Want something different from the usual Halloween candy? Try these Halloween recipes at home – they are sure to be a treat for all kids!
Come Halloween and you find yourself running out of ideas of how to strike a healthy balance between fun and out-of-control candy consumption. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Make these spooktacular treats with your little monsters. We promise it will be love at first bite! My 7-year-old daughter helped me make these six Halloween recipes, so I can assure you that they are relatively easy. Besides, since you will be making them at home, you will be able to control the sugar and also slide in some savoury options, so it’s not just a sugar overload. Take a look at these recipes for sweet and savoury Halloween goodies (all proudly named by my daughter!).
Halloween Recipes: Gooey Bites
- Your child’s favourite store-bought chocolate chip cookies (or make your own).
- Mini white marshmallows
- Strawberry/raspberry jam
- Cut the cookie in half.
- Slather one half with jam and place marshmallows around the edges. Make sure the jam oozes out.
- Balance the other half on top of the marshmallows.
- Add extra jam for effect.
Halloween Recipes: Popping Eyeballs
- Sponge cake. I used the Betty Crocker Super Moist White mix and coloured it with pink food colouring for effect. You could also use store-bought cake.
- Chocolate ganache (here’s my go-to recipe)
- Any white chocolate
- Candy eyes (available at City’super)
- Red food colouring (optional)
- Crumble the cake. Get your kids to use their hands or use a fork to do this.
- Add the chocolate ganache to the crumbs and mix well (it should hold well together).
- Roll them into round balls a little bigger than the size of a lime and pop them in the fridge till firm.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave (5 to 10 seconds at a time).
- Once the chocolate is cooled dunk the cold cake balls till fully covered (double dunk for a cleaner effect).
- Stick the eye(s) on and pop them in the fridge to harden.
- Paint red nerves using food colouring.
Halloween Recipes: Krispie Pumpkins
- Rice Krispies cereal
- Orange food colouring
- Vanilla essence
- Make Rice Krispies treats that mix melted marshmallows, butter, salt and vanilla essence with the Rice Krispies cereal. For this Halloween recipe though, colour them using the orange food colouring.
- Shape them into balls to resemble pumpkins.
- Insert pretzel bits as the stem.
- Want to make them spookier? Use melted chocolate to add eyes and mouth like a Jack-O-Lantern.
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Halloween Recipes: Pizza Monster Face
- Your go-to pizza base (you could use bread as an alternative). Here’s how I make my own pizza base
- Store-bought pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Pepperoni (red bell peppers for a veggie option)
- Cut the pepperoni into triangles for eyes and nose and smaller triangles for teeth (similarly with red bell pepper).
- Cut the pizza base into mini circles, spread the sauce on top, be generous with the cheese, place the Pepperoni or bell pepper and bake for around 10/12 minutes or until the base is cooked through.
Sassy Mama tip: Since these are individual mini pizzas, they are perfect for times where sharing is a no-go and for a unique and delicious school lunch.
Halloween Recipes: Mummified
- Store-bought puff pastry
- Any pre-cooked meat or vegetarian filling of your choice (I used curried meat, sausages and cheese)
- Sunflower seeds or black olives for eyes
- Cut out puff pastry circles and strips.
- Place the filling on the circle.
- Pop the strips on top to cover the filling like bandages leaving a gap for the eyes.
- Next, pop in the seeds or olives in the gaps for the eyes.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 180°F or till golden brown.
Sassy Mama tip: I also made some mummified sausages. Be creative – anything works!
Halloween Recipes: Jaws
This was my attempt at making a healthy Halloween treat.
- Thin apple slices
- Peanut butter
- Almond slivers or Rice Krispies
- Spread the peanut butter on both apple slices.
- Put one slice on top of another slice at an angle to resemble an open mouth.
- Use the almond slivers or Rice Krispies for teeth.
- Want to add something more? You can add blueberry eyes on toothpicks to resemble aliens.
That’s it. I hope your kids think these Halloween recipes are as ghoul as we do! Happy trick-or-treating!