Halloween is right around the corner, and there are so many things to love about this day. I am a little obsessed with Halloween as there are just so many cute, attractive, and fun ideas to make. Right from costumes, decorations, and most of all, the Halloween food crafts!
So, if you are looking to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit, there are many popular DIY Halloween food crafts ideas that you can follow.
Whether you are planning a kid-friendly party or your friends, these food crafts ideas will leave them in awe.
From creepy crawly sweets to spooky cocktails and savory items, the below-mentioned Halloween treats will make your holiday a lot more festive. Some of the ideas are great for kids to help you make, and some are fit for a fun party activity. So, check out the Halloween food craft recipes below and have a spectacular food set up this year!
1. White Chocolate Banana Ghost Pops
Ghost shaped banana pops are a fun Halloween food craft made with just white chocolate and bananas. They resemble ghosts with their white appearance. This quick and easy craft is sure to make your Halloween table a lot more interesting.
What You Need: All you need for this quick Halloween food craft are some bananas, Popsicle sticks, white chocolate, wax paper, and mini chocolate chips.
How To Make: Take some bananas depending on the number of people you wish to serve. Cut each of your bananas in half and insert a popsicle in the base. Place them in the freezer for 30 seconds to harden. Melt some white chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and allow it to cool slightly. Now, dip the bananas into the white chocolate and then set them on the wax paper to harden. While the chocolate sets, use the mini chocolate chips to make ghost “eyes.” Freeze your pops until ready to eat.
2. Jack O’Lantern Krispies Treats
Halloween is incomplete without Jack O’Lanterns. So, you can bring them to your dining table by turning your classic rice krispie treats into them. These spooky and colorful treats are sure to leave your guests in awe!
What You Need: 6 cups of puffed rice cereal, 3 tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 5 ½ cups of mini marshmallows, orange food coloring, mini tootsie rolls, candy corn, and chocolate chips.
How To Make: To make this classic Halloween treat, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat and add the vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until completely melted. Now, add the food coloring until it reaches the desired orange color. Add 6 cups of puffed rice cereal and stir until completely combined. Take the pot off the heat and allow the mixture to cool a bit. Scoop out the mixture to form medium-sized pumpkins. Press a tootsie roll into the top. These will act as the stem. Stick candy corn to make the nose and chocolate chips for the eyes.
3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Halloween Sandwiches
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are always a hit. Turn them into Halloween characters by using the cookie cutters of your favorite choice.
What You Need: Bread, peanut butter, jelly of your choice, mini chocolate chips, and your favorite Halloween-themed cookie cutter.
How To Make: Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as you normally would. Using the Halloween cookie cutter, turn your sandwich into a fun Halloween-themed snack.
4. Witch Caramel Apples
If witch-themed party is on your mind, try these easy witch caramel apples.
What You Need: Green apples, sugar cones, chocolate chips, caramel sauce, sprinkles, jumbo cupcake liners, and lollipop sticks.
How To Make: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and cover the sugar cones with the melted chocolate using the side of a knife to smooth the chocolate out. Set the finished cones aside on a piece of waxed paper until completely cooled. Wash and dry the apples, put a lollipop stick on top of each one, and place them in a jumbo cupcake liner.
Drizzle caramel sauce over each of the apples and place the cone hats on top of the apples over the lollipop straws.
5. Monster Marshmallows
If you love marshmallows, then turn them into monsters using a handful of ingredients. By using some candy melts and sprinkles, you can turn marshmallows into monster heads on a stick.
What You Need: Marshmallows, sprinkles, candy eyes, colored candy melts, and lollipop sticks.
How To Make: Melt-colored candy melts in a microwave. Insert lollipop sticks into marshmallows and dip your marshmallows in the melted candy melts. You can either cover half of your marshmallow or the whole.
While the chocolate is still warm, dip your marshmallow into sprinkles. Place your candy eyeballs on the marshmallow using the melted candy melts as glue if needed. Place in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden.
6. Witch Oreo Pops
Another item to add to your witch craft themed party can be witch oreo pops that are spooky looking and delicious. Here you will turn your regular oreo cookies into green colored witch faces.
What You Need: Oreo cookies, green Wilton candy melts, dark chocolate, candy eyeballs, bugle chips, and lollipop sticks.
How To Make: Insert a lollipop stick between the oreo cookies. Dip them into your melted Green Candy Melts from Wilton, and be sure to cover the edges and the stick very carefully. Set on wax paper. Stick the candy eyeballs while the candy melt is still wet.
Make a nose by breaking the tip off of another Bugle chip and dipping it into your green candy melts. Place it below the eyes. Refrigerate the Oreos in the freezer for 20 mins. While they are hardening, take a Bugle chip and dip it into some melted dark chocolate and set it aside to cool. Take out your Oreos and drizzle some melted dark chocolate to make hair. Now stick the bugle chips on top of each oreo cookie.
7. Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats
If Frankenstein appeals to you more than anything else, take some rice krispie treats and turn them into eye-catching Frankeinstein faces.
What You Need: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, Mini Green M&M’s, Chocolate Cookie Icing, Edible Eyes, Lollipop Sticks
How To Make: Start out by cutting one of the Rice Krispies Treats in half using a knife. Press the lollipop sticks in the bottom of your treats. Attach the mini green M&M’s on the sides of Frank & in the front center to make the nose using the icing. Do the same with the edible eyes. Using the icing, make hair, eyebrows, and mouth.
8. Mummy Pretzels
Pretzels are always a delicious snack to munch on, turn them into mummy using some white chocolate.
What You Need: Pretzel rods, White melting chocolate, Mini chocolate chips
How To Make: Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a glass. It will take 1-2 minutes. Stir about every 30 seconds. Dip the pretzel rods down into it. Lay them on wax paper or a Silpat mat. Set aside to harden. You can put them in the fridge for a few minutes if you want to speed up the process.
If your melted chocolate has started to harden, you may need to rewarm it again. Pour it into a piping bag and snip one corner off. Pipe the white chocolate on one end and stick your chocolate chips to make eyes. Then pipe the remaining chocolate in a zigzag manner to make it look like a mummy. Let them cool, and you’re done.
9. Halloween Monster Donuts
Make the best use of glazed donuts by converting them into monster faces. All you have to do is use some frosting and sprinkles to decorate spooktacular monsters.
What You Need: Glazed donuts, white frosting, sprinkles, candy eyeballs, licorice pastels.
How To Make: spread frosting over the top of glazed donuts. Stick candy eyeballs on one end. Cover the frosting with sugar sprinkles. Then add pastels for eyebrows.
10. Sugar Wafer Frankenstein Cookie
If rice Krispie is not what you want to use, then convert some sugar wafer into Frankenstein. Let the ghosts, goblin, and ghoul meet their green colored friend!
What You Need: Creme wafers, edible eyeballs, chocolate sprinkles, green candy melts
How To Make: Melt the candy melts in a microwave. Dip the wafers fully in melted candy melts. Add chocolate sprinkles on one end of each cookie for Frankenstein’s hair. Place two candy eyeballs below the hairline. Add one chocolate sprinkle below the eyes to make the mouth. Set the wafers on a baking sheet to cool.
11. Spider Web Pretzels
Spider web pretzel cookies are the perfect Halloween treat! They only take a few minutes to make and the sweet & salty combo is amazing!
What You Need: Mini pretzel sticks, sprinkles, candy melts white and black, a tray, baking sheet.
How To Make: Melt your candy melts in separate bowls according to the package. Pour melted chocolate into piping bags and cut off the tips. Arrange mini pretzel sticks in a star shape on a Silpat or piece of baking or parchment paper and squeeze melted chocolate on top of the pretzels in a web-like shape. Add sprinkles if desired. Pop in the refrigerator until chocolate hardens, approximately 5 minutes.
Using the black chocolate, make a couple of chocolate spiders on a piece of parchment paper or Silpat. Cool in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens. Place a small dot of melted chocolate on the back of the spider and stick it to the spider web.
12. Strawberry Ghosts
Have some strawberries at hand? Make cute looking ghosts out of them by dipping them in chocolate.
What You Need: strawberries, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, toothpicks
How To Make: Wash and dry your strawberries. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and set them aside to cool. Melt semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave. Once the white chocolate on your strawberries is cooled, take a toothpick and dip the back end into the melted semi-sweet chocolate. Now make two eyes chocolate dipped toothpicks and mouth.
13. Ghostbusters Drink
Why only stick to food when you can also make some spooky drinks. Try out this ghostbusters drink recipe with ghostly figure formations in your drink.
What You Need: Peach schnapps, Melon liqueur, Irish cream liqueur
How To Make: Pour the peach schnapps and melon liqueur with some ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Add the Irish cream drop by drop into the center of the drink. These drops will create ghostly figures in your drinks.
14. Zombie Brain Cupcakes
Bring zombie-effect to your Halloween party by making some zombie brain cupcakes with some icing skills. They are bold, eerie, and delicious.
What You Need: Vanilla cupcakes, vanilla frosting, strawberry or cherry jam, water
How To Make: Assemble your vanilla cupcakes – store-bought or homemade. In a piping bag, add vanilla frosting and cut the tip. Pipe a little frosting to cover the whole cupcake top. Using a knife, make a slit in the center of the frosting. Now, on both halves, pipe the frosting in a zigzag manner. In a bowl, take some strawberry or cherry jam and add a few drops of water to thin out the jam. Now, drizzle this on top of the frosting to give it the look of blood.
15. Nutter Butter Boos
Make cute little ghosts using Nutter Butter cookies and chocolate. These are the perfect ghosts to welcome your guests or answer the trick-or-treat knocks.
What You Need: Nutter Butter cookies, melted white and dark chocolate.
How To Make: Take nutter butter cookies and dip them halfway into the white melted chocolate. Place them on a cooling rack to dry out. Once the white chocolate has dried out, take the dark or regular chocolate and dip the backside of a toothpick into it. Now make two eyes and a mouth on each of the cookies.
16. Lollipop Ghosts
One of the best and hassle-free Halloween food crafts, lollipop ghosts are fun to do activity. All you have to do is dress up some lollipops using tissue paper.
What You Need: Lollipops, tissue paper, ribbons or ties, black pen.
How To Make: Wrap the lollipops with tissues using ribbons or ties. Using a black pen, make eyes and mouth.
17. Hocus Pocus Cookies
Halloween is incomplete without Sanderson Sisters. Take some premade cookies or make oat cookies and dress them up with colorful M&M’s.
What You Need: Oats cookies, M&M’s, chocolate icing, candy eyeballs
How To Make: Line up oats cookies. Using chocolate icing, stick M&M’s, and candy eyeballs.
18 . Halloween Popcorn Hands
Popcorn hands are the perfect addition to your Halloween treat menu. They are super easy to make and give away as gifts.
What You Need: Popcorn, disposable gloves, candy corn, ribbons
How To Make: Take disposable gloves and fill each fingertip with candy corn. Fill the gloves with popcorn and tie the end with a ribbon.
19. Spider Web Cupcakes
Turn your regular cupcakes into spiders web by making some spider webs using chocolate and placing them on your cupcakes!
What You Need: Cupcakes, melted chocolate, piping bag, baking tray, parchment paper
How To Make: Take some dark or white chocolate and melt it in the microwave. Pour it into a piping bag and pipe some dark or white chocolate onto baking paper in the shape of a spider web; once they dry out, place them on top of your cupcakes.
20. Mummy Jalapeno Poppers
Let some spicy mummies grace your Halloween table with spicy and zingy jalapenos wrapped in pizza dough strips.
What You Need: Jalapeno, cream cheese, pizza dough, candy eyeballs.
How To Make: Remove the seeds from the jalapenos by slitting them in the center and filling them with seasoned cream cheese. Wrap the jalapenos around with some store-bought pizza dough strips and bake. Once baked, add candy eyeballs on the top end and serve with some dipping sauce.
21. Pumpkin Pies
Complete your Halloween meal by making mini pumpkin pies using pumpkin cookie cutters. They make for one bite snack and look attractive.
What You Need: Pie crust, pie filling, pumpkin cookie cutter
How To Make: To make Pumpkin pies, you can use store-bought pie crust along with some store-bought filling. Roll the dough and cut it out using a pumpkin cookie cutter. Take two cut-outs and fill them with the pumpkin filling. Seal the corners nicely and bake them.
22. Candy Charcuterie Board
A big part of Halloween are the candies. So, grab your favorite Halloween candy and prepare a charcuterie board.
What You Need: Charcuterie Board and your favorite candies
How To Make: Take the charcuterie board and assemble your favorite candies on it. You can use gummy bears, candy corn, gummy worms, and any of the Halloween candies available in the market.
23. Monster Deviled Eggs
Creepy monster eyes are good enough to scare you away. So, convert some deviled eggs into monsters using this easy recipe.
What You Need: Boiled eggs, avocado, black olives, red food color.
How To Make: Peel eggs and cut them in half, lengthwise. Scoop out yolks. In a bowl, mash together egg yolks, avocado, and lemon juice. Add 1 tsp of mayo if the egg and avocado mixture needs to be creamier. Season with salt and pepper. Paint the white rim of the egg with red food color using a paintbrush. Spoon egg mixture into eggs and top with a sliced black olive. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
24. Halloween Snack Mix
Halloween snack mix is one of the most popular and easy snacks to prepare. All you have to do is put all your favorite ingredients into a bowl.
What You Need: Popcorn, candy corn, pretzels
How To Make: Take any container of your choice and throw in all the mentioned ingredients or anything else of your choice in it.
25. Candy Apples with Gummy Worms
Turn your apples into a spooky treat by decorating them with gummy worms and caramel sauce.
What You Need: Green apples, caramel or praline topping, gummy worms, ice cream sticks
How To Make: Insert the ice cream on top of the apples. Dip the apples in caramel or praline and place one gummy worm on top of each apple.
26. Mummy Meatballs
Nothing can beat meatballs for a snack. So, turn them into mummy meatballs by wrapping them in a crescent roll sheet.
What You Need: Meatballs, crescent roll sheet, mustard sauce
How To Make: Slice a crescent sheet in half widthwise and then into long, thin strips. Wrap a piece of dough around meatballs to resemble a mummy, leaving a space to make eyes later on.
Bake until the meatballs are cooked through and the dough is golden, about 15 minutes. Make two mustard dots for eyes on each mummy meatball and serve.
27. Spiderweb Nachos
Give your regular nachos a Halloween spin by piping sour cream spider webs.
What You Need: Nachos, salsa, guacamole, sour cream
How To Make: To make spiderweb nachos, layer nacho, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on top of each other. Make a spider web on top with some cream and serve.
28. Monster Burgers
Monsters never seemed so appealing! Try out this monster burger Halloween food craft for an eye-catching monster spread.
What You Need: Burger, olives, ketchup, carrots
How To Make: Cut cheese slices into fangs, use olives for the eyes, ketchup for blood, and carrot pieces for the ears.
29. Mummy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs make for a yummy treat. Turn them into mummies by wrapping them into strips of filo pastry.
What You Need: Hot dogs, filo pastry, barbeque, or brown sauce.
How To Make: Cook some hot dogs, then wrap strips of filo pastry around them and bake in the oven on medium heat until they turn golden brown. Squeeze two tiny blobs of barbecue sauce or brown sauce to make the eyes.
Create Witch broomsticks using some of the most delicious ingredients. You need some cheese and pretzel sticks for this Halloween food craft.
What You Need: cheese, pretzels, chives
How To Make: To make these Halloween broomsticks take a packet of cheese slices. Cut it into two halves from the center. Place one end of the pretzel sticks on one end of the cheese and roll it. Then shred the cheese to make it look like a broom. Tie a chive around the top of the cheese to finish.
Halloween is one of the most fun and a little exhausting celebration as it includes a lot of preparation. Right from your costumes, home decor, and food. So, save yourself from extensive cooking and line up a spectacular spread for your guests with the DIY Halloween food craft.
The above-mentioned list has enough sweet and savory items to set up a Halloween table that looks like a lot of work but is quite easy to prepare. For more such ideas and recipes, head to our website. Do try the DIY Halloween food craft ideas mentioned above and let me know how they turned out to be in the comments sections below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are all the given Halloween party snack ideas beginner friendly?
Yes, the party snack ideas are completely beginner friendly.
Do you need to make cupcakes from scratch?
It isn’t necessary to make cupcakes from scratch. You can use store-bought cupcakes instead.
How much time does it take to make these DIY Halloween party snacks?
The time each sweet or savory takes depends on the recipe you choose and the number of pieces you are going to make. The average time you can expect to spend on making these DIY Halloween party snacks can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.