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Halloween Ham & Cheese Kolaches

Frightful And Delightful Halloween is lurking around the corner which means my skull cakelet pan has crept onto the kitchen counter so I can create some fun Halloween-inspired delights. This recipe is a "part 2" to my Halloween Skull Cakelet recipe for making sweet jaw-dropping skull cakelets (pun intended). I decided to make our own savory spin with these Ham & Cheese Kolaches which we dubbed "Skullaches" (a twist on the famous kolaches popular throughout Texas and abroad). This recipe is super versatile and you can add your favorite fillings, dough, and toppings. For this recipe, we're making an easy brunch featuring egg, ham, bacon, and cheese. Let's go!

Time To Prepare:

About 30 minutes per batch (includes a little time for cooling).

Foodie Tips:

  • Order a 3D skull cakelet pan for the goriest gruesome effect. We ordered our 5-cup capacity Haunted Nordic Ware Skull Pan from Amazon and received it lightening fast.

  • This skull cakelet pan makes way more than just cakes. Check out the video below for additional ideas including floating ice skulls for your witch's brew, mummy wrapped cakes, peanut butter or jam-filled chocolate skulls, rice krispie shrunken heads, gooey pizza-stuffed skulls, stuffed enchilada skulls and more! Have you ordered your pan yet? 💀💀💀

  • You can use a homemade dough, store bought dough or your favorite biscuit. You'll want to make sure it's about 1/4" thick or less; if using Grands Biscuits you can separate the layers to your chosen thickness.


1 Don't Forget The Pan A Few Sprays Pam Baking Spray Your Favorite | Dough (Pizza, Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Biscuits, etc.) Spoonfills Ham, Cheese, Prepared Bacon, Herbs/Seasonings (To Fill)

1 Medium/Large Egg, Scrambled (To Fill/Coat) To Serve Your Favorite Herbs (Flat Leaf Parsley, Thyme, Oregano) To Serve Butter, Melted (Optional)

What To Do:

1. Spray your skull pan with baking spray. 2. Line the skull cavity three-quarters from the bottom up the sides with your chosen dough. I included half of the egg to help the inside ingredients mingle (optional). Fill each skull well and seal the skull top with another layer of dough. Press/poke the edges to seal. Brush with some of the egg or some butter. 3. Place the pan of skulls into a preheated 375°F oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are toasty/done. 4. Remove the baked "skullaches" from oven and let them cool in the pan before transferring them to a plate for serving.

5. Serve warm and garnish with your chosen herbs. You can also give the skulls a brush or two of some melted butter for an extra sheen.

The skull cakelet pan helps create culinary creations that are sure to be the hit of your Halloween party! Halloween kolaches pair (and scare) well with your favorite sidekicks like hashbrown potatoes, fruit, and your favorite Halloween movie.

Joe Paul Reider

Joe Paul Reider

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