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13 Easy Halloween Treats For Kids

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Halloween treats for kids go beyond candies. This list of easy kid-friendly Halloween treats includes plenty of tasty snacks that are fun both to eat and whip up!

In this article:

  1. Bat Snacks
  2. Halloween Broomstick Pretzel Snacks
  3. Apple Peanut Butter Teeth Treats
  4. Vampire Donuts
  5. Ghost Meringues
  6. Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs
  7. Boo-nana Ghost Pops
  8. Candy Corn Fruit Parfait
  9. Halloween Yogurt Bark
  10. Frankenguac
  11. Candy Corn Jello
  12. Goldfish Filled Mini Pumpkin Halloween Treats
  13. Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups

Halloween Treats for Kids, and No, They Aren’t Candies

 

1. Bat Snacks

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Nothing is healthier than fresh fruits and veggies, but gettings kids to chomp on veggies will require more than just telling them how good they are for them. These bat snacks can do the trick this Halloween. They’re so easy to make —they are a treat for moms, too!

You Will Need:

  • Ziploc bags
  • fresh fruit or veggie tidbits (carrots, celery, grapes, and oranges)
  • black pipe cleaner
  • googly eyes
  • black card stock paper
  • glue
  • wooden clothespins

Instructions:

  1. Pre-paint the clothespins black if you want to make these treats with your kids without having to wait for paint to dry at craft time.
  2. Cut out bat patterns on your black cardstock paper.
  3. Fill the Ziploc bags with fruits, veggies, or both. You can mix or separate the fruit and veggie tidbits by kind.
  4. Place the bag over the bat pattern, then slide a clothespin right along the center dividing the bags into two sections.
  5. Finally, add the googly eyes and the black pipe cleaners for the bat face.

2. Halloween Broomstick Pretzel Snacks

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Of course, pretzels are wholesome snacks, yet they can be a bore after a while. Make them more exciting this Halloween by making these broomstick pretzel snacks.

You Will Need:

  • pretzel sticks
  • plastic bags
  • straws or pencils (decorated for Halloween)
  • ribbons
  • transparent tape
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Slide a handful of pretzel sticks in a plastic sandwich bag in an upright arrangement.
  2. Cut the ends of the bags off using your scissors.
  3. Stick a Halloween theme-decorated straw or pencil inside the bag.
  4. Twist the tip of a bag around the pencil or straw, tape it, then tie with a ribbon to decorate.

3. Apple Peanut Butter Teeth Treats

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You and your kids will have a good laugh or two making these apple peanut butter teeth treats.

You Will Need:

  • a large apple or more
  • a jar of peanut butter
  • mini marshmallows

Instructions:

  1. Start by coring and slicing the apples into 8 wedges, then slice each wedge again.
  2. Scoop a spoonful of peanut butter, then spread onto the apple slices.
  3. Arrange a row of mini marshmallows along the surface of an apple slice.
  4. Finally, top the slice with its pair dabbed with peanut butter to make the grinning toothsome Halloween treat.

4. Vampire Donuts

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Give your regular donuts a scary spin this Halloween with these vampire donuts with a twist. Read on for the ingredients and instructions.

You Will Need:

Instructions:

  1. Press the vampire teeth closed and insert it in the donut hole.
  2. Stick a pair of candy eyes, chocolate candies, or chips to make the eyes.
  3. Serve it to giggling kids or make a few more with them

5. Ghost Meringues

Meringues can be a bit tricky to make, but meringues with a spooky flair, as seen in this recipe deserve a spot on this list of Halloween treats for kids.

You Will Need:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • icing gel, black

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Whip your egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until frothy.
  3. Add sugar in small amounts, then mix in cream of tartar.
  4. Continue to whip for a few minutes or until it gets stiff.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet by placing a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray.
  6. Get your icing bag and put a large round icing tip in it.
  7. Make the ghost meringue by pressing the icing bag down the baking sheet.
  8. Give one big squeeze, then gently pull up to create layers.
  9. Bake the meringue for 45 minutes.
  10. Once the meringues harden, they can be decorated with the black gel frosting.

6. Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs

What easier treat is there to make than simply sticking fruits on a skewer? These Halloween ghost fruit kabobs are so simple to make and quite wholesome, too.

You Will Need:

  • marshmallows
  • fruits cut into cubes (strawberries, melons, apples)
  • skewers
  • food coloring marker

Instructions:

  1. Use a food coloring marker to draw a ghost face onto marshmallows.
  2. Skewer the fruit cubes placing the marshmallow last or on top.

7. Boo-nana Ghost Pops

Get your kids a double dose of nutritious ingredients in these boo-nana ghost pops. Potassium- and vitamin-rich bananas smothered in calcium- and probiotic-rich yogurt is a dream treat of moms for their kids anytime, anywhere.

You Will Need:

  • 3 bananas, peeled and cut crosswise in half
  • ¾ cup vanilla yogurt
  • mini chocolate chips
  • wooden popsicle sticks

Instructions:

  1. Get a 9-inch baking pan and line it with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Insert the popsicle sticks into each banana until halfway up.
  3. Pour yogurt into a bowl, then dip the bananas to coat.
  4. Let some yogurt drip back to the bowl, then lay the pops in the baking pan.
  5. Stick two chocolate chips on the top portion of the bananas
  6. Pop the baking pan into the freezer to firm up your pops.

8. Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

It’s always raining candy corns around Halloween, so let’s try to give this humble candy a healthy twist in this fruit parfait rendition. The milky cream will balance the citrus flavors in the fruits and the candy corns help give it color and add flavor.

You Will Need:

  • 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • candy corns

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat until stiff and peaks form.
  2. Set decorative glasses and layer fresh pineapples, then orange slices, and top with the whipped cream.
  3. Sprinkle candy corns on top and serve!

9. Halloween Yogurt Bark

Play the wicked witch this Halloween and brew your kids a healthy and wholesome dessert with this Halloween yogurt bark.

You Will Need:

  • 4 cartons non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 yellow nectarine
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • googly eyes candies

Instructions:

  1. Line an 8×8 baking pan with wax paper or parchment.
  2. Combine all yogurt and coconut oil in a medium bowl, then empty the mixture into the pan.
  3. Add the fruits and googly eyes and freeze until it sets.
  4. Cut or break into chunks or barks.

10. Frankenguac

Whip up a frightfully healthy and tasty dish this Halloween in this Frankenguac potion. Luckily, only the name is hard to pronounce or spell, but it’s super easy to make. Snap some photos before your kids obliterate your creation.

You Will Need:

  • 3 avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ⅛ Tsp. salt
  • sour cream
  • black beans, refried
  • ripe olives

Instructions:

  1. Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl.
  2. Throw in the cilantro, onions, lime juice, and salt.
  3. Scoop guacamole into a platter, then shape it into a rectangle.
  4. Arrange chips on one end of the guacamole.
  5. Finally, decorate your guacamole with sour cream, black beans, and olives for Frankenstein’s face.

11. Candy Corn Jello

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Give the iconic Halloween treats, candy corns, a whole new look in this candy corn jello.

You Will Need:

  • 1 lemon Jell-O (3 oz)
  • 1 orange Jell-O (3 oz)
  • 8 oz whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
  • candy corns

Instructions:

  1. Place lemon gelatin in separate bowls and pour in ⅔ cups of boiling water.
  2. Stir the mix well until dissolved.
  3. Take tall shot glasses or any clear glass, then fill each glass to about ⅓ and let it cool.
  4. Prepare the orange gelatin the same way, then fill the cups with the firm lemon gelatin the same amount as the lemon.
  5. Top the gelatin with whipped cream and garnish with candy corns, then refrigerate.

12. Goldfish Filled Mini Pumpkin Halloween Treats

Easy as one, two, three, you ask? You have it in these mini pumpkin Halloween treats. If you need some fast and easy Halloween treats for kids, make room for this one.

You Will Need:

  • goldfish snacks
  • rounded treat bags
  • permanent black marker
  • ribbons or yarn
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Draw jack-o-lantern faces on each bag using a permanent marker.
  2. Fill each bag with goldfish snacks.
  3. Tie the bags with ribbons.

13. Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups

Kids will dig this delightful messy and delicious treat.

You Will Need:

  • a box of chocolate pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 packages Oreos, crushed
  • 1 package pumpkin candies
  • 1 package green sour straw candy
  • pumpkin patch dirt cups

Instructions:

  1. Cook pudding according to instructions.
  2. On a clear glass, layer the crushed Oreos and chocolate pudding, alternately with crushed Oreos first and on the top layer.
  3. Place three pumpkin candies and a green sour straw candy on top.

 

Check out this video for some spooky treats you should try for your kids:

 

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Candies rule the roost on Halloween, but now, you can ditch the candies and go for healthier alternatives with these easy Halloween treats for kids. You can make them with your little ones, a day before or you can make it at the last minute for your kids or for trick or treating. Have fun snacking!

Which of these Halloween treats for kids are you eyeing on for the trick-or-treating season? Tell us your thoughts about them in your comments section below!

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