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Halloween Recipes for Kids

Updated on September 17, 2012

Halloween is a great time to go all out on the fun. Silly or scary foods can add a lot to your kids' Halloween party. It's come a long way from grape eyeballs and spaghetti intestines. Try out some of these Halloween recipes at your spooky celebration!

Cookies Go Goulish

There is a wide spectrum with cookies. For those of us who do not know how to open a tub of Crisco, there is the pre-made tube variety, which now come in cute designs for all holidays. If you love decorated sugar cookies, you can get cutters and make all kind of cute shapes. I love the idea of using food coloring pens to write on cookie gravestones.

While you're whipping up royal icing, bust out a batch of scary edible spiders!

Cookie cutters go double duty when you use them to cut sliced cheese. Pair with crackers and you've got instant substance.

Daring Drinks

You can do some fun things with ice in a punch bowl.

Wash latex gloves then fill with water and freeze for mummy hands. Hang from a freezer shelf for a full day to get solid hands. Run warm water over them and peel off gloves for floating icky-ice! Make several as the fingers break off easily. Still, floating fingers are spooky too!

Make a ring of green or red punch and add spiders and glow sticks for an eerie looking bowl. Can you say dry ice? Go for it!

Easy and Impressive

Sometimes you need something super quick and easy, but impressive looking to take to a party. These Halloween Breadsticks fit the bill.

Breadstick Bones - courtesy of Pillsbury®

1 (7-ounce) can Pillsbury® refrigerated breadsticks (6 breadsticks)

1 egg white, beaten

1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1 (8-ounce) can pizza sauce, heated

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough; separate at perforations into 6 breadsticks. Roll each until 12 inches long. Loosely tie knot in both ends of each breadstick; place on cookie sheet (do not twist).

2. Brush breadsticks with egg white. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm "bones" with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Makes 6 servings (2 tablespoons dip and 1 breadstick each).

Tip: Serve warm "bones" with a variety of dipping sauces, such as ranch dressing, pesto and honey mustard.

  • I love the idea of making a pumpkin shaped pizza out of a jack-o-lantern shaped cookie sheet! So fun, so easy, and not too scary for the little ones!
  • Don't forget the Caramel Corn!
  • Crispy Eyeballs are a new spin on the classic!

What's better: Buying food for the Halloween part pre-made or making it yourself?

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    halloween cooking 7 years ago

    This looks incredibly tasty! Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to try this out. I'm a huge fan of breadsticks and I love the Halloween twist that you've put on them.

    Thanks again!


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    Congratulations! 7 years ago

    I found these recipes for kids very informative and useful. You really did your homework.

    I've decided to place a link to this page in an article that I wrote about Halloween. Thanks for the information and congratulations.

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    Cassidy221 8 years ago

    That Is a Great Idea, I'll Try That!!

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    Audrey 8 years ago

    I love the Sweet and Crispy Eyeballs idea. Another fun (and macabre) Halloween recipe: make a brownie "graveyard" by making a pan of gooey brownies and spreading them over a bed of gummy worms (make them poke up through the "ground" for extra effect!) and, if you're really feeling ambitious, add mini cardboard gravestones for extra effect.

    My site features this Halloween recipe, which can be easily adapated for adult Halloween parties as well!

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    cristinab 9 years ago

    I am planning a Halloween Party for my kids, so I think your hubs are great and they also help me to use my own imagination!!!

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    Lyn Bell 10 years ago from Christchurch

    Some really fun idea here. Thanks.

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    sukritha 10 years ago from Cochin

    Nice Useful Hub. Keep going

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    keywordlinks 10 years ago from Utrecht

    Super Hub. Thanks for sharing these information.

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    Mary White 10 years ago from Mobile, AL

    I love the idea of the breadstick bones! I wonder what other shapes you could make with bread dough for other holidays?

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    Mary White 10 years ago from Mobile, AL

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    euchrefreak55 10 years ago from Sault Ste. Marie

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    Patty Inglish 10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    The bread bones are a very creative ideas!

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    cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

    Great Hub. Thanks for sharing these tips.