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Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Spooky Lunch Ideas

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JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (2)Halloween is coming and this time I year I enjoy having a little extra fun with meals. Why not treat your children by creating something spooky and spectacular! With our girls being in school now I’ve taken the lunch box seriously this year and am trying to create even more fun memories with lunch.

Jif Creamy Hazelnut Spreads are a great way to sneak in some fun into the lunch box. The newest flavor offering is the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread. It’s rich and creamy and it’s going to transform your child’s lunch box!! To have a little fun we created a salted caramel and white chocolate pudding with a banana and Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread sandwich. There’s also some yellow cauliflower, grape tomatoes and cucumber and olive eyeballs.

JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (3)Our girls started by making a box white chocolate pudding. It’s simple enough for kids and gets them learning to measure and stir on their own.  Our girls enjoy cooking in the kitchen and it’s something fun for us to do together.

After we made the pudding we blended it with a 1/4 cup of Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread. JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (4)

The cucumber and olive eyeballs are also one of my favorite things to make. Cut cucumber, create a small hole with a spoon. Add cream cheese and push in an olive. I stuffed the olives myself with red pimentos. JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (5)To make a spooky sandwich I simply used the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread and banana. My girls love bananas and  they make the perfect topping to the sandwich. JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (6)

A simple lunch box addition is a simple piece of paper. It can add a lot of color and really makes the lunch fun and exciting. We serves the Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Pudding along side and topped it with fun Halloween sprinkles. Your kids will love you for a spooky lunch like this!!JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread RecipesJIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (8)

I know our kids can’t get enough of the new Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread and we’re finding fun and unique ways to use one of or newest favorite products! JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread Recipes (1)

I know that with Jif our family can always count on the very best. From our favorite peanut butter to new Hazelnut Spreads Jif makes lunch delicious! You can find most of these products right inside your local grocery store. You can also find @Jif on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

So how are you making lunch fun?

 

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115 Comments

  1. Nicole Millheim on September 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I cut sandwiches up into animals like fish and starfish..they love it



  2. BILL HOFF on September 26, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I try to drive to a different food truck once a week!



  3. Laurie Emerson on September 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I make lunch fun by cutting her sandwich into shapes. I also try and make the fruit into happy faces.



  4. Jill Myrick on September 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I always try to include my children’s favorite healthy foods such as fresh fruit and veggies.
    My son loves for me to pack salads and my daughter prefers soups. I also include yogurt, fruit and a special homemade treat such as a granola bar. I also always include love notes and notes of encouragement.

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  5. Terry Cross on September 26, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I let them help make their lunch and it always includes a fun snack.



  6. MARIA simon on September 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    we have her help out and create her own lunches and shapes out of fruit or her bread 🙂



  7. JL Reed on September 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I try to make lunch fun by giving my kiddos lots of variety and small portion / bites of different types of foods.



  8. Richard Hicks on September 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm

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  9. Richard Hicks on September 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    We always put something new and different in their lunchboxes and notes of encouragement



  10. Leslie L Stanziani on September 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I give my kids the cookies cutters and allow them to go crazy with sandwiches or whatever we are eating that can be cut up.



  11. tina reynolds on September 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I usually put a lunchbox note in often with a silly joke



  12. Sharon on September 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I’d pack a lunch with a healthy wrap, nuts and fruit and a Hershey Kiss.



  13. Janine h on September 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I make lunch fun by having a variety of snacks



  14. Susan Smith on September 26, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I bake cookies or some other treats every week so we have a nice treat with lunch, as well as I put notes in the kid’s lunches for some extra fun!



  15. Lisa on September 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I make lunch fun by having something different each week!!



  16. Lisa Garner on September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I try to make lunch fun by surprising my daughter with different types of dips for her veggies.



  17. susan smoaks on September 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I make lunch fun by switching it up. i like to cut the sandwiches into fun shapes and i like to cut up the fresh fruit in stars too!



  18. brandy c on September 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I like to cut sandwichs into fun shapes! It’s easy if you buy holiday cake and cookie cutters when they go on sale afterwards.



  19. Kate Newton on September 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    We typically make the kids’ lunches with bento supplies to make it fun and attractive so they will want to eat good food! Thanks for the opportunity to win.



  20. EMMA L HORTON on September 26, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I USED TO PUT A LITTLE TREAT IN THEIR LUNCH BOXES…THEY ARE GROWN NOW AND STILL TALK ABOUT THOSE TREATS



  21. Kelly H. on September 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I cut foods in fun shapes and add food picks sometimes to make it fun.



  22. joe gersch on September 26, 2014 at 2:13 am

    i am making lunch fun by having my kids help make it



  23. Shannon on September 26, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I think a lot of color makes it more fun to eat.



  24. Margot C on September 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I have a heart shaped cookie cuter that I sometimes use, soon Christmas shapes – maybe I’ll do Halloween shapes too. Peanut butter sandwiches are particularly well suited for cutting with cutters i must say.



  25. Robin on September 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I sneak a surprise in my son’s lunch everyday, i put in everything from small toys to a piece of candy.



  26. Ceinwyn R on September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

    My son is pretty easy to please-he still gets a kick out of “ants on a log”.



  27. Sonya on September 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I either put a special note or a treat in their lunches.



  28. Mihaela Day on September 25, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I put fun little notes and candy in their lunch boxes. 🙂



  29. Ty on September 25, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Mine are a little too young for lunches like these but cut up bananas entertain them.



  30. rose paden on September 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I have no children. I do have six cats, dog and rabbit! And I am always having to make lunch time fun for them! (:



  31. Da-Hedgehogi on September 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I make cookies and cut sandwiches into shapes she loves like Hello Kitty.

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  32. vera on September 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I cut sandwiches into shapes.



  33. janna johnson on September 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    By having a singing competition!



  34. Erica B. on September 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I just try to be creative.



  35. Lisa V. on September 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I like to add a snack surprise to their lunches.



  36. Alyce Poalillo on September 24, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I think that variety helps make it more fun. I also try to make the food colorful.



  37. danielle Marie on September 24, 2014 at 1:29 am

    i am putting fun things in. lots of colors and fun shapes. i have a cookie cutter for sandwiches!



  38. Kristen on September 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    We also like to cook together and try new things.



  39. kari on September 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I like to leave funny notes in the lunchbag



  40. Brittney House on September 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I change It up with different snacks every day.



  41. Carolyn g on September 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Using bento boxes



  42. Kristi C on September 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I add notes and a surprise candy in their lunches.



  43. Liz N on September 22, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    We don’t have kids, but last week, I made ants on a log for my husband to take to work! Haha! He’d never had it before. I’m sure his coworkers enjoyed seeing THAT!



  44. Mendy Dinsmore on September 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I cut everything with cookie cutters into cute shapes. Sandwiches, cheese, fruits and veggies.



  45. Christina G. on September 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I’m not making lunch fun, so I need to work on that. Thanks for the giveaway!



  46. Michele P on September 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    my daughter and I usually work on her lunch the night before, and I usually leave her a cute note hidden somewhere in her lunch… sometimes I’ll put some change or cash in there as a surprise so she can get something from the vending machines (she’s in jr high) or the notes will have a certain coupon she can redeem for a special lunch treat, etc…



  47. Sue Barney on September 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I make lunch fun by making things he really likes and letting him help me prepare it too 🙂



  48. Jammie on September 21, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I make lunch fun by letting my daughter help me make it! She loves cooking in the kitchen with mom.



  49. Denise S on September 21, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I make it fun by trying new things as often as I can.



  50. Laura J on September 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Oh to make lunch fun…I love to make these neat recipes that I find online! These all look so fun that you made! Carter would love them! He always get so excited when they are fun..and not just plain bread!



  51. Janice Cooper on September 20, 2014 at 6:46 am

    With fun treats like chips., cookies, candy and fun little notes 🙂



  52. Amy Deeter on September 20, 2014 at 1:19 am

    we always try new recipes and the kids help make meals



  53. Debra Hall on September 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    i like to try new foods and new recipes



  54. Pat B on September 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Cutting things into fun shapes and leaving little love notes.



  55. beth shepherd on September 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I like to use cookie cutter for the sandwiches.



  56. Barbara Montag on September 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I sometimes put the grand kids lunch together.
    I like to add the little fruit cups – they love them and fun notes!
    thank you



  57. Andrea v on September 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I like finger food for their lunch. I do cut their sandwiches into shapes



  58. Stacey b on September 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I make lunch fun by giving him a variety of things through out the week



  59. Sarah L on September 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    No kids. I make lunch fun by having different things.
    Thanks for the contest.



  60. latanya on September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    we are doing fun shapes of animals



  61. Robin Wilson on September 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I try to mix things up with a fun little note or special treat.



  62. Robert Pyszk on September 18, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I like putting notes in lunches once in a while just as a caring reminder if my love



  63. Kristi on September 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    We all use cookie cutters on sandwiches. Sometime I throw in notes.



  64. Allicia on September 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I try to mix things up as much as possible



  65. steven weber on September 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I try to make lunch fun by putting in finger foods and different things every day.



  66. Valerie Taylor Mabrey on September 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    We use sandwich cutters to make fun shapes for the munches.
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  67. Sarah Hall on September 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I try to make it fun by doing different shapes for sandwiches and leaving notes in the lunch.



  68. Heather Hayes Panjon on September 17, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I Make Lunch Fun With Fun Shapes, And Lot’s Of Color.



  69. shelly peterson on September 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I don’t make lunches often for school but when I do I send a not or a special dessert.



  70. Janet W. on September 17, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I try to make lunch fun for my grandson by cutting his sandwich into different shapes that he can talk about. I also try to make faces out of his fruit bites.



  71. Angela Saver on September 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I bake cookies/bars every week so we have a nice treat with lunch, as well as put notes in the kid’s lunches for some extra fun!

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  72. Jessica To on September 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I try to put a surprise treat in my son’s lunch that he isn’t expecting. It is usually a Hershey kiss or something small.



  73. Roseann M on September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Lots of great ideas to make lunch fun. I will be trying these as I pack a lunch.



  74. David on September 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    We don’t really do anything creative with their lunches, but we do include a snack cake, which is most likely the highlight of the meal.



  75. Joni Mason on September 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    When my 4 year old grandson is here we have a picnic lunch, inside if it’s raining. We love our “picanics!”



  76. Erika W. on September 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I’m not sure how fun I make lunch but I always include a little note to my kids which I know helps them when they’re having a bad day!



  77. Thomas Murphy on September 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

    We cut the sandwiches into fun shapes.



  78. robyn paris on September 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

    i make lunch fun by putting notes in the lunch boxes.



  79. Tara on September 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I always send a fun dessert.



  80. Amanda Sakovitz on September 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I always write to notes to make lunch fun



  81. Rebecca Lock on September 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I make lunch fun by providing a variety and letting the kids help make their lunch.



  82. Cassandra Eastman on September 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I make lunch fun by using a bento box with a fun mixture of finger foods!



  83. Tarah on September 16, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I like to cut my boys sandwiches into different shapes.



  84. Cheryl on September 16, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Always include a surprise — it may be peanut butter and jelly again, but somewhere there will be something new and surprising.



  85. mrsshukra on September 15, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    We put cute sushi with the school lunches!



  86. Cathy Truman on September 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I try to put little notes in the lunches and a little surprise. I try to make their
    sandwiches in cute little shapes.



  87. Tari Lawson on September 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t really say I make lunch fun, although I do put a treat in my son’s lunchbox each day.



  88. Danielle on September 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    We make cute little animals and funny figures out of our sandwiches, fruits and veggies



  89. Jennifer Short on September 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I try to mix it up and serve different things.



  90. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on September 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I’m trying to make lunch fun with little bento boxes with food that I know the kids love!



  91. christine on September 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I have to admit I haven’t been making lunch very fun lately. But I would like to try out some bento ideas — making food that looks like little characters and stuff like that.



  92. Nicole B on September 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I like to put a little treat every now and then that they don’t expect.



  93. Danielle D on September 15, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    we make cute little designs on sandwiches and sometimes add a favorite fruit.



  94. kim on September 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t know if I make lunch fun I tried to make what the kids like and also have it be a little healthy at least



  95. Katherine on September 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I put little notes or IOU in them



  96. Heather on September 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I give my girls jokes in their lunches- and once in a while a little surprise like a lip gloss or fun pen. I love making them smile when they are at school all day!



  97. Michelle Weaver on September 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I write little notes for them on their napkins.



  98. Monique Rizzo on September 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I put a Friday Surprise in my daughters lunch and write silly notes on her sandwich bags.



  99. Becca on September 15, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I try to make it fun by making something different each day, so it is never boring!



  100. HS on September 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I cut sandwiches in different shapes.



  101. kristin h on September 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I sometimes try and make different shapes and designs in my daughters sandwhiches and snacks. I also have her help out and create her own lunches and shapes!



  102. Angie B. on September 15, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The kids like to help. I always ask their input on what they would like to have and make suggestions on ways to do it in a healthy way. They like that they can choose, I like that they let me make it healthier



  103. Geoff K on September 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    What we’ve been doing lately is making edible bowls and containers for lunch and snacks, like bread bowls for soup and cookie bowls to hold milk. It’s been really fun coming up with new and creative ideas!



  104. Kelly D on September 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I make lunch fun by providing dip for fruits and veggies and using fun containers to pack the sides.



  105. April Brenay on September 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I let my kids help! they love to have a say so in their lunches



  106. Barbara Fox on September 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I have sandwich cutters in various forms that I use when I have to make the grandkids lunch.



  107. Elle on September 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I like to decorate the brown paper bag, leave notes and cut the sandwiches into different fun shapes.



  108. Tracy Pryor on September 15, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I put fun little notes in his lunch box.



  109. Mary Happymommy on September 15, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I use coookie cutters on my son’s sandwiches to make them into heart shapes.



  110. Amy Pratt on September 15, 2014 at 5:39 am

    My lunches are pretty boring. Maybe I should put in a cute little note to myself.



  111. Cynthia C on September 15, 2014 at 4:34 am

    I often tucked a little note into my kids’ lunches.



  112. Mary Beth Elderton on September 15, 2014 at 3:51 am

    I bake a batch of cookies every week to add something a little fun.



  113. Adrienne gordon on September 15, 2014 at 2:53 am

    I put notes in their lunchboxes



  114. Dara Nix on September 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Since I am only making lunch for myself now, it has gotten SO easy to get into a rut. I actuallt DO need to make lunch a little more fun!



  115. Nicole on September 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I make my kids lunch fun by throwing in some activity sheets and crayons. They always love when I include them, make it fun!