Introduction: Calavera Sandwich (Day of the Dead Sugar Skull)

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Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” Sugar Skull (Calavera) Sandwich

You Need:

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Mini Marshmallows
Assorted Decorations (I used pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, marshmallows and a tiny cookie)

This sandwich works well with peanut butter & jelly because the jelly shows through the eyes and nose holes and looks cool and creepy, but feel free to substitute whatever kind of filling you want.

1. Spread fillings on bottom slice of bread, set aside.

2. Cut eyes and nose holes in top piece of bread (eyes: I used a bottle cap. nose: you could use a heart shaped cutter, but I used a skewer to poke holes in the shape I wanted and then pushed the piece out of the bread).

3. Cut teeth out with butter knife.

4. Place holey bread on top of prepared bread.


Use any little doodads in your kitchen to create decorative dots, flowers, and swirls. Google “sugar skulls” for tons of decoration inspiration!

I used craisins, pumpkin seeds, mini marshmallows cut in half, chocolate chips and a mini cookie.

Other good materials would be: candy, fruit snacks, licorice, etc.

Fill in the teeth with something to make them show up (I used pumpkin seeds turned sideways).

Garnish plate with marshmallow dots. You can skip this step, but I think it really sells the whole look!


azleora9 (author)2012-10-24

Dia de Los Muertoast :)

Neon Panda (author)2011-10-27

Wow I'm going to try this today- it's so creative =)

scoochmaroo (author)2011-10-26


dollarcraft (author)scoochmaroo2011-10-26

Thanks! It was a little bit sad to eat this one. :)

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