6 Halloween Treats You Can Make with Kids

Conjure up sweet memories with these spooky recipes.

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Kids Can Make: Halloween Cocoa Ghost Pancakes

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Halloween is the perfect season to cook with your kiddos. Family baking is always fun and, when you think about it, there’s no better time to embrace creativity and satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, if you make a mess, it only contributes to the spooky factor. When you’re looking for a sweet treat, turn to one of these kid-friendly recipes. They offer something for every skill level and are chock full of festive Halloween fun!

Halloween breakfasts should be anything but boo-ring! Break out the cookie cutters to shape pancakes into ghosts, then go nuts with whipped topping, fruits and sprinkles for decorating. You’ll have a delicious brunch that’s adorably festive — and ultra-fun, too!

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

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Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

These cookie critters are a blast from start to finish! From pushing chocolate candies into warm cookies to drawing spider arms and legs, these treats offer spooky fun for the entire family.

I spy...a perfectly spooktacular Halloween dessert! After your preferred cake has cooled, ask little ghouls and goblins to smash it up into tiny crumbs. Mix in frosting to form a dough, then work together to roll it into balls. Once the balls have cooled completely, have a blast decorating to look like spooky, bloodshot eyeballs.

Witch Crash Cupcakes

Witch Crash Cupcakes

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Matt Armendariz

Brace yourself! These witch crash cupcakes are a wickedly fun time. Kiddos will have a (magic) ball squishing candies into the shape of boots, assembling cereal “hair” and making cookie witch hats. You can use any color you like for the frosting, so feel free to mix it up!

Food Network Kitchen’s Dirt Cake.

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Who doesn’t love creepy-crawly gummy worms? Weave them throughout the top of this dirt “cake,” which features crowd-pleasing pudding and plenty of crushed cookies. Want to make this even more fun? Skip the food processor in favor of crushing up the cookies in a sealed plastic bag.

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Cake pops are a great project for little hands. Once each pop is formed and cooled, you’ll have a great time rolling, dipping and coating in sprinkles. Feel free to assemble a bunch of different sprinkles and candies — the sky’s the limit when it comes to cake pops!

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