Halloween is a scary fun time! It’s the perfect time to make fun treats with your students. Not a teacher? No problem! The snacks below are perfect for a quick at-home Halloween-themed treat with your little ones.
With minimal prep work, these Halloween recipes are easy enough for kids to make a part of a classroom Halloween activity. Having a Halloween party? If so, we have amazing recipes for scary Halloween foods here.
Halloween Creepy Lips Snack
This is a great Halloween snack for kids and a healthier option than other traditional treats. You can make this snack as a group activity or pre-make them for a fun treat.
Many children have peanut allergies. If you have children with allergies, you can do this recipe using cream cheese, chocolate, or caramel.
Two apple slices (for each set of lips),
peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, or cream cheese
plastic butter knife (if making this as a group activity)
If doing this as an activity for kids, pre-cut all apple slices.
Step 1: Give each child two apple slices.
Step 2: Spread a thin peanut butter or cream cheese on each apple slice. You can also use caramel or chocolate. If using caramel or chocolate, bring in a crockpot to melt the caramel or chocolate in your classroom. Have each child dip a popsicle stick into the caramel or chocolate, then spread it across their apple.
Step 3: Place 4-5 mini marshmallows on one of the apple slices.
Step 4: Top with the other apple slice.
You’re done. Enjoy your scary treat!
Why do we like it for a classroom Halloween activity? A small amount of prep and quick activity. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete.
This is a great Halloween recipe. If you want something for your Halloween classroom activity that looks gross but tastes great, you’ve come to the right place. Just imagine serving kids and guests dirt! Follow the steps below to make your own crowd-pleasing dirt recipe.
This recipe can be done in 2 ways. You can have kids make it as an individual snack (great activity for a kid’s party), or you can make one big one. The recipe below is for an individual treat. For one large serving for a party, just use a couple of boxes of instant pudding mixes (as many as needed for the number of people eating) and serve in a witches pot, glass bowl, or clean beach bucket.
Two cups of pudding (you can use the pre-packaged individual pudding snacks or make your own with Jell-O instant pudding or any brand you choose),
gummy worms/insects and gummy body parts,
three chocolate cookies (I used the ends of an Oreo cookie),
one plastic snack bag
One tall clear plastic cup The cup has to be large enough to fit two cups of pudding.
Have kids add 1 cup of pudding to a clear or large bowl.
Put the three chocolate cookies in a plastic snack bag.
Have kids smash up the cookies inside the bag.
Add some of the cookie crumbs over the pudding.
Add some gummy worms/insects/body parts.
Add the second cup of pudding.
Add the rest of the cookies crumbs and gummy worms/insects
Why do we like it for a classroom Halloween activity? Easy setup. You can give each child two Jell-O pudding cups and a large clear cup to layer the pudding in. Then give each child a plastic bag with cookies and another bag with fun layering treat such as gummy worma.
semi-sweet chocolate chips or melting chocolate(optional you can get green melting chocolate to make a green monster),
multi-colored icing gel (available at all supermarkets),
things with decorate with such as thin pretzel sticks, M&Ms, other small candies, etc.
Step 1: First, you’re going to melt the chocolate. You can do this in the microwave, double boiler, or chocolate melter.
Step 2: After the chocolate is melted, dip the entire large marshmallows into the chocolate. Cover the entire marshmallow, leaving only the bottom free of chocolate.
Let dry. Place the chocolate in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to speed up the drying process.
Step 3: Decorate your Monster Marshmallow. Add a pretzel stick to each side to make arms, break pretzel sticks in half, and stick them at the top for hair ( if you are feeling creative, you can get different color melting chocolate and dip some pretzel sticks in it before the activity starts so your monster can have different color hair),
using the icing gel draw eyes nose and mouth, use candies to decorate.
Why do we like this as a Halloween classroom activity? It’s quick. You can prep the marshmallows before class and give each child one bag filled with a chocolate-covered marshmallow and things to decorate it with.
Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies,
Hershey Chocolate Kisses, green or black (or use both)
optional things to decorate with, i.e., mini M&Ms, cookie icing, etc…
Step 1: Melt the green or black melting chocolate. (Don’t want to melt chocolate, check the variation at the end of this recipe)
Step 2: Dip the stripped side of the Keebler cookie into the melting chocolate
Step 3: Before the cookie dries, place the Hershey Chocolate Kiss in the center if the hat. (optional if adding mini M&M’s or other small candies that need to stick. Add them now.)
Step 4: Let the cookie dry, and place it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes for faster drying.
Step 5: After the cookie is completely dry, decorate using cookie icing
If doing this recipe in the classroom, we recommend using this variation. Instead of dipping the cookie in melting chocolate, use the back of the cookies (already plain chocolate). Add some cookie icing around the hole and place the Hershey Kiss on top.
Why we like this for a classroom Halloween activity? The variation makes it a simple classroom treat, with little prep needed.
Though we love this witch’s broom Halloween recipe. You have to be careful with allergies. This is only recommended in a class that allows peanut butter. If you have students allergic to peanut butter, this one is better suited for the home.
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Thin pretzel Sticks (snack size)
Step 1: Unwrap mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Step 3: Turn the Reese’s upside down so the smaller side faces up.
Step 4: Insert a thin pretzel stick in the middle of the candy.