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8 Spooky & Easy Snacks to Make This Halloween

Cook up some Halloween fun in the kitchen!

Oct 26, 2020

Need a little fun in your life?  Have Halloween plans been cancelled due to the pandemic?  Then head to the kitchen and make some creepy Halloween snacks—Instant mood-lifter!  Check out Kidzworld’s favorites—They’re easy to make, cool-looking and there’s something for everyone.  Most of these recipes take just three ingredients!

8 Spooky and Easy Snacks to Make This HalloweenCourtesy of Mel Poole on Unsplash

Angry Apple Monsters

If you can slice apples and spread peanut butter, you can make these!  So easy, and apples and peanut butter taste awesome together.  Get creative with the “teeth” using whatever you have in your cupboards.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini marshmallows, fish crackers, slivered almonds, or any other form of “teeth”

Instructions: 

  1. Core an apple and cut into 8 slices.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on one side of an apple slice.
  3. Press “teeth into peanut butter.
  4. Repeat with another apple slice and gently put on top of first slice to form a mouth. Repeat with remaining apple slices.

These lips may look scary--but they're delicious!These lips may look scary--but they're delicious!Courtesy of allrecipes.com

Spider Marshmallow Graham Crackers

This is sorta like a s’more—Halloween style.

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate morsels

Instructions: 

  1. Break the graham crackers into squares. 
  2. Spread a thin layer of marshmallow fluff on top of each one. 
  3. Melt about a ½ cup of chocolate morsels according to package directions, and pour into a plastic sandwich bag. 
  4. Cut a small hole into the corner of the bag by snipping it with scissors, and use it as a piping tool to draw a web onto each cracker. 
  5. Place morsel into the center of each web to make a “spider.”

These taste just like s'mores!These taste just like s'mores!Courtesy of allrecipes.com

Monster munch

Check out this awesome, chocolatey trail mix recipe from Delish.com!  It goes something like this:

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. kettle corn
  • 2 c. pretzels
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 c. candy corn
  • 1/2 c. yellow, orange, and chocolate M&M's
  • 2 tsp. Halloween-colored sprinkles or nonpareils

Instructions:

  1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil and spread all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips evenly on it. 
  2. Melt the chocolate and white chocolate chips separately according to package directions, and place each into a sandwich bag. 
  3. Snip a hole into the corner of each bag (Don’t make the hole tiny!) and pipe the chocolate all over the baking sheet, making sure all of your ingredients have chocolate on them. 
  4. Allow chocolate to cool (You can also place into the refrigerator), break apart and enjoy.

If there's an ingredient you don't like, just take it out!  This recipe is flexible.If there's an ingredient you don't like, just take it out! This recipe is flexible.Courtesy of Chelsea Lupkin, Delish.com

Spooky fingers

Scary and delicious, sweet and salty all at once!

Ingredients:

  • White chocolate chips (about ½ a bag, depending on how many you want to make)
  • Pretzel rods
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Instructions:

  1. Melt the chocolate according to package directions. 
  2. Dip each pretzel into the melted chocolate, and place a pepita (fingernail) on each end.

Love sweet and salty?  Make these!Love sweet and salty? Make these!Courtesy of Countryliving.com

Mummy hot dogs

These will fill you up—And they look kind of cute, too!  Get an adult to help you with the oven, if needed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package hot dogs
  • 1 package crescent roll dough
  • Mustard in a squeeze bottle

Here’s how TraderJoes.com suggests you make these:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough. Press together diagonal perforations.
  3. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 6 (1/2-inch) strips.
  4. Wrap these dough “bandages” around hot dog to cover entirely. Spread open a gap near one end for the “eyes”.
  5. I cut the hot dogs in half to create mini-mummies and used 2 strips per mummy.
  6. Place on baking sheet; line with foil or parchment paper for best results.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool for a few minutes then add eyes using yellow mustard.

These little guys with yellow eyes are tasty and filling.These little guys with yellow eyes are tasty and filling.Courtesy of cookingwithtraderjoes.com

Spider Snacks

These cute little spiders require hardly any effort, and there’s so many ways you can do them!  One way includes taking a mini donut and pressing the curved parts of pretzels into the sizes of it for “legs.”  You can use candies like M&M’s to make eyes, sticking them on with a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese.

Out of donuts?  Use sandwich crackers and pretzel sticks for the bodies and legs, and raisins for the eyes.

Spice up your snack this Halloween with this easy spider!Spice up your snack this Halloween with this easy spider!Courtesy of Itsalwaysautumn.com

Take a crack at these cute cracker sandwich spiders--so easy!Take a crack at these cute cracker sandwich spiders--so easy!Courtesy of diys.com

Scary Pizzas

Don’t just have any pizza—Make one of these scary (but actually cute) ones. 

Ingredients:

  • English muffins
  • Block mozzarella cheese and/or yellow cheese slices
  • Black olives (optional)
  • Jarred pizza sauce

Instructions:

  1. Break apart the muffins and spread sauce on the inside of each one. 
  2. Cut the mozzarella cheese into strips to make a mummy face, or cut a face into the yellow cheese slices to make a jack o’ lantern, and place on top of the sauce. 
  3. Use olives, if desired, to make eyes and mouths for your faces.

These pizzas can be found on the Food Network website.These pizzas can be found on the Food Network website.Courtesy of Foodnetwork.com

Witches’ Brooms

If you love cheese, this is the snack for you!

Ingredients:

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Mozzarella snack sticks
  • Fresh chives

Instructions:

  1. Cut the cheese sticks into thirds, then use a knife to cut slits into one half of each one. 
  2. Place a pretzel stick into the uncut side of each cheese piece, then tie around the top of that piece to make a broom. 
  3. How cute is that?

How cute are these witches brooms?How cute are these witches brooms?Courtesy of everydayhealth.com
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Which of these snacks looks best to you?  What are your Halloween plans?  Kidworld would love to know!