Halloween Kid Recipes and Ideas
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
with a little added twist.
- Oreo or chocolate sandwich cookies
- White frosting
- 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.
Halloween Printable Games
Halloween Kid Recipes: Ghosts
- Nutter butter, Milano or other oval or rectangular shaped
- 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
- 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
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Chocolate frosting
- 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.
Black Cat Cookies
- 1 Cup butter
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Cup baking cocoa
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 1/2 Cups flour
- Candy corn
- 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 Graveyards
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
- Chocolate frosting
- Halloween sprinkles
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
5 Ideas for Eye Balls
- Make deviled eggs
and place a black olive slice on top.
- Make mini cheese
balls and put a black olive slice on top.
Make the cheese ball and form into mini balls add an olive
slice. Don't roll in nuts and chill in the fridge.
- Cook meatballs and place a dab of sour cream on top
and a black olive on the sour cream. Need
a recipe for meatballs?
- 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,
- Chocolate doughnut
- Chocolate frosting
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.
Play some fun printable games
or treating or for a Halloween party.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Scarecrows
- 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
- white frosting
- 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
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
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.
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10 Halloween Meal Ideas
Make deviled eggs and add a little more mustard into the egg centers
or a thin dollop under where you will lay a black olive into the
Cut your bread into ghosts, add the filling of your choice and your
children will have a ghostly treat for their school or after school
Wormy Hot Dogs
Thinly slice your hot dogs and then microwave. This will make them
curl to look like worms. Put them on a hamburger bun and dress with
mustard, catsup and pickles to make a slimy swamp underneath.
Toast your bread. When it is cool enough to cut, with a gingerbread
girl cutter or a plain knife, cut to make a ghost body. Top with
whipped cream cheese or flavored yogurt with raisins or dates cut
Orange Jack O Lantern
With a toothpick, gently carve a face into the orange. Careful not
to injure the meat/pulp of the orange, your child will have a small
version of the Jack O Lantern that is healthy and edible.
Making breadsticks for your spaghetti tonight? Here’s a Halloween
twist. Unroll a tube of refrigerated breadstick roll and separate
the triangle pieces. Stretch each individual piece to make a long
bone like figure. Cut about a 1 and a half inch slit in each end
with your kitchen scissors. Roll the remaining 4 flaps into what
would make the end of a dog bone. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake
Take a cup of plain or buttered popped popcorn; add a half cup each
of mini pretzels, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, goldfish
crackers and raisins.
Using mini bagels, spread cream cheese or mayonnaise, your
preference, onto bagel. Cut slices out of circular pieces of bologna
lunch meat to look like tongues and put into the top center of the
bagel, leaving it to hang out like a tongue.
Pudding with Eyeballs
Create a batch of your favorite pudding from a box or homemade and
add candy eyeballs. If you don't have candy eyeballs available, use
mini marshmallows and add a dot of chocolate icing or melted
chocolate in the middle.
Jack O Lantern Sandwiches
A fun creative idea for a Halloween lunch is to create cheese
sandwiches into Jack O Lanterns. Children will enjoy cutting out
faces with mini cookie cutters or cut with a small table knife.
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