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5 Fun Halloween Treats Your Kids Can Make

a woman helps young kids make fun Halloween treats
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If you’ve got little aspiring chefs in your home, we’ve got five fun Halloween treats for them to try. From festive Chex mix to Oreo lollipops, your kids will have a blast.

Halloween is an exciting holiday for many children and families all around. There are so many outdoor activities involved with this time of year, but sometimes the frigid, rainy weather keeps you indoors. If you find yourself in that dilemma, and you require an activity for your children, check out these neat recipe ideas.

Harvest Hash Chex Mix

Halloween Harvest Chex Mix, made with pretzels, chex, candy corn and Reese's.
One Little Project

If your family loves snacking on handfuls of Chex mix, then this recipe might be for you. It’s full of exciting ingredients and tastes super yummy. With pretzels, bugles, candy corn, and Reese’s pieces, each bite gives you a nice balance of sweet and salty.

If you have young kids, what’s awesome is this recipe has many steps they can do. You can have them pour in the separate ingredients or have them mix everything for the sauce. If you have older kids, they can melt the butter, do the measuring, and mix the entire combination of the Chex mix.

This recipe does involve an oven, so an adult will have to be present for that step. Once the Chex mixture has cooled, you’ll have a delicious snack for the kids to chow down on.

Get the Recipe: One Little Project

Ghostly Cheese and Crackers

Cheese and crackers made with cut out ghost cheese slices.
Peas and Crayons

If you need a no-oven snack that kids can make entirely on their own, this one is perfect. Festive Halloween cutters, sliced cheese, and crackers of your choice are all you’ll need. The author also gives an excellent recommendation to cut out apple slices, too.

Your kids will have to use the mini cookie cutters to cut out cheese and add them to the crackers. This is a great way to have your kids start “cooking” in the kitchen. The method is simple, but they can also learn about the cleanup aspect after their snack is complete.

Take this recipe to the next level by offering cold cut slices and other thinly sliced fruit to add to the arrangement of ghostly treats.

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Celery Snails and Caterpillars

Cute caterpillars, and snails make from grapes, celery sticks, blueberries, apples and other fruits and vegetables.
Woman’s Day

This crafty snack is a sure way to get anyone’s creativity flowing. Because young kids don’t have a preconceived notion on many things, when it comes to originality and imagination, they excel. It’s one of the many fascinating things about young minds.

This snack will allow them to use healthy fruits and veggies to craft caterpillars, snails, and any other artistic critters they come up with. Once their little masterpieces are complete, they can eat them up.

Get the Recipe: Woman’s Day

Ghost Pizza Bagels

Pizza bagels with ghost shaped cheese melted.
Delish

Kids love pizza, so these pizza bagels are the perfect way to teach your youngsters how to make their own lunch. With only four ingredients and a few steps, this recipe is super simple to assemble. This one also involves an oven, so supervision and support might be necessary as well.

You’ll need bagels, sauce, sliced mozzarella cheese, and black olives for the eyes. Your kids will learn how to cut out perfectly shaped ghosts using a cookie cutter to create adorable yet edible works of art. Check out the video and learn to make this spooky little treat.

Get the Recipe: Delish

Oreo Monster Pops

Chocolate dipped Oreo lollipops, with little monster faces.
Woman’s Day

Here’s another fun and oven-free snack the kids can make and will surely love. These Oreo pops are simply spooktacular and call for only a few ingredients.

They will learn to insert the lollipop sticks into the Oreos, dip them into chocolate, and once cooled, create fun and frightening monster faces. The best part, of course, is chowing down on them once they’re complete.

Next time your child invites a friend for a sleepover, offer this fun and creative activity. Your kids will stay busy for a little while, and you’ll love hearing the roars of laughter echoing through your home

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Getting your little ones involved in baking or cooking can be fun, but so many lessons come along with this activity, too. Not only will the kids learn how to prepare food for themselves, but they can understand how to problem solve and be resourceful.

They’ll have an excellent opportunity to use their minds and invent new flavors—and of course, how to clean up after themselves. So, if you need a few kid-friendly recipes to get going, try these five, and of course, have a safe and happy Halloween.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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