8 Easy Halloween Snacks to Make with your Kids

8 Easy Halloween Snacks to Make with your Kids

It’s spooky season, so we're bringing you 8 Easy Halloween Snacks to make with your kids! We’ve collected our favorite Halloween themed treats and snacks you can easily make with your family. Let us know what you think if you try any of these Halloween snacks out! 

1. Reeses Spider Cookies



What you’ll need: 

  • Peanut butter cookie dough (see our favorite recipe here
  • 1 Shallow bowl of sugar to roll cookie dough in
  • Frozen Small Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate frosting in piping bags
  • 96 Candy eyes
    1) Roll cookie dough in one inch balls, then coat in sugar 2) Bake according to package or recipe instructions 3) Remove cookies from oven and immediately press frozen peanut butter cups into the warm cookie 4) Place the cookies in the fridge to chill for at least 10 minutes 5) Pipe chocolate frosting legs on the cookie, pipe little frosting dots to stick on the spider eyes 6) Chill until ready to enjoy

2. Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls

 

What you’ll need:

  • Dots pretzel sticks
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 T red pesto
  • 1 ½ T Paprika
  • Fresh rosemary to garnish (pumpkin leaves) (optional)
    1) Combine cream cheese, pesto, and paprika in a bowl and mix well 2) Roll the mixture in bite sized balls and place on a plate with parchment paper. You should get about 12 balls. 3) Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 4) use the flat end of the blade of a knife to create pumpkin-like divots in the cheese balls. 5) Poke a pretzel stick into the cheese ball to create the pumpkin stem. 6) Garnish with rosemary as a pumpkin leaves.

3. Strawberry Ghosts



What you’ll need:

  • 2 C strawberries (about 18 strawberries)
  • 8 oz quality white chocolate 
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
    1) Wash and dry your strawberries. If the berries aren’t completely dry, the chocolate won’t stick right. 2) Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 20-30 seconds. 3) Dip each strawberry in the white chocolate and place them on a plate. Chill for 5 minutes. 4) Melt semi sweet chocolate chips repeating the same melting process. Place in a small piping bag. 5) Pipe eyes and mouths on to your strawberry ghosts

4. Monster Cookies



What you’ll need: 

  • Chocolate cookie dough (see our favorite recipe here)
  • 15 oz bag Reese’s pieces 
  • 40 candy eyes 
    1) Bake cookies according to package or recipe instructions. If you’re making the recipe linked above, substitute the white chocolate chips for the reeses pieces. 2) As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, push the candy eyes in. 3) Let cookies chill and enjoy!

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5. Monster Teeth Apple Snacks




What you’ll need: 

  • Apples
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
    1) Slice the apples in thin wedge shaped slices. 2) Spread each apple slice with peanut butter on one side. 3) Add Marshmallows vertically to the bottom apple slice 4) Sandwich with the top apple slice. Enjoy!

6. Clementine Pumpkins and Ghost Bananas




What you’ll need: 

  • 8 Clementines
  • 1 Celery Stalk 
  • 4 small Bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips
    1) Peel the clementines and bananas. 2) cut the bananas in half. 3) cut two one inch segments of celery and slice them 4 times the long way to make stems for the clementine pumpkins. 4) Push celery stems into the clementine center 5) Push two mini chocolate chips into the rounded side of each banana half for ghost eyes 6) enjoy! 

7. Kid friendly Jack O'Lantern Charcuterie Platter




What you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
  • Baby carrots
  • Candy corn
  • Green bell pepper
  • Orange bell pepper
  • 2 clementines 
  • 1 small pack of blackberries 
  • 1 lb grapes 
  • Leaf shaped tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s
  • Cheddar cheese 
  • Orange gummy candies
  • Colby Jack cheese cut in ½” cubes
    1) Wash your fruits and veggies. 2) Cut the bell peppers into thin srips. Arrange the green bell peppers as the pumpkin stem. Arrange the orange bell peppers as the smile outline. 3) cut cheddar cheese slices into pumpkin shapes with cookie cutter 4) arrange your Jack O'Lantern charcuterie as shown. 

8. Veggie Jack O'Lanterns 




What you’ll need: 

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 small head broccoli 
  • 10-15 baby carrots
  • Ranch dip or other dressing if desired
    1) Wash your veggies. Cut the red bell pepper into thin strips. Cut your broccoli into bite sized florets. 2) cut the top out of the bell peppers. Remove the stem and seeds. 3) Use a paring knife to Carve out jack o'lantern faces in the orange, yellow, and green bell peppers. 4) Fill the orange bell pepper with the cut broccoli. Fill the Yellow bell pepper with baby carrots. Fill the Green bell pepper with the sliced red bell pepper. Serve with your dressing or dip of choice. 






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