Happy Halloween-ish! I know the day is usually about candy, candy, and more candy, but it doesn’t have to be! There are a lot of creative food ideas and recipes out there for just about any Halloween-related event.
Spooky October Recipes for Kids
- Monster Mouths – No baking is required, and there are lots of ways to put your own spin on these.
- Webbed Berries – This could qualify as a dessert, but it’s more fruit than frosting, so I’m calling it healthy.
- Pumpkin Oranges – Just carve and fill!
- Candy Corn “Cocktail” – A sophisticated way to serve some morning Vitamin C.
- Creepy Charcuterie – The main ingredients are eyeballs and fruit.
- Mozzarella Pumpkins – Just five items for your shopping list, and they are super cute to look at.
- Witches Broomsticks – Easy peasy – you just need a steady hand.
- Bat Bites – Super cheesy and your kids can help you decorate them.
- Jack-o-Lantern Chicken and Rice Stuffed Peppers – Grab some orange peppers and a tiny carving knife.
- Ghost Pizza – Simple mini-biscuit pizzas; cookie-cutter recommended.
- Meatball Mummies – Quick to prep, and you can serve these with pasta and your favorite sauce.
- Witches Brew Stew – This one’s for the crock pot, but the stars of the show are the ghost mushrooms and pumpkin carrots.
- Vampire Donuts – Find some fangs and you’re ready to enjoy!
- Mummy Cakes – Store-bought cupcakes are ok here – the cuteness is in the icing.
- Caramel Apple Board – This is a fun way to sneak a little fruit into the mix and not break any teeth with traditional caramel apples.
- Boo Brownies – Decorating level: medium, but worth it – I love the candy pumpkins on these.
- Candy Corn Centerpiece – A decoration AND a dessert!
Check out our Atlanta ‘All Things Fall’ Guide for other fall and Halloween ideas.