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"Bat Wings"
Prep Time
1 d
Cook Time
50 mins

This is a fun recipe to convert chicken wings into bat wings, perfect for your Spooky Halloween Party! They will be great as an appetizer or as part of the main dish.

Course: Appetizer, Meat
Cuisine: American, Halloween
Servings: 8
Calories: 596 kcal
  • 3 lbs chicken wings whole
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Add up to 1 tsp for spicier wings
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp black food coloring
  • Non Stick cooking spray
  1. In a glass container mix all the ingredients except the chicken wings, adding the food coloring last.

  2. In a large ziplock back, place the wings and pour the marinade on top. Lock the bag and spread the marinade to cover all the wings.

  3. Marinade the wings in the refrigerator between 6 to 24 hours. The longer, the better.

  4. Remove the bag with the wings and marinade from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  6. Take a large baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  7. Place the wings in a single layer on the cooking sheet, spreading the wings open. Save the marinade leftover.

  8. Bake the wings for 25 minutes. Turn the wings. Cover the wings with the leftover marinade making sure you cover all of the wing. Place in the oven for another 25 minutes.

  9. Serve them in your favorite spooky dish or bowl.

Recipe Notes
  • Make sure you use the whole chicken wing and not cut into pieces. That will  give the bat wing effect. 
  • The most important thing about this recipe is : Be careful with the black food coloring!!! It will stain your hands, plastic bowls or anything that can absorb the color. I use stainless steel tongues to handle the wings.
  • You can adapt the amount of cayenne pepper to the spiciness you prefer. Also the amount of salt. Using 1/4 tsp of cayenne is not going to be spicy, just flavorfull. 
  • You don't have to use aluminum foil cover the baking sheets if you don't want to, but it will your life much easier. The marinade when it bakes is messy and  will stick to your baking sheet. Also, do not forget the non stick cooking spray or the wings will stick to the foil. 
  • You can replace the almond butter with peanut or cashew butter, it will work well with either one of them. 
Nutrition Facts
"Bat Wings"
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 596 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 363mg16%
Potassium 426mg12%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.