Halloween Treats That Kids Can Make

Get your little ones excited about Halloween with these fun (and spooky!) treats.

Food Network Kitchen's Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls.

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Whether you’re planning a party or the kids can’t get enough of ghosts and ghouls, these spooky treats will get everyone in the Halloween spirit. These simple Halloween snacks are fun to make and kids can join in on the crafting as well.

Mac-o-Lantern and Cheese Bowl (pictured above)

The perfect snack before a night of trick-or-treating, edible bowls filled with mac and cheese will appeal to kids and adults alike. Older kids will enjoy carving spooky faces into orange bell peppers, and kids of all ages will love digging into this festive container.



Kids can help pack these sneaky monsters and will love surprising friends with something hiding in their snacks. Use marshmallows and chocolate chips for the eyes and then place into a plastic bag, snug against the side. Fill the rest of the bag up with your snack and tie tightly.

Mandarin Pumpkins

Mandarin Pumpkins

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Jackie Alpers, 2016, Television FoodNetwork, G.P.All Rights Reserved

Not ready to hand out carving sets to the kids? They can create miniature jack-o-lanterns using black permanent marker on clementines or mandarin oranges. These “pumpkins” do double duty as a festive, healthy snack to hand out at play time or with a packed lunch.

FN RECIPES Giada de Laurentiis Halloween Popcorn Treats

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Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Giada uses a mix of leftover Halloween candy, crumbled cookies and nuts to make these salty-sweet popcorn balls. Let the kids pick out which candy they want to use and they can also help pressing the toppings into the popcorn.

Key Words: Malted Milk Balls, Spider, Spooky, Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Sugar, Butter, Vanilla Extract, Egg, Peanut Butter, White Cake Decorating Gel, Chocolate Chips

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Older kids can help to measure and mix, but everyone can have fun pushing chocolate candies into warm cookies for the bodies and melted chocolate to make the legs of these spider-topped cookies.

Find more ghouslish and creative snacks that kids will love here.

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