10 Halloween Treats Your Kids and Family Will Love
Halloween is the perfect time to plan a baking date with your kids and create some spooky sweets. All of the Halloween treats below are super kid-friendly and family-friendly too. From mummy meringue pops to traditional candy apples, there’s something for everyone in your family. Check out these 10 Halloween treats your kids and family will love!
Halloween is a time of the year kids look forward to all year long. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t love candies and dressing up? Last year, we had to take additional measures when it came to celebrating Halloween with our kids, due to Covid-19. This year, things may be looking more festive, and we want to start the celebration just right. Here, you will have a few ideas for Halloween treats for kids and grown-ups alike – and how to make it fun for everyone in the family.
Easy Halloween Treats for Kids and the Entire Family
What’s great about all these treats is that you can use them for a get-together, class party, Halloween party or just as a fun treat for the family, neighbors or friends.
Answer some of these questions to yourself: are you grabbing store-bought candies, are you making your own from scratch – or are you dressing up some store-bought candies and making them your own? We approve of all the above options.
The idea is to make Halloween this year an extra special one for your kids and family.
10 Easy Halloween Treats To Make At Home
1. Mummy Meringue Pops
Nothing says Halloween like mummies, and we’ve got some delicious ones for you. They melt in your mouth. Meringue pops are super-easy to make and can be customized into any theme of your choice. Think birthday parties, baby showers, weddings or any holiday. We love with these mummy meringue pops. They are super-cute and not at all creepy!
2. Candy Corn Cupcakes
Whether or not you’re a fan of this classic Halloween candy, you’re sure to love a few tasty cupcakes topped with creamy marshmallow frosting. Now, use food coloring to give the marshmallow frosting that candy corn look or simply decorate each cupcake with actual candy corn candies. You can’t mess these candy corn cupcakes up!
3. Candy Apples
Halloween usually means candy apples galore, and with some praline crunch and gummy worms, you can make yours extra-spooky. The best part of all? They’re super-simple to make!
Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies. They make great Halloween decorations for the table, too.
4. Witches Midnight Puppy Chow
Who doesn’t love a good puppy chow? We made our very own Halloween-inspired Witches Midnight Puppy Chow and everyone who got a serving really enjoyed it.
Who knew it was so easy to make? All we have to say is that it’s great to snack on. Hope you’ll love it, too.
This puppy chow recipe is sweet and chocolatey, with a hint of peanut butter and lots of candy corn. A perfect Halloween treat!
5. Candy Cobweb Chocolate Bark
The best trick this season: making guests run toward spiders instead of away from them! Melt dark, milk and white chocolate and toss over parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread evenly and sprinkle your favorite Halloween candies all over the “web.”
You can also design a more realistic web using the melted white chocolate. Cut along the lines of the chocolate cobwebs on the bark for picture-perfect portions.
6. Candy Corn Fudge
These colorful treats may sound super-sweet, but a few key ingredients keep them balanced: cream cheese for tanginess, pretzels for a salty kick and dried cherries for a touch of tartness.
One of the best things about this fudge is that you can customize it to your liking with your favorite candies and dried fruits. Make it your own and have fun with it.
7. Spice Chocolate Monster Truffles
Spiced Chocolate Monster Truffles are sweet, with a hint of pumpkin spice and they melt in your mouth perfectly. You will want to make them over and over.
These chocolate treats can easily be made the night before or even a couple of nights before. If you are hosting a Halloween get-together, consider giving them out as party favors. Who doesn’t love to go home with something sweet?
Spiced Chocolate Monster Truffles are loved by grownups and kids alike. Easy to make and better to eat!
8. Graveyard Cookie Jar
Now, when it comes to themed treats like these, I always consider one or two that can double as décor. Graveyard cookie jars do just that. Their contents are delicious, and they can be showcased as Halloween decorations for the table.
Fill a large glass cookie jar with crumbs from your favorite chocolate cake along with white chocolate bones. Layer in tombstone sugar cookies decorated with gray, black, and purple royal icing. Pipe in tufts of grass using green-tinted buttercream. Push in a cemetery sign made from cardstock and painted wood skewers.
9. Ghostly Pumpkin Custards
Who said you can’t make a spooky dessert or treat for Halloween that’s also the cutest thing you’ll ever seen? We love the way these ghostly pumpkin custards turn out.
When it comes to desserts for special occasions our go to is usually those that can be made and served individually. Perfect for entertaining large or small gatherings.
Ghostly pumpkin custards are creamy and have the best warm Fall scent.
10. Halloween Decorated Cookies
Want to put your cookie decorating skills to the test? Try replicating an assortment of festive Halloween cookies with everything from coffins to pumpkins to skulls.
Grab a few Halloween-themed cookie cutters and have fun. Remember to include the kids and family to join in the fun as well.
While these decadent desserts are usually put on display for Halloween parties, you can also whip up a few of these sweets to serve them after your Halloween dinner or enjoy during a Halloween movie marathon.
Cheers to a great month getting ready for a holiday that all the kids love and look forward to every single year. Enjoy these 10 Halloween treats your kids and family will love – I know we will enjoy more than a few!
We hope you enjoy yourself today and keep checking back for ongoing tips, guides and great shopping!