Spooky Halloween Treats for Kids - with Photos

 Halloween treats for kids can be easy and delicious. And with just a few tweaks, you can turn mundane, boring foods into spookily spectacular foods that your kids will love! These are great ideas for a kids' Halloween party, or for just an October family meal.

Egg eyes: Cut boiled eggs in half crosswise. Using a small tube of red gel icing, make wavy "blood vessels" on the eggs. Or instead, use mayonnaise that has been colored red with food coloring. Top with a black olive ring to make the iris.

Dip holder: Using a large orange bell pepper, cut out eyes, nose, and mouth to make it look like a jack-o-lantern. A thick dip won't leak through the holes. Serve with fresh veggies.

Pumpkin cheese ball: Mix softened cream cheese, grated cheddar, herbs, and spices. Add a few drops of red food coloring and a few drops of yellow to achieve an orange shade. Shape into a ball, and then into a pumpkin. Use a piece of green onion for the stem, and serve with whole wheat crackers.

Ghostly cupcakes: Place whipped topping into a pastry tube. Using a large tip, create Casper-type ghosts on top of each cupcake. Use mini-chocolate chips for eyes.

Worm squares: Make orange jello according to directions. When it begins to thicken, add gummy worms. When firm, cut into squares.

Harvest balls: Use your favorite popcorn ball recipe, but add colorful candy corn before forming into balls.

Sausage snake: Buy link sausage in a coil. Instead of slicing it into smaller pieces, shape it into a writhing snake and bake it in the oven. When it's done, drain on paper towels and add bits of red bell pepper or pimiento for eyes and a tongue.

Wiches' cauldron: Use a large plastic cauldron to serve soup, little sausages in barbecue sauce, or meatballs.

Indian corn and beans: Mix together niblet corn, black beans, and diced red, green, and orange bell peppers for a dish full of autumn colors.

Orange-lanterns: Cut fresh oranges in half and place cut side down on a serving tray or plate. Using black or brown icing, make noses, eyes, and mouths to create nutritious jack-o-lanterns.

Slime punch: Place 1/2 gallon of lime sherbet in a large plastic cauldron. Add ginger ale. Allow it to become slushy and partially melted before serving. For added effect, place a few gummy worms in the punch and on the edge of the cauldron to make it look like they're crawling out of the slime.

Bloody hand: Use ham salad to form the shape of a hand. Add ketchup at the severed end for blood.For a more realistic effect, use tin layers of onion to create fingernails. The ham salad is flesh colored, and this is so gross that kids will love it!

Spooky sandwiches: Using Halloween cookie cutters, make shapes using thin slices of bread. Add a slice of ham, turkey, or bologna to create sandwiches. Using food coloring, tint mayonnaise and/or mustard to add details to the tops of the sandwiches.

Taco dip.
Taco dip.
Cracker spread.
Cracker spread.
"Pumpkin" cheese ball.
"Pumpkin" cheese ball.

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tweetycece18 6 years ago

Hi Im a new hubber and I really like your halloween snack tips. Where i live we are trying to think of some fun snacks to make at our halloween party. Now that I have read you article I have cool new ideas. Thanks!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Aww...thanks, Tweety! And welcome to HP!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Great ideas and they look fantastic. I love Halloween and we always have a ball. I will put your ideas to good use. Thanks for the Spooky Halloween treat ideas.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Katie, I love Halloween, too - always have!


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WriteAbout 6 years ago

These are fantastic and definitely kid friendly- really great job.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks a bunch!


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reversecharles 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

you always have the best photos.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Charles!


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leahlefler 3 years ago from Western New York

I love the chips with the pumpkin-face dip! I'm definitely using that idea for our little get-together. The kids will love it!

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