October 24th, 2012

16 Fun Halloween Food Ideas

As L gets older, it is more fun to get excited about holidays and themes throughout the year.  We don’t make a huge deal out of Halloween, but we will walk around our neighborhood and collect more goodies than we need.  (She will let you know, she’s not Elmo- she’s Elmo’s mom):

With Halloween around the corner, I’ve been collecting food ideas to make it more fun.  We’ll have our fair share of sugar, so most of these are ideas for creating fun with the rest of the meal or healthier afternoon snacks.

I can handle the simple ideas! We had string cheese ghosts with our lunch yesterday.  L doesn’t even know what ghosts are, but we saw these in a magazine and she was excited that she could help make these:

We’re also getting good use out of our pumpkin cookie cutter.  We have pureed carrot soup on the menu plan for tonight, and we’ll have pumpkin-shaped cheese quesadillas on the side.  Pumpkin-cut sandwiches, french toast, pancakes…

Here are some other fantastic ideas to try!




Halloween Jack-0-Lantern from Healthy in Candyland

Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween Smoothie from Healthy in Candyland

Halloween Smoothie

Pumpkin Oranges from Pinterest




Halloween Stuffed Peppers from Julie at ROJ Running

Halloween Stuffed Peppers

Ghostly Pizza from All Recipes

Ghostly Pizza

Mummy Dogs from Lisa at Smart Food and Fit

Mummy Dogs

Mummy Sandwich from Cute Food for Kids

Mummy Sandwich


The Jack-o-Tostado from Michelle at The Lively Kitchen





PB Pumpkinsoriginal recipe and a healthier version from Lil Runner

PB Pumpkins

Healthy Cookie Dough Ball Eyes and Pumpkins from Candy

Cookie Dough Ball Eyes


No bake Pumpkins

Adorable Owls from A Little Sissy

Owl Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Treat Ghosts from Chocolate Covered Katie

Peanut Butter Treat Ghosts


Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Julie at ROJ Running

Pumpkin Bundt Cakes


A few more delicious ideas:

Chocolate Port’rettes candy for adults from Sarah at A Gutsy Girl

41 Cute Halloween Food Ideas from Cute Food for Kids

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats Link up at Peas and Crayons

More ideas on my Fall Crafts and Food Pinterest Board:



Do you have any Fall or Halloween food traditions?


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