Ready for homemade Halloween treats? Here are some deliciously spooky kid-friendly Halloween recipes to delight the kids
Getting ready for a Halloween party at home? If you are planning some Halloween treats for the kids, check out these themed cookies, mains and snacks for a spooktastic twist to Halloween food. Get the kids involved in making these easy (and often healthy) recipes – after all your little gremlins will already have had their fill of store-bought Halloween candy! Whether your kids are getting all dressed up this year in ghoulish costumes for a party or whether you are just having Halloween movie night in, here are some fun snacks and treats to go with the Halloween theme.
1. Eyeball Pasta
If you are looking to spook out your little devils on pasta night, we recommend this super easy and visually arresting Eyeball Pasta by Spend with Pennies.
2. Veggie Skeleton
Make veggies cool again with this fun vegetable platter of crudités! Use red peppers, yellow peppers, carrots, cucumber, and celery for the skeleton bones and a little bowl of dip for the skull!
3. Watermelon Monster
Halloween recipes don’t always have to be sugar loaded! We told you about carving up cheaper pumpkin alternatives to make Jack’O Lanterns. Using a watermelon instead of a pumpkin means you can present the Jack’O Lantern as an edible centrepiece too! Just carefully carve your watermelon and save the fruit to spill out of the monster’s mouth together with pineapple and any other fruit you have at hand.
4. Candy Corn Halloween Cookies
These five ingredient, candy corn inspired sugar cookies just scream Halloween with their bright pumpkin orange colours. Check out the recipe by The Simple-SweetLife. No time to bake form scratch? Check out Bisou Bake Shop’s Creepy and Spooky Halloween Baking Kits (lead image).
5. Spookify Ready-Made Snacks
We talk about some easy ways to make your own Halloween party at home here. One of our contributor’s ideas was to spookify ready-made snacks if you don’t have time to make your own! Grab some ready-made fun snacks from stores, and you can even just add spooky elements like vampire’s teeth to ring doughnuts, gummy worms to chocolate mousse or wrap some pastry around some hotdog sausages for a mummy-effect.
6. Tangerine Pumpkins
If you want to include a healthy Halloween treat to make sure your kids get a break from the sugar fest, try these easy but very pretty tangerine pumpkins by Bren Did. All you need are tangerines, (you can also use mandarins or clementines), some celery sticks and a sharp knife. Check out Bren Did for the how-to for these cute looking healthy snacks that can make a good lunch box option too.
7. Halloween Witch’s Hats
Halloween Witch’s Hats by Mom Foodie make a super fun tablepiece that deliver big on surprises when you crack them open! Ice cream cones are filled with treats like popcorn, candy or small toys before the transformation begins. Check out Mom Foodie for the instructions. Kids will enjoy cracking open the hats to see the surprises inside.
8. Jack-o-lantern Cheesy Quesadillas
If your carving skills are fine-tuned from all that faux-pumpkin carving, this will be a cinch! Simply grab two tortilla wraps, carve a jack-o-lantern face in the second one, sprinkle cheese (Red Leicester is great for colour) and tomato sauce or shredded chicken on the first wrap and sandwich the second wrap on top, then brush with butter and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melty and shining through…wahhahahahaaaa!
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