Halloween 2016 is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for some spooktacular snack recipes, look no further! We have some Halloween food ideas and recipes you can whip up—no cauldron required!
Halloween snacks are super fun because you can make food look spooky while still tasting delicious—both kids and adults will simply love it. So, read on to uncover four easy snack recipes to try this Halloween.
4 Halloween Snack Recipes
Hot Pepper Mummies
For those who like their snacks a bit spicy, these jalapeno mummies will sure to be a hit. You will need four ounces of cream cheese; two ounces of extra sharp cheddar, coarsely grated; one finely chopped scallion; some hot sauce (your preference); six small jalapenos; one sheet of crescent roll dough; and some frozen peas (defrosted) or red pepper bits—these are for decoration.
To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a thin baking pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar, scallions, and hot sauce (to your tasting). Turn a sandwich bag into a piping bag by spooning in the mixture and cutting off one of the corner tips of the bag.
Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds—if you want them spicier, you can leave some in. Pipe in your mixture into each half.
Unroll the crescent roll dough and cut into strips. With these strips, place them on half of the jalapeno to replicate a mummy. Place the mummified jalapenos on the baking pan and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until dough is golden brown.
Let the peppers cool out of the oven for a few minutes and use the peas or red pepper bits as eyes to make your mummy peppers come to life.
Creepy Candied Corn
If you need a snack for your horror movie night, why not prepare some creepy candied corn. You will need packages of microwavable buttered popcorn, sugar, light corn syrup, butter, vanilla extract, and green food coloring.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and pop the popcorn according to the directions. Lay out the popcorn on a baking pan and discard any kernels. In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter, and bring to a boil on medium heat and continue stirring for three minutes.
Remove the mixture from heat and allow to cool. Add in some vanilla and food coloring if you desire. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and ensure every piece is well coated.
Place the freshly coated popcorn in the oven and bake for one hour while stirring every 20 minutes or so.
Apple Peanut Butter Teeth
This is a super fun and healthy Halloween snack. All you need are some apples, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows. Core and slice up an apple. With two slices, apply peanut butter on one side of either slice. Place the mini marshmallows along the peanut butter side and sandwich them between the two apple slices.
Monster Rice Cereal Treats
Rather than cereal bars, turn them into monsters instead. You will need three tablespoons of butter, five-and-a-half cups of mini marshmallows, six cups of rice cereal, green food coloring, and eyeball candy treat toppers.
Microwave the butter until melted and add in the marshmallows. Microwave the butter and marshmallow mix for about 45 seconds while stopping to stir the mixture and adding in the green food coloring. Microwave for an additional 45 seconds.
Pour the mixture over the rice cereal and stir to well coat the cereal. Rather than making bars, use two spoons to make blobs or lumps and transfer to wax paper. At this point, add the monster eyes so they harden in place.
Now you have some monster rice cereal treats that can easily be packed for your children.
These snacks will help you get into the Halloween spirit, whether you’re hosting a party or just watching a movie.
“Monster Rice Krispie Treats,” The Happier Homemaker web site, http://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/2013/10/monsters-university-crafts-recipe/, last accessed October 24, 2016.