Cute and Spooky Halloween Foods for Kids

October is almost here, which means that Halloween will be here sooner than you think. While it is a holiday for kids, it can be equally fun for parents. Along with making and seeing cute costumes, parents get to create some clever foods. If you are hosting a party, then you will need something more interesting than the pizza and popcorn to make it memorable. You may remember our Halloween Party Foods post from last year – we have added some creative new ideas to keep your Halloween party interesting.

Creep the kids out with these eerie cinnamon cookie fingers. Although they look a little too close to reality for comfort, these digits are just sugar cookies and almonds sprinkled with cinnamon for a realistic look. They are sure to creep kids and adults out.

These spooky bones are as delicious as they are easy to make. Just poke marshmallows onto the ends of pretzel sticks and dip them into white chocolate. Lay them out on wax paper to let it harden in the fridge. Within one hour, you will have crunchy bones to eat.

Peeps aren’t just for Halloween. These ghoul marshmallows are great on their own and as toppers as. You can use them as frosting for cupcakes or brownies. In my opinion, they are much tastier when baked on.

Trick kids into eating healthy with a creative fruit platter. As long as it looks cool, they won’t be able to stay away.

This intestine lining can make any dish more intriguing. Just choose your sweet or savory filling and wrap it in one long puff pastry encasing to get that human organ look.

Make your finger food more interesting with this jack-o-lantern chip dip recipe. This delicious layered Mexican dip is simple to make and easy to dress up for Halloween.

Jello worms make for great garnishments, decorations and treats. Rubberband a group of straws together and pour the liquid jello down them. Leave them standing place them into the fridge to chill. Once solid, run the straws under luke warm water for a few seconds and the wriggly worms will slip right out.

Make cheese burgers fit for Halloween by turning the cheese into a jack-o-lantern face. It’s an easy touch to add for a Halloween BBQ.

Candy corns are common for Halloween, but these ones aren’t. Make your cupcakes more festive with this candy corn cream stuffed cupcakes.

Scare up the punch bowl with a sinister fruit eyeball. Not only is it a clever touch, it is also a piece of fruit that kids will actually want to get their hands on.

You can make these witch fingers with some pretzel sticks, melted white chocolate, green dye, almonds and a toothpick. To make the green chocolate, just add green dye to the melted white chocolate. Dip the pretzel sticks in the chocolate and then place them on wax paper. While still wet, top them with almonds and then use a toothpick to create to create some wrinkles. After decorating, place them in fridge to let the chocolate harden.

For a simple and healthy idea, try carrot eyeballs. They are composed of just carrots, cream cheese and olives. To really creep kids out, give the illusion of green and red eyes by using stuffed olives.

Put a twist on cocktail wieners by turning them into monster toes. With just cocktail wieners, tortilla strips, and ketchup (or mustard if you prefer infected nails), you can make this savory finger (or toe) food.

Simply using sugar, corn syrup and food dye, you can create these bloody suckers for Halloween. Check out the full instructions here.

Gingerbread cookies aren’t just for Christmas. Give them a Halloween feel by decorating them with bone frosting. This is one snack that the kids will love to help make.

This may be the creepiest food that I have yet to find. It is likely to unsettle both kids and adults. To be honest, I don’t think that I will ever look at meatloaf the same way again. It is one of the most spectacular Halloween food ideas I’ve ever seen. If you plan on serving a meal at your part, then a meatloaf hand may be the spookiest entree to serve.

Scare up your punch bowl with an ice face, hand or both. Just pour water (with optional dye) or another beverage into a clean face mold or surgical glove and place it into the freezer. Once frozen, remove the ice from its container and add it to to the punch bowl.

It’s easier than you think to make a pumpkin cake. You can get a perfect pumpkin shape just by stacking two bundt cakes. And once you have the pumpkin shape, you can make some very cool designs, like this one:

Forget the six foot sub, try this snake calzone instead. Kids will have fun slicing it up and eating the insides.

Pizza is a blank canvas for culinary creations. Have some fun and turn it into a  spider web….

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Or, you can make it scary by turning it into a monster face.

With some cake and chocolate molding skills, you can make this creepy crawly dessert.

I cannot explain why fingers make for eerie foods, but they do. Send kids home with a popcorn hand using a plastic glove, ribbon, popcorn and candy corns. Drop a candy corn in each finger and then fill the glove with popcorn.
There you have it – spooky, savory and sweet foods to make your Halloween bash more fun. If you make any of these dishes, let us know how well they turn out! If you have any other ideas, let us know below!
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