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3 Freaky Fun Halloween Recipes from ALDI (+ Spooky Halloween Finds)

3 Freaky Fun Halloween Recipes from ALDI (+ Spooky Halloween Finds)
Add peanut butter, dried cherries and seeds to add a bit of nutrition to popcorn balls for Halloween. #sponsored #aldi #halloween #recipes #popcorn
[Disclosure: ALDI USA compensated me to write this post. Opinions and thoughts are my own – but it’s no secret that I’m an ALDI shopper!]
If you haven’t shopped at ALDI yet or still aren’t sure what the hype is all about, read this post first: 10 Reasons This Dietitian and Mom Wants You To Visit ALDI. (And if you don’t have an ALDI near you yet, chances are you may as the chain continues to add stores around the U.S.)

I’ve done holiday posts for ALDI in the past (Fourth of July Cookouts, Fish for Lent,) so it’s no surprise that I have to share my favorite ALDI finds and recipes (with my better-for-you twists) for your Halloween celebrations – and they’re affordable AND festive!

#sponsored 3 Freaky Fun Recipes (like Jack-O-Peppers) + my favorite #Halloween finds from @ALDIUSA this month via @tspbasil #ALDILove Click To Tweet

Carve up bell peppers and stuff them with spaghetti and meat sauce for Halloween. #sponsored #aldi #halloween #recipes

Jack-O-Peppers – These guys are a fun twist on your traditional stuffed peppers. In the original recipe, they are stuffed with spaghetti but I made them a bit heartier by adding in SimplyNature Marinara Sauce and Never Any! Ground Beef, which is part of the ALDI line of Never Any! meats that are free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. Never Any! products also have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, a symbol of quality assurance and consumer protection since 1909.

Cheesy Zombie Fingers – The original recipe calls for making cheese breadsticks but I took a different tact and wrapped strips of Appleton Farms Dry-Cured Proscuitto around baby carrots and topped them with Southern Grove Roasted Almonds.

Add peanut butter, dried cherries and seeds to add a bit of nutrition to popcorn balls for Halloween. #sponsored #aldi #halloween #recipes #popcorn

Spookalicious Popcorn Balls– With my twist, I used Clancy KettleCorn and Simple Nature Organic Popcorn as the base for my popcorn balls. For different mix-ins, I added melted peanut butter, Southern Grown Roasted Pepitas and Dried Cherries.

More ALDI Finds for Halloween Fun:

Add meats, cheeses, crackers, nuts, fruit and veggies to make a seasonal charcuterie board. #sponsored #aldi #halloween

Make a Spooktactular Charcuterie Board – Sky’s the limit on the goodies you can find at ALDI to arrange on a meat, cheese, fruit, veggie and nut Halloween appetizer board (I could have made two separate boards from all my finds.) Here are some suggestions:

  • liveGfree Gluten Free Sea Salt Multiseed Crackers – 2018 8th Annual Gluten-Free Buyers Guide Gluten-Free Awards and Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Specially Selected Stuffed Queen Olives (Feta, Jalapeno Jack Cheese or White Cheddar) – 2017 Chefs in America Masters of Taste Gold Medal Endorsement
  • Sliced pears, apples, pomegranate seeds – the list goes on with ALDI’s large array of fresh produce.
  • ALDI’s new product expansion line of fresh and ready-to-eat options like ready-to-eat fruits, or single serve guacamole

ALDI Finds Halloween 2018

Decorate with ALDI Finds – Every Wednesday, ALDI stocks their “ALDI Finds” which are limited time, seasonal products like housewares, decor and family goodies. I picked up these tea towels, a Huntington Home Mason Jar Candle and a cute kid’s Halloween bag (99 cents!) Note: the availability and quantity of ALDI Finds vary by market.

Raise a Glass – So, I live in Pennsylvania which means I don’t have access to ALDI’s award-winning wines (boo!) but I can get their seasonal sparkling drinks like their Nature’s Nectar Unfiltered Sparkling Apple Cider, which is a great non-alcoholic option for Halloween parties (and a great mixer for prosecco!)

ALDI and Instacart

And lastly, ALDI is teaming up Instacart and offering an awesome discount!! ALDI is bringing the online grocery delivery service, Instacart, to its stores across the nation (starting in Philly in November). First-time Instacart customers can receive $10 off their first three ALDI orders of $35 or more with the code: ALDILOVE.  <—I’m so taking advantage of that next month!

Are you an ALDI shopper? What are some of your go-to items from ALDI? Would you try any of the products mentioned above?