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Ham & Cheese Monsters
Ham & Cheese Monsters Ham & Cheese Monsters
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Ham & Cheese Monsters

Filed under: Halloween

preparation time

00:45 45min

Cooking time

00:00 0min

This makes a great, super fun project to introduce kids to cooking! Customize each monster by varying the olives, the colour of the peppers and the carrots.


  • 12 slices traditional cooked ham
  • 24 slices sandwich bread, white or brown
  • 12 slices yellow cheddar
  • 1/3 cup (85 ml) mayonnaise
  • 24 green pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 6 mini carrots


  1. Using a round cookie cutter 8 to 10 cm across (or a water glass), cut the bread slices to obtain 24 circles.
  2. Cut the cheese slices into angles to make pointy or square teeth.
  3. Place 12 bread circles on a work surface and arrange ham slices on top. Place cut cheese slices on top with cheese sticking out to make teeth.
  4. Close sandwiches and place 2 olives per head to make the eyes (hole and pimento up) and secure with toothpicks.
  5. Cut carrots in 2 and place between the two eyes.
  6. Make a tongue by inserting a piece of red pepper between the ham slices.
  7. Place monster heads on a platter, covering with a bell or plastic wrap until ready to serve.