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Make Frightfully Easy Halloween Treats!
Host a creeptastic party filled with ghoulishy tasty snacks for all your little goblins. These adorable treats are perfect for any Halloween party. From healthy apples to not-so-healthy cupcakes, here are some great ideas to cover a range of tastes. Mummify your cakes and brain your jelly to get those guests quaking in their boots!
1. Scary Hand Using Twix Bars
These disembodied hands are so scary—and so yummy! Use Twix bars for the fingers and a couple of other candies of your choice for the palm of the hand.
2. Spider Lollipops
Buy a pack of lollipops and get some pipe cleaners and googly eyes and make some creepy, crawly spiders! These are low cost and cute! Oh, and the best part: When Halloween is over, you can eat them!
3. Banana Ghosts and Orange Pumpkins
This will be a hit with the younger set: banana ghosts with chocolate chip eyes and peeled mandarin oranges with a small stick of celery or cucumber for the pumpkin stem. Adorable!
4. Butterfly Treats
These are so cute, and they can be customized with small candies, healthy fruits, etc. You'll need some wooden laundry clips, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and ziplock bags.
5. Robot Snacks
Easy to make and kids will love these! You just need a juice box, a fruit cup, a Hershey's chocolate kiss, and googly eyes.
6. Scary Fruit Cups
Grab a bunch of fruit cups and get creative with your jack-o-lantern faces! Some can be scary while others can be friendly.
7. Halloween Candy Man
Kind of like a Christmas ornament, this Halloween candy man can be hung from a tree in the front yard, or maybe inside your front window. Spooky!
8. Banana Minions
Bananas get a cute makeover with this Minion look.
9. Oranges Disguised as Pumpkins
This is a healthy Halloween snack: oranges with celery (or whatever green vegetable you choose).
10. Halloween Straws
Grab some twisty straws and make your Halloween "ex-straw" spooky!
11. Spider Web Pumpkin Pie
So fun and clever! Make a pumpkin pie, and then get artistic with your black frosting and piping tips. Pop a spooky plastic spider in the center, and arrange candy corn around the edges.
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fruit Platter
For a healthy party platter, look no further. Start with your standard vegetable trays. Make two "eyes" out of small containers filled with a white dip (like Ranch dressing) with olive slices for the pupils.
13. Fruit and Cookie Butterflies
These cute butterflies have a grape wing and a mini Oreo cookie wing.
14. Pumpkin Rock Art
This one's a little different—it's a rock art project!
15. Bloody Knife Cupcakes
These look so amazing, don't they? The tricky part here is finding the plastic knives. Otherwise, it's just making a simple batch of cupcakes and having fun with red gel.
16. Chocolate Graveyard
Chocolate pudding cups with crumbled Oreo "dirt," gummy worms, and an RIP marshmallow.
17. Chocolate Mousse Graveyard
Similar to the last one, used crumbled-up Oreos for the dirt and a decorated marshmallow for the tombstone.
18. Halloween-Themed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These chocolate covered strawberries might take some more advanced artistic skills, but aren't they just beautiful? Ahem, I mean spooky?
19. Pumpkin Bundt Cake
So clever! Make a bundt cake and frost it with orange frosting.
20. Halloween Jello Treats
Gooey and jiggly! These are jello cups with gummy eyeballs and other frightening treats.
21. Pumpkin Lollipops
These can be customized for a whole range of things from baby showers to birthday parties; it's all in the color of the tissue paper and ribbon you choose!
22. Scary Eyes in Jello
So delightfully gory. Gummy eyeballs floating in jello.
23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Juice Boxes
All you need here are juice boxes, string cheese, and small apples. So cute!
24. Witches Broomsticks
Use art scissors to cut paper to wrap around chocolate straws. Abracadabra! A witch's broomstick.
25. Halloween Cake Pops
Everyone loves cake pops, so these Halloween cake pops are sure to be the hit of the party.
26. More Halloween Cake Pops
Cake pops are such a crowd-pleaser, who could resist having more of them on the party table?
27. Halloween Cakesicles
They look like popcicles, but they're cakes! So much fun.
28. Halloween Cookie Platter
Who could resist this platter of gorgeously decorated Halloween cookies? Not me, that's for sure.
29. Horror-Themed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Oh, these are frightening, all right! But oh, so tasty, too.
30. Marshmallow Ghosts
This would make a great centerpiece. Marshmallow ghost skewer, anyone?
31. Mummy Pumpkin With Fruit Skewer Hair
This could make a great centerpiece, too. Wrap a pumpkin with white crepe paper and then make fruit skewers for the crazy hair.
32. Pumpkin and Mummy Cookies
Simple, classic, and spooky. Perfect!