Break out your peg legs and your eye patches— you’ve gotta celebrate at every meal with your little buccaneers. From pirate ship cakes to hearty turkey legs, no pirate will be able to resist the siren call of these treats. Click through the slideshow to get inspayarrrred.
Pirate Ship Apple Snacks
Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Dark and Stormy Cupcakes
We love these seafaring cupcakes from An Edible Mosaic—the blue and purple frosting makes a perfectly frothy ocean, and the cupcake base (inspired by the cocktail of the same name) is spiced with rum extract, ginger and molasses for moistness. To get the recipe, click here.
Peach BBQ Grilled Turkey Legs
Any pirate worth their salt would be happy to gorge on a giant turkey leg after arriving in port. This version from Nutmeg Nanny fancies it up a bit with a homemade peach barbecue sauce. Grab the recipe by clicking here.
Savvy pirates had to be sure to include citrus in their diet to keep the scurvy at bay. Get the kiddos their vitamin C fix with The Iron You’s tasty lemonade recipe. To find out how it's made, click here.
Pirate Ship Cake
Baked Fish and Chips
Take a cue from the pirate diet and make this healthier take on fish and chips from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Kiddos will love munching on the extra crispy bites, and a 5-minute tartar sauce tops it all off. Click here to grab the recipe.
Enchilada Zucchini Boats
Kids can pretend to be pirates sailing away on these cute boats from Food with Feeling. Stuffed with black beans, peppers and spices, it’s a lightning fast weeknight meal, too. To get the recipe, click here.
Pirate Ship Hot Dogs
— Susie Foresman