5 Easy Halloween Treats to Make with Kids

Monsters, spider webs, witch’s brew, mummies . . . there are quite a few Halloween favorites that you can recreate with food! Keep reading to see which five Halloween treats are our favorites. The best part? These recipes are quick and easy, so kids will love to help out!

Crispy Rice Monsters

A few extra ingredients transform these kid-favorite marshmallow treats into boo-tiful monsters!

What You Need:

  • Crispy rice treats (store-bought or make your own and cut them into rectangles)
  • Candy melts (35 candy pieces will cover about 4 monsters.)
  • Edible googly eyes (store-bought or make your own)
  • Cooking oil
  • Parchment paper
  • Sheet pans

What You’ll Do:

  1. Line your sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Follow the package instructions for melting the candy melts. Use a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Once the candy is melted, stir in a teaspoon or two of oil. This will give your coating a smoother finish.
  4. Dip the end of each crispy rice treat into the candy melt coating. Set them on the parchment paper.
  5. Press googly eyes into the candy coating.
  6. Allow the treats to cool. It will take about 30-50 minutes for the candy to harden.

Mummy Hot Dogs

Ditch the bun and bake up these mummy hot dogs instead!

What You Need:

  • Hot dogs
  • Crescent roll dough (approximately one tube of dough needed for six hot dogs)
  • Olive slices
  • Pizza cutter
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking spray

What You’ll Do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Unwrap the crescent roll dough and separate it into rectangles (two crescent rolls stuck together). The dough is pre-cut, so now you’ll need to press the dough together at the perforations. Lay each rectangle on your cutting board and use a pizza cutter to slice it into strips that are ¼ in. to ½ in. wide.
  3. Wrap the strips around each hot dog, stretching them slightly, to look like mummy bandages.
  4. Lay the hot dogs on a baking sheet. Mist them with cooking spray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes or until the dough is a golden brown.
  6. Set one or two olive slices on each hot dog mummy to act as the eyes.

Eyes on a Log

This Halloween treat is so simple it doesn’t even need a recipe!

Spread your favorite nut butter on celery sticks and add olives on top. Instead of ants on a log, you get eyes on a log!

Banana Ghosts

These eerie-sistible ghosts come together in just a few seconds.

Cut bananas in half and add mini chocolate chips as the eyes.

Orange Pumpkins

Here’s an allergy-friendly Halloween snack.

Peel clementine oranges and slice a few thin pieces of celery. Gently press the celery into the top of the orange so it looks like a pumpkin stem. Snack is served!

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