Halloween Food for Kids that is Fun, Easy and Healthyish

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In our house, my kids start planning their Halloween costumes in July, seriously. Our neighborhood goes all out with spooky decorations and haunted cul-de-sacs. On Halloween, we meet up with neighbors and walk the kids around trick-or-treating, it is really a fun night for kids and grownups. Before we go out and my kids fill their bags with sweet treats, I like to feed them a good dinner. Carrots cancel out Hershey bars, right? Here are some of the fun, easy, and healthyish Halloween food for kids we enjoy before trick-or-treating.

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Ghosts in the Pumpkin Patch

A friend brought this snack to a preschool Halloween party and I have been making it ever since. The kids can help prepare it and you can be as creative as you want to be.

Supplies:

  • 6 Clementines
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 3-4 bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Regular size chocolate chips
  • Bag of Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Tray (I used a baking sheet)
  • Ziploc bag – Gallon size (optional)

Directions:

  • This is optional: I got a bag of shredded coconut and put in a plastic Ziploc bag and put in a few drops of green food coloring. Sealed the bag and shook it up. I used the green coconut flakes as the base of my pumpkin patch. I spread it out in an even layer on the tray.
  • Peel the Clementines without separating them.
  • Cut the celery into small thin strips to go in the tops of the clementines
  • Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Put two mini chocolate chips on as eyes and one big chocolate chip as a mouth towards the narrow end of the banana.
  • Arrange your pumpkin patch on your tray. You may have to make some cutting adjustments to the bananas to get them to stay up.
  • You will want to make this right before you are ready to eat it because the bananas will turn brown quickly.

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Jack-o-Lantern pepper and vegetable tray

Another staple in our pre trick-or-treating meal is a vegetable tray. The kids love the Jack-o-Lantern pepper that holds the dip.

Supplies:

  • Orange bell pepper (that is round, pumpkin like, and that has a good stem)
  • Your favorite vegetable dip
  • Your favorite vegetables. We use carrots, cucumbers and pepper strips
  • Large Plate or Platter

Directions:

  • Using a sharp knife cut off the top of the pepper (keep it to be a cute topper for presentation), remove seeds, then carve your Jack-o-Lantern face. It can be as simple or creative.
  • Place the Jack-o-Lantern pepper in the middle of the platter and fill it with your favorite dip. Arrange your vegetables around it and enjoy!

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Mummy Hotdogs

Halloween food takes on classic pigs in a blanket.

Supplies:

  • Hot Dogs of your choice
  • Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
  • Non stick baking sheet or Spray oil on regular sheet pan

Directions:

  • Preheat oven per your dough package directions, mine was 375.                                      
  • Separate your refrigerated crescent dough along the dotted lines.
  • We used one triangle per hot dog.      
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the triangle into strips.
  • I gave each child a wax paper square with the dough strips and a hot dog.                            
  • Wrap up your mummy, leaving some space for the eyes.
  • Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes (per your dough directions).
  • Use mustard or ketschup for the eyes.

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Spooky Mini Pizzas

Pizza is a staple in our Halloween meal, whether we order (thanks Papa Johns for making the Jack-o-Lantern pizzas) or make it ourselves. My kids love making their own pizzas, especially when they are spooky.

Supplies:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Flat Bread/Naan (I found small round ones at the grocery store by Stonefire that were perfect for little hands)
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Toppings of your choice
    • We used pepperoni cut into triangles for the Jack-o-Lantern face
    • Jumbo pitted black olives for the spider
    • Mozzarella cheese sticks peeled into strips and olives for the mummy face

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Cut jumbo olives in half and some into long strips for the spider’s body and legs
  • Assemble pizzas – I love to see what the kids come up with
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes.

My kids ages 2-10 all helped in making these recipes, besides the cutting they were able to do most of it. These are all quick, easy Halloween food ideas and can be made for a small family or a big party. 

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Do you serve Halloween food at your house? If so, what are your family’s favorites?

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