Spooky Halloween Food Ideas, Kids Halloween Party Foods

Who doesn’t love a great Halloween party? What is one of the best parts of the Halloween Party?  The gross but yummy food of course.  Make your next Halloween party a hit with these fun spooky Halloween food ideas for kids.

Fun serving idea- Make a sign for each platter you make!


Materials: Graham crackers, white frosting, red food gel (in the baking aisle), band-aid box

Step 1: Carefully break the graham crackers along the lines to get thin pieces.

Step 2: Put a little bit of frosting in the center.

Step 3: Add a dot of red food gel in the center, so it looks like blood, eww

Step 4:  Place them on a platter with a band-aid box in the center.

Halloween band-aid snacks

Boogers on a Stick

The kids love this one!

Materials: Pretzel sticks, Cheese Wiz, green food coloring, parchment or wax paper

Step 1:  Heat up the Cheese Whiz according to the label.

Step 2:  Add a couple drops of green food coloring to the Cheese Wiz.  Mix them together until you get the green color that you like

Step 3: Dip the pretzels into the green cheese and let it dry on parchment or wax paper.

Step 4: Place on a tray and serve.

boogers on a stick snack

Ghostly Brownies

Materials: Brownie mix, large marshmallows, red food gel, white frosting, cupcake tin, wax or parchment paper

Step 1: Make the brownies according to the box.

Step 2:  Fill cupcake tins halfway with brownie mix, and bake for about 15 minutes at 375.  They are done when you can stick a toothpick into the brownie, and it comes out clean.  Let the brownies cool.

Step 3: While baking the brownies, draw a face on each marshmallow using red food gel.

Step 4: Heat up some white frosting in the microwave until it melts.  You do not want it to melt too much just enough where you can pour it over the brownies.

Step 5: Place them on parchment or wax paper when the brownies have cooled down.

Step 6:  Pour some frosting over the brownies and stick a marshmallow on top.  As the frosting cools it will harden and the marshmallow will stick.

Halloween ghost Brownies


Mummy Mini Hot Dogs

Materials: Cocktail hot dogs, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, black food gel, pizza cutter

Step 1: Unroll the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and cut them into skinny strips using a pizza cutter.

Step 2: Wrap strips around the top of the cocktail hot dogs.  Leave a space to make a face, then continue to wrap strips around until it looks like a mummy.

Step 3: Bake until dough is light brown.

Step 4: Using the black food gel,  draw a face on your cocktail hot dogs.

little hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls to look like mummies

Gruesome Finger Cookies 

You must make these gruesome finger cookies if you want spooky Halloween party foods.  I scare kids every year with these!

Materials: finger cookie pan (I purchased mine at Michaels craft store) green food coloring, raspberry jelly, shaved almonds, sugar cookie or cream cheese cookie dough

I used the cream cheese cookie recipe, and they came out great! 2 1/4 cups flour, 3oz cream cheese, 1 tsp spoon vanilla, 1 egg yolk, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup butter.  Cream the sugar, butter, and cream cheese.  Next, add vanilla and egg yolk, then add the flour.

Step 1: Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to get the color you like.  I only used a little, so the fingers looked a little dirty.

Step 2: Sprinkle some flour into the cookie tray and bake.  Check repeatedly until the cookies look golden brown.

Step 3: When the cookies a completely cool, put a little jelly at the tip of the finger and place a shaved almond on top.

cookies baked to look like fingers with nails and blood for Halloween
Halloween Party Foods

Lollipop Display Ideas

Kids love lollipops.  Having a lollipop display would be an awesome addition to your Halloween party. 

Lollipop Display idea #1

A  cauldron filled with blow pop lollipops

To make the above display, I purchase a witches cauldron.  I placed a round styrofoam ball (purchased on Amazon) inside the cauldron.  I purchased a large bag of blow pops and inserted them into the styrofoam ball.  All finished easy peasy!

Lollipop Display Idea #2 

Halloween lollipop display with plastic spiders

I used this lollipop display for younger children.  I’m always afraid to give young children blow pops because of the gum.  For the first step, you will need tissue paper.  I used purple.  I used enough purple tissue paper to fill the cauldron halfway.  Next, I used the three bags of candy corn I purchased and filled up the cauldron to the top.  Last, I put lollipops and spiders on top.