I used to not like Halloween all that much. It was not really something we celebrated here in Australia when I was a kid, but it has gained in popularity recently, and while our family doesn’t go all out for Halloween, it’s a great excuse to get the kids into the kitchen. There are so many easy Halloween recipes kids can make!
There are a couple of thing you need when you are planning on doing some Halloween cooking with your kids.
First, be prepared for lots of bright colours, stock up on green food colouring!
And second, you’ll definitely want to grab some of those candy eyeballs (affiliate link – Aussies you can usually get them in the supermarket). At least half these recipe ideas include candy eyeballs, and, let’s face it, adding eyeballs makes just about any food into Halloween food.
Try one of these easy Halloween recipes kids can make!
There are lots of fun Halloween recipes kids can make. There are lots of sweet treats to make, as well as some fun and creepy lunch and dinner ideas and even a few health(ish) treats too. Bigger kids can make some of these all on their own, and there are lots of recipes little ones can help with too.
Halloween Themed Lunches or Dinners.
Spider Pizza from Kids Craft Room.
There is an option for a big spider pizza, and a mini one!
Mummy Pizzas from Thrifty Jinxy
These would make a great Halloween lunch or dinner.
Halloween Roasted Veggies from Live Eat Learn.
Older kids will have fun cutting veggies into halloween shapes, or use cookie cutters for younger kids.
Eyeball Pasta from Spend With Pennies.
Get the kids to help make your favourite pasta sauce, then get them busy making eyeballs to go on top! So cool!
Flatbread Pumpkin Quesadillas from Lil Luna
These are so quick and easy to make, and I think if you added some beans it would look like pumpkin guts oozing out!
Creepy Pizza Hands from Kitchen @ Hoskins
These are so fun, the kids will love making their own hands into a creepy lunch or dinner.
Cheesy Halloween Breadstick Bones from Just a Taste.
These breadstick bones are so easy to make, especially if you use shop bought dough.
Healthy(ish) Halloween Treats
Frankenstein Kiwis from Two Healthy Kitchens
It would be lots of fun for the kids to make their own Frankenstein kiwi.
Silly apple bites from Fork and Beans.
You could use peanut butter, other nut butter, or even jam for these fun apple monsters.
Halloween ghost kebabs from Katrina’s Paperie.
Such a simple but fun idea, even little hands can help make these.
Clementine pumpkins and banana ghosts from One Little Project
Fruit made fun and a little spooky!
Banana ghost pops from Super Healthy Kids.
The kids will love making these as much as they love eating them!
Strawberry Ghosts from Laughing Kids Learn.
These are easy to make, and adorably cute!
Halloween Frozen Yoghurt Bark from My Kids Lick The Bowl.
Older kids will love adding the ghost designs in this frozen yogurt bark.
Sweet Halloween Treats
Monster Rice Bubble Treats from Puicklebums.
These no bake monsters are sticky and delicious!
Witches’ Brooms from Messy Little Monster.
These sweet treats are such a clever idea and super easy to make!
Halloween Mummy Ritz Crackers from Eats Amazing.
You could use any round crackers for this clever idea, or even sweet biscuits/cookies.
Chocolate Swamp Monsters from Kidgredients.
These use only five ingredients and the kids will love making them and eating them.
Mini Donut Spider Pops from Eats Amazing.
These would be cool even without the popsticks and you could use pretzels or even licorice for legs too.
Halloween Ghost Pretzels from The Inspired Edit.
These are so cute, clever and easy! You could even use grissini bread sticks instead of pretzels.
Bloody Bones Bark from Real and Quirky.
Even if you can’t get the candy bones, the kids will have loads of fun splattering the ‘blood’ around!
Monster eyeball donuts from Crayons and Cravings.
There are so many fun ways to decorate donuts for Halloween, I love these bloodshot eyeballs!
Halloween Oreos from Sizzling Eats
Oreos dipped in chocolate or candy melts! Yum!
Have you got a favourite halloween food that you love to make?
I’d love to add some more ideas to our Halloween recipe list. If you’ve got am easy recipe to make with kids, leave a comment below and let us know.