There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit. Best of all, they’re easy for kids and adults to make (and eat, too)!
Here are 4 easy and creative Halloween food crafts you can put together tonight:
1. White Chocolate Banana Ghost Pops
A fun and relatively healthy snack that both adults and kids will adore!
What You Need: All you need for this craft are some bananas, Popsicle sticks, white chocolate, wax paper, and mini chocolate chips.
What To Do: Cut each of your bananas in half and insert a popsicle in the base. Place them in the freezer for 30 seconds to harden. Melt the white chocolate according to the instructions, and allow to cool slightly. Dip the bananas into the white chocolate and then set them on the wax paper to harden. While the chocolate sets, use the mini chocolate chips to make ghost “eyes.” Freeze your pops until ready to eat.
A festive twist on a classic treat.
What You Need: 6 cups of puffed rice cereal, 3 tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 5 ½ cups of mini marshmallows, orange food coloring, mini tootsie rolls, and your favorite candy for decorations.
What To Do: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the vanilla extract and the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add the food coloring until it reaches the desired orange color. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Take pot off the heat and allow mixture to cool a bit. Form the treats into medium-sized pumpkins. Press a tootsie roll into the top to act as the stem. Add candy for decorations, and enjoy!
3. Breadstick Bones
A fun, savory treat that’s perfect for hors d’oeuvres trays, lunchboxes, and after school snacks!
What You Need: 1 tube of refrigerated breadstick dough, salt, 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon butter (melted), and marinara sauce.
What To Do: Unroll the tube of dough and separate the breadstick pieces. Roll each breadstick and use scissors to cut a ½ inch slit in the center of each end of the breadstick. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, spread out the ends a bit, and brush with butter. Sprinkle each breadstick with parmesan cheese and a little salt. Bake at the recommended temperature for about 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara dipping sauce.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Halloween Sandwiches
A fun way to brighten up your child’s lunchbox
What You Need: Bread, peanut butter, and jelly of your choice, mini chocolate chips, and your favorite Halloween-themed cookie cutter.
What To Do: Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as you normally would, when you finish, use the cookie cutter to turn your sandwich into a fun Halloween-themed lunch!
Do you know any good Halloween-themed treats? Leave your suggestions in the comments!Author profile: Sydney Gallimore is the founder of Queen of the Food Age, a Charleston Food blog that posts restaurant reviews, recipes, and other random fodder.