It doesn't matter if you have a big family or if you're on your own...
Halloween is one of the most fun holidays ever invented. But if you are a busy
mom (and your house is the one house on the block where everyone goes for
Halloween parties) you may be looking for some quick and easy Halloween party
snacks to have ready for kids, visitors, guests, and freeloading adult friends
during the Halloween season.
Looking for some new ideas for festive snacks
that don't take a hundred years (or work your fingers to the bone) to put
together? The ten Halloween party snack ideas below are lots of fun, simple to
make... and some of them are even healthy!
Rotting Eyes and Severed Fingers
This is a very healthy but rather creepy Halloween party snack that makes good
use of black olives and baby carrots. Arrange the black olives and baby carrots
on a party tray with a bowl of your favorite dip (I like a cream cheese veggie
dip). Inform your party guests that the tray is filled with rotting black eyes
and severed fingers. And then watch this snack disappear. A good way to get your
kids excited about veggies!
Jack o' Lantern Oranges
This healthy treat is so easy to make, and looks so pretty! Carve
jack-o'-lantern faces into oranges and place on a platter. The kids will love
it. And they can help, too, without ever having to pick up a knife. Have them
simply draw the faces on with a black marker, and carve them yourself. Or don't
worry about carving them-- they look just as good with faces drawn on.
As a variation of this fun Halloween party snack, I like to hollow out an orange
with a Jack o' Lantern face and fill it with fruit salad. Healthy, easy and
Easy Bugs in the Bone Yard
This is such a fun Halloween snack for the kiddos. All you have to do? Sprinkle
raisins into a bowl full of white-chocolate covered pretzels. (You could also
use chocolate covered raisins.) Kids will eat them up once they learn the name
of this snack. Or they'd eat it up anyway, since this mix tastes divine.
Slimy Halloween Jigglers
You know those Jello jiggler molds? They work great for Halloween! Either use
whatever you have lying around the house, or go out and pick up a brain or a
heart-shaped Jello mold. Make up a batch of orange, black, purple, or
flesh-colored Jello and pour into your mold(s). Or make a flat pan of Jello and
cut out shapes with Halloween cookie cutters instead.
Ghost Cereal Bars
Prepare a batch of the Rice Krispies marshmallow treats recipe on the back of
the cereal box. When the mixture has set up, cut out shapes with ghost shaped
cookie cutter. Pour warm white frosting or melted white chocolate over the
shapes to cover. Add M&M eyes and mouth. A delicious and easy Halloween party
Green Gelatin Intestines
This is one of the grosser looking Halloween party snacks. Make lime gelatin and
add pineapple bits, chopped marshmallows, sliced bananas and mandarin oranges.
Pour gelatin mixture into an angel food cake pan and let set up. Invert pan to
remove gelatin mold. Slice the mold horizontally into about 5 layers. Slice the
layers in half and arrange on a platter in semi-circles to look like intestines.
Spooky Healthy Eyeballs
This Halloween party snack is both easy and healthy. Wash a bunch of green
grapes. Insert a raisin into the stem end of the grapes and freeze them all
until ready to serve.
Color some white vegetable spread or cream cheese with green food coloring and
spread on your favorite crackers. Arrange small bits of green and red bell
peppers to make a green-eyed, red-mouthed cracker monster. Use small amounts of
broccoli sprouts to make the monster hair. A sneaky way to get kids eating their
Wormy Halloween Punch Recipe
No respectable Halloween party snack list would do with out having this
squeamish punch. Just make green Kool-Aid and put in a clear glass punch bowl.
Set the punch bowl on top of a glow necklace so the light shines through the
punch bowl. Add some gummy worms and watch the kids squirm when they see it.
You use V8 juice for this one so it is healthier than the wormy punch above.
Pour the V8 juice in a clear picture that you have labeled as "Vampire Blood."
For an adult party, add the ingredients for a bloody Mary, if you like. For a
kids' party, well... good luck getting them to try it. It is V8, after all!