30 Spooky Halloween Food Ideas for Kids
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Halloween is a time for spooky fun and scares, but it’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some delicious food. If you’re looking for some Halloween food ideas for kids, you’ve come to the right place!
In this post, we’ll provide a list of spooky Halloween food for kids, as well as tips for making good food choices on Halloween.
Halloween Food Ideas for Kids
Whether you're planning for a Halloween party or just making some fun treats to celebrate the holiday, these Halloween food ideas will put a smile on any little ghoul and goblin's face.
Pumpkin Dip is a delicious way to bring festive fall flavors and fun to your table. This quick and easy recipe only takes minutes to make and is perfect with everything from gingersnaps to pretzels to apple slices.
Halloween Bat Treats
If you're looking for a sweet Halloween treat, these Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Oreo bats are just what the vampire ordered.
Halloween Veggie Pizza
A spooky themed graveyard pizza featuring a flavorful ranch cream cheese-covered crust, topped with colorful veggies and “tombstone” crackers.
Easy Strawberry Ghosts
Ghosts and goblins and spooky treats, oh my! All you need is chocolate and strawberries to make these sweeter than spooky Easy Strawberry Ghosts.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pumpkins
This easy chocolate-covered pretzel snack is the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration.
Fun and Easy Breadstick Bones
Breadstick bones are a fun, spooky appetizer for a Halloween party. They are really easy to make and even spooky when served with some marinara sauce.
These low-carb mummy dogs will keep your little goblins happy, and their health-conscious moms too!
Halloween Pumpkin Pasties
Our recipe for pumpkin pasties is incredibly simple to make and tastes even better than it sounds.
For an even creepier vibe this Halloween, our pasties are made into the shape of mummies. You are going to absolutely love the savory pumpkin filling since it is so delicious and cheesy!
How to Make Musubi
This vegan spam musubi is a healthier version of traditional spam musubi that's dressed up for Halloween.
Coffin-shaped spam tofu bundled together with naturally colored purple rice is the perfect savory snack to balance out all the Halloween sweets.
Ghost Emoji Tea Sandwiches
A vegan tea sandwich that resembles the ghost emoji (aka ghostwiches)
Cheesy Pizza Skulls
These tasty pizza pockets are easy to make, completely customizable and a fun dish to serve at a Halloween party or to your kids during the holiday season.
Easy vegan homemade crackers have a flaky, buttery flavor without any oil, making them a healthy after-school snack for kids or fun Halloween party horror d'oeuvres.
Halloween Icky Intestines (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)
These Stuffed Crescent Rolls got a spooky makeover right in time for your next Halloween dinner party!
Mummy Jalapeno Poppers
Mummy Jalapeno Poppers are a fun and festive Halloween recipe. You only need 4 ingredients to whip up these spooky Halloween jalapeno poppers.
Halloween Stuffed Pumpkins
Easy Halloween carved pumpkins with wholesome wild rice stuffing (or any other stuffing you want). Serve these spooky kid-friendly stuffed pumpkins for a healthy holiday treat!
Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Tangy cream cheese and sharp cheddar taste delicious in this cheese ball decorated to look like a pumpkin. Super easy and cute idea for a Halloween Party.
The Best Halloween Meatballs Recipe
These easy Halloween Meatballs are a cute and creative Halloween snack or treat for a Halloween Party.
Halloween Cheese Ball Frankenstein
This Halloween cheese ball Frankenstein has to be the cutest themed party food ever! It surprisingly only takes 20 minutes to make and will be a show stopper at any party.
Halloween CharBOOterie Board
This Halloween charcuterie board or charBOOterie, features a variety of sweets and savories that are sure to spook and delight!
Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs
Super Easy Mummy Hot Dogs
These mummy hot dogs are so easy to make and only use two ingredients. You can have a whole tray of mummy dogs ready to go in 20 minutes!
Halloween Monster Mash Party Mix
This Halloween Monster Mash Party Mix is a little creepy, a whole lot of fun, and has a little something for everyone.
Just 5 minutes to throw together, enjoy at your next Halloween party or give to friends and teachers in cute little gift bags for a sweet Halloween surprise.
Easy Monster Halloween Veggie Tray
Transform veggies and dip into a spooky and cute Halloween appetizer or snack.
Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is perfect for parties or a haunted movie night at home.
"Bloody" Popcorn with Bones
This bloody popcorn is the perfect appetizer for your next Halloween party. It's easy to make and will creep out your guests!
No-Bake Chocolate Marshmallow Cauldrons
These mini cauldrons are a great Halloween party dessert that kids will love! Made with just four ingredients, you can make this fun treat in less than 10 minutes!
Spooky Chocolate Cookies for Halloween
Chocolate, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and candy eyes make these cookies the perfect treat for Halloween.
Halloween Hot Dog Spiders
These Halloween Hot Dog Spiders are a perfect spooky bite for kids and adults alike! With only 3 ingredients, these hot dog crescent rolls are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween gathering.
Halloween Pizza Potato Skins
Halloween Pizza Potato Skins are a delicious spooky savory Halloween recipe. A great holiday snack, lunch, or dinner meal that is gluten-free and vegetarian. Perfect for Halloween party food.
Easy Halloween Party Food For Kids
Halloween party food doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes the simplest foods can be the most fun! Making something that isn’t overly complicated also makes it easier to get the kids involved in the preparation.
Here are some ideas for easy Halloween party food for kids that your little ones are sure to enjoy.
- Mummy hot dogs – wrap hot dogs in pre-made croissant dough and bake until golden brown.
- Spaghetti and “eyeball” meatballs – make spaghetti and meatballs as usual, but use a small scoop to form the meatballs into balls. Then, press an olive into the center of each “meatball” to create an “eyeball.”
- Witches’ fingers – cut hot dogs into finger-like shapes, then press sliced almonds into the ends to create fingernails.
- Spider sandwiches – make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then use a knife to cut them into spider shapes. Decorate with raisins or chocolate chips for the eyes.
- Cheese “mummy” wraps – spread a thin layer of cream cheese onto strips of deli meat, then wrap them around string cheese.
- “Bloody” cupcakes – make cupcakes like usual, then top them with red frosting and “drizzle” with a little bit of chocolate syrup to create a blood-like effect.
- Caramel apples – buy some apples and cover them with candy or caramel coating. You can do this with a kit from the store or make it from scratch.
Tips for making good food choices on Halloween
Halloween is a time for enjoying sweet treats. Moderation is fine, but overindulgence can lead to an upset stomach and overall cranky kids once the sugar has worn off.
Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean that you have to abandon all healthy eating habits! Here are a few tips for making good food choices on Halloween while also enjoying the treats of the season.
- Choose fun-sized or mini versions of your favorite candy.
- Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks.
- Make homemade treats.
- Non-processed snacks
With these tips in mind, you’re sure to have a delicious and spooktacular Halloween!
What are good healthy appetizers for Halloween?
When planning a Halloween-themed meal or party, there are a lot of options that kids of all ages will enjoy. You can make it simple or more elaborate. You can make it as a special treat or make serve healthier options.
No matter what kind of Halloween snacks and food you choose to serve, the most important thing is that it’s FUN!
Here are a few easy ideas for spooky yet healthy Halloween kids’ food:
- Ants on a log – celery sticks filled with peanut butter and topped with a line of raisins.
- Black olive spiders – black olives sliced in half and placed on top of crackers or cucumber slices.
- Frankenstein kabobs – green peppers, mozzarella balls, and black olives skewered together to create a mini Frankenstein.
- Cheese Monsters – cut a face into the wax coating of Babybel cheese making a mouth or fangs. Stick on a pair of googly eyes and you have a little cheese monster.
- Jack-o-lantern peppers – peppers carved to look like jack-o-lanterns and filled with your favorite dip.
- Mandarin pumpkins – peel some mandarin oranges and stick a small piece of cucumber on the top to make a stem.
- Halloween bark – melt chocolate and spread it on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Top with coconut, nuts, dried fruit, or whatever you feel like. Use dark chocolate to make it a bit healthier.
- Apple monsters – spread some peanut butter inside two slices of apples, put them together in the shape of a mouth, and use yogurt covered raisins, sunflower seeds, or mini marshmallows for teeth and candy eyes. You could also add a strawberry slice for a tongue.
Now that you’ve been given some basic ideas for good Halloween food ideas for kids, here are some recipes that will make their holiday or party extra special.
Halloween is a time when it’s fun to get creative in the kitchen and come up with spooky food ideas that both kids and adults will love.
We’ve provided a list of some of our favorite Halloween food ideas for kids, as well as tips for making healthy choices on Halloween.
We hope you found these tips and ideas helpful! Happy Halloween!
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