The following 10 easy Halloween recipes for kids will definitely help you make for their Halloween party excitingly scary!

Easy Halloween Party for Kids

Halloween will be here soon! We loved celebrating Halloween with our three children. Every Halloween they would invite their friends over for supper we would prepare (with easy Halloween recipes for kids) before they ventured out to Trick or Treat together.  The kids would help me prepare the special easy Halloween recipes for their party food and easy creative decorations to add to the festivities.

My husband and I would both dress up in our own Halloween costumes. I was usually dressed in black as an old hag witch with mask, kerchief, shawl, long skirt, and boots. Their dad created a different homemade costume every year. The best was his Frankenstein costume.  His funniest costume was when he dressed as a clown wearing one of my maternity dresses (he’s 10 inches taller!).  The most popular one with the neighborhood kids was when he tricked them into believing there was a ghoulish dummy on the front porch – only it was good old dad – moving just at the moment when the Trick or Treaters reached for the candy bowl.

Easy Halloween Recipes for Kids

easy halloween recipes for kids

Do you have an easy Halloween recipe for kids for Pumpkin Ice Cream?

Here are some easy Halloween recipes to make with your children or grandchildren for an excitingly scary Halloween party. Visit the websites for photos and more easy Halloween recipes for kids. Enjoy!

Green Ghoulish Punch Witch’s or Monster’s Hands
Yummy Pumpkin Dip Worm Sandwiches
Halloween Monster Pizza Rats Baked in Blood
Pumpkin Ice Cream Halloween Chocolate Cake
Monster Cups Spider Cake

Easy Halloween Recipes for Kids as listed above

Green Ghoulish Punch

(easy-kids-recipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon limeade
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 1/2 gallon lime sherbet

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Mix together juice and ginger ale. Scoop sherbet and add to punch.
  2. Add marshmallows and maraschino cherries to float in punch.

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Monster or Witch’s Hands Halloween Recipe

(amazingmoms.com)

Supplies:

  • Clear disposable plastic gloves
  • spider rings (optional)
  • Rubber band or ribbon

Ingredients:

  • popped popcorn
  • red or green small gum drops and

Directions:

  1. Place a gumdrop into each finger of the glove
    (these are the fingernails)
  2. Fill glove with pop corn
  3. Tie off the end with rubber band or ribbons
  4. Add a spider ring for fun

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Yummy Pumpkin Dip Halloween Recipe

(easy-kids-recipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large 30-ounce can of pumpkin
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Whip together and serve in hollowed out small pumpkin.
  2. Serve on a plate covered with black licorice “worms” or any Halloweenish candy such as candy corn.
  3. On the side, place ginger snaps for dipping.

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Worm Sandwiches Halloween Recipe

(pillsbury.com)

Ingredients:

  • 8 hot dogs, each cut lengthwise into 6 strips each
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split, toasted

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Heat hot dog strips over medium-high heat until strips begin to curl
  2. Gently stir in barbecue sauce until hot dog strips are coated
  3. Heat until bubbly
  4. Place hot dog mixture onto each bun and cover with top halves

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Halloween Monster Pizzas

(kidscooking.about.com)

Ingredients:

  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cooked rotisserie chicken breast (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • red bell pepper

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter each English muffin half. Place on a cookie sheet, buttered side up, and bake on center rack until lightly golden, 5 minutes.
  3. Spread pesto sauce over English muffin halves. Top with shredded chicken and mozzarella cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.
  4. Decorate each English muffin pizza with two black olive slices for eyes. Cut little triangles out of red pepper. Place on pizzas for the monster’s nose.

Makes 8 Halloween pizzas.

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Rats Baked in Blood Halloween Recipe

(kaboose.com)

Ingredients:

For the rats…

  • 1-1/2 lbs. (750 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
  • uncooked spaghetti, broken into quarters
  • thinly sliced raw carrots
  • black peppercorns, cooked black beans

For the sauce (blood)…

  • 1 can (19-oz./796 mL) crushed or ground tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp. (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) black pepper

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, onion, egg and 1 tsp. (5 mL) of the salt. Mix well.
  2. Now make the rats. Using a measuring cup, scoop out 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the ground beef mixture. Form it, by hand, into a firmly packed teardrop shape — pointy on one end, rounded on the other. This is your basic rat. Place it into a 3-quart (3 liter) shallow baking dish and gently pinch in the neck area. Poke a piece of uncooked spaghetti into the larger rounded end as a tail. Repeat with the remaining ground beef mixture.
  3. When all the rats are neatly placed in the baking dish, stir together the tomatoes, water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, remaining 1 tsp. (5 mL) of salt and 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) pepper. Pour over the rats. Cover the dish with foil wrap (or a lid, if it has one) and bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for another 45 to 50 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce, or until the rice is tender and the rats are fully cooked.
  4. Gently remove rats, one at a time, from the sauce and place gently on a serving platter. (Take care not to damage the tails — they’re fairly delicate.) Into each rat, insert two carrot slices as ears, peppercorns (or whatever) for eyes, and a few more broken strands of uncooked spaghetti for whiskers. Spoon sauce around the rats and serve, smiling wickedly.
  5. Serve with cooked rice or spaghetti.

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Halloween Recipe

(easy-kids-recipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Icing:

  • 6 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-7 drops red food coloring
  • 5-6 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 banana
  • chocolate syrup

Recipe Instructions:

Night before your Halloween party…

  1. Chill two 1/2 gallon freezer bags.
  2. Let the ice cream soften a little
  3. Put each freezer bag in a bowl
  4. Scoop half the ice cream into each freezer bag and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top of ice cream.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Chill a large bowl, then beat together whipping cream, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring to make a pumpkin-orange color.
  7. Refrigerate icing.

Day of your Halloween Party…

  1. Remove ice cream from bags and place on a clean surface.
  2. Form into a pumpkin shape. Place it on a cookie sheet.
  3. Spread the orange icing on the ice cream. Use a spatula to make the pumpkin ridges.
  4. For the stem, take half a banana, dip it in chocolate syrup, and stick on top of the pumpkin.
  5. Put the ice cream pumpkin in the freezer until ready to serve. Then transfer it to a serving tray.
  6. You can make jack-o-lantern eyes, nose, and mouth out of Halloween candies, too.
  7. Serve with chocolate syrup.

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Halloween Chocolate Cake

(hersheys.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6.0 oz.) HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CHOCOLATE COATED ICE CREAM CONE (recipe follows)
  • ORANGE FROSTING (recipe follows)
  • DECORATOR’S FROSTING (recipe follows)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan.
  2. Stir together chocolate bar pieces, butter and water in medium bowl until chocolate is melted. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl; gradually add butter mixture, beating until well blended. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare CHOCOLATE COATED ICE CREAM CONE. Drizzle ORANGE FROSTING over cake. Place ice cream cone into center of cake for pumpkin stem. Using leaf decorating tip, pipe leaves onto ‘pumpkin’ with DECORATOR FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings.

Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Cone…

  1. Place 1 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
  3. Spoon melted chocolate over outside of flat-bottom ice cream cone.
  4. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes.

Orange Frosting…

  1. Place 1/3 cup butter or margarine in microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute or until melted.
  3. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons hot water for desired consistency. Stir in red and yellow food color for desired color.

Decorator Frosting…

  1. Combine 3 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon meringue powder in small bowl
  2. Add 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. Beat on high speed of mixer until stiff
  4. Stir in green food color for desired color

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Halloween Trick or Treats Monster Cups Recipe

(hersheys.com)

Ingredients

  • 30 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 container (16 oz.) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
  • Red and yellow food color
  • Assorted HERSHEY’S Candies

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes.
  3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended.
  4. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each. Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely.
  5. Tint frosting with red and yellow food color to make orange. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting. Cut up candies to make “monster” faces. Yields about 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.

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Halloween Spider Cake (with green ooze) Recipe

(amazingmoms.com)

Ingredients:

Batter…

  • 18 1/4 oz box white cake mix
  • 4-serving package green gelatin

Black Frosting…

  • Blue food coloring
  • Chocolate frosting

Decorations…

  • 4 black licorice whips
  • 2 big green gumballs
  • 6 little gumballs

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Halloween cake using two 9-inch round cake pans; cool
  2. Prepare the gelatin according to package directions. It works best if it is just a little on the soft side
  3. On a foil-covered cookie-sheet, place one cake layer for the body
  4. Cut a smaller circle out of the center of the layer
  5. Place this smaller round of cake as the spider’s head
  6. Fill the hole left in the body layer with gelatin
  7. Place the other cake layer on top of the body and trim cake slightly to shape , if desired

Frosting Instructions:

  1. To prepare frosting, in a mixing bowl, add blue food coloring to the chocolate frosting until black in color
  2. Frost the entire cake black
  3. Cut the black licorice whips in half and insert for the eight legs
  4. Position the gumballs as eyes

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