The best Halloween food ideas for kids and families. Fun and festive recipes for every meal of the day + healthy, no-candy snacks too!
It’s officially pumpkin season and that means that Halloween is right around the corner.
And while we love carving pumpkins, decorating the front porch and dressing up in costumes, I think we can all agree that Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without the FOOD!
That’s why we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of fun, kid-friendly Halloween food.
Whether you’re looking for a cute breakfast to surprise your kids, a festive lunch or dinner, a spooktacular treat, or a healthier snack, this list will cover all your Halloween food bases.
So grab your little pumpkins and get ready for some fun Halloween eating!
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HALLOWEEN BREAKFAST IDEAS
Get up and goin’ with lots of Halloween spirit with these fun breakfast ideas to serve your littles during pumpkin season.
(1) Why not invite a few monsters to join your Halloween breakfast? This Halloween Avocado Toast is a ghoulish way to get into the Halloween spirit. (via Brit.Co)
(2) These pumpkin shaped Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts scream Fall with their savory pumpkin pie filling. (via Weelicious)
(3) Mummy Bagels are the perfect way to turn your bagel and cream cheese breakfast into a spooky Halloween treat. (via eighteen25)
(4) Whoooooo said that breakfast has to be boring? These Owl Halloween Pancakes are sure to be a hoot! (via DIY Candy)
(5) Halloween Toast is a fun way to start your day, especially with these 3 simple ideas from Honest.
(6) Mama.Papa.Bubba shares how she makes these delicious whole wheat Spider Web Pancakes, that are sure to impress your kids this Halloween.
(7) For a healthy start to your day, try this Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl from Healthy Little Foodies.
(8) Take a whole donut + the donut hole, and create these Halloween Spider Donuts from The Semisweet Sisters.
(9) A fun treat that your kids can help make – these homemade Coffin Shaped Pop-Tarts by My Crazy Good Life are to die for (pun fully intended!).
(10) Spooky Halloween Breakfast Sandwiches from Lake Life State of Mind are a spooky twist on the traditional eggs in a basket sandwich. Add bacon and cheese and you have a filling breakfast sandwich for the whole family.
(11) Pop-Tart Ghosts: These homemade Pop-Tart ghosts will give you a yummy surprise – they’re filled with Nutella! (via The Simply Sweet Life)
(12) Need something last minute? Take a bite out of these Monster Donuts from eighteen25.
(13) Jack-O-Lantern Clementine Smoothies are a delicious way to start your day with a good burst of Vitamin C! (via On My Kids Plate)
(14) Coming in to save time for busy moms everywhere, The Pinning Mama makes Easy Halloween Cinnamon Rolls with canned cinnamon rolls. Such a fun pumpkin breakfast treat for Halloween.
(15) There are no tricks when it comes to these Trick-or-Treat Pancakes by My Name is Snickerdoodle. Food coloring and candy eyes take these pancakes from plain to spooky in a cinch!
HALLOWEEN LUNCH AND DINNER IDEAS
These Halloween meal ideas are fun twists on family favorites and can be used for lunch or dinner!
(1) We love these Mini Pumpkin Pizzas. Mix and Match the toppings to make it your own! (via Life Love Liz)
(2) Your kids will love these Easy Ghost Sandwiches and Mummy Drinks from hello, Wonderful!
(3) For a quick Halloween meal, these 2 ingredient Mummy Hot Dogs are just the thing! (via i heart naptime)
(4) How fun are these Mummy Pizza Braids from Yummy Healthy Easy?!
(5) This Witch Hat Garlic Bread makes a delicious, quick appetizer the whole family will enjoy. (via Hunny, I’m Home)
(6) Spaghetti and meatballs? How about Spaghetti and Eyeballs?! (via Rainy Day Mum)
(7) If you’re craving sushi, you’ll want to try these bite size Monster Sushi Rolls from Brit + Co.
(8) These Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers are a great meal the whole family will love this Halloween. (via Pink Fortitude)
(9) Another ore hearty meal are these Jack-O-Lantern Beef and Cheese Dinner Pockets – they’re small enough to grab and eat, but big enough to fill you up. (via Organized 31)
(10) For a lunchbox friendly Halloween meal, try these Eyeball Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories.
(11) …or these Halloween themed Bento Box Ideas from Modern Parents Messy Kids.
(12) This stunning Spiderweb Topped Pumpkin Soup makes for a healthy and filling Halloween meal before indulging in all the sweet things! (via Eats Amazing)
(13) With these Mummy Waffle Pizzas it’s like breakfast for dinner…but pizza! (via Mom’s Test Kitchen)
(15) For a spooktacular twist on spaghetti, try this colorful Halloween Spaghetti by The 36th Avenue.
(16) We love that everyone can enjoy their very own Sausage Stuffed Mini-Pumpkin. (via Eats Amazing)
(17) Is there anything that screams comfort food like an old-fashioned meatloaf? For a spooky twist, check out this Mummy Meatloaf from Amanda’s Cookin’.
HALLOWEEN SNACKS & TREATS
Whether you’re sending treats for a class party, hosting a party yourself, or just making dessert for your family, these ideas are sure to be a hit with the whole crowd!
(1) These Raspberry Mummy Pies are simple to make with a homemade Raspberry filling – yum! (via Veggie Desserts)
(2) Fresh fruit is made spooky with these Dipped Strawberry Ghosts. (via Candiquick)
(3) If you’re short on time, how about making a spooky no-bake treat? These No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummy Truffles (via Creme de la Crumb) are fun for all ages.
(4) We also just love these Spooky Spider Crispy Treats by Ann’s Entitled Life.
(5) This Colorful Halloween Popcorn makes the perfect treat for a Halloween movie marathon. (via Cupcake Diaries Blog)
(6) These super cute Halloween Frozen Banana Treats are a great way to make sure your kids eat some fruit before all the trick-or-treating. (via hello, Wonderful)
(7) You won’t believe your eyes when you see this Giant Edible Eyeball from Squirrels of a Feather!
(8) A Halloween Treat you can make in the slow cooker? Yes, please! These White Chocolate Ghosts are an easy Halloween twist on traditional peanut clusters your kids will love. (via Simply Happy Foodie)
(9) These Black Cat Cupcakes from The Mommy Mix are also sure to impress!
(10) These Easy Halloween Chex Mix Cups are a great salty and sweet combo that you can put together for on the go. (via Keri Lynn Snyder)
(11) What do we love most about this Graveyard Pudding Bowl with a Cookie Headstone? You can eat the bowl! (via Mommyhood Life)
(12) The Monday Box is giving us all the Halloween inspiration with these Spooky Graham Cracker Treats!
(13) These colorful Monster Milk and Cookie Sandwiches make the perfect Halloween pair (via Play Party Plan)
(14) Ever feel like your brownies are staring at you? Well these Spooky Eyeball Fudge Brownies sure are! (via Big Bear’s Wife)
(15) Put a little bit of Hocus Pocus into your Halloween with these fun Witches Brew Cupcakes. (via The Farm Girl Gabs)
(16) Simply dip your favorite sandwich-cookies to make these Pumpkin Oreo Pops. (via Suburban Simplicity)
(17) Grab all your favorite candy for this Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake. (via Lil Luna)
(18) It was a mash! No, really, a yummy Monster Mash Dip that is guaranteed to be a hit at your party! (via Dizzy, Busy, and Hungry)
(19) How cute are these Pumpkin Pretzels with a Candy Stem from Mommyhood Life?
(20) If you’re looking for something with a little savory and a little sweet, try these fun Spiderweb Pretzels from Delia Creates.
(21) The Monday Box knocks it out of the park with all of these different Halloween Pretzel Ideas that you can easily pull together.
(22) For a big group, this Harvest Hash Trail Mix is the perfect blend of salty and sweet. (via The House of Hendrix)
(23) This genius idea from Hungry Happenings transforms your classic chocolate chip cookies into these creepy Spider Infested Cookies.
(24) You’ll want to dig right into this yummy Chocolate Spider Trifle by Lil Luna.
(25) It’s a wrap with these Mummy Cupcakes from Frugal Mom Eh.
(26) These cute Chocolate Bat Treats come together in just minutes with only 4 ingredients! (via Suburban Simplicity)
(27) What goes bump in the night? This Halloween Graveyard Cake by Little Dove Blog, that’s what!
(28) These Wicked Witch Hats from The Dessert Spoon have hidden treats inside.
(29) You can pick your own toppings with this Halloween Sugar Cookie Pizza – a fun way to use extra Halloween candy! (via A Sprinkle and a Splash)
(30) Or call it a day with these simple to make Mummy Brownies from Dancing Through the Rain.
(31) We can’t decide if these Halloween Monster Marshmallows are sweet or scary, but they definitely deserve a place at the table! (via Finding Zest)
(32) These friendly Mini Muffin Ghosts are all treats and no tricks. (via Sustaining My Cooking Habit)
(33) With a nod to a classic snack, these Jack-O-Lantern Twinkies are fun for a crowd, or an afternoon treat. (via Dancing Through the Rain)
(34) For a simple, no-bake treat, try these Ghoulish Ghost Dipped Cookies. (via Two Kids and a Coupon)
(35) Is it even Halloween without a little candy corn? We bet you won’t be able to eat just one of these sweet Candy Corn Cookies. (via Artsy Fartsy Mama)
(36) And if you’re in the mood for some yummy frosting, you’ll want to try these Candy Corn Cookie Bars from High Heels and Grills.
(37) These Frankenstein Cookie Pops make Frankenstein look (and taste!) good. (via Red Ted Art)
(38) We know all about couple Halloween costumes, but what about couple Halloween treats? Check out these Frankenstein Halloween Marshmallow Pops and Bride of Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops! (via Elle Marie Home)
(39) Turn ordinary Rice Krispies into these fun Halloween Witch Crispy Treats. (via Play Party Plan)
(40) Or how about these Frankenstein Rice Krispies by Big Bear’s Wife?
(41) These creepy crawly Spider Egg Donut Holes come together in just minutes and are perfect for a sweet, low-prep treat. (via Family Fresh Meals)
(42) For a wiggly treat, be sure to try this Jell-O brain! Yikes! (via Simply Happy Foodie)
(43) This colorful Halloween Ghost Bark is super easy to make with candy melts. (via Mom Foodie)
(44) And how cute are these individual Halloween Mason Jar Cakes? (via Life Made Simple)
(45) These Frankenstein Brownies are a great nod to the classic Halloween monster! (via Life Love Liz)
(46) Candy melts and candy eyes take an ordinary Oreo and make it extraordinary! You’ve got to try making these Pumpkin Oreos from Lil Luna.
(47) We normally don’t like to point fingers, but these fun Witches Finger Cookies might cause us to reconsider! (via This Vivacious Life)
(48) These Green Cyclops Monster Cookies are eye-popping good! (via Any Reason Life)
(49) Take a bite out of these creamy and colorful Monster Mash Cheesecake Bars. (via The Tiptoe Fairy)
HEALTHY HALLOWEEN SNACK IDEAS
Of course, if you want to balance out all of the Halloween candy that your kids will be collecting on Halloween night, you’ll need some better-for-you options too. All these ideas are healthier, but still fun and festive!
(1) For a quick, healthy treat simply chop up some veggies for these Creepy Crudite Cups. (via Eats Amazing)
(2) Take Ants on a Log and turn them into Spiders on a Stick! (via On My Kids Plate)
(3) These Healthy Halloween Spider Snacks from Family Food on the Table will be a hit with kids of all ages.
(4) Your kids will dive right into this pretty Pumpkin Veggie Tray. It’s perfect for an after school snack, or to bring to a Halloween party. (via i Heart Naptime)
(5) Not all monsters are scary. Make your kids laugh with these Silly Apple Slice Monsters. (via My Joy Filled Life)
(6) Grab your peeler and make these easy Apple Mummies. (via Two Healthy Kitchens)
(7) Whip up these Deviled Egg Brains by Brit + Co. for a creepy Halloween snack.
(8) No Bake Monster Bites by Artsy Fartsy Mama are perfect to grab and go for kids of all ages.
(9) What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm in your apple! But these Wormy Apples are worth the risk! (via Eats Amazing)
(10) These mini Cheese Monsters are worth the time for this stunning display (via Danya Banya)
(11) Keep it classy this Halloween with these Spooky Eyeball Caprese Bites – the perfect appetizers for your Halloween dinner! (via Eats Amazing)
(12) If your kids love apples, give these Ghostly Apple Rings from Eats Amazing a try.
(13) A sweet Halloween cookie without all the sugar? Yes, please! These Meringue Mummy Cookies are low carb and sugar free! (via Oh So Sweet Keto)
(14) Make an easy Halloween cheese and crackers snack with the help of Halloween cookie cutters (via i heart naptime).
(15) Or keep it cool with these Frozen Banana Mummies. (via Parties with a Cause)
(16) Another nod to candy corn, with this yummy Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail. (via Family Fresh Meals)
(17) If you’re short on time, these Fruit Mummies are the perfect way to add a little bit of fun to your fruit basket this Halloween. (via Danya Banya)
(18) These Candy Corn Fruit Pops are a healthy alternative to the quintessential Halloween candy! (via Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons)
(19) Keep your orange peels to make these amazing Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups. (via Frugal Mom Eh)
(20) For a quick treat, try these Witch’s Broomstick Snacks from Mom Foodie.
(21) We love these little Pumpkin Yogurt Bites by Where’d My Sanity Go. They are perfect for little fingers!
(22) Another great treat for little fingers – Pumpkin Shaped Fruit and Veggie Gummy Snacks – with a whole serving of fruit and veggies! (via Live Simply)
(23) These little Tangerine Pumpkins are the prettiest in the whole patch, if you ask us! (via Bren Did)Hopefully these food ideas get your wheels turning as you start to think about celebrating Halloween this year.
And remember to get your family involved in making them – after all, it’s not just about eating the food, but creating fun and special memories in the process.
Tell us, which of these food ideas will you be making this year?
Mary Leigh is a stay-at-home mom to 3 fun and active boys. She started her blog, Live Well Play Together, as a creative way to encourage moms to celebrate the simple, everyday moments in motherhood. You can most often find her writing about kids’ activities, thoughts on motherhood, and simple ideas for family fun. Follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for fun ideas to bring a little fun to your everyday!