Jack-O'-Lantern Chili Cups

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by jonesies

Dinner made to resemble jack-o-lanterns. Made with chili and cornbread, kids are sure to enjoy these. Great autumn meal!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (11 1/2 ounce) cans refrigerated cornbread twists dough (8 breadsticks each) or 3 (4 1/2 ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (6 biscuits each)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans (mild flavor)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • sliced ripe olives
  • bell pepper, sliced
  • carrot, cut into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Lightly grease 16 to 18 standard (2-1/2-inch) muffin pan cups.
  3. Lightly roll out corn bread dough to press together perforations.
  4. Cut out 18 circles with 3-inch round cookie cutter.
  5. Press 1 circle onto bottom and 1 inch up side of each muffin cup.
  6. Combine chili and corn in medium bowl.
  7. Fill each muffin cup with 1 tablespoon chili.
  8. Cut out 16 to 18 circles from cheese with 2 inch round cookie cutter; place rounds over chili mixture in cups.
  9. Decorate cheese with olive, bell pepper and carrot pieces to resemble jack-o'-lanterns. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until corn bread is completely baked and cheese is melted.

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