How To Make The Spookiest Halloween Treats

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Candy (and lots of it), is probably the biggest reason our kids are excited for this Halloween. If you’re keen to get your home in the festive spirit with a bit of Halloween-themed food prep, or even if you’re keen to swap sugary treats with some healthier Halloween options, here are some awesome treats and recipes to give a go.

Strawberry Ghosts

Strawberry Ghosts

How cute are these little ghosts?! And not too bad for kids, either. Heat some white chocolate and dip strawberries in so they are thick and coated. Lie them on a platter with greaseproof paper and let the end of the chocolate drip down the bottom (to make the squiggly ghost-like tail). Use choc chips for the eyes and mouth and place on before the chocolate has set. Put the platter in the fridge.

Source: Miss CANDIQUIK

Frozen Bananas Ghosts

Frozen banana ghosts

Put a paddle pop stick through the bottom of a peeled and halved banana and put in the freezer for a few hours. Then writing icing to pipe eyes and a mouth onto each banana.


Bloody Severed Finger Hot Dogs

Severed Finger Hot Dogs

A little cocktail frankfurt in a white bun with some bloody tomato sauce is enough to give you the creeps! Maybe label some mustard and tomato sauce bottles with gruesome names like ghost juice and vampire blood to add to the effect.

Source: Salty Canary

Fanta Jack O’Lantern Floats

If you can find some plastic cups with jack-o-lantern markings on them (or stickers to decorate), then make these awesome Fanta spiders! A scoop of vanilla ice cream and some splashes of Fanta soda will do the trick.

Source: Belle Of The Kitchen

Halloween Hot Cocoa

Halloween Hot Cocoa

Decorate a yummy mug of hot chocolate with white marshmallows and draw ghost faces on them with a food colour marker pen (not a normal permanent marker!). Easy and delicious.

Source: Family Fresh Meals

Mandarin Pumpkins

Pumpkin Cuties

This is a super easy and healthy treat that looks amazing! Just peel the mandarins and remove the white pith. Cut celery into small pieces and stick a piece of celery into the middle of each peeled mandarin, for cute as pie mini pumpkins!

Source: Fabulessly Frugal

Witches Broomsticks

Witches Broomsticks

Another healthier Halloween alternative! Cut a cylinder of string cheese (like a Bega stringer) in half, and separate the ‘broom bristles’. Stick a pretzel or breadstick through the middle, and tie the top of the cheese with a piece of chive.

Source: Foodlets

Green Goblin Smoothie

Green Goblin Smoothie

This one totally looks like a spooky Halloween treat, but with none of the nasties! Blend bananas and any frozen fruit you like with either water or milk: and don’t forget a handful of spinach to get that green colour! Tell your kids it’s goblin blood.

Source: Real Mom Nutrition

Ghoulish Burgers

Ghoulish Burgers

Over a burger patty, cut ghoulish shaped faces into slices of cheese! With all the chocolate and lollies going around on Halloween night, it might be good to entice your children with something both spooky and substantial.

Source: Foodies of FB

One For The Parents! A Green Goblin Cocktail

While the kids are out trick or treating, treat your adult guests to a spooky cocktail! We just love this Green Goblin cocktail by Carnival Cruise Line, inspired by everyone’s favourite Spiderman villain. It's so simple to whip up and will make dealing with the kids' sugar high a treat...


55ml Skyy Vodka
1ml Malibu Rum
30ml Midori
60ml Pineapple Juice
10ml Blue Curacao
1 cherry

Feeling Super Creative? Check Out Some More Awesome Halloween Food

Halloween Spaghetti

Source: The 36th Avenue

Poison Toffee Apples

Toffee Apples
Source: Simply Delicious

Vampire Donuts

Vampire Donuts

Source: Mom Foodie

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