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Halloween Food for Kids

by Megan

We had a lot of fun with Halloween food and crafts this year, thanks mostly to my mom! We spent a weekend at her house, and she was oh-so-prepared with Halloween funtivities.

Today I’m going to show you the fun Halloween food the kids got to create and enjoy, and then on Tuesday I’ll share our non-edible creations!

All of these Halloween foods are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. Older kids can do most of the work themselves, and little ones will have fun helping out!

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Fun Halloween Foods for Kids

First, the kids had a lovely little Halloween lunch:

Halloween lunch

My mom made them jack o’ lantern peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by cutting out shapes on the top piece of bread:

Halloween peanut butter sandwiches

Vanessa had to give hers a kiss. I promise I’m not smashing it in her face for any other reason.

Vanessa kissing her sandwich

Some festive Halloween pasta rounded out the meal:

Halloween pasta

For dinner, we had Mummy Hot Dogs!

Mummy Hot Dogs

Mummy hot dogs
Aren’t they cute…and a little creepy?!

Mummy Hot Dogs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 11 oz Can of refrigerated breadsticks
  • 8 ct Hot dogs
  • 1 tsp Mustard


  • Separate the strips of breadstick dough and cut each in half lengthwise
  • Wrap two or three strips around the hot dogs, leaving a space near the top (for the mummy's eyes!)
  • Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Add mustard dots for eyes and serve!
Keyword Halloween Food, Kids Food, Kids Recipes

For dessert, we had spider cupcakes!

Spider cupcake holders

These are just regular cupcakes-from-a-box, with some food coloring and various “extras,” set on spider cupcake holders from Home Goods. They look great on the table, and would be perfect for a spooky party!

Carter decorating Halloween cupcakes
Carter, hard at work!

The last food craft we actually ran out of time for, but my mom gave it a go after we left:

Carved Orange Jack O’Lanterns

Jack o'lantern oranges

Ever thought of carving oranges?! Well you can, and they look like adorable little pumpkins! A perfect Halloween party snack!

Carved Orange Fruit Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack


  • Oranges
  • Cut-up fruit optional


  • Cut off the top of each orange and scrape out the insides, just as you would when carving a pumpkin
  • Carve a face!
  • Cut up the orange pieces you scraped out, mix with other cut-up fruit if you wish, and put the fruit mix back inside the orange
  • Put the top back on and stick in a green straw for the stem
  • Serve with spoons and enjoy!
Keyword Halloween Food, Kids Food, Kids Recipes
Carved Orange Fruit Salad

Here are some of the supplies that you might want for your Halloween food fun day:

Thanks for stopping by!

Lots of cute ideas for easy Halloween food fun you can make (and eat!) with kids of all ages! #Halloween #kidsactivities

Originally posted 10/28/2012, updated 9/29/2019

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Sarah October 28, 2012 - 1:11pm

I made sandwiches and cut them with Halloween cookie cutters and my crazy kids hated it and would only eat the discarded crusts. No fun!! Love the oranges!

Kristine Foley October 29, 2012 - 5:37pm

Love all these fun ideas and will try them with M&M this week!
Thanks for linking up to my Sunday FUNday party!! XOOXXO

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Rebecca @ Herons Crafts October 30, 2012 - 7:31am

I LOVE the look of those PB and J sandwiches! And the mummy hotdogs…adorable! Looks like you had so much fun!
Have a great day from a new follower!

Jeannie September 28, 2013 - 11:32pm

Oh my little grand will love this. She’ll get carried away and make all kinds of monster food! here via BOB(B)

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