For this month’s Movies ‘n Munchies, participants were invited to watch a Halloween movie of choice with anything Halloween-y being fair game -classic horror or anything with monsters/witches, etc. I personally love this theme, because I do not like scary things at all and cannot handle scary movies.
I started to watch the new Haunted Mansion movie that came out on Disney+ thinking it couldn’t be scary since it was based off a theme park ride. I gave it a shot but Hubs was out of town and I got scared within the first 10 minutes and turned it off. Yes, I am hopeless.
Then I decided to go with a classic comedy, Young Frankenstein. Hubs and I love this movie and were trying to decide if it was appropriate to share with the kids yet. As always, memory fails without a rewatch, so I popped the movie on to preview for the kids and put my foodie goggles on!
Appropriate for the kids? Hmmmm…maybe? I might wait another year. Foodie-wise, there’s not much there. There’s a dinner scene where they are likely eating some sort of meatloaf and then a black forest cake.
I decided to get inspired by the song & dance put on by Frankstein & the monster to the song Puttin’ on the Ritz. Obviously I needed to use Ritz crackers with a Halloween theme!
I kept things super easy with spreadable cheese, pretzels and olives to make these cute little spiders! These flavor profile reminded me of the cheddar Ritz Bits Sandwiches (are those still a thing?) but only better! A totally junky snack but fun!
Cheesy Ritz Spiders
Ritz Crackers (I used Everything Seasoned)
Cheese Spread (I used Sharp Cheddar “Pub Cheese”)
Pretzel sticks, broken
Spread a thick layer of cheese onto a cracker, top with a second. Stick 4 pretzel pieces on each side as legs (between the crackers so they stay). Add olives as eyes. Repeat as desired, serve.