
- ghostly bananas

bottom row tricks:
- string cheese ghosts
- hot dog mummies
- zombie remains

mini mummies

These mini-sized hot dog mummies are made exactly the same way as the full sized mummy I made before, the hot dog was just cut in half to make two smaller sized versions!

MTM - slain zombie

Explanation of Zombie Remains: the mini mummies needed a side of ketchup bloodsauce, so I took my trusty sword zombie hunting and ... well, this is what was left. Dipping sauce for the mummies and a pile of zombie teeth. Ew.

MTM - cauldron close-up

Fizzle sizzle! Boil, toil and trouble! This witch's cauldron is brewing up a real mess! Cauldron contents: trail mix (pretzels, nuts and dried fruit) topped with two organic gummy worms (for realz, I got 'em from Whole Foods!) and a chocolate eyeball. Yum!

And for the pièce de résistance! My not-at-all frightful, totally delightful Kiwistein!

MTM - Frankenkiwi

Frankenkiwi was totally inspired by the Little Bunny Foo Foo goon I made awhile back. :)

To fashion a kiwi Frankenstein I just sliced a little off the sides of the kiwi to make it more square-ish, peeled most of the fuzz off (leaving just enough for Frank's hairdo). The eyes are the same icing eyes I used for the goon, but I used my food safe markers to color the whites a monsterish yellow with red squiggles for a blood-shot look. :) So easy! The mouth and bolts are both made with halloween sprinkles! The bolts are tombstone shaped sprinkles! Teehee! These little kiwi guys are so fun to make. :)

What kind of creepy foods are on your menu this Halloween? Spill your guts ideas!

Supplies used in the making of this spooktastic muffin tin meal:

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JDaniel4's Mom said... [Reply to comment]

The Frankenkiwi is so cute! Your tin looks yummily spooky.

Liza said... [Reply to comment]

I love the hot dog mummies and the kiwi Frank! Adorable!!! I've got to try those this week for festive Halloween fun !

Sandy said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome! I love the Frankenkiwi!

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable!! I love it all. SO cute!

SnoopyGirl said... [Reply to comment]

What an absolutely adorable muffin tin! It is hard to chose which part is my favorite, but I have to say, Frank is adorable. I never would of thought of using a Kiwi to create that. Way to go!

mum2abby said... [Reply to comment]

Fabulous~!!!!! I love it!

Leesa said... [Reply to comment]

This tin is seriously beyond adorable!!! I can't even tell you how much I love the Frankenkiwi, you have some serious skill. The witch's cauldron is a great touch. I really love it all.

modGIRL said... [Reply to comment]

the Frankenkiwi is my FAV!

Glory said... [Reply to comment]

I love the banana ghosts. So cleaver!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said... [Reply to comment]

This tin is great! I LOVE the Frankenkiwi--so clever and absolutely adorable!!! I did banana ghosts too! You can make the whiter with a layer of cream cheese:

SnoopyGirl said... [Reply to comment]

I just had to stop back and tell you what my 5 year old said. He saw your Frankenkiwi and said you had a great imagination and sense of humor! He just loves your Frankenkiwi!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love Love Love the Frankenkiwi! Great tin!

EP said... [Reply to comment]

Love this!

Dana said... [Reply to comment]

Love the frankinstein! My Ds loved the cauldron

Wonderful Lunch

~LKB said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute! The Frankenkiwi is adorable! Great tin!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Love the frankenkiwi!! And banana ghosts too!!

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

I stubbled onto your blog from another blog. I absolutely LOVE your blog! You have inspired me to try and make my kids lunches fun & healthier. I'm so excited to give some of your ideas a try. Everything is so cute & clever!

Mariah said... [Reply to comment]

I love your Frank, very cute!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... [Reply to comment]

Your tin is AMAZING! I love all the details! That Frankenkiwi is awesome! I toyed with what to do with kiwi and just ended up cutting it! This idea is great!

Kari said... [Reply to comment]

O...M...G...!!! Kiwistein is AMAZING! I love it!!

Jackie said... [Reply to comment]

Really, really, really cute! Wow.

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said... [Reply to comment]

I agree with everyone else Kiwistein is pure awesomesauce.

jojoebi said... [Reply to comment]

heheeheee love kiwistein!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I always admire your creations! Especially the kiwi monster - I tried one too, but yours blew me away. Good idea on leaving some of the skin on for the hair. Explosion of the zombie remains, too funny!

Marie said... [Reply to comment]

Holy cow, you are AMAZING! I am just starting on my bento adventures and well...mine are sad compared to others. (: I love your site it is just so fun!

janellemc said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute! Here's a fun idea I put in my kids' lunches today.

Dramamama said... [Reply to comment]

What do you use to make the eyes on the mummy hotdogs? Thanks!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Always adorable! I really love the kiwi!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, everyone! :)

Dramamama - the mummy hotdog eyes are little drops of mustard. :)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Frankenkiwi....oh my word!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said... [Reply to comment]

Most creative thing I've seen in a good while. Kiwi-stein? Are you kidding me? Terrific!

Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

This is just too darn cute!!!

Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! This has got to be one of the cutest MTM's I've ever seen--great job! I LOVE the Frankenkiwi!!!

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

We included this adorable post in our Halloween link round up!

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my... they're all so darn cute!!!!!!!


Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! This is adorable. You're so talented! I'd love for you to link over at my 'Sweets This Week' Link Party

Flo said... [Reply to comment]

I just discover your blog... And I'm FAN ! So great, so cute... Just a big, big thanks... A mervellous discovery !

Tamara said... [Reply to comment]

Totally adorable!

Just wanted to say "hi." I found you from MTM's blog. :)

Tamara from
a southerner, a yankee and a mixed breed (or two!)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Cutest lunch ever!!! Found you via Pinterest

EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

YAY! So good to see you back Melissa. This is so great. Your creations are the BEST :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Goodness, I'm not sure how this got reposted for today -- it's from last year. So sorry to everyone wondering what's going on with the old rerun! I'm wondering what's going on too! LOL

Danielle Broadbooks said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you're back! I found your blog while you were on your break and am absolutely in love with bento lunches now!

Susan B. said... [Reply to comment]

love love love it! this one has to be my favorite! great job and so creative! :)

Julia said... [Reply to comment]

OMG, they are soooo cute! And great ideas for Halloween, indeed. Thank you for sharing it!

Samantha said... [Reply to comment]

This was an awesome tin! I love the mummy dogs and hope to borrow that idea in a tin later this month. Kiwistein is my favorite though. I LOVE it.

Emilee said... [Reply to comment]

I made the mummy dogs for a demo in 4-H about 7 years ago. The judges weren't impressed. :(

YHWHreigns said... [Reply to comment]

That has got to be the cutest thing I have ever!

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said... [Reply to comment]

I Love your blog and your recipes!!! THis one is soo original! Great pics! Coe check out my blog and let me know what you think! :)

StaceyFacex said... [Reply to comment]

I would have LOVED to have had this as my halloween lunch, your kids are so so lucky! It makes me really happy to see mums playing such an active part in their children's lives... there should be more like you! well done again, ingenious. xx

mama3boys said... [Reply to comment]

Trying out the frankenkiwi, but the icing keeps melting off because of the moisture…. any tips??

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love these! I'm including them in my post about "Top 10 Halloween Treats" at
I will be posting it in a lot of linky parties!
Please check it out and you can follow the button at the top of the page to grab a button to show that you were featured.

Jill @ said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute! Just posted on our Fun Finds Friday.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

mama3boys, my best tip is to work fast! The decorations on kiwi are not going to last long. The peeled kiwi seeps, so things will just get more drippy the longer it sits. My best tip is that a ripe kiwi is a lot more wet than one that is not very ripe.

Keitha said... [Reply to comment]

I just linked to this post for a bento for my son. Thanks for the amazing kiwi inspiration.

Keitha said... [Reply to comment]

I used your kiwi Frankenstein for monster inspiration in my son's lunch. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hey! LOVE this...can't figure out what the teeth are..

amick said... [Reply to comment]

what did you use to make the face on the string cheese?

amick said... [Reply to comment]

what did you use to make the face on the string cheese?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

amick (#57) - the faces on the string cheese are drawn on with food safe markers. :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Anonymous #56, the teeth in the apple are almond slivers. :)

Darci J. Harland said... [Reply to comment]

Saw you on Bon Bon Break, and seeing that they are having a get away. I Love your good ideas...too cute! I love the easy ones, like the banana ghosts, string cheese, a mummies. These are our regular foods, so I think I can manage the extra effort! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Tinkerbeanblog said... [Reply to comment]

Kiwistein is pure genius! I tried it out and shared our experience here:

Leah said... [Reply to comment]

Made the frakenkiwi tonight for my daughters lunch tomorrow. I think she's going to LOVE it :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

To make the faces on the ghosts I used a food-safe marker, like these ones: Wilton Food Writer Set

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