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I’ve compiled a list of the Best Quick, Easy, and Healthy Halloween Party Snacks that are kid-friendly, allergy-friendly and perfect for school parties. I’ve personally made all of these over the years and I think my favorite is probably #7 because it looks fantastic and tastes even better.
I love making festive food for my family and their school events.
Perhaps it’s because festive food creations are more like edible crafts (as opposed to complicated recipes)…and crafts I can do.
In fact, it’s almost like an art—how can you take a regular food product and turn it into something spooky?
Bonus points for keeping it healthy and low in sugar!
How to Make these Quick and Easy Halloween Party Snacks
Over the years, I’ve tried my hand at several fun quick and easy Halloween party snacks.
And knowing that, my friends are always asking me for suggestions. So, this year I’ve decided to compile my faves and share them with you.
Please note, not all of these were written for a blog post, so some of the pictures are not super styled and “Instagram-ready.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: I can’t say this enough. Please make sure you have the proper size To-Go container before you get started. For some reason, I always forget this step and am left scrambling at the last minute to try and fit a creative dish in a not so creative container.
We all remember my Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit Octopus, right?
Mozzarella Stick Brooms
This is seriously as simple and yummy as it sounds, and I love that it provides calcium and protein.
Ingredients for Mozzarella Stick Brooms:
- Mozzarella String Cheese
- Small Pretzel Sticks
Unwrap individual string cheese packets, then take one side and make little slices so it looks like a broom. Next, carefully fan them out. Finally, take a small, pretzel stick and attach it to the other side.
Voila! Witches Broom!
Spider Cheese and Crackers
- Round crackers
- Cheese Spread (ex: Laughing Cow or Trader Joe’s Pub Cheese)
- Small pretzel sticks
Take round crackers, cover with a cheese spread of your choice. (I’ve used Laughin Cow and Trader Joe’s Pub Cheese). Top with another cracker. Then insert 4 small pretzel sticks on each side. And you’ve yourself some creepy crawly cheese spiders.
Banana Ghosts and Pumpkin Oranges
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Small Oranges
- Green candy (like a peelable licorice) or cucumber
To Make the Banana Ghosts:
You’ll need bananas and mini chocolate chips.
Note: This banana snack needs to be done Day-Of, so the banana doesn’t turn brown.
Peel the banana then cut in half. Add 3 mini chocolate chips to the top to create a face—you’ll need 2 for the eyes and 1 for the mouth. Then voila: Ghostly Banana!
Orange Pumpkin Instructions:
Peel a small orange. Next add a stem. You can either use a small piece of a green gummy candy or peelable licorice like these. Or cut a cucumber into small tiny strips for a stem.
Apple Vampire Bites
As you can see, my kids LOVED these.
This activity is great for a school party, especially if you’d like to get the kinds involved in making something. I’ve used chocolate peanut butter and regular peanut butter but you can also use Nut-free soy butter to be allergy-friendly.
For the full recipe, visit my original post here.
Ghoulish Banans in a Pudding Pumpkin Patch
This fun treat also served as an activity for my daughter’s first grade class party last year. I brought in all of the components and had the kids assemble them. They loved it!
- Chocolate pudding cups
- Pumpkin Candy Corn
- Bananas (peeled and cut in half ahead of time)
- Mini Chocolate Chips
Have the kids create little faces (eyes and nose) with the mini chocolate chips on the banana, then stand the banana in the pudding cup. Lastly, decorate with candy corn pumpkins.
Frankenstein Guacamole Dip
This dish is one of my favorites. Look how cute it came out!
I saw it on Pinterest and I was very proud of myself that I was able to actually make it work. Again—still haunted by that famous Thanksgiving fruit Octopus/turkey.
Note—this is another one of those dishes that’s important to think about how you’re going to transport it before you begin. Can you tell I finally learned my lesson about containers?
- Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
- Slice of Cucumber or red bell pepper for the mouth
- Pre-Made Guacamole
Place the tortilla chips on the top side of the container, then directly below, spread out the guacamole to create the Frankenstein head. Use the olives for the eyes, nose, and bolts on his neck. Finally, create a jagged smile with your cucumber or red pepper. And voila! You’re done! Easy peasy and delish!
Baby Carrot Jack O’Lantern
- Baby Carrots
- 1 large Cucumber (or 2 small ones)
- A few olives
Note: If you’re making this to take to an event, I would suggest using a round to-go container or even a disposable pie tin.
Fill the container with baby carrots. Then create a jack o’lantern face using olives for the eyes and nose. Next slice the cucumbers into round coin shapes and lay on top of the carrots for a smile. Or you could even create a jagged smile with a red pepper like the Frankenstein snack.
Candy Corn Pizza
Now this last snack is really more of a meal, but it can also be made for school parties that will be serving pizza.
Who here has pizza for Halloween? Raise your hand!
I know that’s always a fun, fast, and easy tradition at our house. But last a couple years ago, I started cranking it up a notch by turning regular pizza into festive….Candy Corn pizza. By adding a variety of cheeses, it turns any pizza into something just a little bit more special.
This may look like just regular double cheese pizza, but when you slice it, it turns into candy corn. Super Cute and kids love it!
See the whole recipe in my original post here.
Bonus Halloween Snack Idea: Hot Dog Fingers
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a picture of when I made this a long time ago, but if you search anywhere online “hotdog fingers” you’ll find an example. You basically broil your hot dogs so they become a little wrinkly (like a monster) and add ketchup so it looks bloody. They look so realistic—like real monster fingers-that my girls refused to eat them!!! But they were also in nursery school. I think now that they’re older, I’m going to try again. Fingers crossed…. (pun intended! Ha!)
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!