12 Delicious Halloween Treat Ideas For Kids

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Halloween is loved by all, especially by kids because it’s the time to party, and to go trick or treating. Kids especially like playing ghouls and goblins while enjoying their tasty treats and food. Halloween parties snacks, therefore, include foods inspired from Halloween or associated with Halloween. Parents know their kids love creativity in their snacks, so treats with a little bit of creativity can pique their interests immediately. In this article, we have some interesting, fun and healthy Halloween foods your kid is sure to love. Read on, then!

Fun and Healthy Halloween Foods for Kids

Kids wait the whole year for Halloween to dress as their favourite scary character and go trick and treating and attend Halloween parties. Therefore, the food too has to match the mood of the party.

Halloween party food has to be innovative and dressed up like everyone else. This can really stress parents out when they are planning a party for their kids. If you’ve been looking for ideas, stress no more. Here are some delicious Halloween treat ideas for kids. These are not only scary but tempting and healthy too.

 1. Hats and Bats Chocolate Tarts

Serve these perfect Halloween-themed tarts at your Halloween party and see the kids go crazy over them.

Ingredients –

  • Peanut Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Confectioners’ sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Mini chocolate chips – 1/3 cup
  • All-purpose flour – 2 cup
  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened) – 1/4th cup
  • Granulated sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Salt (preferably kosher) – ½ tsp
  • Unsalted butter (cold) – 1/2 cups
  • Cold cream cheese – 1 package/ 8 ounce
  • White frosting
  • White sanding sugar
  • Cookie-cutter in the shape of a bat and a witch hat

Servings – 20 servings

Total Time – 3 hours 

Directions – 

  • Stir the peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar in a bowl till its smooth to form a dough.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips in it.
  • Put the cocoa powder, flour, salt and granulated sugar in a food processor. Pulse for 3-4 times.
  • Add butter to the mix and pulse 2 to 3 times.
  • To this, add cream cheese and pulse till you get a dough. Add some water if required.
  • Divide this dough into two halves. Wrap each in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking trays (tow) with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Then cut the dough with the cookie cutters.
  • If you do not have the cutters, you can use a knife and cut the cookies in the shapes you can.
  • Place half of the shapes on the baking sheet with some distance between them.
  • Spoon some peanut butter filling in the centre of the shapes. Brush the edges with a bit of water.
  • Then place the matching cookie on top of them. Then crimp the edges with the help of a fork.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes. Then transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • Fill a ziptop bag with white frosting. Cut a small hole at the end and with this make eyes on the bat cookies and lines on the witch hat.
  • Sprinkle the cookies with sanding sugar.

2. Halloween Oreo Eyeball Treat

Enjoy making these Oreo eyeball treats which are both fun and tasty. This Halloween treat for toddlers is easy to make and super delicious.

Ingredients – 

  • Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies – 2 packets
  • Decorating gel – Blue or Green
  • Red food colouring
  • Black or Brown M&Ms
  • Small paintbrush

Servings – 5 servings 

Total Time – 15 minutes

Directions – 

  • Carefully remove one cookie from each Oreo sandwich cookie, leaving the base cookie and the cream. Let the chocolate smudges be there.
  • Add a glob of gel icing to the cookie that has been removed to make the eye.
  • In the centre, place 1 M&M. Your eyes are done.
  • Now, take a bit of red food colouring in a plate. With the small paintbrush, make some scary-looking veins on the white frosting on the base cookie.
  • Repeat with all the cookies.
  • There you have it! Two types of scary eyes for Halloween.

3. Halloween Monster Mouth Treat

These Monster mouths are easy to make and healthy too. And, the best part is that kids love eating them.

Ingredients –

  • Apples – 2, medium-sized
  • Peanut Butter Spread
  • Lemon Juice – 2 to 3 tsp
  • Peeled almonds – 15 to 20
  • Jelly beans – 15 to 20

Servings – 8 servings  

Total Time – 15 minutes

Directions –

  • Cut each apple into 8 slices.
  • Place the apples in a bowl filled with water.
  • Add some lemon juice to the water to them. This will ensure the apples do not turn brown.
  • Take out the slices after 10-15 minutes.
  • Spread the peanut butter generously on each of the slices.
  • Make teeth with peeled almonds on 4 of the slices.
  • Repeat the same procedure to make teeth with jelly beans on 4 more slices.
  • Now, gently top each slice with almond/jelly bean teeth with a slice of apple that already has some peanut butter spread on it.
  • There, your Halloween monster mouth treat is ready.

4. Ghost Twinkies:

Have fun making these easy Ghost Twinkies. This Halloween snack if a favourite among preschoolers. You can also include your kids to make this simple recipe.

Ingredients –

  • Twinkies -10
  • White melting chocolate
  • Googly eyes – 10
  • Wax paper

Servings – 7 to 8 servings 

Total Time – 20 minutes 

Directions –

  • Take the Twinkies and cut their bottom.
  • Take a cookie sheet and line it with wax paper.
  • Take a bowl and put the melting chocolate in it. Microwave it till it melts. Make sure not to overdo it.
  • Take a spoon and drizzle the melted chocolate on the cut Twinkies to make the ghosts. Let the chocolate pool at the bottom. After it solidifies, drizzle the white chocolate at the back of the Twinkie too.
  • Add the googly eyes by using white chocolate as the glue.
  • Put the Twinkies in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set them. Ghost Twinkies are ready.

5. Witch Hat Cookies:

Make this super easy and delicious cookies with chocolate wafers. Your kids are sure to love the cute little witch hats.

Ingredients – 

  • Oreo ice cream cones or any other chocolate cones – 10
  • Chocolate wafers – 10
  • Green frosting
  • Flat tip
  • Sandwich bags/ Ziplock bags – 3 to 4
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Small candies – 1 packet

Servings – 10 servings 

Total Time – 30 minutes

Directions –

  • Take a chocolate cone and fill it with candy.
  • Melt some chocolate chips in a double boiler or in an oven.
  • Take a sandwich bag and melt a cup of chocolate chips in it.
  • Snip a corner of the bag and use it to pipe the melted chocolate at the edge of the chocolate cone.
  • Top the chocolate with a chocolate wafer.
  • Place the cone in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to harden the chocolate.
  • Take out the cones.
  • Pipe the green frosting to make flat ribbons around the cone.
  • Melt some butterscotch chips. Let is cool for a bit.
  • Take another sandwich bag and pour the molten butterscotch chips in it. Make a buckle on the hat with this melted butterscotch.
  • Place the cone in the refrigerator for another 5-10 minutes to harden the butterscotch.
  • The Witch hats are ready.

6. Frankenstein Cookie Delight:

Ingredients – 

  • Sugar cookie dough (ready to bake) – 16-ounce package
  • Green Food colouring
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Candy eyes – 45 to 50
  • Candy corn
  • Black icing pen – 1
  • Parchment paper

Servings – 18 to 24 cookies 

Total Time – 50 minutes

Directions –

  • Take the cookie dough in a bowl and add a few drops of green food colouring. Add the colour till you get the desired green colour.
  • Roll the dough to make cookies in even portions and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Take a baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
  • Place the cookies keeping 2-inch distance between them.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 6 minutes.
  • Take out the cookies and sprinkle them with chocolate sprinkles, to make the hair.
  • Now, return the cookies to the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place candy eyes and candy corns on the cookies to make the eyes and bolts when the cookies are warm.
  • Cool the cookies.
  • Draw a mouth on the cookies using the black icing pen.

7. Spider Cookies:

Ingredients – 

  • Butter – 1 ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon
  • All-purpose flour – 4 ½ cup
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Black Gel icing – 1 tube
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Spider shape cookie cutter
  • Royal icing
  • Parchment paper

Servings – 8 to 12 servings 

Total Time – 3 hours 5 minutes

Directions –

  • Take butter in an electric mixer and beat till it’s creamy.
  • Add sugar to it gradually while beating.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat well.
  • Take a large bowl and mix flour and salt. Add it to the butter mixture gradually to make a dough.
  • Divide the dough into four parts and flatten into disks.
  • Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Roll each dough disk in ½ inch thickness. Then cut into spider shape using the cookie cutter.
  • Place them on the baking sheets.
  • Bake them for 8-10 minutes till they are light brown in colour on the edges.
  • Let them cool for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Take Royal icing and pipe the cookies. Garnish the edges of the cookies using the black gel.
  • Let the icing set.
  • Serve immediately or store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

8. Jack-O-Lantern Cookies:

Ingredients – 

  • All-purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter – 1/3rd cup
  • Vegetable shortening – 1/3rd cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1 large
  • Vanilla extract – 2 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk – 4 tablespoon
  • Confectioners’ sugar – 2 cups
  • Orange and green food colouring
  • Candy corn
  • Black and red liquorice laces
  • Pumpkin shape cookie cutter

Servings – 8 to 10 cookies 

Total Time – 9 hours 30 minutes 

Directions –

  • Take the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk together.
  • Take another bowl, add butter and shortenings and beat them using an electric beater.
  • Add sugar to it and beat till its light.
  • Add egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat some more.
  • Add flour gradually and mix till the dough is formed.
  • Take a zip-lock bag and place the dough in it.
  • Roll the dough in the bag in quarter-inch thickness.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours at least.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Open the ziplock bag by cutting the sides and peeling the plastic away.
  • Cut the dough with pumpkin shape cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on baking trays.
  • Bake till they are golden brown for about 12-14 minutes.
  • Let them cool.
  • To make the icing, take a bowl and add some butter, milk and 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Add confectioners’ sugar and whisk.
  • Transfer 1/4th of the icing to a bowl.
  • Add some green colour to it. Mix well.
  • Add orange colour to the remaining icing and mix.
  • Make the pumpkin stem with green icing with the help of a spoon.
  • Spoon orange icing in the body of the pumpkin.
  • Make eyes with candy corn and mouth with liquorice.
  • Let the icing harden at room temperature for about 5 to 6 hours.

9. Monster Halloween Punch:

Enjoy this simple punch at your Halloween party. It is a perfect beverage for kids’ Halloween parties.

Ingredients – 

  • Lemonade – 4 oz
  • Lemon-lime soda – 4 oz
  • Lime sherbet – 1 cup
  • Candy eyeballs

Servings – 4 servings 

Total Time – 15 minutes 

Directions –

  • Mix lemonade and 2 oz of lemon-lime soda in the jug.
  • Pour the punch in glasses.
  • Add a small scoop of lime sherbet to the glasses.
  • Decorate the sherbet with candy eyeballs.
  • Pour in a bit of lemon-lime over the sherbet before serving.

10. Spider Deviled Eggs:

Enjoy the Halloween party with these Spooky Deviled eggs. These are one of the best Halloween finger foods.

Ingredients – 

  • Eggs – 6
  • Avocado- ¼ cup
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry mustard – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper – ¼ tsp
  • Light mayonnaise – 1 tsp
  • Black olives

 Servings – 12 servings 

Total Time – 15 minutes

Directions –

  • Hard boil the eggs.
  • Let them cool. Peel off the shells.
  • Cut them in halves, lengthwise.
  • Take out the egg yolk and put in a food processor.
  • Add avocado, mustard, salt, mayonnaise and pepper. Beat till creamy.
  • Fill each egg half with this puree.
  • Cut few olives in half. Place the cut olive to make the spider’s body.
  • Cut more olives in slices to make the legs. Push these slices to the spider’s body.
  • Repeat these two steps for each egg.
  • Your spiders are ready.

11. Halloween Soda Float:

Ingredients – 

  • A Soda of your choice – 1 litre
  • Vanilla ice cream – 1 tub
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Mason Jar – 4 to 5
  • Large Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Medical gauze – 2 to 3 small rolls.

Servings – 4 to 5 servings 

Total Time – 10 minutes 

Directions –

  • Cover the Mason jar with medicinal gauze.
  • Paste eyes on it.
  • Pour the soda in the jar.
  • Add a scoop of ice-cream.
  • Garnish with Halloween sprinkles.

12. Triscuit Delight :

Ingredients –

  • Triscuit Crackers – 1 packet
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Edible eyeballs

Servings – 8 to 10 servings 

Total Time – 15 minutes

Directions –

  • Cut the cheese into thin strips.
  • Lay the cheese stripes on the crackers in a way that makes them look like bandages.
  • Place the edible eyeballs to complete the mummy.

Enjoy these fun and tasty treats for your Halloween party. These delicious foods are perfect for any party or to give to kids as treats. They are simple to make and can bring life to the party. Most of these treats/snacks can be made by kids, so be sure you include your child while making these temptingly haunting Halloween snacks.

Also Read:

Spooky Ideas To Enjoy Halloween With Your Kids
Amazing Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
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