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Eat like you're terrified with the Five Nights at Freddy's Cookbook

Jump scares not included.

Freddy Fazbear from Five Nights at Freddy's
Image credit: Universal Pictures

Running for your life while locked inside an arcade filled with murderous animatronic puppets can really work up an appetite. Fortunately, Scholastic Books, the company that fuelled our childhood reading obsession, has come out with the perfect cookbook for the jump-scare addict in all of us. The Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook is here just in time to cater your watch party of the new live-action film when it drops on Peacock later this week.

A cookbook based on a video game series might seem odd but it isn’t as random as some other gaming tie-in merchandise that we’ve seen. Many of the games take place in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, so there is a certain amount of logic to letting fans recreate the menu of that fictional establishment. Considering that Chuck E. Cheese is practically trying to recreate the events of the games on their premises, a Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook sounds positively tame by comparison.

Five Nights at Freddy's Cookbook cover
Image credit: Scholastic Books

The book features over 40 recipes that are inspired by the American diner cuisine we could all imagine being served at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza when it wasn’t mostly known for haunting our nightmares. The food seems to be divided into sections themed around the animatronic killers in the game, including:

  • Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza
  • Bonnie’s Burgers & Subs
  • Chica’s Chicken Choices
  • Foxy’s Pork Plates
  • Glamrock Freddy’s Faves & Classic Dishes
  • Glamrock Chica’s Breakfast Best
  • Roxanne Wolf’s Sweet Things
  • Montgomery Gator’s Beverages

The Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook has been in the works since 2020, when series creator Scott Cawthorn spotted the idea on the series’ subreddit and followed up with an email to Scholastic. More than three years later and now we all can eat like a night security guard at the world’s most terrifying pizzeria.

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