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Fun Halloween Recipes For Kids

Updated on April 5, 2015

It's Not A Halloween Party Without Some Scary Halloween Food

You've put together the perfect costume, you've sent out all the invitations. You've decorated the house and picked out all the best music.

You've set up lots of fun games and you've got plenty of candy. But it's not a Halloween party without some fun and scary Halloween food!

Now what? You're not a chef, you're a working mom and you really don't have time to learn any fancy decorating techniques or dig through cookbooks for fancy recipes.

But if you don't come up with something to serve your little guests - somethings scary and frightening and fun - then your party is just going to be another boring Halloween party.

You need some Halloween Recipes for Kids NOW - before all those little monsters start knocking on your door!

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Dress Up Ordinary Food For Your Halloween Party

You probably have all kinds of ingredients already in your cupboards that can turn ordinary foods into frightening finger foods. (hehe...get it? Finger foods?)

Breadsticks become severed fingers with a sliced almond for the fingernail and a bit of red food coloring for blood.

Ordinary chocolate pudding becomes a creepy desert, too. Just put it in a Halloween serving bowl, stir in some gummy worms and cover the top with Oreo cookie crumbs and you have Dirt Pudding.

Use Halloween cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into all kinds of fun shapes then use things like sliced olives, raisins, and condiments to create faces or scars or other creepy features.

Visit the Halloween candy aisle at your favorite store and look for candy eyeballs, gummy worms, little tombstones made out of sugar, candy spiders and snakes - all kinds of creepy treats that you can use to turn ordinary food into something fun and creepy.

When preparing Halloween recipes for kids it's not whether or not you're serving them gourmet treats that counts. What impresses kids most is the color and creativity - and taste!

So don't worry. You'd actually be wasting your time if you spent days in the kitchen preparing for a kids Halloween party. They'll be having too much fun to pay much attention to the food.

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Turn Everyday Goodies Into Halloween Treats

Halloween recipes for kids don't have to be difficult and time consuming. All you need to impress a bunch of tiny little ghouls and goblins is lots of color and plenty of sugar.

You can turn every day goodies like store-bought cookies and pound cakes into fun, colorful Halloween treats and it only takes a few minutes.

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter cookies are the ideal shapes to turn into ghosts. Look in the baking aisle at your grocery store and get a package of white chocolate coating or almond bark. Simply follow the package directions to melt the coating in your microwave or a small saucepan then dip the Nutter Butters and spread them out on wax paper until they dry.

Use large black candy sequins or decorating icing that you can also find at your grocery and draw eyes and a mouth and voila! Ghost Cookies!

Visit your local craft store to find Wilton Colored Candy Melts. Melt according to package directions and dip cubes of store-bought pound cake or even slices of candy bars. Decorate with Halloween sprinkles, candy corn, or gummy worms. Check the Halloween Candy aisle for candy bones and skeletons and bats, too.

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Don't Forget Old Favorites

Caramel apples. Candy apples. Popcorn balls. Those are just a few old-fashioned favorites that all kids still enjoy. Especially now when so many moms just order Halloween cupcakes at the local grocery store and through together some kind of Monster Punch.

Anyone can make Caramel Apples. Just buy one apple per kid, get a bag of caramels and some of those wooden popsicle sticks. In fact, in the fall, when you buy a bag of caramels it often includes the sticks.

First, wash the apples and pat dry then remove stems and insert the sticks. Next, just put the caramels in a saucepan along with 2 tablespoons of water. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching the caramel. Now, just dip the apples and hold them over the pan for a minute for the excess caramel to drain back into the pan. Set out on wax paper and allow to cool. If you want a bit more color, roll the apples in Halloween sprinkles. Avoid using nuts just in case one of the kids has an allergy.

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Have you already planned your Halloween Costume?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I haven't yet. We are definitely making witches fingers this Halloween.

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Great tips and cool ideas of recipes for Halloween!

    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 4 years ago

      Cool ideas!

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Fun stuff here!

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      abigailwaltersd 4 years ago

      These are brilliant! Will definitely be trying these out this year!

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      bechand 4 years ago

      would love a party at your house !

    • RadaFrancis LM profile image

      RadaFrancis LM 5 years ago

      not yet, need to figure it out :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Such fun ideas for kids.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      deliciously scary!

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      These look really yummy

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      My kids start thinking about Halloween during the summer. Thanks for the ideas!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Some good ideas for Halloween Treats! Very nice :>)