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14 Ways To Make Fun Halloween Food For Kids

One of the best things about food for young kids is that it doesn’t take Nigella-esque skills to impress them. ‘Creative, fun, colourful’ is generally the checklist to go by – and what better time to enjoy this than Halloween? From spooking up that spaghetti dinner to adding extra ick factor to party treats, time to enter the kitchen – at no peril whatsoever. Let us know your favourite Halloween recipes on the comments board below!
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Jelly bugs

Make up some simple jelly mix… with bug sweets dropped in before it sets. Colourful and a brilliant surprise when your toddler digs in.


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Squidgy eyeballs

Peel back the skin on some grapes (go for the red kind for even more goriness!) and put in your pre-schooler’s snack box. Add a label saying ‘Eyeballs’ for added ick factor.
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Wiggly worms

AKA a bowl of cold spaghetti – with green pesto for the slime effect.
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Mummy sausage rolls

These pastry wrapped chipolatas make brilliant finger food for kids and adults. Check out the full recipe.
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Vampire lollies

Freeze tomato juice in an ice cube or lolly tray. Catering for grown-ups? Add the vodka and spices for Bloody Mary treats. Try this raspberry lolly recipe instead if your child's not a tomato juice fan.
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Spooky cupcakes

Use a traditional cupcake recipe (try this Mary Berry one) and make whatever adaptations you like, whether it’s green food colouring in the sponge or even choc chip “bugs” in the icing.


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Meringue ghosts

Meringue peaks (shop-brought probably… who has the time?) with chocolate chips or dabs of chocolate sauce for the eyes. Too cute… erm, we mean scary of course!


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Veggie fingers

Use a peeler or knife to sharpen off the ends of your toddler’s cucumber or carrot sticks – hello, witch fingers! Much more fun to dip in that houmous.
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Spider web pizza

Everyone loves decorating their own pizza base. Create a spider web pattern with strips of cheese and add a black olive “spider”.


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Bug lucky dip

Mix some olives and cherry toms in that bowl of sweetcorn or peas – your child can hunt for the insects hiding in there.
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Witch hat ice cream

Turn a cone upside down on a scoop of vanilla, then chocolate sauce can be the witch’s stringy hair.


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Swampy soup

The best soups are often the ones with the least appealing colours, so embrace the murky green or dingy beige – it’s a swamp, don’t you know? Ooh and there’s the monster slime (pesto) and eyeballs (peeled cherry toms) floating around. Lovely!
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Halloween biscuits

The great thing about these biscuits is that they have a simple base – which you can then decorate however you like to up the wow effect. Ideal for trick or treaters. Read the full recipe.
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Satsuma pumpkins

Push a cucumber or celery stick through the centre of a peeled Satsuma for a healthy lunch box addition.


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