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19 Delicious Things To Make For Día De Los Muertos

When the souls of your loved ones return for the night, you better have something good waiting for them.

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1. Day of The Dead Cookies

Instead of traditional sugar skulls, you could make these cute sugar COOKIE skulls. No worries if yours aren't as detailed – it's the thought that counts. Recipe here.


4. Pan De Muerto

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This traditional, sweet "bread of the dead" is one of the most important recipes for celebrating Día de los Muertos. It's made to look like a pile of bones and is brought along by families visiting the graves of their loved ones. Recipe here.


5. Champurrado

This chocolate atole is made with Mexican chocolate, milk, and masa for thickening. It's thicker than most hot chocolates and is served to warm the souls that have made the journey home. Recipe here.


12. Oaxacan Pumpkin Tamales

Tamales — masa wrapped around fillings and steamed in corn husks — are a project worth tackling in honor of your ancestors. They'll appreciate the effort. Recipe here.

16. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Warm your spirits on cold November nights with this cinnamon hot chocolate. The recipe calls for Mexican chocolate tablets such as Abuelita, which you can find at most grocery stores. Recipe here.

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