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Fun Halloween Foods for Kids

Updated on February 15, 2013

Recipes for Fun!

I wanted to introduce my toddler to some of the fun (i.e. non-scary) aspects of Halloween, which, for me, mostly means the edible aspects! So we've been making both sweet and savory foods with a Halloween theme.

We've made everything from Oreo Owls to Mummy Hot Dogs, and my daughter has enjoyed our time in the kitchen as she helped to make everything - and then helped to eat it!

We wish you a yummy Halloween!

Rice Krispies Pumpkins

rice krispie pumpkins
rice krispie pumpkins

This was a super fun recipe for both my daughter and me. I followed the basic Rice Krispie Treat recipe, just adding some orange food coloring to the marshmallow mix before stirring in the cereal.

The treats were then shaped into balls and just slightly flattened, for more of a pumpkin shape. (As you can see in the photo, my daughter also made some "baby" pumpkins.) I then poked holes in the tops, and we added green gum drops for stems. You could also use half of a mini tootsie roll. You could use icing, too, for leaves or vines, but we weren't looking for anything elaborate like that. Just simple, sticky fun!

To keep the marshmallow treats from sticking to you, spritz your hands with non-stick spray.

To make the treats, melt 3 tablespoons butter and one package (10 oz.) of marshmallows in a large glass bowl, cooking at half power. Stir in some liquid orange food coloring, or about 8 drops yellow and 1 drop red. Stir in 6 cups (I used 5 1/2) Rice Krispies cereal. Shape into pumpkins, add gum drop stems, and enjoy!

Oreo Owls

oreo owls
oreo owls

I love owls, so for as much as my daughter enjoyed this treat, I think I loved it even more!

This was a simple creation. It starts with a regular Oreo cookie as the base for the face. The eyes were miniature Oreo cookies, opened, with the half still coated with filling facing up. The pupils are miniature brown M&Ms. The beaks are caramel candy corn.

And I used melted chocolate chips in a baggie with the corner snipped off to act as a glue to hold it all together.

Worms in Dirt Graveyard

Worms in Dirt Graveyard
Worms in Dirt Graveyard

This is a traditional "worm in dirt" recipe with gravestones and candy pumpkins added to make it into a Halloween graveyard. I made my mini graveyard in a small glass dish so we could see the levels, but I let my toddler make her own in an orange plastic dish. If you're making it for a party, simply use a larger bowl or dish, and make sure you have plenty of pudding.

I could have made my own chocolate pudding, but I found the already-made packs on sale. I scooped some chocolate pudding into the bottom of a dish, stuck in a few worms, and sprinkled the top with grasshopper cookies (mint chocolate wafers) that I had crushed in a blender. Earlier, I had melted some white chocolate chips in a baggie and snipped off the corner to write "RIP" on a couple of grasshopper cookies. I stuck the cookie "gravestone" into the pudding and placed a candy pumpkin nearby.

Mummy Bagels

Mummy Bagels
Mummy Bagels

A fun breakfast, this mummy is a halved, toasted bagel with strips of cream cheese to represent wrappings.

The cream cheese was not used right out of the refrigerator. I had left it at room temperature for about half and hour, so it would be more malleable. I put it in a heavy weight plastic baggy, snipped off the end, and squeezed it out with a back-and-forth motion.

For the eyes, I used chocolate-covered acai beans. Other options include blueberries and chocolate chips.

Jack-O'-Lantern Pumpkin Cheese Toast

pumpkin cheese toast
pumpkin cheese toast

Cheese toast is a basic dish that can actually be made in an oven, toaster oven, or even the microwave. I use the toaster oven because I like my cheese browned, but the browning is unnecessary. You only have to cook it long enough for the cheese to start melting, which will attach it to the bread.

I used a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut a slice of bread, and then a slice of American cheese. Then I used a paring knife to carve a jack-o-lantern face from the cheese. I placed the cheese on the bread and toasted it.

101 Cookie Cutters - The pumpkin cutter I used was from this set.

Mummy Hot Dogs

mummy hot dogs
mummy hot dogs

I used a package of turkey hot dogs and a can of a sheet of crescent dough. You can use a can of crescent rolls, but you have to press together the seams first.

I sliced the crescent dough into 10 strips because there were 10 hot dogs. Then we wrapped up each dog in a strip of dough.

Cook them at 350 degrees F for about 12 or 14 minutes, and after slightly cooling them, place them on a platter and add eyes with dots of mustard. I used a toothpick to add the eyes, since the mustard came out of the container in large blobs.

Tools for the Mummy Hot Dogs

Pumpkin Corn

pumpkin corn
pumpkin corn

I served this Pumpkin Corn with the Mummy Hot Dogs. There's no actual pumpkin flavor, but I dyed them orange (it's hard to tell in the photo, but I swear they're orange!).

I added 10 drops of yellow liquid food coloring and1 drop of red to a 1/4 cup of milk. I put a can of corn in a bowl and added the orange milk, 1 tablespoon of butter, and a 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. I microwaved it according to the package directions, stirred, and let it sit so that the orange would dye all the kernels. Just before dinner, I reheated the corn, and sprinkled it with a bit of dried parsley to represent pumpkins stems.

Serve with a slotted spoon.

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      Tamara14 

      5 years ago

      My girls love Oreos so there'll many owls in the house these days :)

    • Pinasheart profile image

      Pinasheart 

      5 years ago

      That's an adorable idea for the rice Krispies! My daughter would love that.

    • pookywelch profile image

      pookywelch 

      5 years ago

      These are all awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dianna206 profile image

      Dianna206 

      5 years ago

      I make mummy hot dogs all the time, but I never thought of the oreo cookie owls. Those were cute!

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      5 years ago from Concord VA

      These are all cute Halloween food ideas kids will love! My favorites are the mummy hot dogs and oreo owls! Happy Halloween!

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