Easy Halloween Snacks to Make With Your Kids

Skeleton Gingerbread Men

Halloween Snacks

Normal party food is sooo last century. This year we’ll show you how to turn ordinary treats into Halloween snacks that will look almost too good to eat!

From creepy witches’ fingers made of biscuit to Oreo spiders, here are four easy Halloween snacks to make with your kids that adults will love too.

And if you don’t want all your party food to be sugary, check out our five minute healthy Halloween treats.

Oreo Spiders

Oreo Spiders - Halloween Snacks

Transform ordinary Oreos into spiders with some liquorice laces and some icing.

  • Cut your liquorice laces into inch-long pieces.
  • Carefully pull each Oreo apart and place eight legs inside.
  • Put the Oreos back together.
  • Draw on some eyes with white and black writing icing.

Top tip: Double Stuff Oreos with twice the filling work best.

Skeleton Gingerbread Men

All you need to make these funky skeleton gingerbread men is some home-made or shop-bought gingerbread men and writing icing in a variety of colours.

Copy our designs or create your own and remember you don’t have to stick to skeletons – you can transform your gingerbread into any Halloween figure you like. These quirky creations would even go down well at an adult Halloween party.

Skeleton Gingerbread Men - Halloween Snacks

Simple Gingerbread Recipe

350g self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g butter
175g light soft brown sugar
1 free range egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

  • Sift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Add the butter and blend until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar.
  • Beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to the mixture.
  • Knead the dough until smooth and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out to 0.5cm thickness and cut out.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until a light golden-brown colour.

Monster Cupcakes

Monster Cupcakes - Halloween Snacks

How cute are these monster cupcakes? We cheated by using shop-bought cupcakes (we won’t tell if you don’t), but if you fancy making your own, you’ll find a scarily simple cupcake recipe with our free Halloween cupcake toppers.

Make the funky eyes using Aero Bubbles and a dot of icing and place them at different angles to create different crazy expressions. Draw on a mouth using the writing icing left over from your gingerbread skeletons.

Spooky Biscuit Fingers

Spooky Biscuit Fingers

All it takes to make these biscuits look like creepy witches’ fingers is some leftover red and white writing icing.

We used Italian biscuits (the type you use to make tiramisu) but shortbread fingers would work just as well. Draw a fingernail with red icing and draw a few lines with white icing for the knuckle.

Share our Halloween food ideas with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest and if you make any yourself, send us some pics for a chance to be featured on our Facebook page!

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