Five Halloween Snack Ideas That Won't Scare Your Kids

Just like adults, children love Halloween snacks that they can only eat during the Fall. These treats make the season special! From ingredients like pumpkin, peanut butter, caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, and more, Halloween snacks have a lot to offer.


With all of the options out there, you may be wondering, which snacks should I make to let my kids get in the season's spirit? Here are five Halloween snack ideas that are great to make and won't scare your kids away from eating them.


Soft Baked Mini Classic Cookies

Your kids love cookies, and these ones are the easiest to put in a lunchbox or bag. Classic Cookie's soft baked mini cookies are only 80-90 calories each, come individually wrapped, and are made with pure cane sugar as opposed to corn syrup.

Three flavors are available including Chocolate Chip made with Hershey's®, Peanut Butter made with Reese's® Peanut Butter Chips, and Sugar Cookie. The peanut butter is especially great for Halloween because of its orange wrapper.


Each flavor requires no baking and is a quick easy snack to throw in a lunchbox as a treat for your child. Click here to order today: Soft Baked Minis


Monster Mix

Monster Mix is one of the easiest treats you can quickly make in bulk. Think of this type of mix as the festive upgrade to regular trail mix.


Most Monster Mixes are made with just dry ingredients. This means you can just throw products into a bowl, mix or shake the bowl, and voila! You now have a great treat for your kids to snack on. If they want to take some with them to school, this treat can easily be bagged or put in containers.

Some ingredients you can consider to put in this mix include:

  • Shelled Nuts - you want the nuts to be free so your kids don't accidentally swallow a shell when they are eating everything else in the mix

  • Peanuts

  • Pistachios

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Candy Corn - regular candy corn will do the job, but you can add candy pumpkins as well to make your mix more festive

  • Pretzels - long and thin, traditional, or waffle types are all wonderful

  • Chocolate Chips - if you want to be bold, you can add Hershey's® white chips, or even Kisses

  • Chocolate Candies - Reese's® Pieces are especially good if you want to stick with Halloween colors

  • Raisins - gives the kids some sort of fruit in the mix

  • Marshmallows - something fluffy in the sea of harder ingredients

  • Cereal Bits - this can include Cocoa Puffs® and Cinnamon Toast Crunch® bits that add some extra fall flavor to the mix

  • Popcorn - lightly salted without butter will complement other ingredients

  • And More!

For different recipe variations, check out these below

House of Nash Eats Monster Mix

The Love Nerd Monster Mash Halloween Mix

Simply 2 Moms Monster Munch Mix



Banana Ghosts

These ghoulish treats are a quick easy snack for breakfast or for lunch. All you have to do is cut a banana in half and then stick chocolate chips in for the eyes and mouth.


Depending on what you like for your kids, the ghosts can have regular chocolate chips for the mouth or a Hershey's® Kiss. You can also switch out the chocolate chips for tiny chocolate sauce dollops. You can find various online chocolate sauce recipes to make with your kids.


Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin flavor is all over the place during the Halloween season. One of the best snacks your kids will love is a warm slice of this bread. There are many different variations of this type of bread that your kids will love.


The most common version of pumpkin bread is a regular loaf with the pumpkin puree in it. Other spices like nutmeg and ginger are usually added.

Other bread variations include doing more of a pumpkin roll that has cream cheese filling in the middle. Some recipes even call for a cream cheese frosting. Other recipes include chocolate chips, poppy seeds, or cinnamon sugar coatings.


Any way that you make it, your kids will love the warm taste and can easily take a few slices to school to snack on.


Here are a few pumpkin bread recipes to try:

The Bake School Perfect Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Sally's Baking Recipes Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Simply Recipes Pumpkin Bread


Sliced Apples & Caramel Dip

Caramel apples are a popular Halloween treat, but they take a long time and some skill to make. However, sliced apples dipped in caramel sauce is faster, easier, and tastes great!

Caramel dips are easy to make and only have a few ingredients (usually a mix of brown sugar, heavy cream, and butter). After mixing ingredients, you can put them over the stove to boil and then cool to get the soft dip consistency. Kids will love having this side with their apples for lunch.


Here are a few different recipes you can check out to find the best caramel dip for you.

12 Tomatoes Homemade Caramel Dip

Belly Full Caramel Sauce Recipe

A Farmgirl's Dabbles Homemade Caramel Dip Recipe


The Snack End

Halloween snacks should be fun, festive, and flavorful. With pumpkin, peanut butter, and other spices to play with, your kids will be excited at all the seasonal snacks they can have. Quick easy snacks are the best option for lunches, parties, or just taking a road trip through some beautiful fall scenery. Try wrapped soft baked mini cookies, Monster Mix, banana ghosts, pumpkin bread, and apple slices with caramel dip for the next time your child says, "I'm hungry - what is there to eat?"


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