Trick or treat? These ghoulish Halloween party food recipes are a bit of both: naughty but nice! Frankenstein marshmallows, anyone?
We’re not gonna lie: Halloween is one of our fave celebrations of the year. Not only because we’ve been accused of being horrible old witches on more than one occasion (thanks, teenager), but because we get to dress up in outrageous costumes, eat our body weight in candy (because we have to help the kids out, right?) and decorate our homes with some seriously creepy-but-cool DIY crafts.
Add a table laden with chocolate pot monsters, edible spiders, mummified toast and severed hot dog fingers, and, voila: one of the best family fun feasts of the year! And we’re about to make your party snacks spookily easy with this list of Halloween recipes…
Halloween recipes: spooktacular party food for kids
For those without natural Nigella Lawson kitchen skills (i.e. us), this healthy but spooky treat (pictured above) is a cinch. The boo-nana instructions by Veggie Quest are so fail-proof that even the toddler can help out.
2. Monster Avocado Chocolate Pudding Pots
Minimum effort, maximum effect: monster avocado chocolate pudding pots by Eats Amazing are almost too cute to eat. But we will anyway.
3. Rice Krispie Monsters
Forget the Jack O’Lanterns and whip up some Rice Krispie Snack O’Lanterns instead. Snap, crackle and pop guaranteed.
4. Hot Dog Fingers
She Knows certainly knows how to creep up a simple hot dog. These severed frankfurter fingers are sure to be the spooky hit of any Halloween party.
5. Apple and Peanut Butter Monster Mouths
WARNING: this one contains nuts, so move along if you have kids with allergies, or substitute with strawberry jam (more gruesome, too!). After all, a reaction would be far scarier than any Halloween party game you had lined up! Now that’s cleared up, these apple and peanut butter monster mouths by The Leaf are pretty darn adorable.
6. Frankenstein Marshmallows
Do the monster mash marshmallow-style with these fun Halloween-themed faces on a stick by The Decorated Cookie. We’ll be Frank: we love ’em.
7. Mummified Toast
Up your cool mummy status with the mini ghouls by serving up mummified toast by Spark Recipes – the perfect bite for a Halloween snack.
8. Pretzel Broomsticks
Your squad will be flying high with these pretzel and cheese broomsticks by Foodlets.
9. Ghost Pizza
10. Spooky Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese is a classic that we know and love, so here’s how to turn this beloved sarnie into a Halloween treat! Weelicious has the instructions for this easy recipe, which will surely put a smile on your kiddo’s face.
11. Spider Cookie Truffles
This one requires a lot more time, but trust us, the final result more than makes up for it. Plus, what’s more ghoulish than spiders emerging from food (cue those horror movies…)? Country Living has all the deets to this truffle treat.
12. Blood-Shot Deviled Eggs
Probably not the kind of treat to serve the kids, but it fits the Halloween theme and is too delish not to make! Plus, it’s good to have a little break from the sweet stuff and get some proteins in the tum-tums. Follow the recipe from Food.com and scare the bejesus out of your guests.
13. Scary-Good Halloween Donuts
Here’s a Halloween recipe that doesn’t require too much effort. All you need are loads of store-bought doughnuts and some elements to turn them into scary-good treats! We followed the steps by mom loves baking and guess what? The little trick-or-treaters finished up everything.
14. Healthy Candy Corn Fruit Pops!
What’s not to love about healthier alternatives of sugary treats? In lieu of the popular candy corn, try these candy ‘corn’ fruit pops, recipe here.
15. Caramel Apple Monster Munch
This is just the munchies you’ll want to tuck into when catching up on Halloween flicks with the kiddos. This has got the perfect blend of sweet and savoury with the addition of cocktail peanuts. The apple chips add a candylike texture to the mix!
Do you love this list of Halloween recipes & party snacks? Check out these creepy crafts too!