1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Everything you need to know for Dia de Los Muertos and Sugar Skulls

From Dia de los Muertos history to sugar skull instructions


Families in central and southern Mexico save up to two-months income to spend on ofrendas, supplies, decorations and food for Dia de los Muertos. This important annual celebration of the returning of spirits dates back to the Aztecs and is an integral part of Mexican culture. Here you will find all the information you need for Dia de los Muertos.

1. Dia de los Muertos Basics

Find out what Dia de los Muertos is and learn all about the festivities, crafts and recipes that go along with it.

2. Sugar Skull History and Information

Learn about this fun and festive Mexican folk art, how the tradition started and where it is today.

3. Make your own Sugar Skulls

Traditional sugar skulls are an important part of Dia de los Muertos. Learn exactly how to make them with this tutorial with a picture of each step.

4. Dia de los Muertos Recipe- Pan de Muerto

Pan de Muerto or "Bread of the Dead" is traditionally eaten on Dia de los Muertos as well as an addition to the ofrenda. Try your hand at this decorative, slightly sweet bread.

5. Dia de los Muertos Recipe- Calabaza En Tacha

Calabaza En Tacha
Calabaza En Tacha
This recipe for delicious slow-cooked pumpkin glazed with piloncillo makes a great addition to Dia de los Muertos as well as for the ofrenda.

6. Dia de los Muertos Recipe- Atole

This delicious porridge style drink is made with masa and topped with fruit or piloncillo. Serve it on a chilly Dia de los Muertos morning or evening to warm up.

7. Chocolate Coffins and Skulls

Chocolate Skulls
These chocolate sugar skulls and coffins have recently been gaining popularity as a fun candy for Dia de los Muertos.

8. Pan de Muerto- A Review

If time is of the essence or if your not the best baker, you can have delicious Pan de Muerto delivered to you. Here is one of my favorite options for pre-made Pan de Muerto.

9. Dia de los Muertos Supplies and Products

Get everything you need for a great Dia de los Muertos celebration.

10. Sugar Skull Gallery

And for those of you that just want to see some fantastic Sugar Skulls check out this photo gallery.  You can even get some ideas for your own sugar skulls decorations.

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Mexican Food
  4. History and Information
  5. Top Picks
  6. Everything you need for Dia de los Muertos and Sugar Skulls!

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.