I had way too much fun picking out the best Halloween food just for you. I’ve got everything from cute to creepy to I-don’t-think-I-can-eat-that. I hope you find something to your taste (har), whether you’re attending a Halloween party, hosting a Halloween party, or just using Halloween as an excuse to gross out your kids.
1. Mummy hot dogs from Pillsbury.
Someone brought these to the preschool carnival last year and they were a hit. Using ketchup for red eyes looks good too.
2. Witches’ hats from Free Fun Halloween.
Thumbs up for treats you can assemble at the last minute rather than spend all day cooking. These are Hershey’s kisses attached with frosting to the underside of Fudge Stripe Cookies. Brilliant.
3. Mummy juice boxes from Parents magazine. (Photo by Frances Janisch.)
I love this (no cooking!) and will probably take a bunch to the neighborhood party. Check out the video tutorial for specifics and tips. If you’re not planning to chill these in ice, you could use toilet paper, crepe paper streamers, or even fabric strips for the same effect.
4. Tentacle pot pies from Not Martha, for Babble.
Tentacle pot, tentacle pot, tentacle pot piiiiiiiiie! (Anyone?)
5. Witches’ fingers from Deep in the Heart of Tejas.
I’m generally pretty meh on eating things that look like body parts, but I’ll make an exception when they’re chocolate-covered pretzels.
6. Bowl o’ bones from Spoonful; photo from Inspire Co.
More chocolate-covered pretzels? Don’t mind if I do.
7. Candy corn krispies from Martha Stewart. Photo by Romulo Yanes.
I made these last year because I suck at food and it’s hard to screw these up.
8. Jack o’ lantern quesadillas from Monster Mama.
A perfect October snack with slices of totally-worth-the-hype Honeycrisp apples.
9. Spider Oreos from Cute Everything.
These double as a craft kids can make themselves. More treats = fewer tricks?
10. Jack o’ lantern oranges and clementines from two-years-ago me!
These are staples in my son’s lunchbox all month long.
And now, for those of you looking for something a little more adventurous:
11. Bowl of jello worms from Instructables.
It’s jello. In worm form. I…don’t think I could stomach these.
12. Barf dip from Pinterest, the land where photo credits go to die.
I haven’t ever seen this called “barf dip,” but come on. That’s what it is. I believe this one is guacamole, but I’ve also seen it with spinach or artichoke dip. *hork*
13. Kitty litter cake from AllRecipes. I couldn’t find a photo that wasn’t horrifyingly realistic, so please enjoy this photo of a kitten in a witch hat. Aw, wookit da wittle ear holes!
What will you be serving your kids this Halloween?