Do you need great Halloween kid recipes and ideas? Then it must be
the season when the leaves are changing colors, pumpkin patches
abound and kids are gearing up for Halloween trick or treating. Here
are some Halloween cooking with kids' ideas.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Halloween Kid Recipes: Spiders
This follows the same idea used for spiders in our Assistant chef Kids
Lessons #2 with a little added twist.
Oreo or chocolate sandwich cookies
Black licorice laces
Small round cinnamon candies
Open cookie up carefully and push in eight small licorice pieces.
Place top back on cookie and dab a little frosting on the front top
cookie. Push cinnamon candies on frosting and enjoy your Halloween
Spider Ice Cream Cones 8 individual graham cracker tart shells
8 scoops of vanilla ice cream
16 chocolate cream filled cookies, crumbled
16 red M&M candy pieces
16 pieces of black shoestring licorice
Place the shells on a baking sheet. Add 1 scoop of ice cream to each
of the shells.
Crumble the cookies into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the cookies over
the ice cream to cover it well. Place the filled shells in the
freezer for 30 minutes or until the ice cream has hardened. Remove
the shells and press 2 M&M’s into the front of each scoop of ice
cream to resemble eyes. Cut the licorice strips into fourths.
Press 8 strips of licorice into each ice cream scoop to form the
spider’s legs. Return to the freezer until ready to serve.
Ice Cube Spiders Fill an ice cube tray 2/3 full of water. Add a gummy
spider or plastic spider to each section of the ice cube tray. Place
in the freezer for 4 hours or until completely frozen. Serve in
individual drinks or a punch bowl at a Halloween party.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Bats
1 (18.25 oz.) pkg. chocolate cake mix
chocolate ready to spread frosting
24 fudge stripped cookies, halved
24 chocolate kisses
Red decorating gel
Prepare your cake mix according to directions and bake into
cupcakes. Cool and spread with chocolate frosting. Place 2 halves of
the cookies into each cupcake to represent the bat wings being sure
the stripes are to the backside of the cupcake.
Carefully press a chocolate kiss into the front of the cupcake to
represent the bats head. Place two small drops of the red decorating
gel onto the kiss to form the eyes.
Nutter butter, Milano or other oval or rectangular shaped cookies
baking white chocolate or white candy melts
small round cinnamon candies
Melt chocolate for 20 second intervals in microwave safe dish until
melted. Stir. Dunk each cookie in white chocolate and place two
cinnamon candies for eyes.
Halloween Mini Ghost Pizzas
Halloween ghost cookie cutters
pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese
olives and chopped pepperoni Pizza dough
2 ½ Cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning or to taste
1 Tablespoon olive oil or vegetable
Dissolve yeast in warm water and add a dash of sugar. Meanwhile, in
mixer bowl add flour, salt, oil and Italian seasoning. When yeast is
bubbly and ready pour into flour mixture and blend. Form into a ball
and place in an oiled bowl. Let rise 30-60 minutes. Roll out pizza
dough on floured surface. Using Halloween cookie cutters cut out
shapes from pizza dough. Place on pizza pan and spread with sauce,
mozzarella cheese and use pepperoni for eyes and a sliced olive for
Halloween Kid Recipes: Black Cats
Black Cat Cupcakes
Black licorice (whiskers)
Jelly beans or gum drops(nose and eyes)
Chocolate sandwich cookies cut in 4 triangles(ears)
Bake chocolate cupcakes according to the package directions. When
cool frost cupcakes. Add black licorice for whiskers, jelly beans
for eyes and nose, and cookie triangles for ears.
1 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup baking cocoa
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 Cups flour
Red hot cinnamon candy
Blend butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, cocoa, and vanilla in mixing
bowl. Mix until smooth. Add in baking powder, baking soda and flour.
Blend until combined. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
Flatten each cookie ball with a glass. With your fingers pinch the
top of each cookie to form into ears. Add whiskers by
pressing a fork into each side of the cookie “face.” Bake at
350 degrees for 10 minutes. Take out of oven and press in 2 candy
corn eyes and a red hot cinnamon candy for a nose.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Skeletons and
Skeleton and Brains
Have kids design a vegetable platter shaped like a skeleton and add
dip for the brains or on the side.
Prepare a meatloaf recipe. Form your meatloaf into the shape of a
body. Think head, arms, legs shapes like a gingerbread man. Now use
your imagination to decorate. For eyes try sliced olives, slivered
almonds for fingernails, or put a hard boiled egg inside your
meatloaf head for a brain.
Spooky Graveyard Squares
4 Cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 Cup butter, cubed
6 Cups crispy rice cereal
12 oval shaped chocolate cream filled cookies
1 tube white decorating gel
Place the marshmallows and butter into a large saucepan.
Place the pan over medium low heat and stirring continuously cook
the mixture for 5 minutes or until completely melted.
Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the cereal until well
Grease a 13 X 9 inch baking pan.
Press the cereal mixture evenly into the pan.
Allow the cereal mixture to cool then cut into 12 squares.
Cut about 1/2 inch off the bottom of each of the cookies and place
into a bowl.
Use the white decorating gel to write RIP onto each of the cookies.
Place 2 T of the frosting in a circle in the middle of each of the
Place 1 decorated cookie into each frosting circle.
Crush the reserved cookies and sprinkle over the top of each square.
Sprinkle each square with the Halloween sprinkles.
by Susan G. Shorter (Lawton, OK, USA)
20 - Clear Plastic Gloves
20 - Twist ties
01 - Box of Microwave Popcorn (approximately 6 bags)
02 - Bags of Chocolate covered Peanuts
01 - Bag of small knot Pretzels
01 - Big bag of plain M & Ms
Pop the microwave popcorn and place in a large bowl. Pour in bag of
Pretzels, M & Ms, and Chocolate covered peanuts into bowl. Mix
Open gloves and put mixture into gloves to the edge or until you can
close it with a twist tie. These scary treats make cute decorations
and are fun to eat.
Using fun plastic gloves, place a candy corn "fingernail" in each
finger. Fill with popcorn and tie ends. Serve as an easy and healthy
Creepy Carrot Fingers
by Claire (Plattsburgh, NY, USA)
12 baby carrots
12 slivered almonds
Arrange the carrots in a circle, with (if there is one) the little
end pointing outwards. Place a dab of ketchup on the carrot, then
stick the almond in place for a fingernail. If you would like, you
can dab ketchup on the inward-facing ends of the carrots for a
slightly creepier look.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Eye Balls
Four Ideas for Eye Balls
Make deviled eggs and place a black olive slice on
Make mini cheese balls and put a black olive slice on
Make the cheese ball and form into mini balls add an olive
slice. Don't roll in nuts and chill in the fridge.
Pudding Eyeballs. A great Halloween kid recipe! Prepare
vanilla pudding according to directions. Using washed and dried
plastic Easter egg halves, place a gummy saver in bottom.
Then place a black M&M or other candy inside the hole of the
gummy saver. Pour vanilla pudding over the top. Place in egg
cartons and chill. You can also prepare this recipe with Jell-O
gelatin instead of pudding. To serve, pop eye out of plastic egg
and serve on a fun platter or on top a monster face.
I made two large eyeballs from a cheese
ball. I placed two eyeball candies in the center of
each and served crackers for a creepy Halloween snack.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Witches
Chocolate sugar ice cream cones
Flat round chocolate cookies,
Place a chocolate doughnut on serving platters. Dab frosting on
chocolate wafer cookies and place on top of doughnut. Add another
dab of frosting to top side of cookie and place an ice cream cone,
with the point sticking up, on top of the cookie. You can also add
sprinkles or Halloween candy sprinkles, if desired.
pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough or homemade sugar cookie
1 Cup flaked coconut
Yellow, orange, red and blue food coloring
18 gum drop fruit slices
Mini chocolate chips
Roll out the cookie dough on a flat surface. Use gingerbread men
cutters and cut out 18 shapes. Place the cutouts onto a baking sheet
and bake according the directions on the package. Remove the cookies
and cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
Place the coconut into a bowl. Add enough yellow food coloring to
color the coconut to resemble the color of straw.
To make the scarecrow hats, place the gum drops on a lightly sugared
surface and roll them out flat. Cut hat shapes out of each gum drop.
Divide white frosting in 3 bowls and place 2 to 3 drops of the
orange, red and blue food coloring into each separate bowl. Stir
together to blend well.
When the cookies have cooled, frost the heads, hand and feet of each
cookie with the orange frosting. Press the tinted coconut into the
frosting on the head, hands and feet area. Use the blue and red
frosting to frost on the scarecrows shirt. Place the hat onto the
scarecrows head by placing a little orange frosting on the back of
the hat and pressing it onto the scarecrow.
Place 2 to 3 of mini chocolate chips down the front of the
scarecrows shirt for buttons.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Pumpkins
Marshmallow pumpkins -Halloween Treat
Take large marshmallows & poke a small thin pretzel stick half
way into top.
Dip marshmallow into melted candy discs (orange colored).
While chocolate is still warm decorate w/ holiday sprinkles.
Cool & enjoy.