Soon after school starts back, it’s time for Halloween. Most classrooms have some type of party where the children can dress up and possibly have snacks. If you've been asked to provide something to eat, choose from these ten spooky snacks you can make for your child’s classroom.
Think about what your child finds spooky, and then be playful with those things. Of course you don’t want to have gory, real-to-life items, but you can still plan for finger foods, cupcakes, or a bubbly concoction for a drink. Let your imagination run wild as you plan spooky snacks the children will love.
1. Did someone mention ‘finger foods’? Celery is the basis for these treats. Slice celery stalks into three-inch pieces. Then cut each piece in half. Use slices of cherry tomatoes or pimentos to create red fingernails.
2. You can also take hard-boiled eggs and create bloodshot eyes out of them. Leave the eggs whole and crack them a little bit, then place them back into water that has been colored red for a few minutes. This will give the red lines on the egg.
3. You can also make edible eyeballs out of powdered donut holes. Put a gummy lifesaver on it with red gel icing to help it stick, and then pipe red lines for bloodshot eyes.
4. Decorate cupcakes with any number of spooky candies that are available during this time of the year. Eyes, ugly teeth, bats, and skeletons can easily be found at this time of the year, so see what you can find.
5. Meatballs can be made to resemble brains, especially if you mix cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs into the meat and then fry them. Cut the meatballs in half and place them on a plate. Squeeze some squiggles made out of squeeze cheese.
6. Create a bubbly drink by adding dry ice around the bowl that you make the punch in. Put small plastic toys like bats, spiders, and flies inside the ice cubes that will float in the drink.
7. Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and put in dry chow mien noodles into them when they’re melted. Mix well. Spoon the mixture onto greased paper and then add mini M&Ms on them for eyes.
8. Make ‘ghost’ sandwiches by using a ghost cookie cutter on white bread. Fill the sandwiches with whatever you prefer, and then decorate the top with mini-chocolate chips for eyes for the ghost.
9. Pudding is always a hit with children. Make individual graveyards in disposable cups by filling them with chocolate pudding. Crumble up some chocolate cookies for dirt, add an oval-shaped cookie for the tombstone, and then put a dollop of whipped cream, decorated with mini M&Ms for eyes.
10. Jell-o is another favorite among children. Make some green jell-o according to the directions and then add some gummy worms, fish, or bugs before it sets. This will be a fun treat that’s not too spooky.
If Halloween is one of your child’s favorite holidays, creating ten spooky snacks might be something you’ll have to do. Use some of these ideas, along with some of your own, to treat your child and their friends to something sweet and just a little bit spooky.