On Dia de los Muertos, it’s customary to cover an altar dedicated to a loved one with sweet treats like sugar skulls, colorful candies and sweet breads. To honor the day, gather your amigas together and enjoy some delicious Day of the Dead-inspired desserts, from homemade sugar skulls to spiked Mexican hot chocolate to pan de muerto, a Mexican sweet roll traditionally baked up warm and yummy in the weeks leading up to the celebrations. Your loved ones will surely know how much they mean to you when you offer up delicious Dia de los Muertos bites like these!
- Christina Izzo
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
The first treat that simply must be on your Dia de los Muertos menu are those classic calaveras, a.k.a. sugar skulls, which traditionally adorn altars and are eaten during the Mexican celebration. Making these Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls from Bread & Honey is surprisingly easy—mix up granulated sugar, meringue powder, powdered sugar, dye coloring paste and water. Press the sugar mixture into a skull mold and allow to dry overnight (8-12 hours). Then comes the fun part—decorating! Pipe on colorful frosting (stock up on food coloring!), add on sprinkles and other edible accoutrements—let your imagination run wild!
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