Halloween Treats for Kids

Halloween Treats for Kids

Making fun Halloween treats with the kids is a wonderful tradition. Your kids will love them and literally eat them all up. The following are some Halloween treats for kids that are easy to make and even more yummy to eat!


Witch Hats

Witch Hat Cookies Halloween Treats
Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate striped cookies (with a hole in the center)
  • 1 bag Hershey’s Kisses®
  • 1 tube orange frosting

Place as many cookies as you can fit face down on a cookie sheet or serving platter. Pipe the orange frosting around the edge of each cookie hole. Stick an unwrapped Hershey’s® on top of the frosting in the center of each cookie, completely covering the hole.


Franken Pops

Franken Pops Marshmellow Halloween Treats
Ingredients:

  • Large marshmallows
  • White baking chocolate
  • Green food coloring
  • Black gel frosting
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Sucker sticks

Stick a marshmallow on the top of each sucker stick, through the flat end of the marshmallow. Melt the baking chocolate over low heat in a double boiler or in the microwave, following the instructions on the packaging. Add the green food coloring to the white chocolate until it is your desired Frankenstein color.

Dip each marshmallow pop in the green chocolate until it is completely coated. Stick the pops in a Styrofoam block or lay them on wax paper until the chocolate sets. Spread chocolate frosting on the top of each pop and dip the top in the chocolate sprinkles for Frankenstein’s hair.

Using the black gel, make a Frankenstein face on the front of each pop. Don’t forget the scar on his forehead and the bolts on his neck!


Spider Crispy Treats

Spider Rice Krispy Treats Halloween Recipe
Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chocolate cereal
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • Black gel frosting
  • 8 pretzel sticks

Melt 1/4 cup butter and 4 cups mini marshmallows in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in 5 cups of chocolate cereal. Spread the mix in a 9×13 pan and cool slightly so they are still soft. Note: you should spray anything that is going to touch the mixture with spray oil so it will not stick.

Use a 2″ round cookie cutter or the top of a round glass to make as many circles as you can out of the treats. For each circle, flatten 2 mini marshmallows using a rolling pin. Stick them to the top of the treat for the spider’s eyes. Use black gel frosting to add pupils to each eye.

Stick 8 pretzel sticks into the sides of the treat for the spider’s legs.


Vampire & Mummy Halloween Cookies

Halloween Treats for Kids - Oreo Mummy Cookies

What You’ll Need:

halloween treats for kids

  • Your favorite kind of round cookie
  • (2) 12 oz bags of white chocolate
  • 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate
  • White icing or gel
  • Red icing or gel
  • Candy eyes
  • Wax paper

Directions for Making Vampire Halloween Cookies

  1. In a double boiler, melt the semi-sweet chocolate until it has a smooth consistency.
  2. Dip a cookie into the chocolate. Make sure the cookie is completely covered, then set it on wax paper.
  3. When the chocolate begins to harden (but is still a little tacky), place 2 candy eyes on each cookie. The process works best if you cover about 5 cookies with chocolate, let them set a little while, place eyes on them and repeat the process. Just make sure your chocolate doesn’t begin to thicken on the stove.
  4. After all of the cookies have been covered in chocolate, their eyes are in place, and the chocolate has hardened, use the white and red gel to draw a mouth on each cookie – use red for the vampire’s smile and white for his teeth.
  5. Enjoy!

Directions for Making Mummy Halloween Cookies

  1. In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate until it has a smooth consistency.
  2. Dip a cookie into the chocolate. Make sure the cookie is completely covered, then set it on wax paper.
  3. When the chocolate begins to harden (but is still a little tacky), place 2 candy eyes on each cookie. The process works best if you cover about 5 cookies with chocolate, let them set a little while, place eyes on them and repeat the process. Just make sure your chocolate doesn’t begin to thicken on the stove.
  4. After all of the cookies have been covered in chocolate, their eyes are in place, and the chocolate has hardened, melt the second bag of white chocolate.
  5. With a spoon, drizzle a little white chocolate over each cookie. It’s okay to cover some of their eyes with the white chocolate.
  6. Let the drizzled chocolate harden.
  7. Enjoy!

If you don’t want to use cookies, you can use pretzels or pretzel rods, crackers, etc – be adventurous! ​


Skull Eggs

Halloween Treats for Kids - Skull Eggs
If you’re throwing a Halloween party for kids, these Skull Eggs Halloween treat make a perfect take-home gift.

What You’ll Need:
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  • Easter eggs
  • White craft paint
  • Black markers (preferably permanent)
  • Red hot candies

Instructions:

    1. Paint all of the eggs white.
    2. When they are completely dry, fill the eggs with red hot candies and close the eggs.
    3. Using the marker, let the kids draw their own skull face on the outside of the eggs. If you use a permanent marker, the ink should dry fairly quickly.

These Skull Eggs also make a great Halloween craft for the kids to make at your Halloween party.


Bat-Shaped Halloween Sandwiches

Halloween Treats for Kids - Bat Shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Here’s a fun way to dress up a plain grilled cheese sandwich for a Halloween party for kids.

What You’ll Need:

      • Your favorite bread (we used a dark bread to go with a Halloween theme but any bread will work)
      • Your favorite cheese (we used American cheese because it’s yellow)
      • A bat-shaped cookie cutter

Instructions:

      1. If your bread is not already sliced, slice your bread to a desirable thickness.
      2. Use your cookie cutter to cut your bread into a bat shape. Make as many as you will need.
      3. Unwrap your cheese and cut it with your bat-shaped cookie cutter. If your cheese isn’t big enough for the cookie cutter, try and center the cookie cutter as best you can. You can use extra cheese to fill in any open spots.
      4. Make a grilled cheese sandwich* how you like it with your bat pieces. Make sure to align up your bat cutouts with each other.
      5. Enjoy!

*Everyone has their own method for making grilled cheese! Here is how we did it: we spread butter on the outsides of the sandwich, heated a pan to medium, and grilled both sides until the cheese melted and the bread was slightly darkened. You can cook your sandwich for a longer period of time for a crispier grilled cheese, if desired.


Eyeball Cookies

Ingredients:

        • Chocolate cookies with cream filling
        • Lifesavers Gummies® in various colors
        • Chocolate chips
        • White baking chocolate
        • Red gel frosting
        • Sucker sticks

Slide a sucker stick into each cookie, through the cream. Melt the white baking chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Coat each cookie with the white chocolate. While the chocolate is still wet, press a lifesaver onto the center of each cookie. Stick an upside-down chocolate chip into the center of each Lifesavers Gummies®. Make veins on the whites of the eyes with the red gel frosting.


Halloween Treat Bags

Free Printable Halloween Gift Tags
What you need

Simply fill a small treat bag with Halloween candy and tie it off when a thin piece of ribbon. After you’ve knotted the ribbon once, pull the ribbon through a treat bag tag and tie it off in a bow.
Download and print these free Halloween treat bag tags.

It’s fun to get your children involved in making these Halloween fun treats, but remember adult supervision is required.


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