Decorating your home for Halloween is a classic family activity, but decorating snacks for the holiday can be just as fun. These healthy and tasty snacks are easy to prepare and a great way to introduce kids to cooking. Check out these spooky snacks your kids and their friends will love to eat and make:
1. Mummy Dogs
Pigs in a blanket are a classic party favorite. Add a spooky twist and turn your dogs into mummies! The benefits of baking for kids are numerous and this recipe is a great starting point.
- Refrigerated crescent roll dough
- American cheese
- Hot dogs
- Cooking spray
- Ketchup and mustard
Start by heating your oven to 375 degrees. Then unroll the crescent rolls and create 4 rectangles by pressing and sealing the perforations. Next, cut each rectangle into 10 pieces and the cheese slices into quarters. Finally, wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and a 1/4 slice of cheese to look like bandages. This is a great task for kids that does not involve cutting. Just make sure to leave room between the top bandages for the mummy’s face. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is a golden brown. Then get ready to finish your mummy by drawing a face with mustard.
2. Candy Corn Rice Treats
Rice crispy treats are usually a hit with the kids. For Halloween, turn them into the classic Halloween candy. Your candy corn rice treats will be a sure hit at any Halloween party!
- Unsalted butter
- Miniature marshmallows
- Crispy rice cereal
- Yellow and orange food coloring
You’ll want to start by coating a 9×5” loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large pan, melt your butter before adding in the marshmallows. After taking the pan off the heat, mix in the rice cereal until covered with melted marshmallows. Immediately transfer to the pan and press in firmly for the bottom layer. Then, repeat first steps, but add in orange food coloring the second time and yellow the third time. Let it sit for 2 hours until completely set. Finally, with a serrated knife, cut into 10 slices and then cut each slice in half crosswise. All that’s left to do is mold each square into the candy corn shape – a fun task for any child.
3. Monster Teeth
Don’t worry – these teeth sound scarier than they look! If your kids love apples and peanut butter this is a monster teeth recipe they’ll love to bite into.
- Medium-sized Granny Smith apples
- Natural creamy organic peanut butter
- Yogurt covered goji berries
- Lemon juice
Start by sectioning each apple. Once sectioned, sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent browning. Then, spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each slice. For the teeth, stick 4 to 6 yogurt covered goji berries on an angle in the peanut butter. Place a second peanut butter smeared apple slice on top for the finish touch. You can use a toothpick or extra peanut butter for extra security. Finally, cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator and serve up this healthy snack.
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