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10 Easy Halloween Snacks From Spider Cookies to Hotdog Mummies

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Easy snacks for Halloween parties and get-togethers

Easy snacks for Halloween parties and get-togethers

Here's a boo-tiful selection of Halloween snacks that is sure to delight your guests. These easy Halloween party treats are fun to make and add that special touch to your party. They are so easy to make that the kids can help, too.

Banana ghosts

Banana ghosts

1. Banana Ghosts

These fun banana ghosts are so easy to make.


  • Bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips


  1. Peel bananas.
  2. Cut in half to make two ghosts.
  3. Press mini chocolate chips into bananas to make the eyes stick.
  4. You can serve as is or insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of each ghost to serve like a popsicle.
Oreo spider cookies

Oreo spider cookies

2. Oreo Spider Cookies


  • A package of Oreos for the spider body, double stuff work best
  • M&M type candies for the eyes
  • Can of chocolate frosting
  • Black licorice laces for the legs. If you can't find licorice laces, you could use pretzel sticks instead for the legs.


  1. Take one Oreo cookie.
  2. Attach the eyes to the cookies with a dab of frosting under each M&M.
  3. Cut the licorice lace into eight small pieces.
  4. Insert four pieces of licorice into each side of the cookie for the spider legs.
Hotdog mummies

Hotdog mummies

3. Hotdog Mummies

Spooky and delicious.


  • Mini hot dog cocktail wieners or full-size hot dogs cut into three pieces.
  • Crescent rolls.


  1. Wrap each hot dog piece with a piece of crescent roll to look like a mummy.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.
Clementine pumpkins

Clementine pumpkins

4. Clementine Pumpkins

This is another healthy, easy snack to make for your party or for the kids to take to school. In addition to the ingredients below, you'll also need a black Sharpie marker to draw the faces.


  • Clementine oranges or small tangerines
  • Celery cut into small pieces for pumpkin stems


  1. Draw pumpkin faces on oranges that you would like to leave with the peels on.
  2. For unpeeled oranges just peel and insert a piece of celery stalk in the top as the stem.
Pudding cup ghosts

Pudding cup ghosts

5. Pudding Cup Ghosts


  • Chocolate pudding cups
  • Oreo cookies
  • Marshmallow ghosts peep candies
  • Pumpkin candies


  1. Open the pudding cups and crumble Oreos on top.
  2. Add the ghost and pumpkins, and you're ready for the party.
Witch hat cookies

Witch hat cookies

6. Witch Hat Cookies

I just love these cookies—both the look and the taste.


  • Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • Orange food coloring (or mix red and yellow to make orange)
  • A can of vanilla frosting (put some in a bowl and color with orange food coloring)
  • Hershey Kisses


  1. Turn the cookie upside down so the chocolate side is facing up.
  2. Add a dollop of orange frosting to the middle of the cookie.
  3. Place a Hershey kiss on top of the frosting and press down. There you have it: your witch hat cookie.
Frankenstein chips and guacamole

Frankenstein chips and guacamole

7. Frankenstein Chips and Guacamole


  • Dark tortilla chips: They look best for this fabulous chip and dip snack.
  • Olives for decorating
  • Guacamole: either store-bought or homemade


  1. Spread the guacamole into a rectangle on a large platter or even a foil-covered cookie sheet will do.
  2. Use the olives to decorate Frankenstein's face and neck bolts.
  3. Place chips at the top for his hair.
Fruit skewer pumpkin head

Fruit skewer pumpkin head

8. Fruit Skewer Pumpkin Head

In addition to the ingredients below, you'll also need long wooden skewers.


  • 1 pumpkin
  • Strawberries, stems trimmed
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Apples, cut into slices
  • Oranges, cut into slices


  1. Cut your favorite fruits into bite-size pieces and place them on skewers.
  2. Poke skewers into a medium size pumpkin, draw on a scary face, and presto you have a Halloween snack and centerpiece all in one.
Nutter Butter ghost cookies

Nutter Butter ghost cookies

9. Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies


  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Mini chocolate chips for the eyes


  1. Spread each cookie with a layer of vanilla frosting.
  2. Add the mini chocolate chips for eyes and you are done, simple as that—and oh so cute!
Rice Krispie treat candy corn

Rice Krispie treat candy corn

10. Rice Krispie Treat Candy Corn


  • 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 bags mini marshmallows, 10oz each
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Orange food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray


  1. Measure 10 cups of rice cereal into a bowl, now divide this into 3 smaller bowls, a bowl with 2 cups, a bowl with 3 1/2 and a bowl with 4 1/2 cups set aside.
  2. Measure 2 cups of marshmallows and set aside.
  3. Cut a piece of foil about 14" long and spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  4. Spray a very large microwave-safe bowl and a spatula with cooking spray. (Please be sure the bowl is microwave safe!)
  5. Add the stick of butter to the bowl. Place bowl in the microwave and cook till butter is melted, start with 30 seconds and check, add another 30 seconds and check, keep doing so until butter is melted. Add vanilla and salt, stir. Add marshmallows (all except the 2 cups you set aside.) Microwave for 60 seconds Stir with spatula. Keep microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted. Once the mixture is smooth add the remaining 2 cups of marshmallows and stir well, don’t microwave anymore. The added 2 cups of marshmallows will mostly melt and the little lumps that are left are going to add little pockets of marshmallow goodness to the treats.
  6. Pour a small bit of the marshmallow mixture into the 2 cup bowl of cereal, mix well. With your hands pat this white mixture into a flat circle on the foil.
  7. Pour marshmallow mixture into the 3 1/2 cup bowl of cereal, add orange food color and mix well. With your hands, you will pat the cereal to form a ring to go around the white circle on the foil.
  8. Pour marshmallow mix into the 4 1/2 cup bowl of cereal, add yellow food color and mix well. With your hands, you will pat the cereal into a ring to go around the yellow Krispie treat ring on the foil.
  9. You should now have a circle of white Krispies in the middle, with an orange ring around the white and then a yellow ring around the outside. Cut into triangle slices like you would a pizza pie. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: Don't make the same mistake I did—real candy corn is yellow at the bottom; I mixed up my colors. Oh well, they still tasted delicious!

Happy fall!

Happy fall!

© 2017 MomsTreasureChest


Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 02, 2017:

How simply adorable....many of these are too cute to eat I would think...and it appears they can easily be turned in to Thanksgiving and Christmas treats as well. Thanks for the inspiration..

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

MomsTreasureChest (author) on October 31, 2017:

Thanks for stopping by, the spider Oreos are my favorite when made with double stuff cookies. Happy Halloween!

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on October 27, 2017:

Those are all so cute. I think I like the spider oreos the best. You are very creative.

Ben Reed from Redcar on October 27, 2017:

A great Halloween recipe read. I simply loved the hotdog mummies - so spooky - so original - so yummy.

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