5 Freakishly Fun Halloween Treats and Snacks for Kids

Halloween is just right around the corner and if you plan a Halloween party and fun for your little people, these fun and spooky treats are just what you need for the kids.  For cupcake lover, don’t forget about our top 10 easy-to-make Halloween cupcake recipes.

And after the fun food, you might want to see where you can head out for a family-friendly trick-or-treating with our guide to Halloween events in Atlanta.

For fall fun guides, don’t forget to also check out our guide to pumpkin patches around Atlanta and Georgia corn mazes & Hayrides.

Bowl of Worm

Ingredients
2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry jello
1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
3/4 cup whipping cream
3 cups boiling water
15 drops green food coloring
100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)

Directions
1) Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
2) Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
3) Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
4) Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
5) There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.

Recipe & Image from Instructable

Mummy Dogs

Ingredients
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (2.5 oz)
10 large hot dogs
Cooking spray
Mustard or ketchup, if desired

Directions
1) Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
2) Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
3) Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
4) Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
5) There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.

Recipe & Image from Pillsbury

Monster Jaws


Ingredients
Apples
Lemon juice
Slivered almonds
Pretzel sticks
Peanut butter
Candy eyes (marshmallows might make another good option!)

Directions
1. Quarter your apples and then slice a wedge out of each quarter for the mouth.
2. Dunk them in a little lemon juice and water to help keep them from developing brown spots.
3. Poke slivered almonds in the top and bottom of the mouth opening to create teeth.
4. Poke pretzel rods into the top of the apple (the skull area) then use peanut butter to attach candy eyes, or place marshmallows in the top for eyes.

Recipe & Image from OurBestBites

Halloween Cheese Finger

Ingredients
Mozzarella string cheese
Green bell pepper
Cream cheese

Directions
1. Wearing plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife (parents only) to cut each string in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded end of each half.
2. Mark the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny horizontal wedges of cheese, as pictured.
3. For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it’s about half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.

Recipe & Image from OurBestBites

Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treat

Ingredients
Kellogg’s® Apple Jacks® cereal
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®
Icing, tinted green
Icing, tinted black
White circular candies for eyes
Disposable plastic zip top bags
Icing tips:
#2 (round)
#46 (flat edge for eyebrows and nose)
#233 (for hair) with connectors
Lollipop sticks
Wax paper
Optional: Green and white paper straws

Directions
1. Insert lollipop sticks into the bottom of your Rice Krispies Treats. Prepare your icing. Gel food coloring works best. Trim the corners of your zip top bags. Insert an icing connector (available at craft stores) in the corner hole you cut, spoon in your icing and attach your icing tip to the outside of the bag.
2. Using the #46 icing tip and green icing, pipe one long eyebrow and a shorter flat nose. Using the #2 icing tip and green icing, pipe two dots for the eyes. Add candies. And pipe a squiggly mouth, a scar and two dots on the sides for his bolts. Then attach his Apple Jacks bolts.
3. Using the #233 icing tip and black icing, pipe on Frankenstein’s hair.  You can use the #2 tip for this too, it will just take a bit longer. If you want to dress him up a bit, cut a green and white paper straw in half and insert the lollipop stick into it before displaying your Treats in little orange candies.

Recipe & Image from SnackPicks

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