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Recipes: Feast like the undead for the season finale of 'The Walking Dead'

If we lived in a post-apocalyptic world run by undead humans hungry to devour us, we wouldn't be picky about our next meal. Luckily, zombies haven't taken over our world, so we can safely watch a fictional apocalypse play out on TV while devouring The Walking Dead-themed snacks and treats.

AMC's zombie hit is all about survival: Enduring the elements, fighting hordes of walkers and struggling to find food in a place where mass production has ceased and there is no one left to man the fast food drive-throughs.

The few times we've seen the characters on The Walking Dead eat, it's mostly canned foods; wild animals like snakes, squirrels and tortoises; and the occasional customized cookie from Carol Peletier.

Foods and ingredients we take for granted now are scarce and often luxuries in Dead world. I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in a world without chocolate milk, scrambled eggs or cheese.

But for now, the only thing we have to worry about is surviving another six months after this Sunday's season six finale.

To celebrate a sure-to-be epic and bloody episode, we gathered up some tasty treats and finger foods (not actual fingers, calm down) for a watch party. These recipes can also be used for the season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on April 10.

Finale feasting

A good cocktail is a must to stomach watching Daryl Dixon and his sculpted arms slash and gut walkers. Serve the drinks in mason jars to give them a Southern vibe — the show is based mostly in the South — and fill them with parody cookbook The Snacking Dead's recipe for Lil' A-- Kicker Punch, a refreshing, not-too-sweet twist on the Arnold Palmer.

Also in The Snacking Dead (a must for fans) are recipes for sweet and spicy bacon bites, saucy wings, fall-off-the-bone ribs and even a turkey sandwich with frozen pizza replacing bread slices.

The best part about these recipes is the names: Angel of Death Brown Sugar Bacon Bites and Dripping Ribs with Bourbon.

To console your guests after they witness their favorite character's death, serve fresh-baked Carol's Cookies. They're so good, you can't tell anyone, or Carol might tie you to a tree and feed you to walkers. Recipe tip: A dash of cinnamon in the cookies makes the applesauce base really pop.

Have Hershel's Spaghetti Tuesday on a Sunday night. Serve butter crackers with Michonne's crazy spray cheese. Set out a big bowl of gummy worms, snakes and chocolate turtles to snack like you're on the run, because the characters have resorted to eating worms, snakes and a helpless tortoise during desperate times.

And don't forget to ask before you take someone's peanut butter protein bar, or Morgan will come after you.

Contact Chelsea Tatham [email protected] Follow @chelseatatham

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