Our Top Halloween Treats For Kids

For decades, Halloween has been covertly holding the spot as the top food holiday for kids but unfortunately, candy is still the main draw. While we’d never recommend serving your students a candy-exclusive diet, there are still some funs ways to bring the Halloween spirit to your menu. Follow along to see some of our favorite Halloween treats for kids.

Strawberry “Ghosts”

A festive take on chocolate strawberries, this treat is an excellent way to get your students in the Halloween spirit. To make your strawberries look like ghosts, dip them in white chocolate first and design a ghoulish face in milk chocolate afterwards. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative either; think of these as mini jack o’ lanterns!  

“Spider” Crackers

Never fear, this snack has no trace of everyone’s least favorite bug. This snack uses three of the all-time greatest kid snacks (Ritz crackers, pretzels, and raisins) to build a spider shaped treat. Respectively, these pieces make up the body, legs, and eyes of the spider, but you’ll need to smear some peanut butter between two Ritz crackers to hold everything together.

  • Pro Tip: You can also substitute raisins for mini marshmallows!

Tangerine “Pumpkins” 

Serving tangerine “pumpkins” is one of our favorite ways to get in the Halloween spirit because they stand on the dual pillars of nutrition and simplicity. Best of all, the dish uses ingredients you already have on hand! To prepare, simply peel a tangerine or clementine and place chopped celery at the top to form a “stem.”

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of our favorite parts of Halloween. Honestly, just plain sea salt pumpkin seeds are fantastically delicious, but if you want to take things to the next level, try tossing yours in a pumpkin spice mixture! You can make your own seasoning in house by combining cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. 

  • Pro Tip: If you’re getting your seeds directly from a pumpkin, always thoroughly rinse and dry them before roasting. 

Pumpkin Muffins

If you want to get in the spirit without going full “Halloween,” pumpkin muffins are a fantastic option. These little beauties are filled to the brim with fall flavor already, but we’re particularly fond of muffins that swap out water for apple juice! When in doubt, lean on fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to do the heavy lifting. 

  • Pro Tip: Not sure which variety of pumpkin to use? Check out our guide!

Breadstick “Bones”

Fairly self-explanatory, breadstick bones are a fun way to bring a little Halloween spirit into an otherwise standard dish. The trick here is to create two round knots at each end so your breadsticks resemble bones and serve “blood” on the side; a.k.a. marinara sauce. Additionally, be sure to generously season your breadsticks with dried basil for added texture!