Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get into the festive mood. It will soon be that spooky time of the year, and why not engrain that unique atmosphere into the food you will be eating as well? Instead of buying generic candy from the store, here are twenty Halloween food ideas that will make the end of this coming October all the more special.
1. Rice Krispie Treats pumpkins
There are numerous ways to make Halloween-themed rice Krispie Treats, but it all boils down to adding food coloring to the mix, then shaping the treats into whatever you like.
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2. Scary pancakes
Once again, food coloring comes to the rescue. This year, add some Halloween color to America’s favorite breakfast and create a dark and disturbing syrup to boot.
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3. PB&J spider sandwiches
An awesome and creative twist on this lunchbox staple, the little sandwiches don’t take much work and are sure to put a smile on any kid’s face. For a school-safe version, use Wow Butter.
4. Spooky veggie tray
When you want fun snacks that are actually healthy, create your own veggie tray such as this owl. To save time, you can buy pre-cut veggies and arrange them yourself.
5. Crunchy mummies
With just four ingredients — cream cheese, celery, ham, and dried cranberries — these bite-sized snacks are deceptively simple to make, with the only tough part would be deciding which dipping sauce to pair them with.
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6. Monster donuts
You can make your own donuts, or if you don’t have enough time just go to Krispy Kreme and visit your local Dollar Store for the rest.
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7. Pretzel broomstick bags
It’s tough to find non-sugary Halloween snacks, but these will fit the bill perfectly: a snack of crispy pretzel sticks and a Halloween pencil, all in one cute little package.
8. ‘Eye of newt’ deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are a great platter snack, and you can put a spooky but festive spin on them with some food coloring and some black olive rings.
9. Jack-o’-lantern stuffed peppers
Stuffed peppers are great dinner for any season and when it comes to Halloween you can make some cutouts into the orange pepper.
10. Jello worms
You can create these creepy-crawly Jello worms in a variety of colors by making your usual Jello, then using vertically-aligned straws to help it set into long cylinders.
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11. Mummy brownies
Brownies are pretty easy to make, especially when you use a mix. Their rich, dark color gives them the perfect background for creating googly-eyed mummies out of frosting.
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12. Sometimes all it takes are a few black marker spots
Probably the simplest hack on this list: take packaged treats that are light in color and draw faces on them for a spooky Halloween pudding.
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13. Apple monsters
To get your kids to eat more fruit, cut a wedge into some apples and add some peanut butter and a strawberry slice for a ghastly-looking monster face.
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14. Witch pretzel fingers
Get some large pretzel sticks and mix up a green candy coating, then dip the pretzels in the coating and utilize your artistry!
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15. Fun fruit platter
This creative use of a melon turns a regular fruit platter into something unique.
16. Spooky punch
Just fill a glove with water, freeze it, and you’ve got a creepy hand-shaped ice cube.
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17. Spicy, snaky breadsticks
These spicy breadsticks are simple to make and capture the spooky spirit of the season with their snake-like forms.
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18. Chocolate chip spider cookies
Although they might look somewhat complicated, they’re actually pretty easy to make. Just bake some chocolate chip cookies according to your favorite recipe, then use melted chocolate to draw on the spider legs.
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19. Halloween Chex Mix
You can make a festive version of Chex Mix by integrating Halloween candy (mellocreme pumpkins and candy corn) and some treats autumnal colors (like Reese’s Pieces, Cheez-Its, etc.).
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20. Easy candy bats
This one’s super easy and fun to make. With just four ingredients, you can easily combine some of your favorite treats into these adorable little bite-sized bats.