18 Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Help Make
You don't have to be a mad scientist to cook up these adorable Halloween treats. They're so easy, the kids can help you make them. Happy Halloween to everyone!
Lots of reviewers used a dab of melted chocolate instead of honey to "glue" the chocolate kiss to the fudge cookie to make the hat.
Acorn Candy Cookies
"I made this for a work Halloween luncheon," says Sherry Zordani Shondy. "Everyone thought they were the cutest little things ever and wanted to know exactly how to make them."
"Drizzle pre-colored candy melts over dark chocolate into the festive design of your choice, then cool, break into shards, and voila! Homemade Halloween candy. Chocolate bark is one of the easiest things you can throw together for any holiday or event. Just change up the color of the chocolate and switch up the themed sprinkles you use every time," recipe creator Ashlee Marie Prisbrey says.
You'll need only three ingredients to make these cute and clever little treats, and you don't have to be a little kid to like them. wendy says, "These were a big hit at my teenage son's Halloween party."
Use Goldfish crackers, marshmallows, or slivered almonds to create a treat that's simply to die for.
"My granddaughter and I had a blast making these," says Sheila LaLonde. "The added bonus was that they tasted great, too! Even after sitting and cooling they were still delicious and addictive. The crust gave these a really good flavor."
Halloween Popcorn Pumpkins
Be sure to use plain popcorn for this recipe because you'll be adding butter to the mix. Reviewer ccleveland says, "Great idea for Halloween — always looking for something fun to do with the kids. They enjoyed passing them out to their friends — kids ate them up and adults raved about them!"
"Sticky, ooey-gooey marshmallow popcorn is perfect for Halloween," recipe creator Ashlee Marie Prisbrey says. "Just add some green food dye, candy eyeballs, and you have a slime monster!"
Kids will get a thrill out of decorating chocolate cupcakes with shoestring licorice legs (or pipe cleaners, as pictured) to create a slew of spiders.
Spider Web S'mores
Jill notes, "If you want to toast the marshmallow, you can either take a match (adults do this for your child) and hold it over the marshmallow fluff to give it a burnt look or stick it in a toaster oven for five minutes or until it is toasted a little bit."
Halloween Fruit Snacks
Mix powdered sugar with water to create a thin "glue" that your kids can use to stick candy eyeballs onto pieces of dried fruit.
"Punctured with walnuts, these spooky ice cream sundaes bleed red caramel," says recipe creator Ashlee Marie Prisbrey.
Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Cut in half, truffles make sensational spider bodies when placed atop cookies.
Candy Corn Bark
"Spectacular! Very sweet, but I could not stop eating it," says PULLEYHE
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This no-bake treat is simple enough for kids to help create. The real fun lies in decorating it with gummy worms, mellowcreme pumpkins, or even plastic bones.
"This is so fun and awesome to make. My daughters love making them and telling their dad and friends that they made boogers after school! Sincerely worth the time," says Beth Minor-Townzen.
Milano cookies turn into tombstones with chocolate frosting markings. Stick them into cupcakes, then sprinkle chocolate cookie crumbs around the cookie tombstones to resemble dirt.
"This works really well with melted white chocolate chips too," says Kelly. "It is a nice not too sweet treat for Halloween and it's a very simple and quick way for the kids to participate."