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13 Easy Halloween Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids (+1 Bonus!)

by Reyna Thomas

Want some frightfully delicious bites to serve your little ones on Halloween? You’re in the right place. Halloween is a great time to get kids involved in the kitchen because there are so many fun ways to do so. Whether you’re looking for mummified muffins for a Halloween breakfast, quick dinners to serve before trick-or-treating, or a haunted dessert for your party, you’ll find it here!

Halloween Blueberry Mummy Muffins

Start the day off right with these spooky muffins. They’re easy to make and even more fun to decorate! Bake them the night before, so they’re ready in the morning, and you have a perfect festive treat!

mummy muffins

Candy Corn Waffles

Candy corn for breakfast? The kids will love it! These waffles have all the appeal of candy corn with a fluffy, delicious twist. Making these tricolored breakfast treats that resemble this famous candy is super easy and only takes 15 min - perfect for a spooky morning!

Halloween Cake Pops

These fun and festive cake pops are perfect for Halloween! They’re super easy to make and can be customized to anyone's liking. Use your favorite cake and frosting flavors, then let the kids decorate with festive sprinkles, spooky candy eyes, or anything else the kids can think of!

Halloween-themed cake pops

Halloween Dirt Cups

Dirt cups are a timeless favorite always welcomed at a Halloween party. Plus, there are many chances to involve the kids! While younger children will love breaking cookies and creating tombstone toppers, older children can assist in making homemade pudding.

Halloween Party Pizzas

The ideal snack before trick-or-treating? These adorable and fun mini pizzas! Simply use store-bought flatbreads, let your kids cover them with sauce, and add their favorite toppings to create spooky designs before baking. You don't even need a pizza stone or rolling pin!

person making Halloween pizzas

Cookies and Scream Graveyard Crunch

Come Halloween, this sweet and chilling cereal snack is sure to be a success! It takes 25 minutes to make it, and the kids will have loads of fun decorating the graveyard with marshmallow ghosts, gummy worms, and gravestones!

Spooky Eyeball Tacos

With their gruesome filling of "eyeballs" (meatball eyes) and "blood" (salsa), these tacos are sure to be a hit with the kids. They can also be a great way to let them be creative with cool cyclops designs!

Mummy Dogs

They make a fantastic addition to any Halloween gathering, but you could even serve them as a family dinner before going door-to-door. The best part is that they are simple to create!  Since these are ancient mummies, the dough is quite flexible and doesn't need to be perfectly wrapped.

mummy dogs on a plate

Eye of Toad Halloween Milkshake

The kids will have a spell seeing this one come alive! This dessert for Halloween is composed of cookies and cream ice cream, green food coloring, whipped cream, and topped with a gummy eyeball! Make it extra spooky and serve it in mini cauldrons!

Jack-O-Lantern Mac and Cheese Cups

These Jack-O-Lantern Mac and Cheese Cups are a fun and easy way to get the kids involved in dinner prep. They'll love using a marker to draw the jack-o'-lantern faces on the cups, and you'll love their excitement to help with dinner!

Halloween Monster Donuts

This Halloween, turn donuts into a work of art with these fun and festive monsters! They're easy to make and can be customized with your kids' favorite sprinkles, candies, and frostings.

variety of monster donuts

Dirt Cake

In this no-bake dessert, crushed chocolate cookies serve as the "soil," and gummy worms on top provide even more squeal-appeal. Get your small helpers to whip up the pudding and put it all together in a glass bowl so you can see the worms scurry through the layers!

Spider Crackers

These spooky snacks are perfect for your smallest of little ones. All you need are some crackers, peanut butter or cream cheese, pretzels, and dried fruit or mini chocolates for the eyes to create these creepy-crawly bites.

spider crackers on an orange tablecloth

Quesadilla Mummies

This mummy-themed twist turns a classic quesadilla into something spooky and fun for Halloween! Kids will love helping to assemble these, and they make a great after-school snack or easy weeknight dinner the whole family can get in on.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start cooking (and eating!) with your kids this Halloween! And don't worry, if you run into a problem with any of your appliances, Downeast Home Appliance Center is here to save the day! With our selection, you can find the right appliance upgrade to continue enjoying your Halloween!