Happy Bat Appreciation Day! While there are a lot of “social media” holidays, as I call them, that seem kind of silly…I love the idea of celebrating bats for a day. (Sorry, Mom…)
About this time of year (that’s mid-April if you happen to be reading at another time of the year), bats begin emerging from hibernation. If you live in a city that boasts a bat colony (like me!), you can head out around dusk to watch the colony emerge from their home each night.
Of course, as a Halloween lover, bats have a special place in my heart. I find them fascinating and love that they eat one of my worst summer enemies: mosquitoes. You can learn more about why bats are important from Bat Conservation International.
To celebrate Bat Appreciation Day, I’m sharing something a bit unconventional: bat recipes.
No, that’s not recipes using bat – these are bat-inspired recipes that are perfect for Halloween…or everyday if you’re a spooky kid like me. 😉
You’ll also want to head over to Holly’s Horrorland when you’re done reading here because she’s hosting a Bat Appreciation Day blog hop! See lots more fun bat-inspired blog posts at the link.
Savory Bat Recipes
Pimento cheese is a Southern treat you should experience at least once in your life. I love this sandwich idea from Martha Stewart that uses a bat cookie cutter to create a bat-shaped sandwich.
These cheese ball bites are clever – and a little creepy – while also being insanely delicious.
These wonton bats are a bit of work, but they’d be such a fun addition to any Halloween party!
If you’re anything like me, you always find yourself wishing someone out there made Halloween crackers and chips each season. But you can always try making your own too with this recipe.
Seriously, these chips are just about the easiest recipe ever.
Want to go all in on your bat recipe? Check out this recipe to make the creepiest chicke- er…bat wings ever.
Celebrate the fruit bat with these cute skewers! Find the DIY instructions for making these at the link.
Sweet Bat Recipes
Bat wings are so easy to incorporate into sweet treats, like these chocolate cookies doubling at bat wings on this scoop of ice cream!
You can also up your bat Oreo game by creating these adorable bat cupcakes.
Here’s another gorgeous Martha Stewart creation. I love the swirled wings on these bat cookies.
The Necro Nomnomnomicon is always whipping up amazing creations, and this tiered bat cake is certainly no exception.
These surprise loaf cakes are always adorable, and I love this version with a bat hiding inside!
Nutter Butters are such an easy cookie to repurpose into tons of fun shapes. These bats are a bit imaginative, but I love the creativity and detail.
Here is another fun way to use some Halloween Oreos for a sweet treat – marshmallow bats!
This chocolately recipe is a bit batty…and a bit devilish for how delicious it is!
Which bat recipe will you make for Bat Appreciation Day?
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