Having a Halloween bash this year? Your children will absolutely love helping you assemble Halloween sweets and treats for your party. Not only are homemade Halloween treats fun to make and tastier than store-bought snacks they can also save you money. From sandwiches to cookies, use these easy Halloween treat ideas for kids to make your Halloween party a spooky success.
Ogre eye cookies are always a hit with the kids. These green sugar cookies look a lot like monster eyeballs, thanks to the artful use of green sugar. The “eyelashes” are made with black licorice sticks cut into one-inch pieces and the pupils are made with melted white chocolate chips and brown M&Ms.
If you want to offer some healthy alternatives at your Halloween party that the kids will still love, consider making these cute and easy banana ghosts. All you have to do is peel bananas and cut them in half. Use small chocolate chips to make the ghosts’ eyes and large chocolate chips to make their mouths. You can set the banana ghosts on a plate or put them on sticks.
Tangerine pumpkins are another healthy and fun Halloween treat for kids that are incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is cut a celery stalk into ¼-inch sticks, cut slits into the tops of tangerines, and insert the celery sticks to make them look like stems. You could even use a black marker to draw jack-o-lantern faces on the tangerines.
Make a haunted hooting owl pretzel by dipping large soft pretzels into melted confectioner’s coating and placing them on wax paper to set. As the coating sets, sprinkle the pretzels with decorating sugar. Use sandwich cookie halves as eyes, chocolate chips as pupils, and black licorice sticks as eyebrows.
Bloodshot peanut butter eyeballs might look revolting, but your party guests will be thrilled to discover that they are actually delicious peanut butter balls made with white candy coating, Reese’s Pieces, confectioner’s sugar, and of course, peanut butter. Bloodshot peanut butter eyeballs are crowd-pleasers that also make a great Halloween treat for school.
To balance sweet treats with savory ones, serve these Halloween deviled eggs, which are as spooky-looking as they are scrumptious. These Halloween deviled eggs look like demon eyeballs, thanks to blue food dye that gives the yolk mixture a creepy green hue. Pimento-stuffed green olives in the middle of the yolks serve as pupils. You can dip a toothpick in red food dye to create small squiggly lines that look like capillaries.
Dead man’s finger sandwiches are spooky, healthy, and delicious. They are made with rolled-up white sandwich bread filled with margarine, cream cheese, or peanut butter. Almonds serve as the fingernails, while dollops of strawberry jam at the end of the fingers look like blood.
There is no trick to preparing the above Halloween treats. Not only are these recipes delicious and easy to make, they also allow you to spend quality time with your children. If you’re planning a Halloween party this year, use these Halloween treat ideas for kids and you’re sure to hear screams of delight from your party guests.