These Mini-Jack-O-Lantern Sloppy Joe Bites are such a fun appetizer idea for any Halloween Party! They are perfect for little fingers.
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I love to get creative with my kids food around the holidays. Not only does it make Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas even more exciting for them, it also encourages them to try new foods. My younger son loves hamburgers and I thought it would be fun to make one of his favorites slightly different. I whipped up my favorite homemade sloppy joe recipe and it was a hit! These little Jack-O-Lantern Sloppy Joe Bites would be a perfect appetizer for a Halloween party! They are the perfect addition to Tastefully Simple’s Halloween Entertaining Ideas.
We used some sliced sharp cheddar cheese for our Jack-O-Lantern Faces but you can use any type of sandwich cheese. We simple cut out small circle shapes with a small cookie cutter.
I then used a small sharp knife to cut out the pieces to make the Jack-O-Lantern faces.
My kids are pretty picky about their food, so we stuck with a regular store bought hamburger bun for their mini bites. I used the same cookie cutter to cut out small pieces of the hamburger bun. My husband and I really enjoy Tastefully Simple’s Simple Sourdough Bread Mix which is what we used for ours. Instead of making the bread into one large loaf, I divided it into 12 equal pieces.
These mini Jack-O-Lantern sloppy joe bites are great for lunch or even dinner. My younger son had no problem eating about 4 of them in one sitting 🙂 To say he liked them would be an understatement. Pair these with a fresh garden salad and you have a great quick meal!