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Four Fun Halloween Snack Ideas for Kids!

October 13, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Meet The Expert

Words, photography & Recipes by Ciara Attwell – My Fussy Eater

Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year and I for one love it! I think it’s a great opportunity to get a bit creative with food and to get kids interested in and excited about what they are eating. But don’t worry, themed food doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Here’s four super simple ideas you can make for a Halloween themed party for kids!

 Halloween Snack #1 | Sausage Mummies

With just some sausages, pastry and edible eyes you can create these spooky Sausage Mummies! You can buy the edible eyes online or in large supermarkets.

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Ingredients:

6 sausages

1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

honey

edible eyes

 Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the pasty and use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut six 1cm strips of the pastry widthways.
  3. Wrap one of the pastry pieces around each of the sausages, trimming off the end if it is too long.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and then turn the temperature up to 220c and bake for a further 5 minutes. This helps to get the pasty brown and flaky.
  5. Using a small bit of honey stick on the edible eyes and serve immediately.

 

Halloween Snack #2 | Clementine Pumpkins & Boo-Nanas

 This is a really fun way to serve some healthy fruits at a Halloween party.

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Ingredients:

4 clementines

4 small pieces of celery

4 bananas

8 chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Peel the clementines but leave them whole. Stick the piece of celery into the middle.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Push the chocolate chips into the bananas to make eyes.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

Halloween Snack #3 | Mini Spider Pizzas

 Easy mini pizzas with added creepy crawlies!

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 Ingredients:

1 large tortilla wrap

3 tbsp tomato puree

50g grated cheddar cheese

small jar of black olives

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Using a 7cm round pastry cutter, cut out circles of the wrap. You should be able to get 7 mini pizzas bases from one wrap, or more or less depending on the size of your cutter.
  3. Place the bases on the baking tray, spread on a little tomato puree and a sprinkle of cheese.
  4. Cut the olives to make the spiders body, head and legs.
  5. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes and then serve immediately.

 

Halloween Snack #4 | Ghostly Chocolate Bark

This spooky chocolate bark makes a delicious and fun sweet treat for the kids!

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300g milk or dark chocolate

75g white chocolate

black writing icing

Directions:

  1. Line a dish or tray with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the milk or dark chocolate and pour it onto the paper, spreading it as smooth as possible.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until solid.
  4. Melt the white chocolate and use a teaspoon to create ghost like blobs of the white chocolate on top.
  5. Using the writing icing add some eyes and a mouth.
  6. Return to the fridge for a further 15 minutes before breaking the bark into chunks.
  7. Serve immediatley or keep in the fridge.
Get more recipe inspiration for fussy eaters on Ciara’s blog >>