It’s that time of year when children are bubbling with excitement about costumes, pumpkins, and, of course, Halloween snacks for kids!
As a teacher or parent, you have the perfect opportunity to create some spook-tacular snacks that will not only satisfy their sweet cravings but also add an extra layer of fun to the season.
In this blog post, we’ll share some creative and healthy Halloween snack ideas for kids that are sure to make their holiday memorable.
Easy Halloween Snacks for Kids
You’re the one doing the celebrating, and I’m already getting excited for you. Halloween can be such a fun time for kids and adults to celebrate together.
These Halloween snacks for kids are not only delicious but also a fantastic way to involve them in the kitchen and make lasting memories.
Remember to consider any allergies or dietary restrictions when preparing these treats.
1. Apple Monsters:
Turn ordinary apples into creepy-crawly critters by using green or red apples as the base. Slice the apples horizontally, then spread peanut butter or almond butter on one side of each slice.
Place mini marshmallows or slivered almonds between two apple slices to create “monster mouths.”
Use raisins or chocolate chips for eyes, and you’ve got yourself a healthy and adorable Halloween snack.
2. Spooky Fruit Kabobs:
Fruit kabobs are a fantastic way to encourage kids to eat more fruit while embracing the Halloween spirit.
Simply thread a variety of colorful fruits onto skewers, such as strawberries, grapes, melon balls, and kiwi slices. Use a small cookie cutter to shape the kiwi slices into ghost or pumpkin faces.
These kabobs make for a visually appealing and nutritious treat.
3. Witch’s Broomsticks:
Transform pretzel sticks and string cheese into mini witch’s broomsticks.
Cut a string cheese stick into thirds and use a knife or scissors to make small fringe cuts at one end to mimic broom bristles.
Insert a pretzel stick into the fringed end, and you have a broomstick fit for a witch.
Serve these with a small cup of hummus or dip for added flavor.
4. Jack-O’-Lantern Veggie Platter:
Create a jack-o’-lantern face using bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and black olives.
Slice the bell peppers into rings and use a small pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter to create the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Arrange the pepper rings on a plate and fill them with cherry tomatoes or other veggies of your choice.
Finish by adding olive slices for the facial features. It’s a Halloween-themed veggie platter that kids will love.
5. Mummy Dogs:
For a savory treat, wrap hot dog sausages with strips of refrigerated biscuit dough to make “mummy dogs.”
Leave a small gap for the mummy’s “eyes,” which you can create using small dabs of ketchup or mustard.
Bake according to the biscuit dough instructions, and you’ll have a tasty and spooky snack.
6. Monster Popcorn Balls:
Make popcorn balls with a twist by adding candy eyes, mini chocolate chips, and colored marshmallows to create little monster faces.
Use a mixture of honey and butter to bind the popcorn together and form the balls. These monster popcorn balls are both sweet and spooky.
7. Spider Sandwiches:
Prepare sandwiches with your child’s favorite filling, such as peanut butter and jelly or cream cheese and cucumber.
Cut the sandwiches into circles or squares. Then, use pretzel sticks or black licorice strings as legs and raisins as eyes to turn these ordinary sandwiches into adorable spider snacks.
8. Ghostly Pudding Cups:
Top individual cups of vanilla or banana pudding with whipped cream, creating ghostly shapes.
You can also use ghost marshmallows as the toppers.
Use chocolate chips or mini chocolate candies for the eyes and mouth. These spooky pudding cups are a delightful way to end a Halloween meal.
9. Frankenstein Grape Cups
Frankenstein grape cups are a spooky, but healthy, Halloween snacks for kids.
Keep your eye out for the best deal on green grapes, grab some clear cups, marshmallows, and a sharpie, then you are ready to go!
10. Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
The kids will be the first to tell you these Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups are the BEST fall treats!
See how I saved time and quickly put these together, HERE. I recently made these for my daughter’s and niece’s Fall-themed birthday party, and there wasn’t a single one left!
Quick, simple, and inexpensive, these dirt cups are great for classroom party treats, after school snacks, and Halloween snacks for kids.
11. Ghost String Cheese
Whether it’s a classroom party or a Fall birthday party, parents appreciate pre-packaged, healthy, Halloween snacks for kids.
These ghost string cheese snacks are pre-packaged, super easy, and inexpensive. Better yet, this is a Halloween treat that kids can make.
Let’s be real, there’s no “making” involved here. Instead, using a sharpie marker, the kids quickly draw a ghost face at the top of the string cheese packaging.
This healthy treat for Halloween is a fun way to get the kids involved in planning a party.
12. Mummy Juice Boxes
Spooky mummy juice boxes are a must have to wash down the Halloween snacks for kids!
Year after year, we make these for my daughters Fall birthday parties. The whole family pitches in to make these quick and easy, DIY, mummy juice boxes.
13. Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits:
Give a healthy twist to the classic Halloween candy, candy corn, by creating candy corn-themed fruit parfaits.
Layer diced pineapple (for the yellow layer), diced oranges or mandarins (for the orange layer), and whipped cream or Greek yogurt (for the white layer) in clear plastic cups or glass jars.
Top it off with a few pieces of real candy corn for decoration.
These parfaits not only look like the iconic candy but are also a nutritious and tasty treat for kids to enjoy.
Whether you’re a teacher planning a classroom party or a parent looking to surprise your little ones, these snacks will surely bring a smile to their faces and make this Halloween a memorable one.
Enjoy your spooky snacking!
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