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Halloween Monster and Mummy Bento

This bento is packed with a side dish of homemade chicken nuggets, which are so yummy that your kids will soon be asking for more.

October 17th, 2016

Excerpted with permission from Yummy Kawaii Bento: Preparing Adorable Meals for Adorable Kids by Li Ming Lee. Copyright 2015, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Can’t get hold of green bread? No worries; just use a guacamole spread on your bread to turn it green and transform your sandwich into a monster that’s perfect for Halloween. Add a mummy sandwich to complete this spooky bento box.
Ingredients
  • BENTO MENU:
  • Guacamole sandwich
  • Nutella sandwich (or cream cheese, or seed butter)
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Grapes
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • FOOD ART INGREDIENTS:
  • Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • Bread
  • Pasta sticks
  • Nutella or melted chocolate (or cream cheese with food colouring in it)
  • TOOLS NEEDED:
  • Knife
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Round cutters
  • Rolling pin
Directions
  1. Using a knife or a pair of scissors, cut out the monster’s jagged hair in a zigzag fashion from bread crust, or the heels of the bread in a loaf.

  2. Spread guacamole on a slice of bread and place the bread crust cutout on top. Cut circles from cheese using a round cutter. Add two blueberries and secure onto the sandwich using pasta sticks.

  3. Fill a piping bag with Nutella or melted chocolate and use it to draw on the monster’s mouth and scar.

  4. Make a round cutout in another slice of bread using a round cutter.

  5. Spread on Nutella. Cut out circles from cheese using a round cutter.

  6. Roll another slice of bread flat using a rolling pin.

  7. Place cheese circles on the sandwich followed by two blueberries for the eyes. Secure using pasta sticks. Cut strips from the rolled out bread and place on the sandwich to make the mummy’s burial cloth. Trim off excess.

Halloween Monster and Mummy Bento
Li Ming Lee

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