Gluten Free Macaroni Monster Eyes: An Easy to Make & Fun Treat for Kids for Halloween
This post is sponsored by #HorizonOrganic. All opinions are my own. Read the full disclosure here.
One of the reasons I love Halloween so much is getting to create fun and ghoulish treats!
The main goal of my posts has always been to focus on the can-haves instead of the cannots, by creating smiles and fun with food. It's something I've done for my own Little Miss since she was first diagnosed with food allergies and later a gluten intolerance.
Being a typical child, one of her favorite foods is macaroni and cheese. So, I wanted to create a fun bite sized treat that I could pack her for lunch or even serve up at a Halloween party as a delicious bite.
These Baked Gluten Free Macaroni Monster Eyes are easy to make and your kiddos will smile and laugh as they pick them up to eat! All you need is one box of Horizon Organic Gluten Free White Cheddar Cheesy Mac, shredded cheese, and sliced olives.
To make our Baked Gluten Free Macaroni Monster Eyes we used Horizon Organic Gluten Free White Cheddar Cheesy Mac. (Curious about the allergens? You can read my previous post here.)
Simply make the Cheesy Mac per the box instructions on your stove top. While that's cooking, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and liberally spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
Add olive slices to the center and bottom of each cavity of the muffin tin for the pupil of the eye. Spoon the prepared Cheesy Mac into each muffin tin cavity about 3/4 full, by patting down each with the back of your spoon.
Once filled, add additional cheese shreds, like Horizon Organic Shredded Cheeses, on top of each. Then bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is melted and it just starts to turn brown.
After baking, let cool completely in the pan. Carefully remove with a knife or fork by going around the edges.