Have you ever thought about making Halloween treats for your kids? After all, it’s a wonderful tradition and great bonding experience. The following Halloween treat ideas for kids are fun and easy to make, and even more yummy to eat!
Halloween Treat Ideas for Kids: Monster Candy Bark
Monster Candy Bark Ingredients
- 24 oz. black candy melts
- 12 oz. orange green candy melts
- 12 oz. purple candy melts
- 3/4 cup M&Ms
- 1 cup small pretzel sticks
- 2 oz pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
- Colored sprinkles
- 2 Kit Kat bars cut into pieces
- 1 oz package of decorative candy eyeballs
Monster Candy Bark Directions
- Line a large baking pan or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
- Begin melting your candy melts in the microwave. Pour each color into a separate microwave safe bowl and heat them up one right after the other.
- Cook on high for one minute then stir and cook for another minute and stir again. Do this until your candy is smooth and melted perfectly.
- Pour the black melts into your baking pan and smooth until even.
- Using a spoon, drop in alternating stripes of the other two Halloween colors and then swirl the colors.
- Then start scattering the candy, pretzels, nuts, and sprinkles.
- Lightly press down with the palm of your hand to set the toppings into the candy.
- When your monster bark is complete, pop the pan into the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- When time is up, remove the candy by pulling up the parchment paper and then using a big sharp knife, break the candy into different size pieces.
- Store in a large zip-top bag or airtight container.
Note: If you get distracted and find your black candy has hardened before you can swirl in your color candy melts, preheat your oven and pop your candy in for a few minutes to remelt your candy.
Halloween Treat Ideas for Kids: Jack Skellington Cupcakes
Jack Skellington Cupcakes Ingredients
- 12 chocolate cupcakes
- White frosting tub
- Small tube of black frosting
- 24 mini Oreos
Jack Skellington Cupcakes Directions
- Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the box and let cool.
- Frost the cupcakes.
- Add two mini Oreos as eyes on each cupcake.
- Use black frosting to form the nostrils and mouth.
Note: When making these Halloween treats, it’s a good idea to add the “eyes” right after you frosting each cupcake so they will stick. Once the eyes are on all of your cupcakes, go back and add the “nostrils” and “mouth.”
Halloween Treat Ideas for Kids: Witchy Guacamole
Witchy Guacamole Ingredients
- 1 ½ cups guacamole
- 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced (for hair and eyebrows)
- 2 black olive slices (for eyes)
- 1 green pepper strip (for nose)
- 2 small red pepper strips (for mouth)
- Handful of blue corn chips (for the hat)
Witchy Guacamole Directions
- Add the guacamole to the lower half of a serving dish and shape into a circle.
- Create the chip hat first and then add the orange pepper slices for the hair.
- Assemble the face and serve.
Halloween Treat Ideas for Kids: Halloween Party Snack Mix
Halloween Party Snack Mix Ingredients
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup M&Ms
- 4 cups bite-size crispy cereal squares
- 4 cups salted popcorn
- 1 cup mini pretzels
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 tsp. Baking soda
Halloween Party Snack Mix Directions
- In a small saucepan bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
- In a large microwavable bowl combine cereal, popcorn, and pretzels.
- Pour sauce over mixture and stir.
- Place in microwave and heat 1 minute, remove and stir.
- Repeat two more times.
- Pour onto wax paper and sprinkle with candy.
- Cool and break apart large pieces.
You and Your Kids Will Enjoy Making Halloween Treats
Making Halloween treats for your kids can be a yearly tradition. Just make sure you supervise, so they don’t disappear before the big day. And if you’re throwing a party for your kids, make sure you incorporate Halloween sayings into your decorations. One more thing: if you know someone who’d love these Halloween treat ideas for kids, share this post with them.