When looking for Halloween snack ideas, there are options! Here are 15 easy Halloween treat ideas that anyone can make for a Halloween party!
Halloween Treats Ideas
By the end of September, the kids are settled back in school and you’re settled back into your routine. Prevent that routine from heading into a rut by having some fun with fall food!
Whether you’re making healthy Halloween snacks – like caramel apples and decorated mandarin oranges with celery sticks – tasty snacks for a sweet tooth – like Halloween cookies or homemade Halloween candy – you’ll definitely be able to find easy treats that everyone loves.
Check out these fifteen fun kid snacks & treats for the Halloween season, and after reading these, I’d love to hear about your family’s ideas!
Add seasonal touches to perennial favorites
Add a touch of fall fun to your kids’ favorite snacks with just a couple of easy tweaks. Here are some fun & simple seasonal upgrades to try:
- Fall Chex Mix – Add candy corn, harvest M&Ms, or candy pumpkins to Chex Mix to create a fall-themed snack mix like this Chocolate Peanut Butter Trail Mix!
- Mummies In A Blanket – Turn pigs in a blanket into hot dog mummies – just cut refrigerated crescent dough into strips before wrapping them around hot dogs like bandages and baking.
- Donut Spiders – Break twisted pretzels apart to make creepy spider legs. Press them into donut holes for the body, and use mini M&Ms or other small candies for the eyes.
- Pumpkin Krispies – Combine yellow and red food coloring to make orange Rice Krispies treats, then lightly grease your hands and roll them into balls when slightly cooled. Use a piece of green candy or a Tootsie roll for the stem to create little Pumpkin Krispies Treats. Prefer the flavor of pumpkin and not the shape? Try these Pumpkin Spice Krispies Treats instead!
- Candy Corn Bugles – Add a stripe of white chocolate to the pointy end of Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles to turn them into candy corn-inspired Bugles!
Have fun with fruits & veggies
Fall produce naturally lends itself to easy & fun snacks, so why not trick your kids with these treats? For instance:
- Tuck a small piece of celery into the top of a peeled clementine, and you have yourself a cute little pumpkin!
- Spread a little peanut butter between two apple wedges and decorate the front with mini marshmallows or sliced almonds as teeth, and you have yourself a spooky smile like these Apple Peanut Butter Teeth!
- Cut bananas in half, turn so that the rounded part is upright, use chocolate chips to make little faces, and you have yourself some Halloween ghosts!
- Kick it up a notch: Dip that banana in white chocolate, press in chocolate chips for eyes, and freeze to make some super fun frozen banana ghosts.
- Save the seeds from your jack-o-lanterns, wash off the goo, and roast them up with a little olive oil and seasoned salt for a crunchy and satisfying snack. Add some additional seasonings if you’d like, such as in these Old Bay Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!
Repurpose that Halloween candy
If you have extra Halloween candy left over from trick-or-treating or pre-Halloween sales, stretch it throughout the season to add a little fun and variety to your kids’ snacks and lunchbox treats. Here are just a few fun ideas:
- Roll fruit-by-the-foot around Rice Krispies Treats and decorate them with Swedish fish to create some fake-out candy sushi.
- Chop up your favorite chocolate candies (anything from Snickers to peanut butter cups works well here) and mix with broken pretzel pieces. Stir these into melted chocolate, press everything into a parchment paper-lined baking pan, and refrigerate until set to create a sweet & salty Halloween candy bark.
- Use M&M’s in your favorite sugar cookie recipe to cook up a fun treat for fall bake sales, roll some peanut butter cookie dough around Rolos before baking, or make some homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups S’mores.
- Add a little leftover candy to some nuts, dried fruit, and granola to jazz up your homemade trail mix.
- Make a Halloween Trifle, Snickers Caramel Apple Salad, Oreo Krispies Treats, or Oreo Cookies Chocolate Trifle for your next party.
Looking for bonus Halloween desserts? Here are a few more:
If you need adorable treats instead of spooky snacks, these Halloween Jack O Lantern Twinkies are the answer! A great school snack option because they can be kept at room temperature, everyone will love these Halloween cakes made with green, black, and orange candy melts, sprinkles, and Twinkies!
A super simple Halloween dessert, these Halloween Mummy Brownies are fun treats that anyone can make. Using boxed brownie mix, candy eyes, and frosting, these are a great afternoon snack or dessert. Make them with milk or dark chocolate brownies.
Very few festive desserts are as much fun as this Halloween Trifle! A great way to put those Halloween Peeps to use and bring a little bit of Halloween spirit into your Halloween parties, this is a delicious treat that everyone will be talking about!
During this spooky season, you may want a fun snack like these Candy Corn Krispie Treats for Halloween class parties or the littles in your house. Using only a few simple ingredients, these festive treats will keep for several days after you’ve made them.
Some of the most versatile Halloween cupcakes are these Spooky Spider Web Cupcakes. A delicious Halloween sweet that can be frosted in various Halloween colors, these will be a big hit with the whole family!
If you need incredibly easy Halloween dessert ideas, these Candy Corn Pudding Parfaits only have a handful of ingredients and are still the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Using instant pudding and whipped topping that you can get at any grocery store, these are cute treats with festive colors.
Fall is such a fun time to…well…play with your food! Keep your own little monsters fueled up for the season with these great ideas, and enjoy the spirit of the season before we have to burrow in for the winter. Do you have other festive foods that you make? I’d love to hear about them!