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.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in theme sets and books with an easy to read format
Perfect for teaching!
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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. **Make sure no one eats
the plastic spiders though!!
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.
Place two small drops of the red decorating gel or candies onto the
cupcake to form the eyes.
Create a truffle recipe
and attach bat wings cut from heavy paper, chocolate chip ears and
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
a mixer bowl add flour, salt, oil and Italian seasoning. When yeast
is bubbly and ready, pour into the flour mixture and blend. Form
into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Let rise 30-60 minutes. Roll
out pizza dough on a 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 the mouth.
Halloween Kid Recipes: Black Cats
Black Cat Cupcakes
Black licorice, chocolate pretzel sticks or pieces of
Jelly beans, M&M's, candy corn or gum drops(nose and
Chocolate sandwich cookies cut in 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
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 a
mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Add in baking powder, baking soda and
flour. Blend until combined. Roll into balls and place on a 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 the oven and press in 2
candy corn eyes and a red hot cinnamon candy for a nose.
Halloween Recipes and Printable Games
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.
4 Cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 Cup butter, cubed
6 Cups crispy rice cereal
12 oval shaped chocolate cream filled cookies
Oreo cookies, crushed
food coloring, optional
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. Add several
drops of food coloring now if using and stir to blend.
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.
Sprinkle crushed Oreo cookies for dirt. Now decorate a graveyard
scene as you'd like with marshmallow ghosts, sprinkles, candy
pumpkins, oval shaped cookies for gravestones, etc. Or create a
spooky pumpkin patch.
by Susan G. Shorter (Lawton, OK, USA)
20 Clear Plastic Gloves
20 Twist ties
1 Box of Microwave Popcorn (approximately 6 bags)
2 Bags of Chocolate covered Peanuts
1 Bag of small knot Pretzels
1 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
My kids like to make "mummy dogs". I cut a slit in the hot dog
large enough to stuff with cheese, then wrap either canned
breadsticks or croissants around it, leaving a little bit of one
end of the hot dog exposed. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (or the
time stated on the can of dough), then use ketchup to put 2 eyes
on the exposed end of the hot dog. Easy enough for even my 2 year
old to help!
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.
Make the cheese ball recipe and form into mini balls. Add an
olive slice. Don't roll in nuts and chill in the fridge.
Cook meatballs. Place a dab of sour cream or cheese on
top of the meatball. Then add a black olive slice on the sour
cream. Need a recipe for
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 blueberry 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.
A simple idea is adding candy eyes on all kinds of food.
Ham roll ups with cheese and olives
Halloween Kid Recipes: Witches
Halloween Easy Witch Cookies
Hershey kisses, unwrapped
Add frosting to middle of a round cookie. Press a Hershey's kiss on
top of orange frosting and allow frosting to spread out along edges
of chocolate kiss. Add extra candy for decorations, if desired.
Place a chocolate doughnut on serving platters. Dab frosting on top
edge of ice cream cone and place on top of doughnut. *If you are
using store bought ice cream treats, cut off top of ice cream cone
to make flat and place on top of doughnut. You can also add
sprinkles or Halloween candy sprinkles, if desired.
Roll out the cookie dough on a flat surface. Use gingerbread men
cutters and cut out 18 shapes or as many as your dough makes. Place
the cutouts onto a baking sheet and bake according to the directions
on the package. Remove the cookies and cool to room temperature on a
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.
When the cookies have cooled, frost the scarecrow, and add yellow
coconut on his body. Place the hat onto the scarecrow's head. Add 2
to 3 of mini chocolate chips down the front of the scarecrow's shirt
Halloween Kid Recipes: Pumpkins
Take large marshmallows & poke a small thin pretzel stick half
way into top. (or use popsicle sticks)
Dip marshmallow into melted candy discs (orange colored).
While chocolate is still warm decorate w/ holiday sprinkles.
Cool & enjoy.
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.
Jack O lantern Tortilla Sandwich
Cut tortilla out with a pumpkin cookie cutter. Then cut out a jack o
lantern face on one. Spread apricot jam or other fillings.
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
Using mini bagels or sandwich bread, spread cream cheese or
mayonnaise, your preference, onto sides. Cut a slice of
cucumber or cut slices out of circular piece of bologna lunch meat
to look like tongues and put into the middle of your sandwich,
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.