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Rilakkuma Halloween Bread + My Favorite Halloween Snacks

I’m not the biggest on costumes when it comes to Halloween. I usually throw something together the night before and curse myself for not doing it sooner. But what I really love Halloween for are the snacks. I absolutely love Halloween themed goodies. Store-bought and homemade treats with cute and a lil’ creepy written all over it – that’s my jam!

I’m going to be honest in saying that this Halloween Rilakkuma Bread might be kind of annoying to make… especially if you’re not the most patient person and/or haven’t worked with bread before. Coloring bread is always rough, especially when you’re working with different colors. You knead for ages and ages and get food coloring all over your hands! But but but if you’re willing to give it a shot, this bread is very very cute and so much fun to put together. It’ll make the cutest snack to bring to work, share with your friends, or as a perfect grab-and-go snack if you’re one of those people who’s always running late in the mornings. It’ll put a smile on your face every time!

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

Here’s a quick sketch I made to help me out before putting everything together!

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

This month I haven’t been able to stop myself from buying loads and loads of adorable Halloween snacks. My little collection comes from Whole Foods and Marukai, my local Japanese market.

Umaibo – Big cylindrical corn puffs. Basically like a giant cheeto. These ones are corn flavored and a little bit sweet and make really fun snacks to pop in your bag or wack people with.

Pakkun Cho – These are little chocolate filled cookies and I love them so so much. They’re probably my favorite out of all of these snacks. These come in chocolate and strawberry and are in perfect little snack packs to give out too!

Tirol Halloween Chocolates – I love Tirol chocolates because they come in several different varieties like cookies and cream, biscuit, and jelly filled. I found these in a cup and also in the most wonderful witch, frankenstein.
Umaibo – Big cylindrical corn puffs. Basically like a giant cheeto. These ones are corn flavored and a little bit sweet and make really fun snacks to pop in your bag or wack people with.

Halloween Themed Pocky – I don’t think this needs much of an explanation. It’s just regular ol’ OG chocolate pocky but in Halloween packaging. Also convenient for giving out to trick-or-treaters.

Boo Chips – Whole Foods is brimming with these, set up in the front of the store next to the pumpkins and indian corn. If there’s one thing on this list you’re sure to find it’s probably these adorable potato chips.

Rustic Bakery’s Spooky Ghost Cookies – Rustic Bakery’s crackers are always an easy go to for me but for some reason I can’t seem to find them anymore at my nearest Whole Foods. But these cookies were there! If it wasn’t for Roy pointing them out, I wouldn’t have even noticed them but aren’t they just the cutest?

fork to belly rilakkuma halloween bread

Happy Friday the 13th! Hope you’re all enjoying this month and enjoying all the Halloween treats. I’ll be back a few more times to share some more fun recipes 🙂

Halloween Rilakkuma Bread
Adapted from Bonobos25 on YouTube.
260g bread flour
3g dry yeast
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
10g honey
120g milk
56g water
10g butter

1. Line an 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a standmixer, whisk together the bread flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add in the honey, milk, and water. Use the dough hook attachment to knead until a ball forms. Add in the butter and knead until smooth.
3. Split the dough into different portions to be colored. The ratios are 21% orange, 21% white, 18% yellow, 18% black, 12% dark brown, 10% light brown. I used gel food coloring. Knead until the dough is uniformly colored. You may want to use food grade gloves if you don’t want to get your hands stained.
4. Place each colored piece of dough into a separate bowl. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour until it doubles in size. Once done rising, deflate the dough and portion according to the drawing posted earlier. Place snuggly in the baking pan and make sure to use a toothpick to stick the ears to the faces of each character.
5. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rise for another hour. Bake at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes. Once the dough has cooled, remove from the baking tray and use white, brown, orange, purple, and green colored chocolate to create the details on the bread.

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  • YOU ARE MY ABSOLUTE RILAKKUMA HERO for making this. This is why I love your work so much – BALLS (OVARIES!??) OUT, lady! I don’t think I could ever eat this work of art!! I love the sketch you made too. I always sketch out my cakes first, too. XO

    • Thanks, Lyndsay! I’m so happy you’re enjoying these little guys cause some tough love sure went into making them (I know you understand the woes of coloring stuff XD). And yes! Sketches are such a must!!! Even for simple things. Otherwise they don’t always turn out looking right… LOL

  • Oh my gosh I can’t get over how adorable this is! I, too, am obsessed with the Halloween-themed goodies. But this is on another level. You’re beyond talented gf! xoxo