Halloween is almost here, and in the spirit of the season, I bring you Spooky Silhouette Chili, also known as “Fun With Cookie Cutters”. If you’re hosting a party this Halloween or just looking for a way to keep the kids smiling up until trick or treat time, you’ll definitely get a few smiles with this one.
The shapes you use are up to you. I used a bat shaped pastry cutter to lay out a few of the good Ol’ Count’s alter-ego’s in sharp cheddar, but cats, ghosts, ghouls and anything else you can make a cutout shape of would work perfectly, and any type of cheese you like is perfectly fine. (Monterrey Jack for ghosts, Colby for owls or whatever floats your boat!)
If you like even more cheese, try doing a backwards silhouette by wrapping the cutter in foil and laying it out on the chili, then covering the rest of the bowl in shredded cheese. (You could even make jack-o-lantern shapes that way… Fun for black bean chili!)
Here’s our video demonstrating how this all works out!
Cut your favorite spooky shapes out of any kind of sliced cheese. Arrange on hot chili (any type will do. Looking for a good chili recipe? Try this one.) Eat piping hot and enjoy!
I think I’m too much in fall mode because at first I thought those bats were sweet potatoes. But anyway, very clever!
Cute–made me smile!
Just made a nice pot of Turkey Chili earlier this week. I might try this during November with a turkey cut out of cheese to go on top. Just bought a turkey cookie cutter at a cooking store pretty recently. I’m just not into all the eyeballs and skeletons coming out of a cake etc – but this looks easy and doable – without being too bizarre. Thanks.
What a great recipe. Looks good and simple to make! I love that!
Very clever, this and your Halloweenies both. Great meeting you at the Foodbuzz Fest. I hope you got what you wanted out of the weekend.