Halloween is just a couple of weeks away and the kids are getting giddy with excitement. This holiday may mean many different things to different people, but there's usually two aspects that remain consistent -- kids in costumes and lots of Halloween party food. Between school, work, and home, there's bound to be at least one party that you'll be bringing Halloween treats to, and Your Fright Shop is here to help you with these delightful recipes.
Not only are these party snacks delicious, but because they're so easy to make, your kids can actually lend a hand in the kitchen whipping them up. So you’ll get to prepare yummy food while making memories—how great is that? Kids will definitely love these insanely adorable Halloween snacks and adults will relish them as well, making these dishes perfect for a grown-up (or kid-friendly) Halloween n party.
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Thrill your kids (and their friends) with this spooky and easy-to-make Halloween party snack. They’re so cute and so yummy that you’ll probably consider making them more often. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Refrigerated crescent rolls (such as Pillsbury® Grands! Big and Flaky). Pizza dough works just as well.
- Yellow mustard (for the mummy eyes)
How to prepare
Start by preheating your oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F ). Next, place the hot-dogs in a saucepan and bring to boil for about 5 minutes then drain. Alternatively, you can skip this step by simply poking a couple of holes in the hot-dog. Don't worry, they’ll get plenty of heat in the oven.
Roll the dough onto a work surface and tear into different strips. Take one dough strip and roll it around each hot-dog, creating the look of a mummy. Leave some space near one end for the eyes. Place dots of mustard on the top of each for the eyes then arrange the wrapped hot-dogs on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until crescent dough is golden brown and flaky, about 12 minutes, then serve with ketchup and mustard dips.
These Halloween monster mouths are extremely easy to put together and are versatile enough that you could do a simple pantry raid and come up with all the needed ingredients. Did we mention just how much the kiddos love eating them…after all, who doesn’t like sweet with a little salt?
- Peanut Butter or Jam
- Lemon juice
- For the "teeth" you can use different things like peeled almonds, mini marshmallows, jelly beans, candy corn, or even yogurt covered raisins.
How to prepare
Start by slicing the apples into pieces that look like lips - a standard slice will do too. Place the apple slices in the lemon water for about 10-15 minutes so they don't brown.
Spread the peanut butter or jam generously on the tops of each apple slice. This will be the “gums” in the mouth. Next, stick your choice of "teeth" into the “gums” so it sticks… We like to arrange these in sorta crooked so they look even scarier.
There you have it! Stick two slices together one side with teeth and one without and serve.
This famous campfire snack gets made over into a delectable Halloween treat that lets your kids get creative with the toppings. Serve them up at an after-school party and don't be surprised if they're already gone before you walk through the door. Here’s what you need:
- graham crackers
- chocolate chips (for the owl eyes)
- yellow candy melts
- candy corn
How to prepare
Cut one marshmallow in half and stick both pieces on a large graham cracker. Next, place the yellow candy melt on top of each marshmallow, then heat in the microwave for about 3 - 5 seconds. The heat should be just enough to make the marshmallows puff up without getting too hot.
Take out of the microwave and place a chocolate chip in the center of the candy melt, then while still warm, place the candy corn on the graham cracker, just between the marshmallows (this will be the beak). Everything should stick together nicely.
Allow it to cool and then serve.
Everyone loves a good bat bite and these mini chocolate bites are so easy to make, you’ll be serving them in no time. When you’re done making them, they might even look too cute to eat, but hey, it’s obviously hard to say no to an elegant assembly of little peanut butter cups, chocolate sandwich cookie wings, and icing eyes staring back at you.
The only “hard part” to this snack is being able to break the cookies in equal halves for the bat wings. Nevertheless, if they don’t break evenly, no worries. The bats still look super cute and perhaps even scarier if one wing is bigger than the other.
- Thin Oreo sandwich cookies
- Miniature Reese cup
- Homemade or premade cream cheese frosting
- Edible candy eyes
How to prepare
Break Oreo cookies in half to make four bat wings and scrape all the frosting into a plate, then remove the wrappers from the Reese cup and set them aside.
Fill up the plastic bag with store-bought or homemade frosting and pipe it on the back corner of each of the broken pieces of Oreo cookies. Next, gingerly press each broken Oreo cookies on the left and right of each Reese cup.
Pipe some frosting at the back of the edible candy eyes and put on top of the center of the Reese cup. Serve and enjoy!
These are really cute and spooky at the same time. Plus, it’s a fun way to serve actual fruit to your kids, particularly on this sweets-filled night. They are also easy to prepare so you may find yourself making them on any other day outside of Halloween.
- White chocolate
- Wax or parchment paper
- Edible candy eyes
How To Prepare
Follow the instructions on the package of the white chocolate to melt the chocolates. Dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate one by one and bring them out in a slight swirl to make the tail end of the ghost.
Place the chocolate strawberries on wax or parchment paper and carefully put the candy eyes on the strawberries. Allow them to harden on the wax or parchment paper before serving to your little goblins.
This snack is the popular candy called buckeyes but with a Halloween variation. Make “eye” contact with any of these peanut butter eyeballs to kick off your favorite scare night. However, once your costumed guests realize that these snacks are actually sweet-and-salty candies, they probably won't be able to stop eating them.
- Half cup of smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
- White chocolate candy coating
- 1 bag M&Ms
- Red edible color marker or red decorator frosting or Gel tube icing (red)
How To Prepare
Mix the sugar, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and butter together until well blended, then shape the mixture into a small ball (this will be your Halloween eyeball so feel free to make it to a size of your liking), and make sure it's smooth.
Heat the chocolate in a double broiler until fully melted and smooth, then dip in the “eyeballs” to coat evenly all around. Take it out and while the chocolate is still wet, press an M&M piece in the center of the ball, for the cornea.
Allow to cool and dry on wax paper, then pop them in the refrigerator to harden. Use the gel icing tube or edible color marker to make frazzled veins on the eyeballs and make them even spookier and dig in!
This quick and easy dinner is perfect to serve your kids before they head out trick-or-treating! Making this spooky Pizza Mummy Braid is about as easy as it gets and it perfectly captures the theme of Halloween season. Here’s how:
- 1 13.8-oz tube Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
- pizza sauce
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- sliced black olives
How To Prepare
Preheat oven to 400°c and liberally spray pizza pan with cooking spray. Get a cookie sheet and spread the pizza crust to make an even rectangle, then use a pizza cutter to cut 2-3 inch long strips on both sides of the rectangle, making sure to leave about 4 inches in the middle for the filling.
Cut off the third strips on each side so that when you fold the rest of the strips over, there will be space for the mummies’ eyes. Spread pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese on the middle strips, then wrap it up with each strip from the top laying each flap left to right, over each other making them overlap or cross
You should have some space for the eyes already, which is where you’ll place a pepperoni and olive slice on either side. Pop into the oven and let it cook until the pizza dough turns golden brown. Serve and enjoy
Homemade snacks for Halloween parties are always exciting, for the kids and adults who get to munch on them all night long. Making these dishes also helps bring out the best of the Halloween season and allows the family to bond together. Give them a go today!
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Q: Can I make these dishes a few days prior to Halloween?
A: Yes, most can be done in 10-20 minutes so you can simply make them and keep in the refrigerator
Q: How I can elevate a dish and make it look even spookier?
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