Trick or treat, be so sweet. Give me something good to eat.
The holidays are all about treats and goodies! Halloween is no exception. Your imagination can run wild with ideas on how to decorate food and what types of foods you can serve. This article will give you some ideas when it comes to foods related to Halloween.
Halloween Treats for a Party
If you are planning on having a Halloween party, one thing you need to plan is having treats available. The following treats will all be properly themed for Halloween and can all be fun for kids to enjoy.
Halloween Snack Mix
The first option is to make your own snack mix. This snack mix should start with any type of dry cereal you like. Chex Mix really is one of the best options but be creative and pick anything you want. My kids don’t like Chex Mix so I tend to use Cherrios. You will then add in other snack pieces that you think complement it, such as mini pretzels, candy corns, sunflower seeds that have been roasted, and bite-size Halloween candy pieces for some added sweetness.
Witch Hat Cupcakes
If you are going to make cupcakes for Halloween, witch hat cupcakes are a really fun idea. You start with a standard cupcake and frosting. Doing a chocolate cupcake with a bold purple frosting is good for a witch cupcake. You will then take a mini ice cream cone, dip it in melted chocolate, and turn it upside down, then place it on top of the cupcake.
This Halloween treat is like peanut brittle, but it is made for Halloween. You start by melting chocolate, then pouring it onto a sheet of parchment paper that is lining a small baking sheet. Just spread the chocolate around until it is even, making sure it doesn’t run off the sides. When it is still melted, add some items for the bark, such as pieces of candy corn, broken M&M’s, pretzel pieces, peanuts, and little pieces of other candy. Now put it in the fridge to harden the chocolate. Once hardened, you can break up the bark into smaller pieces.
If you want a simple snack that is easy to make, just combine pretzels and melted chocolate. You want to have orange chocolate for Halloween, so take white chocolate and add some orange food coloring to it. Melt the chocolate, then dip your pretzels in and place on parchment paper. Use the round pretzels so you can make them look like pumpkins. When the chocolate is not yet hard, use a small candy piece on top for the stem, and sprinkle some black, orange, and green sprinkles on top.
This is a fun and easy way to let your kids join in on the fun without the added worry of them burning themselves or cutting themselves.
Frankenstein Rice Krispy Treats
To make these treats, you will start with a traditional Rice Krispy treat recipe. Make the treats, then cut them into more of rectangles instead of squares. Use green frosting to paint on the Frankenstein face, and you’re all done! If you want to get really creative and festive, cook enough rice krispy treats to make a body for Frankenstein.
What to Cook on Halloween Night
When you are spending Halloween at home, you might want to plan a fun and special dinner. It is possible to have a delicious and filling dinner that also has some type of Halloween theme. Here are some different ideas to consider.
Salad with Pumpkin Carrot Slices
There is a technique for cutting a carrot into small pumpkin-shaped slices, which is perfect for topping your dinner salad. You want to take the carrot and wash it and shave it as you normally would. You then cut into the top of the carrot on two sides of where the stem will be, moving down the carrot long wise, but not going down too far. Remember this is going to become the stem. Once that area is done, you cut the carrot into slices, and you have yourself pumpkin-shaped carrot pieces.
Put these finished pumpkin carrot slices onto your salad or leave them out for fun snacks to enjoy.
If you want to have pasta for dinner, it is easy to make it Halloween-themed by making some food eyeballs. To make the eyeballs, take a couple hard boiled eggs and remove the yolk. Now slice up the white parts of the egg into round circles, then cut up some black olives into round circles a little smaller than the white circles. Cut a slit into the white pieces so you can fit the black olives in there, and you have yourself some eyeballs to top your pasta.
For cheeseburgers, it is very simple to turn it into a Halloween meal. You are going to make your hamburger like normal, but the cheese slices will be made into Jack-O-Lanterns. You can do this by cutting the face into your cheese slices freehand or using a cookie cutter. Now put the cheese slices on the burgers and leave them open-faced when serving them to your kids for dinner.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Mummy hot dogs can be a lot of fun for dinner on Halloween. Take hot dogs and cut them in half. Wrap a crescent roll around each hot dog piece so that the entire hot dog is covered. Then bake them until the crescent rolls are cooked through. It creates a fun little mummy dinner. You can serve this with your pumpkin salad or eyeball pasta for a full, well-balanced meal that is healthy and fun to enjoy on Halloween night.
Don’t forget other dinners might not be ‘Halloween Themed’ but are also good to make, such as a nice pot of chili or some pumpkin soup.
I hope these fun ideas for Halloween food inspire you to come up with some fun and yummy treats for the holiday. My kids LOVE to help with food and these ideas will allow your kids to help you in the kitchen and give everyone delicious Halloween treats to eat.
Comment below and let me know what yummy food plans you have for Halloween.