More sweet than scary, these easy Halloween treats for kids are sure to delight your little goblins and ghosts. Not only are these a blast to make, but they will also be the hit of any Halloween celebration. Whether you’re looking for snacks for a kids’ party or just something unique to celebrate the holiday together at home, these easy fright night goodies are sure to satisfy.
Halloween Dessert Nachos
Coaxing the kids into eating fruit isn’t always easy, but even picky eaters won’t be able to resist when you team up to make this easy Halloween treat. Ask your little ones to garnish their own little plates of apple “nachos” with drizzles of melted PB&J, handfuls of Halloween candy pieces, and not-so-scary Candy Eye Balls.
Parents, you can tell your kids you do know jack—Jack o’ lantern, that is. The orange sprinkle-coated variation of this Halloween dessert for kids will be the MVP of your bash. And you don’t need a lot to bring them to life. Marshmallows (feel free to make your own if you like), a set of Green Paper Straws, and your kid’s imagination are all you need to create a collection of frightful friends.
Halloween Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Your Halloween party can really take shape around this creatively-configured edible centerpiece. Bake a couple of Bundt cakes in a 12-Inch Bundt Pan, allow them to cool, then invite the kids to assist with flipping one on top of the other and drizzling them with homemade almond-flavor frosting. A green ice cream cone makes for a spot-on “stem.”
“How are those ghosts floating above the party cupcakes so perfectly—and eerily?” everyone will ask. The hidden surprise inside: A doughnut hole. This just-spooky-enough dessert comes together in just a few easy steps, thanks to purchased fondant.
Halloween Candy Bark
Looking for a salty and sweet snack for a kids party? This irresistible blend of pretzels, chocolate, and candy is frighteningly good and an easy Halloween dessert recipe.
Candy Corn Poke Cake
This festive Halloween cake couldn’t be easier to make. Bake a simple cake (or use a boxed mix), then melt candy corn, to create a sweet, sugary combination. Poke holes in the baked cake and pour the mixture over the top so it trickles down into the holes. Top with whipped cream and a classic Halloween combo: Candy corn and peanuts.
Gummy Worm Popcorn Balls
Classic popcorn balls taste even better when you sneak in a few candy treats—make these Halloween treats by coating your popped popcorn with a homemade vanilla sugar syrup, then sprinkle with gummy worms and candy corn before rolling into balls. If you’re making them for a school gathering or Halloween party, individually package them in Clear Cello Treat Bags, (Target).
Treetop Trail Mix
A cereal-based snack mix is tops for any holiday party for kids. And Halloween treats for kids don’t come much easier than this trail mix. Even the youngest of kitchen helpers can help stir the four pantry staple ingredients together.
Halloween Pumpkin Cookies
For a classic and easy Halloween treat for kids that skews delightful over frightful, bake a batch of festively decorated sugar cookies.
To make, follow these steps:
1. Use a Pumpkin-Shape Cookie Cutter to cut pumpkins from rolled sugar cookie dough that’s prepared according to your favorite recipe. Bake as directed.
2. Spread a layer of orange icing on the main portion of the pumpkin.
3. Add your favorite jack-o’-lantern face shapes to the pumpkin cookies using black icing, and cover the stems with green icing.