July 24, 2024

30 Scary Good Halloween-Themed Snack Foods for Kids


These 30 creative and fun Halloween themed foods for kids and adults are ghoulishly good to make for lunch, dinner or a healthy snack.

These 30 creative and fun Halloween themed foods for kids and adults are ghoulishly good to make for lunch, dinner or a healthy snack. Includes spooky appetizers, party treats, meals, and desserts!

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Halloween is one of my kids’ favorite holidays. They get super excited about finding the perfect costume to wear, and there is no shortage of delicious Halloween-themed snacks for kids (and parents) to savor and enjoy.

One way that I like to build up the anticipation for October 31st with my own kids is to work in themed snacks throughout the entire month. I choose recipes that are quick to put together, have few ingredients, and are often ones my girls can make on their own.

These Halloween-themed snacks are perfect for after-school treats, weekend family time in the kitchen, or for your child to bring to a classroom party. You can even post this master list in your kitchen and let your kiddos choose which ones they want to try the most.

I know that the month of October can seem like one giant cavity waiting to happen, so I’ve also included several savory Halloween recipes that are on the healthier side.

They aren’t specifically for Halloween, but check out these fall snacks that kids can make themselves and these kid-approved fall recipes. They’re just as tasty but without the spooky factor!

Sweet Halloween-Themed Snacks for Kids

Spooky Chocolate Cookies for Halloween from The Jam Jar Kitchen

Most kids go crazy over candy eyeballs, although I’ve yet to nail down the mysterious appeal. These spooky chocolate Halloween cookies have it all – sprinkles, chocolate chips, and sugary peepers. You could even save time and make chocolate cake mix cookies instead.

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Get candy eyeballs here.

Here’s a link to a chocolate cake mix cookies recipe if you’d prefer that.

Graveyard Ghost Cups from Holley Grainger

These spooky graveyard ghost cups are like the traditional pudding cups with a healthier twist – they use Greek yogurt and cocoa powder sweetened with honey instead. Your kids will never know the difference!

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3 Ingredient Monster Air Fryer Halloween Donuts from Two Kids and a Coupon

Donuts are awesome in the air fryer, and these tasty treats only require a tube of refrigerated biscuits, spooky green funfetti frosting, and candy eyes. They’re a snap to whip up as a quick breakfast or weekend treat.

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Get candy eyeballs here.

Get green Funfetti frosting here.

Easy Halloween Blondies Recipe with M&M’s Ghouls Mix from What’s Bethany Baking

There’s a special place in my heart for soft, chewy blondies, and this Halloween version is sure to be a home run with the whole family. They’re jam-packed with ghoulish M&Ms, candy eyeballs, and brown-sugary goodness.

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Get ghoul’s mix M&Ms here.

Get candy eyeballs here.

Ghoulish Ghost Dip Cookies from Two Kids and a Coupon

If you’re looking for a quick snack that takes virtually no time to make, try out these ghost dip cookies. Simply dip Nutter Butter cookies into melted white chocolate, add some artistic drops of black icing (or – easier – use a food marker to draw on the faces), and devour.

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Get white chocolate candy melts here.

Get black gel icing here.

Get a food marker here.

Halloween Mummy Oreo Cookies Recipe from Drugstore Divas

I firmly maintain there are few children out there in the world who would turn down an Oreo cookie, especially one covered in white chocolate to look like a mummy. These sweet Halloween treats are impossible to resist, and you can never have JUST one.

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Get white chocolate candy melts here.

Chocolate Marshmallow Halloween Bats from Anna Banana

Marshmallows are a traditional fall treat, and your kids can help you create these chocolatey Halloween bats in less than an hour and with fewer than five ingredients. That’s a win in my book!

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Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Marley’s Menu

Chocolate-covered strawberries aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, and I guarantee that these simple Halloween treats will be easier on the wallet. Use the melted white chocolate to make spider webs, mummies, candy skulls, ghosts, or any other ghoulish decoration your heart desires.

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Halloween Cookie Pizza from Moms Who Save

All you need to create this sweet cookie concoction is a tube of sugar cookie dough, frosting, and candy of your choice. Although it takes slightly longer to bake than choosing delivery, the results will be the same – this “pizza pie” won’t last long.

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Cashew “Pumpkin” Bliss Balls from Served from Scratch

If you have cashew-lovers in the family, these super easy and protein-packed Halloween snacks are sweetly spiced and a snap to make. Simply combine all ingredients in a food processor, shape, and enjoy.

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Pumpkin Shaped Rice Krispies from Son Shine Kitchen

Rice Krispie treats are one of our family’s favorite snacks to make together, and you can easily create these pumpkin-shaped goodies with a bit of orange food coloring, a pumpkin cookie cutter, and some frosting. Kids will love drawing spooky faces on their snacks before they eat them up.

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Get orange gel food color here.

Get a pumpkin cookie cutter here.

Halloween Cookie Dough Balls from Easy Budget Recipes

If you’re looking for a simple no-bake Halloween recipe for kids, these cookie dough balls are the perfect solution. They’re a budget-friendly snack that comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be frozen for several months to enjoy later.

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Easy Halloween Push Pops from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

You can make an endless variety of push pops at home, and all you need is a set of reusable push pop molds. These Halloween-themed treats contain layers upon layers of moist cake and creamy frosting. I might be making them all year round.

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Get the push pop molds here.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Halloween Party Snack from Hunny I’m Home DIY

If chocolate-covered pretzels are your Kryptonite, you’re not alone. There’s something about the combination of chocolate and salty, crunchy twists that’s impossible to resist. This fun-shaped Halloween pretzel snack has just three ingredients and is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.

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Halloween Candy Bark from Chenée Today

This yummy Halloween Oreo White Chocolate Bark snack contains everything but the proverbial kitchen sink – and I love it. It’s stuffed with orange creme-filled Oreos, M&Ms, candy corn pumpkins, spooky sprinkles, and more.

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Halloween Eyes Dunkaroo Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog

Cookies, crackers, and fruit slices are all fair game to eat with this sweet and fluffy Halloween dip. Simply mix the ingredients together, spoon into a dip bowl, and release the children.

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Savory Halloween-Themed Snacks for Kids

Halloween Scary and Gross Snack Mix from Loving Homeschool

Halloween Scary and Gross Snack Mix is the most fun snack full of eyeballs, fingernails, scabs, spiderwebs, boogers, teeth and more! A little bit salty, a little bit sweet, this recipe has it all. Your kids can throw this Halloween snack mix together in a matter of minutes, and there’s no cooking involved whatsoever. They can even work on their measuring skills!

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Get candy eyeballs here.

Get candy corn (and pumpkins) here.

Halloween Hot Dog Mummies from Simply Happy Foodie

These Halloween Hot Dog Mummies are a spooky twist on regular pigs in a blanket and are the perfect finger food for fall cookouts, parties, and more. You can even use cocktail weenies to make mummy children as well.

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Jack O Lantern Quesadillas from When is Dinner?

Jack O Lantern Quesadillas are quick to assemble, and you can easily customize them to your child’s taste preferences. Use pizza ingredients, include veggies, or just make them with shredded cheese.

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Mummy Mushrooms from Salty Sidedish

Mummy Mushrooms are a mouth-watering savory appetizer that makes the perfect after-school snack as well. They’re stuffed with cream cheese and spices, and everything is wrapped up in buttery crescent roll dough. I always like the kinds of recipes that look like I tried!

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Spooky Spider Sandwiches (3 Ways) from Holley Grainger

Slip these spooky spider sandwiches into your child’s lunchbox or serve them up before heading out the door to trick-or-treat. You can make them with waffles, as grilled cheese, or as a creative take on traditional PB&J.

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Spooky Spider Web Halloween Hummus Dip from Peas and Crayons

Let’s get spooky with this healthy (vegetarian) Halloween Hummus Dip loaded with layers of fresh veggies and a fun Greek yogurt spider web! A sure-fire way to get your kids to eat more veggies is by pairing them with a dish of Spooky Spider Halloween Hummus Dip. Grab a few packages of pre-made hummus at your local grocers and add the finishing touches yourself.

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Jack o’ Lantern Butternut Squash Risotto Balls from The Vegan Larder

Some of my favorite fall recipes involve butternut squash, and I’m officially adding these cheesy, melty risotto balls to my go-to Halloween snack ideas. They’re almost too cute to eat. Almost.

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Mummy Meatballs Halloween Appetizer from In the Kids Kitchen

A non-candy Halloween treat that kids will love — Mummy Meatballs are a spooky fun party appetizer that’s ready in about 20 minutes! Who knew that you could turn a package of frozen meatballs into such an adorable Halloween kids’ snack? These Mummy Meatballs are the perfect party appetizer or lunch idea for everyone in the family.

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Halloween Witch Chips and Guacamole from Marathons and Motivation

Be careful. This bewitching combination of salty, crunchy tortilla chips and creamy guacamole might just put a spell on you. This plate of Halloween Witch Chips and Guacamole is both creative and fun, and I love the carrot sticks as the witch’s hair.

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Halloween Spider Deviled Eggs from My Productive Backyard

Deviled eggs are a fan favorite at almost every family gathering, and they make a quick and convenient snack as well. Make a batch of Halloween Spider Deviled Eggs on the weekend and enjoy them throughout the week.

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Halloween Pizza Potato Skins from Three Olives Branch

Fun and creative Halloween Pizza Potato Skins are a delicious snack that you can make into mummies, witches, and spiders. Pair them with a salad for a complete meal, or serve them as appetizers at your next Halloween party.

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Pita Halloween Mummy Pizza from By the Forkful

Halloween Pizzas are SUCH an easy Halloween recipe. You only need 4 simple ingredients and 15 mins for these easy Mummy Halloween Pita Pizzas. Pitas make an excellent base for these cheesy Mummy Pizzas, and they’re easy for kids to pick up and eat without making a mess.

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5 Minute Spider Snack For Kids from On My Kids’ Plate

Add some creepy crawlies to a traditional celery and peanut butter snack. The spiders are made out of raisins and melted chocolate, so it’s a safe bet your child won’t be TOO scared to eat them.

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Halloween Hot Dog Spiders from The Jam Jar Kitchen

These 3 ingredient Halloween Hot Dog Spiders are the perfect spooky bite for kids and adults alike at your next festive gathering! These Halloween Hot Dog Spiders will disappear so quickly, you’ll think they scurried away on their own! If you have picky kids, substitute dots of ketchup for the capers. Delicious!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and these sweet and savory Halloween-themed snacks for kids are sure to add a hint of magic to the crisp fall air. They’re the perfect way to spend time with your kids and enjoy deliciously spooky treats everyone will love!

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