Halloween is coming. Whether you need to bring snacks to your kid’s school Halloween party or if you’re hosting one at your house, you may need a little inspiration. Here are some fun and easy Halloween party food ideas to try out this year!
Witch Hat Cookies
This recipe takes literally 5 minutes – sound appealing? All you need is a tube of orange frosting, Hershey Kisses, and chocolate-covered shortbread cookies. Lay the cookies flat, dollop some frosting in the center, and place the Hershey Kiss on top. Voilà, you’ve got witch hats! Feel free to mix it up with different cookies or by making your own frosting.
Worms in The Dirt
While this recipe shows you how to make your own gummy worms out of gelatin, you could go the easier route and buy them from the candy aisle. Put them in an old can with crushed-up Oreo cookie “dirt,” and you have a super easy party food that doubles as great décor!
Halloween is such a sugar overload holiday that it might be nice to mix it up with a little actual fruit. It can be hard for anyone to choose fruit over other more interesting treats, but how about when you turn clementines into adorable pumpkins and bananas into spooky ghosts? These could not be easier to make! Simply peel clementines and put a little piece of celery on the top to make it look just like a pumpkin. Peel and halve bananas, then use a regular-sized chocolate chip for the mouth and mini ones for the eyes. Super easy, and you may even convince someone to choose this healthier version over a Halloween candy treat.
There are many recipes out there that show you how to make “witch fingers” out of bread. This one uses sandwich bread with strawberry jam “blood” and almonds for fingernails. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous or have some more time, you can use this recipe and make your own bready witch fingers; it also uses almonds for nails but red decorating gel as blood.
These adorable spooky eyeball tacos are almost too cute to eat! You can follow this recipe, or you can just make your own favorite taco recipe, then use olives and dollops of sour cream to make eyeballs and shredded cheese for hair. Olé!
Monster Crispy Treats
Unwrap 8 Rice Krispies Treats (or make your own!); stick each one onto a skewer and set it aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips and 1 ½ tablespoons shortening in 30-second bursts, stirring between each 30-second interval. Once fully melted, add about 10-15 drops of green food coloring until you like the color. Doing this one treat at a time, spoon the melted chocolate over all sides of the treats – I did all but the side with the skewer just to make it easier – then apply candy eyeballs, a piece of gummy worm for a mouth, M&M’s for ears and Jujubes for neck bolts. The green-tinted chocolate hardens up really fast, which is why you need to make just one at a time. Refrigerate until everything has hardened (if needed, mine hardened fine without), then remove the skewers. Draw on hair with black icing – I found it easy to do by putting some frosting in a resealable plastic bag, cutting the tip, and drawing. Recipe from Parenting.com.
Spider Deviled Eggs
Everyone loves deviled eggs, and these are super spooky for Halloween. Simply make deviled eggs like you normally would. Use black olives to create spiders on top – the step-by-step instructions can be found on Food.com.
If you need even more Halloween party food ideas, here are 15 child-friendly Halloween treats with everything from monster mouths to a veggie skeleton to broom breadsticks made with string cheese. Have fun this Halloween!
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