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Fun and Easy Halloween Treats to Make With Your Kids

Updated on July 7, 2017
Fun and Easy Halloween Treats to Make With Your Kids
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The holidays are so much fun and they give us an amazing chance to express our creativity and our imaginations. What better way to really get into the holidays than with your kids!

Kids tend to make everything fun and exciting. They have a unique way of seeing the world and all that we do that can be hilarious and awe-inspiring all at the same time. Something as simple as making lunch can become an adventure in their presence. This Halloween give them something to get excited about!

Decorate the walls, buy some pumpkins, go through a corn maze, stock up on candy, and make Halloween treats together!

Kitchen Safety

Obviously regardless of what projects your kids are doing in the kitchen, they will need supervision. I would never suggest allowing a child (this also depends on age) to cook on the stove, bake in the oven, cut anything with a knife, etc. without your presence and assistance.

Although I know kids can be very intelligent and very responsible, even in the kitchen, it’s not worth the risk of them possibly getting hurt. Even so, these are fun food projects meant to be family activities. If your children are doing these all by themselves in the kitchen, the fun and creativity are lost.

Please assume that I intend for this to be a project with you and your children together, and don’t mean for children to handle sharp instruments or hot surfaces by themselves for any of these snacks.

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Nutter Butter Ghosts

Ingredients:

1 package of Nutter Butter cookies

1 bag of white chocolate chips

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 bag of mini milk chocolate chips

Directions:

These are so easy, and so delicious, but when heating the chocolate, you will want to be careful then know the dangers of a hot stove. There’s really only four steps: 1) Unwrap the Nutter Butters, 2) melt the white chocolate chips (over medium low heat, with the olive oil, stirring constantly), 3) drop the Nutter Butter cookies into the melted chocolate to coat them and then set them on a prepared cookie sheet (with wax paper), and 4) add the mini chocolate chip eyes and mouth.

Oh! I forgot the last step. Eat them! If you cook your chocolate on low, your kids can stir the chocolate and coat the cookies themselves without much chance of danger. And you know that any children, toddler age and up, are going to want to do it themselves.

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Pudding Gravestones

Ingredients:

1 package of chocolate pudding

1 package of Oreo cookies

My Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

1 tube of black decorating icing

Directions:

These are a lot of fun too! Okay, they wouldn’t be here if they weren’t. Simple, make the chocolate pudding according to the package directions and fill as many clear plastic cups as you can almost to the top, crumble the Oreo cookies on top to look like dirt, and then place chocolate chip cookies in each cup as tombstones.

Let your kids write whatever they want on the tombstones, and if you really want these to be creepy, buy a packages of small doll limbs from the craft store to either place in the pudding or out the top of the dirt. Gummy worms are also a great addition to this dessert, but you may want to cut them up as that would be a HUGE worm coming out of that small grave. lol

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Banana Ghosts

Ingredients:

2-3 bananas

1 bag of white chocolate chips (or 1 tub of Greek yogurt)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 bag of coconut (or sprinkles)

1 bag of mini milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Yummy! Yummy! These can be as healthy or as sweet as you’d like them to be. Use white chocolate chips and sprinkles for a sweet version, Greek yogurt and coconut for a healthier version, or mix them for options.

The first step to making these great is to unpeel your bananas, cut them each in half and freeze them. If you are using white chocolate, you’ll want to melt your chocolate chips with your olive oil over medium low heat stirring constantly.

Remove your bananas and dip them in the chocolate, then immediately roll them in sprinkles, coconut, or whatever before placing them on a cookie sheet prepared with aluminum foil. Press your mini chocolate chips upside down into each banana as eyes and a mouth.

If you want to use Greek yogurt instead, roll each frozen banana in your yogurt, then in your topping. Lay them each out on your prepared cookie sheet and then immediately put them back in the freezer. After they have been freezing for about 15 minutes, you can place your mini chocolate chip eyes and mouths.

Fun and Easy Halloween Treats to Make With Your Kids
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Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:

1 bag of mini pretzels

1 bag of chocolate Hershey’s kisses (any flavor)

1 bag of candy pumpkins

Directions:

Oh, you’re going to love these! On a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, lay out your mini pretzels evenly in rows so that they are not touching. Unwrap and place one chocolate Hershey’s kiss on top of each one. Set your oven to broil and slide the cookie sheet into the oven. They only need a few minutes in the heat to melt, and then carefully pull them out.

Immediately place one candy pumpkin on top of each one and smash the kiss down into the pretzel gently. You’ll want some help to get to all of them before the kisses cool down. Place the entire cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes allowing the melted chocolate to set. Remove them from the fridge and they should be good stored in a storage bag for a while.

Fun and Easy Halloween Treats to Make With Your Kids
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Ghost Toast

Ingredients:

3 slices of wheat bread

3 slices of Swiss cheese (or other white cheese)

3 sets of candy eyes

Halloween cookie cutters

Directions:

What a fun item for breakfast or for a snack! This is as easy as covering a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and laying out your pieces of bread. Cut out your Halloween shapes from your slices of Swiss cheese and center them on your bread slices.

Set your oven to broil (or use a toaster oven) and toast your bread until it is golden brown and your cheese is just melted. Remove it from the oven and place your candy eyes. This turns any normal breakfast or snack into a fun activity with a treat!

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Monster Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 box of cake mix (or a box of prepared cupcakes)

1 container of icing

Decorations like M&Ms, mini and large marshmallows, and candy

Several tubes of colored decorating icing

Directions:

So the cupcakes are easy. You can either buy a box of already prepared cupcakes from the store, buy a cake mix and icing, or even make your own homemade cupcakes and icing according to the recipe directions. Bake and compile your cupcakes.

Let them cool completely. It’s then that all of the fun begins! You can even have your kids help with mixing, pouring, baking and icing the cupcakes.

Lay out all of your decorating items, including your candy, marshmallows and decorating icing colors and let your kids create. It’s so much fun it will be hard not to get involved yourself!

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Oreo Spiders

Ingredients:

1 package of Oreo cookies

1 bag of small pretzel sticks

1 bag of small round candies for spider eyes

1 tube of black decorating icing

Directions:

Your kids will love being able to twist off each of the Oreo cookie tops, press four spider leg pretzel sticks into each side, and apply two, or more, eyeball candies in place with decorating icing. I promise, they’ll have even more fun eating them!

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Rice Krispy Broomsticks

Ingredients:

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

1 (10oz) package regular marshmallows

3 tablespoons butter

1 bag of pretzel sticks

1 bag of milk chocolate chips

1 small bottle of leaf sprinkles

Directions:

All kids (big and small) love rice krispy treats! Start these precious little brooms by heating your butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter is melted, add in your marshmallows a little at a time and stir until everything is melted. Turn off the heat, take the pot off of the stove and start adding in your rice krispies a little at a time until everything is fully combined and well mixed.

Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray it well with cooking spray. Scoop out a tablespoon of your mixture at a time, roll it into a ball, place it on your cookie sheet and press in a broom handle pretzel stick. Continue this process with all of your rice krispy mix.

While these are setting, dump your leaf sprinkles on a small plate. You’ll also want to melt your bag of chocolate chips in a small pot on low heat with your olive oil. Make sure to stir constantly to keep your chocolate from burning or binding.

Once your chocolate is ready, pick up each of your brooms, one at a time, by the rice krispy part and in two strokes, dip the rice krispy in chocolate and then in sprinkles. Set it back in its place on your cookie sheet. Repeat with all of your brooms. Refrigerate them for about 10 minutes to set them firmly. And you’re done!

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Cornbread Ghosts

Ingredients:

My Homemade Cornbread recipe

Halloween ghost-shaped cookie cutter

Directions:

Make your cornbread according to the directions in the recipe. However, instead of pouring your mixture into a pie dish or square casserole dish, you are now aiming to cook your cornbread as thin as possible so that you Halloween cookie cutters can cut all the way through making fun holiday-themed shapes.

Pour your cornbread into a large rectangular 9x13 inch dish and bake. Allow your cornbread to cool completely before using your cookie cutters. Your kids will have fun mixing the cornbread and cutting out the shapes, but you should be the one to work with the oven part of this food project.

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Ghost Pretzels

Ingredients:

1 package large pretzel sticks

1 bag of white chocolate chips

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 food marker or tube of black decorating icing

Directions:

This is going to be one of the easiest projects on here, and possibly one of the most fun as well! Melt your white chocolate chips in a small pot on the stove on low, with your tablespoon of olive oil. Stir constantly to keep the chocolate from burning.

When it’s completely melted, you’ll dip one end of the pretzel sticks into the chocolate (feel free to tip the pot if needed to get a deeper pool of chocolate and cover the sticks more thoroughly).

As you dip each one, set it into a tall glass or vase on top of a towel so that the white chocolate can drip down the pretzel while it dries. After completing them all, and after they have all completely dried, use your marker or black decorating icing to make scary ghost faces on your pretzels.

For a healthier option: Use Greek yogurt instead of chocolate and freeze them afterward for approximately 20-30 minutes to set the yogurt. Then you can draw the faces. You’ll have to keep them in the fridge between snacks to keep the yogurt from going bad or melting.

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The Eyes

Ingredients:

Candy eyes

Fun food to decorate

Directions:

Fun candy eyes can make any food you eat fun and exciting. Let your children decorate their breakfast items, lunch items and dinner items. They can also decorate any snacks they have. This project will probably want to be saved for Halloween day because these eyes will go fast.

Fun tip: Buy extra bags of funny eyes for the future. Any time you are having a rough night with cranky kids, or having trouble getting your child to eat his or her food, you’ve got funny eyes! Bingo!

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Mummy Toast

Ingredients:

3 slices of wheat bread

3 tablespoons of my Homemade Tomato Sauce

3 string cheese sticks

Your choice for eyes (you’ll want to choose something your child loves)

Directions:

Just like your ghost toast, this makes a normal breakfast or snack that much more fun for your kids. They’ll ask you to make this over and over again. I know from experience! Start this project by lining a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spread your bread slices out evenly on the cookie sheet. Spread one tablespoon of tomato sauce on each piece of bread.

Tear up your string cheese sticks into long wide but thin strips. Drape your torn strips across your slices of bread to make it look like mummy wrappings. Set your oven to broil and slide the cookie sheet in for about 5 minutes, until your bread is toasted and your cheese is just melted. When you take it out of the oven, let them cool and add your eyes.

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Mummy Dogs

Ingredients:

1 package of hot dogs

1 tin of croissant rolls

Ketchup, mustard, or your favorite dipping sauce to make eyes

Directions:

This is an oldie but a goodie! Not only do kids love these precious mummies, but so do the adults! Preheat your oven to the croissant package instructions. Open up your croissants and lay them all out completely flat. Cut each triangle into thin strips and let your children wrap them around each hot dog to look like mummies.

To make this item really great, include a half piece of American cheese or other cheese slices inside each mummy. Bake according to the croissant package directions, and then when cool, add eyes with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Brownie Gravestones

Ingredients:

Your favorite brownie mix

1 tub of chocolate icing

1 package of oval shaped crackers

1 package of Oreo cookies

1 package of Halloween candies

1 tube of brown decorating icing

Directions:

What a delicious burial site! First make your brownies according to your recipe directions and once cooled, ice your brownies. Cut your brownies into squares and decorate them. Of course you’ll want to give each one a gravestone (half of a cracker, or a whole one if they are breaking on you), some dirt (crumbled Oreo cookies), and some grave decorations (Halloween candies).

These can really look however you’d like. Let your children get creative. Hand over the tube of decorating icing and even let your kids write their own messages on the tombstones.

Get even more creative and purchase some doll body parts from a local craft store and push them into the brownies to make it look like bodies are coming up out of the grave. Of course, you won’t want to eat these. Be careful. lol

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Caterpillar Grape Kebobs

Ingredients:

1 package of long wooden skewers

Tons of grapes in your chosen color

1 tube of white decorating icing

1 package of mini milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Once you let your kids do this once, they are going to ask to do it over and over again throughout the year. And why not let them? They are eating tons of good-for-them fruit! Let your kids pull all of the grapes off of the stems. Thread grapes onto each of your wooden skewers leaving a little wood left over at one end so that you can hold onto it to eat it.

Once all of the caterpillars are done, put two dots of white decorating icing on the grape at the far end and drop 1 mini milk chocolate chip on top of each dot of icing. Now you have fun caterpillar snacks for your kids anytime they want one. Keep these in the refrigerator now that you’ve pierced the fruit to keep them fresh until eaten.

With some much going on during the holidays, with family arrangements, school vacations, house cleaning, party arranging, etc. it's important to remember your children. And what a perfect time to do something special as a family to make everyday fun and memorable around the holidays!

Ten and twenty years from now your children will remember exactly what you did as a family around the holidays. Do you want them to say "We never did anything special?" Absolutely not. You want their memories to be happy and for them to fondly remember their childhoods when they have their own kids in the future.

Simple Halloween treats and snacks are such an easy way to do something fun as a family and develop traditions and memories that will last a lifetime. I hope you and your kids enjoy these fun food crafts!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Superb ideas! I love them all, especially the grape kebabs! So clever. Great Hub!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You'll want to check out my next article, Fun Halloween Crafts to Do With Your Kids. :)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What a blast!! Happy happies. Oh boy we are going to have some fun with these --- Thanks and my boy thanks you --- maybe not so much my wife when she gets home to our mess -- oh well. I think I will do one each day this week.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Very exciting! I would love to hear how they turn out for you!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome ideas! All so very creative and fun. My grands will love these.

      Up and more and sharing

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      Celina Martin 3 years ago from London

      These treats sound quite delicious and worth trying!

      The pictures in the hub are perfect and well explained. I don’t have kids but I will definitely try one of these snacks to stop my mouth water the way it is right now. Thank sharing!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Ha ha! I'm so glad both of you enjoyed the treat ideas. I totally agree that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy them! Thank you for the comments!

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      Lexi Belliston 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the great ideas for Halloween treats. This was an amazing hub.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      I'm so excited that you like it! Thanks for the great comments.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      For the kids nothing! These would be great decorations and finger snacks at any party/dinner.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Ha ha! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! I know I did. :)

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      Marie Gail Stratford 2 years ago from Olathe, KS

      Fun stuff! I've seen a few of these before in books, but all of them are both a lot of fun and fairly simple to complete. We'll be having a lot of fun with these and some of my own creepy recipes this coming weekend.

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Great! Have fun! I would love to hear all about them!

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      Marie Gail Stratford 2 years ago from Olathe, KS

      Feel free to pop by my hub and read about the adventures! https://hubpages.com/holidays/Halloween-Treats-for...

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks for the link!

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      Marisa Le'nae Davis 9 months ago

      I love the Mummy toast! Adorable and easy for kids to make!

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