As an adult, I found Halloween to be one of the most fun holidays of the year. Oh the change in personality when no one knows who you really are! But as a young child, this fright-fest can be a truly scary event if not handled properly. One way of introducing young’uns to Halloween is

But as a young child, this fright-fest can be truly scary if not handled properly. One way of introducing young’uns to Halloween with a safe and fun treat that doesn’t involve going door to door and getting God-only-knows-what tossed into your child’s bag.

IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween by offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No Tricks - Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.

The "design-your-own" Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. About 600 calories