5 Easy, Inexpensive Halloween Snacks

by | Sep 2020

Halloween kids food treat. Funny pancakes - ghosts, jack o Lantern pumpkins, spider webs. Breakfast snack for child's Halloween party, with berries & candy,  gray stone table top view copy space

Play with your food: A little spooky here or there is the best ingredient for fun. Photos: iStock

These Halloween ideas are short on time and long on creating fun.

Halloween may be several weeks away, but it’s never too early to start gathering up ideas for pre-Halloween and day-of parties. Consider a little spooky food fun to surprise a loved one, kids or even friends at work. These will surely put a smile on their faces.

Create spider web tostadas by topping tostadas with refried beans, and pipe on a spider web design, using sour cream. (Small plastic bags with a small opening in a bottom corner make easy piping bags if you don’t have one on hand.) Add a few black olives to mimic spiders, and, voila, you have a healthy, fun snack or meal.

Think outside the box with cookie cutters by making pumpkin-shaped sandwiches or pancakes. How about using a bat-shaped cookie cutter to cut pieces of meat or cheese to pack in kids’ lunches?

Make scary sips by wrapping an individual-sized juice box in narrow strips of gauze or white tape to create a mummy effect. Glue on some googly eyes, and it’s perfectly spooky.

If you’re looking for something festive for fall, purchase a small baking pumpkin, clean out the interior, and use it as a bowl to serve a cold dip. Pumpkin pie dip served in a pumpkin? Fun!

closeup of some tangerines ornamented as carved pumpkins with funny faces on a table sprinkled with different halloween candies

Don’t underestimate the power of a permanent marker. Use one to draw a jack-o’-lantern face on a clementine, a ghost face on the outside wrapper of a cheese stick or Frankenstein’s mug on a pudding cup.

These ideas are short on time and long on creating fun.

Nicole Pierson is a microblogger.


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