Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Treat Ideas for Little Goblins
BY JEN AMBROSE
17 Scarily Simple Halloween Treat Ideas
Boo to you, fellow mummies! Halloween is quickly approaching, which means it's time to get creative in the kitchen and whip up some frightfully delicious sweets for our little monsters. As a mom who likes the spooky season, I've compiled a list of quick and easy Halloween goodies that will have your kids squealing with delight. So grab an apron and let's get cooking!
1. Witchy Pretzel Brooms
These adorable Witchy Pretzel Brooms are a breeze to make, and your little witches and wizards will love helping you assemble them. All you need are pretzel sticks, mini Reese's peanut butter cups, and some strands of licorice.
Unwrap the mini peanut butter cups and turn them upside down.
Carefully insert the end of a pretzel stick into the flat part of the peanut butter cup, creating the broomstick handle.
Take a strand of licorice and tie it around the top of the peanut butter cup to make the broom's bristles.
Repeat the process for as many brooms as you want.
These broomstick treats are not only delicious but also make fantastic party favors for your little one's Halloween bash!
2. Spooky Spider Cookies
You don't have to be a master baker to make these Spooky Spider Cookies, I promise! All you need is your favorite sugar cookie recipe, some chocolate chips, and black licorice.
Prepare your sugar cookie dough as usual and shape it into small balls.
Place the cookie balls on a baking sheet and bake according to your recipe's instructions.
Once the cookies are out of the oven and still warm, gently press two chocolate chips into each cookie to create the spider's eyes.
For the legs, cut the black licorice into small pieces and press four pieces on each side of the cookie.
These creepy-crawly treats will impress both kids and adults alike and will be a hit at any Halloween gathering.
3. Jack-o'-Lantern Fruit Cups
Amidst all the sugary delights, it's great to include a healthier treat option. These Jack-o'-Lantern Fruit Cups are not only cute but also refreshing.
Choose small, clear plastic cups to serve as the base for your fruit cups.
Fill each cup with a mix of your little one's favorite fruits. Mandarin oranges, diced watermelon, and green grapes work well.
Use a black permanent marker to draw a spooky Jack-o'-Lantern face on the outside of each cup.
These fruit cups are perfect for school parties, and you can even get the kids involved in drawing the pumpkin faces!
4. Mummy Hot Dogs
Looking for a spooktacular dinner idea? Mummy Hot Dogs to the rescue! These savory treats are super fun to make and will vanish from the plate in no time.
Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the crescent roll package.
Unroll the crescent dough and cut it into thin strips.
Wrap the strips around each hot dog, leaving a small gap near the top to create the "mummy" effect.
Place the wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet and bake according to the crescent roll package instructions.
Once the mummies are out of the oven, use small dots of mustard or ketchup to create their eyes.
Serve these adorable Mummy Hot Dogs with some spooky pasta for a Halloween dinner your kids won't forget!
5. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
Candy corn is an iconic Halloween treat, and you can give it a twist by incorporating it into these delicious Rice Krispie Treats.
Prepare a batch of classic Rice Krispie Treats using the recipe on the cereal box.
Divide the mixture into three portions and add orange food coloring to one and yellow to another. Leave the third portion white.
Layer the orange, white, and yellow mixtures in a baking dish, pressing them down gently to adhere.
Once the mixture has cooled and set, use a candy corn-shaped cookie cutter to cut out individual treats.
These candy corn-inspired treats are a colorful addition to your Halloween treat spread and are sure to be devoured in no time.
6. Frankenstein's Monster Brownies
Turn ordinary brownies into Frankenstein's Monster Brownies with just a few simple decorations!
Bake a batch of your favorite brownies and let them cool completely.
Cut the brownies into squares and use green frosting to cover the top of each square.
Press candy eyes onto the frosting, and use black frosting to draw a stitched-up mouth and bolts on the side.
These monstrous brownies will surely make your little ones giggle while satisfying their sweet tooth.
7. Ghostly Popcorn Hands
These Ghostly Popcorn Hands are a fun and interactive Halloween treat that kids will love making and eating!
Start by popping a big bowl of popcorn and set it aside.
Fill food-safe disposable gloves with candy corn, mini marshmallows, or any small Halloween-themed treats of your choice.
Then, carefully fill the gloves with the popped popcorn, leaving a little space at the top for tying.
Securely tie the top of the glove to seal in the goodies and create the ghostly hand effect.
Use a black permanent marker to draw ghostly faces on each finger.
These spooky popcorn hands are perfect for handing out at Halloween parties or as a surprise treat for your kiddos.
8. Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
Creating a mini pumpkin patch couldn't be easier with these adorable Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups!
Prepare chocolate or vanilla pudding cups and let them chill in the refrigerator.
While the pudding sets, crush chocolate sandwich cookies or graham crackers to use as the "dirt" for the pumpkin patch.
Once the pudding is ready, sprinkle the crushed cookies or graham crackers on top.
Insert a pretzel rod or a small piece of green licorice into the center of the pudding to resemble a pumpkin stem.
Finish it off by adding a small candy pumpkin on top.
Your little pumpkin enthusiasts will adore digging into their very own pumpkin patch!
9. Boo-nana Ghost Pops
These Boo-nana Ghost Pops are a spooktacular twist on a classic frozen treat – perfect for Halloween!
Peel bananas and cut them in half.
Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana half.
Freeze the banana pops for a couple of hours until they are firm.
Melt white chocolate or white candy melts in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Dip the frozen banana halves into the melted white chocolate, covering them completely.
Quickly add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a larger chocolate chip or a small candy for the mouth before the chocolate sets.
These adorable ghost pops are not only adorable but also a healthier option among all the sugary treats during Halloween.
10. Haunted Halloween Punch
Quench your little goblins' thirst with a spooky Haunted Halloween Punch – a fun and festive drink for the entire family.
2 liters of lemon-lime soda or any clear carbonated beverage of your choice
1 quart of orange juice
1 cup of pineapple juice
Orange and lime slices for garnish
Gummy worms or plastic spiders for an extra creepy touch
In a large punch bowl, combine the lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
Stir well to mix all the flavors together.
Add orange and lime slices to the punch for a pop of color and flavor.
For an eerie effect, add a few gummy worms or plastic spiders to float on top.
This chillingly refreshing drink will be a hit at any Halloween party or family gathering!
11. Monster Rice Cake Snacks
These Monster Rice Cake Snacks are not only adorable but also a great way to incorporate some healthy toppings.
Start with plain rice cakes as the base for your monsters.
Spread a layer of cream cheese, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter on top of each rice cake.
Decorate the rice cakes with slices of strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, or any other favorite fruits, creating eyes, mouths, and funky hairdos.
These rice cake monsters are a fantastic option for a quick Halloween-themed snack that will have your little ones grinning from ear to ear.
12. Spooky Halloween Pizza
Put a Halloween twist on a classic family dinner with Spooky Halloween Pizza!
Start with pre-made pizza dough or store-bought pizza crust for ease.
Spread a layer of pizza sauce or pesto on the crust.
Use ghost-shaped cookie cutters to cut out slices of mozzarella cheese and place them on the sauce.
Add black olives, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers to create creepy faces or spooky scenes on the pizza.
Sprinkle some shredded cheese for an extra gooey touch.
Bake the pizza as per the crust's instructions or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
Your little ones will love sinking their teeth into this eerie and tasty pizza creation!
13. Vampire Doughnuts with Oozing "Blood"
Sink your teeth into these fang-tastic Vampire Doughnuts, complete with spooky eyes and "blood" dripping from plastic teeth. These treats are sure to delight your little monsters and their friends.
Start with a batch of plain doughnuts from your local bakery or supermarket.
For the vampire fangs, insert plastic vampire teeth into the center of each doughnut.
To create the "blood" effect, mix some red food coloring with corn syrup until you achieve the desired consistency.
Drizzle the "blood" mixture over the vampire teeth and let it ooze down the sides of the doughnut.
For the eyes, use candy eyeballs or white chocolate chips with a dot of dark chocolate in the center.
These Vampire Doughnuts will add a touch of spookiness to your Halloween breakfast or brunch spread.
I just wanted to share my love for Manvscakes Halloween Sprinkles. These spooky-themed sprinkles are perfect for adding a festive touch to any Halloween dessert. They come in a variety of shapes and colors, making it super easy to create eye-catching treats that will impress everyone. Give them a try and watch your Halloween goodies come to life!
14. Monster Eyeball Cookies
Get ready to mesmerize your little ones with these creepy and delicious Monster Eyeball Cookies.
Prepare a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough.
Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet.
Press a candy eyeball or a chocolate-covered candy onto the center of each cookie.
Use the back of a spoon or your fingertip to create cracks or lines around the eyeballs, giving them a monstrous appearance.
Bake the cookies as per the dough recipe's instructions.
These eerie eyeball cookies are perfect for a Halloween-themed cookie decorating session with the kids.
I recently found the Halloween Candy Mold with 60 Mini Pumpkin Cavities, and it's a game-changer for making adorable and bite-sized treats. The silicone molds are so easy to use, and the mini pumpkin shapes turn out perfectly every time. It's a fun way to create spooky treats for Halloween parties or as little surprises for the kids. Highly recommend giving it a try!
15. Goblin Graveyard Dirt Cups
Create a hauntingly delightful Goblin Graveyard with these spooky Dirt Cups!
Prepare chocolate pudding cups and let them chill in the refrigerator.
While the pudding sets, crush chocolate sandwich cookies or brownies to create the "dirt."
Once the pudding is ready, sprinkle the crushed cookies or brownies on top of each cup.
Insert gummy worms and candy skeletons into the "graveyard."
For an extra eerie touch, you can use a toothpick and black food coloring to write spooky messages on small pieces of white chocolate or fondant, then stick them into the dirt.
These Goblin Graveyard Dirt Cups will be a graveyard smash at any Halloween party or after-dinner treat.
16. Witches' Cauldron Popcorn Balls
Whip up a magical potion in the form of these Witches' Cauldron Popcorn Balls – a spellbinding twist on the classic popcorn ball.
Start by popping a large bowl of popcorn and set it aside.
In a saucepan, melt marshmallows, butter, and a few drops of green food coloring over low heat, stirring until smooth.
Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and gently stir until evenly coated.
Let the mixture cool slightly before shaping it into balls, using lightly greased hands.
To create the "cauldron" effect, use black licorice or fruit roll-ups to make a handle, and press it onto the top of each popcorn ball.
These Witches' Cauldron Popcorn Balls will cast a deliciously fun spell on everyone who tries them.
17. Melted Witch Pudding Cups
These Melted Witch Pudding Cups are a wickedly good dessert option that's easy to put together.
Prepare chocolate pudding cups and let them chill in the refrigerator.
Just before serving, insert a sugar ice cream cone into the center of each pudding cup to resemble a witch's hat.
For the witch's "legs," use striped or colored straws and stick them into the sides of the pudding cups.
Your little ones will have a blast pretending to be witches as they devour these adorable Melted Witch Pudding Cups.
With these spooktacularly simple Halloween treat ideas, you'll be well-prepared to dazzle your little goblins and their friends this Halloween season. From cute and creepy to healthy and delicious, these treats cover all the bases. So, grab your apron, round up your mini sous-chefs, and have a hauntingly good time in the kitchen. Happy Halloween, fellow moms! May your festivities be full of fun, laughter, and of course, mouthwatering treats for all!