Halloween is the perfect time to get seriously creative with your kids. Change up your normal snack routine with some fun, Halloween-themes eats. These five creative Halloween treats for kids are a nice blend of nutrition and indulgence that will make everyone smile.
Pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispies treats
Rice Krispies treats are a perennial favorite for kids. Turn them into one of our creative Halloween treats for kids by mixing in a bit of orange food die. Then, instead of placing the mixture in a pan, roll scoops of it into small balls. You can add a few chocolate chips to create a jack-o-lantern pattern on it for extra creativity.
Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
This is arguably the one of the simplest Halloween treats for kids on our list. Take a Mandarin orange and draw a jack-o-lantern face on the side with a black sharpie pen. While the pen’s ink is definitely not edible, this is ok because kids will have to peel the skin off anyway.
You can draw the funny faces on yourself, or get your kids involved. Either way it’s a nutritious but silly snack that kids will enjoy.
Bell Pepper Jack-o-Lanterns
Fall is the perfect season for peppers, so this is not only a creative Halloween snack, but it’s also very seasonal. Cut the top off of an orange bell pepper. Use a pairing knife to scrape out the seams and seeds. Then, with a pairing knife cut out a jack-o-lantern face on the outside of the bell pepper.
Once you have the hollowed out pepper, you can customize as you wish. You can stuff it with rice and cook it or you can leave it raw and fill it with celery and carrot sticks for a bit of hair-raising fun. Any time there’s a face on their food, kids will love it.
Halloween Snack Mix
Who doesn’t love a good snack mix? Start by popping some popcorn. Add in triangle-shaped bugles and some Chex cereal. You can also add in some candy corn, brown and orange M&Ms, and even some pumpkin gummy candies. Other ideas include white chocolate covered pretzels. Really, the results are endless. The nice thing about this Halloween snack is that you can make it as sweet or salty as you and your kids prefer.
White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts
Combine the tanginess of strawberries with the sweetness of chocolate. Another one of our easiest Halloween treats for kids is a nice mix of healthy and delicious. Start by melting white chocolate, either in the microwave or on the stove in a double boiler. Then, take a washed strawberry and dip it in. You can stop here or take it one step further. To perfect the ghost look, add in some candy eyes to the side of the strawberry. Just take care to put the eyes on the chocolate before it hardens.