After your kids have ridden the sugar high of Halloween night, take some time on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor friends and family members who have passed away. The Mexican-originated holiday can spark interesting conversations about life and death. Feed your kiddo’s curiosity by making some special dishes to celebrate the day, from traditional Mexican recipes to colorful sugar skull–inspired treats. Click through to get cooking. 

Pan de Muerto

Make a batch of pan de muerto like this one from Mangio da Sola to celebrate the day. The “bone” decorations on top represent loved ones who have passed away. A simple sweet bread flavored with anise seed and orange, this is sure to be a win with the whole family. To get the recipe, click here.

photo: Mangio da Sola

 

— Susie Foresman