7 fun and easy Halloween food ideas for kids
Whether it’s serving up spooky snacks or creating a fiendish feast, festive food is a great way to add to the fun of Halloween at home. We know that our subscribers love getting stuck into the recipe we include with each month’s pack, so we delved into the archive to find 7 ideas for you to try.
We’ve put a spooky spin on some standard recipes which should be simple enough for kids to have a good go at themselves. However, please do supervise them, especially when using knives or heat sources!
Rice crispy creatures
Put a spin on your normal rice crispy cake recipe by creating spooky snakes or monsters. Will you add food colouring to the mixture?
To make the snakes, simply mould the mixture into shape and stud with your favourite sweet treats. For the monsters, press the mixture into a shallow tray and refrigerate before cutting into oblongs, dipping into melted chocolate and adding edible eyes!
Fruity monster mouths
Sandwich two slices of apple with some peanut butter and stud with mini marshmallows to make a fantastic monster mouth. A piece of dried fruit makes a perfect tongue and slices of banana work well to make these eyes on sticks!
Jam tart spiders
Another twist on a standard recipe. Create your tart cases as normal but reserve some pastry to create 8 long thin legs for each tart. Press the legs into each case before adding the jam and two tiny rolls of pastry for eyes!
Chocolate truffle mice
Create your favourite chocolate truffle mix and mould each ball into a mouse shape. Complete the mice by adding flaked almond ears, silver balls for eyes and a length of red lace as a tail!
Black cat cakes
Turn any cupcake into a witch’s cat by adding chocolate icing, edible eyes and a sweetie nose. For the all-important whiskers, you could use Matchmakers, Pocky or Mikado sticks.
Place two scoops of gloriously green mint or pistachio ice cream into a bowl. Halve a green grape to make two eyes and use some chocolate sauce to stick a chocolate chip into the centre of each half to make a pupil. A chocolate sauce mouth and fruit roll tongue are the finishing touches.
For more ideas about having Halloween fun at home, check our guide here. Or for some brilliant Halloween book recommendations check out 7 spooky Halloween books for 8-year-olds and up and 7 fang-tastic Halloween books for kids aged 5-8.