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25 Day of the Dead Recipes To Die For!

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is quickly approaching and as I looked for fun Day of the Dead recipes I came across some amazing and creative options that I just had to share with you all.  These recipes will not only make your mouth water but they all look so awesome and fun to make and they will certainly make any Day of the Dead party or celebration unforgettable!

1. Sugar Skull White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

white chocolate covered Dia de los Muertos strawberry skulls

2. Calavera Queso Fresco Salsa Dip from Presley’s Pantry

Calavera Queso Fresco Salsa Dip

Calavera Queso Fresco Salsa Dip

3. Día de los Muertos Brownies from Sweetlife Bake

Day of the Dead chocolate brownies for Dia de los Muertos

4. Skull Pizzas

skull pizza Day of the Dead Halloween Dia de los Muertos

5. Día de los Muertos Skull Chocolate Cake from Sweetlife Bake

Dia de los Muertos Skull Chocolate Cake

6. Día de los Muertos Sandwich Art from Spanglish Baby

Dia de los Muertos Sandwich Art

7. Potato Peanut Butter Calavera Candy from Presley’s Pantry

Potato Peanut Butter Calavera Candy

8. Day of the Dead Spooky Molletes from Muy Bueno Cookbook

Day of the Dead Molletes

9. Día de los Muertos Gelatin Cake from Presley’s Pantry

Sugar Skull Gelatin Cake for Day of the Dead

10. Panela Cheese and Membrillo Pan De Muerto from the Other Side of The Tortilla

Panela and Membrillo Pan de Muerto for Day of the Dead celebration

 11. Day of the Dead Focaccia Style Cheese Bread from Mama Latina Tips

Day of the Dead Focaccia Cheese Bread

12. Día De Los Muertos Caramel Chocolate Almond Rice Krispie Treat from Presley’s Pantry

Dia de los Muertos Rice Krispie Skull

13. Marigold Muerte Drinks from Muy Bueno Cookbook

Marigold Muerte Drink recipe for Dia de los Muertos

14.Sugar Skull Candied Apples by Crafty Chica

Sugar Skull Candied Apples for Day oft the Dead

 15. Day of the Dead Marshmallow Sugar Skull Pops by Melissa Bailey on LatinaMom.Me

Day of the Dead marshmallow skulls

16. Día de los Muertos Cupcakes from My Cake School

dia de los muertos cupcakes

17. Day of the Dead Candy Party Tray from a Beautiful Mess

Day of the Dead Skull Candy Platter

18. Día de los Muertos Mini Cakes from Sweet C’s Designs

Day of the Dead sugar skull mini cakes with a surprise!

19. Calavera Sugar Cookies from LatinaMom.Me

calavera skull cookies for Day of the Dead

20.White Chocolate Pear Skull by La Cooquette

Dia de los Muertos white chocolate covered pears

21. Mexican Catrinas and Calaveras Pecan Cookies by Mama Challenge

Day of the Dead Catrina Cookies Recipe

22. Sugar Skull Brownies from Hungry Happenings

Sugar skull brownies for Day of the Dead

23. Marigold Cookies from the Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle

Marigold Cookies for Dia de los Muertos

24. Sugar Skull Cake Balls from Brit + Co

Cake Pop Sugar Skulls Day of the Dead Recipe

25. Cheese Skull Empanadas from Crafty Chica

Skull empanadas for Day of the Dead

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Maria

    Thanks a lot for including my White Chocolate Pear Skulls!!! 🙂 and for all these lovely ideas (I already pinned a couple of them hehe!) Hope you have a good Día de Muertos celebration!
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    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Thanks Maria for coming over and checking these out. Love, love, love your white chocolate Pear Skulls! Such a creative and fun recipe. Thanks!

  2. Natalia

    Preciosas todas las ideas!

  3. Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá

    Wow! such creative ideas! super cute too!
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  4. Laura Rodriguez

    Paula definitivamente este es mi post favorito, muy originales y coloridos! Gracias por tanta inspiración!
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  5. Adriana Db (Hogar-Mujer)

    Wow cuanta creatividad, me encantaron las ideas para el dia de los muertos estan excelentes, gracias
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  6. Teresa Garza

    Wow.. Excelentes todas las ideas.. Mil gracias por compartir..
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  7. Adriana Martín

    Wow what a cornucopia of great recipes congrats and thanks for sharing!
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  8. Diana Rodriguez - Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Muy lindas ideas, este año compartimos con nuestras hijas un poco de esta tradicion!
    Diana Rodriguez – Entre Compras y El Hogar recently posted…Momias Para Halloween y Día de los MuertosMy Profile

  9. Romina Tibytt

    ¡Que preciosuras Paula!! Muy hermoso!
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  10. Yadira

    Que maravillosos ejemplos.
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  11. S. Yissele

    Awww… que lindo todo y seguro que esta delicioso! Yummy!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
    S. Yissele recently posted…En el Día de Muertos Convierte tu Look en una Glamorosa “Catrina” #DIY #SilkyHairDare #MujerDoveMy Profile

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