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How to Make Halloween Monster Bread with Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
August 1, 2021
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This monster bread recipe is a great way to get creative in the kitchen with kids. Create monsters with dough, then bake, and eat this delicious Halloween treat!

Updated August 2021

This monster bread activity is perfect for a cool Autumn day when you’re looking to keep the kids busy! They can play with the dough, create Halloween monster shapes, and then enjoy a yummy treat!

How to Make Halloween Monster Bread

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make and shape dough

    Buy pizza dough or use the recipe below to make your own. Then roll your dough into various monster shapes.

    Halloween Monster Bread – adding decorations

    Kids will enjoy this fun baking project as they shape and decorate the bread.

  2. Let shapes double in size!

    Place the monster bread shapes on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Allow the bread to rise in a warm place until double in size.

    Baking Halloween Monster Bread with kids

    This is when you can add eyes, noses, arms and legs – even a mouth and hair to your monster bread shapes.

  3. Egg Wash

    Make a simple egg wash (whisk 1 egg with 2 tablespoons water). Carefully brush the finished monster shapes with the egg wash to give that shiny finish after baking.

    Adding egg wash to Halloween Monster Bread

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

    The bread is ready when it turns golden brown. Be careful to keep a close eye on your smaller shapes so they don’t burn.

    Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids

Here are the finished monsters, ready for us to eat. Monsters for dinner, a nice Halloween treat.

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How to Make Halloween Monster Bread with Kids

  • Author: The Artful Parent
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Category: Baking

Description

This monster bread recipe is a great way to get creative in the kitchen with kids. Create monsters with dough, then bake and eat this delicious Halloween treat!


Ingredients

Scale

1.5 cups warm water (about 110130 degrees Fahrenheit)

1 packet active dry yeast

13 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 cups all purpose flour or bread flour

1 egg

2 tablespoons water


Instructions

1. Mix the warm water, yeast, and honey in a large bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in half of the flour to the yeast mixture, then let it rest for 30 minutes.

3. Mix in the salt, oil, and rest of the flour.

4. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured counter and knead for five minutes. Add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.

5. Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise until doubled in size (about 2 hours).

6. Punch the dough down, then divide it into small balls and pieces to use it to make bread dough monster creations. This is when you can add eyes, noses, mouths, arms and legs – even hair to your monster bread shapes.

7. Brush the monsters with an egg wash (whisk 1 egg with 2 tablespoons of water). 

8. Bake your monsters for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, being careful to not let the smaller pieces burn.

 


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