Halloween Pancakes

To be perfectly honest, I'm not much for Halloween.  I never really have been, even as a kid, well except for the chocolate aspect, and maybe getting to put on fake eyelashes.  Those parts I'm completely on board with.  Who wouldn't be?  When else can you where tourquisoe feathered lashes and eat Kit-Kat Bars for supper.  

Being the mom of a five and three year old, means we celebrate.  CELEBRATE.  Costumes, chocolates and all things Halloween-y.  This includes breakfast which today means chocolate spider web and ghostly buttermilk pancakes.
Looks like we will be on the sugar train for the next consecutive 24 hours.  Fingers crossed there are no meltdowns (I'm speaking exclusively of myself, the kids will be fine I'm sure)

Happy Halloween.  Let the chocolate hoarding begin.  See you in January skinny jeans.

Halloween Pancakes

To make Spider Webs:
1 batch of chocolate pancake batter, or regular pancake batter (homemade or box mix) with black food colouring added.

Place batter in squeeze bottle and draw spider web designs onto a lightly buttered non-stick griddle or pan.   Cook till bubbles form on top, gently flip and cook on other side.  Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with fake spiders for dramatic effect.

To make ghosts:
1 batch of regular pancake batter (homemade or box mix)
Using a pancake mold, fill with batter and cook till bubbles form on top.  Remove mold and flip until golden and cooked through.  Repeat with remaining batter.
Alternatively you can also draw ghosts (using the squeeze bottle method above) or use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes once cooked.
Dust with powdered sugar and add two mini m&m's for eyes.


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