These Halloween recipe ideas can be created by kids with an adults
help. Whatever recipe you use for Halloween give it a fun and
Halloweeny name and you'll transform a simple dish into a scary
dish. Here are several fun Halloween cooking for kids ideas.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Kids Halloween Recipe Ideas-Snacks
1 Cup mini marshmallows
1 Cup orange and black plain M&M's
1 Cup peanuts
1 Cup candy corn
2 Cups popped popcorn
Mix ingredients together in bowl. Serve in plastic pumpkin or
One pkg clear plastic gloves
Use the munchies mix Halloween recipe idea above and fill each
plastic glove. Then tie tight with a string. Give away as party
treats or goody bags. You can also add red M&M's or a candy corn
on the end of each finger in the glove for a fingernail.
Halloween Popcorn Balls
8 Cups popcorn, freshly popped
1 ½ Cups peanuts
3/4 Cup brown sugar packed
1/3 Cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, cut in pieces
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ Cups candy corn
In large bowl stir popcorn and peanuts together and set aside. Have
an adult prepare syrup mixture on stove. Combine sugar, corn syrup,
salt and butter in saucepan. Stir over low heat and bring to a boil.
Continue boiling for 5 minutes without stirring. Take off heat and
add vanilla. Pour over popcorn and peanuts. Stir together until well
blended. Add in candy corn. Allow to cool slightly in order to
handle. With kids help form into balls and place on waxed paper to
Using fruit kids already love and changing it a little to suit a
theme or holiday is a simple way to make food fun.
Halloween Banana Bites I love this Halloween recipe idea for a snack.
4 bananas, peeled and cut into bite size chunks
Halloween sprinkles, chopped nuts, chopped cookies, shredded
coconut, whatever you'd like to dip
2/3 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 Cup milk chocolate frosting
Cut bananas into chunks and insert a toothpick into each one. Place
a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet or plate. Put bananas onto
wax paper and freeze for 20 minutes or until hard. Place toppings
into a small cup or bowl.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
Stirring after 30 seconds until smooth. Add frosting to chips and
stir until blended. Take bananas out of freezer and dip each into
chocolate mixture and then roll into toppings. Place on wax paper.
Freezer again for 1 hour.
Candy Corn Brittle
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup water
1 Cup corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
2 Cups or less candy corn
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon Baking soda
In saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup. Have an adult (or
older kid chef) cook mixture over low heat, stirring constantly.
Increase heat and bring syrup to boil. Cook until candy thermometer
reads 300 degrees or hard crack stage. Remove from heat, add butter
and vanilla. Then add soda mixture, mixture will be foamy. Stir in
candy corn. Pour brittle onto buttered pan and spread with buttered
knife. Allow to cool.
12 oz. white candy wafers or white bark
Green food coloring
oblong shaped sandwich cookies
11 miniature Tootsie rolls, cut in half lengthwise or chocolate
button or wafer
Place the candy coating into a microwave save bowl. Heat the candy
on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If the candy is
not completely melted and smooth continue heating at 30 second
intervals, stirring after each time until melted and smooth. Add
enough green paste food coloring to reach the desired color.
Dip each cookie into the green frosting until completely coated,
letting any excess drip back into the bowl. Place the coated cookies
on wax paper. Press half of a Tootsie roll into the top of each
cookie to form a nail or chocolate circle. Let the cookies
stand for 15 minutes or until the coating has hardened.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Halloween Recipe Ideas for Dinner
Crispy Witch Fingers
1 sweet red pepper
1 Cup flour
3 Cups cornflake crumbs or seasoned bread crumbs
7-8 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the pepper into 16 triangles and
Place the flour into a plastic zip lock bag.
Place the eggs in a shallow bowl and beat lightly with a fork.
Place the cornflake crumbs in a shallow bowl..
Place a few strips of chicken into the flour mixture, close and
shake to lightly cover.
Dip the coated strips in the egg shaking off any excess.
Roll in the cornflake mixture covering the strips well and place on
the baking sheet.
Repeat until all the chicken strips are covered.
Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the
juices run clear.
Remove and allow to cool slightly until they are cool enough to
Cut a small slit into one end of each of the strips.
Insert a pepper triangle; point out, into the strips.
Create a cheese fondue. Use
Halloween cookie cutters to cut shapes out of bread. Serve with the
Soup makes for a great healthy Halloween dinner maybe because the
weather is cold and it is a good way to warm up before going
outside. Start your evening out with a healthy Halloween recipe
before heading out for trick or treating. Serve your soup in a
hollowed out clean pumpkin for an added effect.
16 oz. kidney beans
8 oz. tomato sauce
2 T. taco seasoning mix
2-16 oz. can tomatoes
½ lb. Ground beef, cooked
1 ½ Cups water
small avocado, diced
cheddar cheese, shredded
Mix soup ingredients together and cook 15 minutes. Or place in crock
pot in the morning and cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve with toppings
listed. For Halloween fun serve in a clean out pumpkin shell, a
bread bowl, or make corn bread cut out of pumpkin shapes below.
Corn Bread Pumpkins
2 Cups cornmeal
2/3 Cup flour
¼ Cup sugar
1 small package of vanilla pudding mix
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs, beaten
2 Cups milk
1 Cup vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped, optional
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained, optional
In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt,
pudding mix and soda. Stir in eggs, milk, and oil. Blend in onion
and corn, if desired. Pour into greased 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 400
degrees for 25-30 minutes. For added Halloween recipe ideas and fun,
cut out pumpkin shapes with a pumpkin cookie cutter and serve warm.