Halloween baking holds an especial appeal for kids, with bright colors and beloved flavors. But kid-friendly recipes that maximize attention spans while minimizing mess can be hard to find. What are some easy Halloween treats for kids to make at home? Ghostly Rice Krispie Treats require few ingredients and are done in under 30 minutes. Try these DIY Halloween treats that allow both parents and kids to enjoy their time in the kitchen.
So Simple, It’s Frightening: 5 Easy Halloween Treats For Kids
Basic ingredients, simple techniques and quick turnaround times are always the keys to success when baking with a younger crowd. These easy Halloween treats for kids keep it simple while still allowing the creativity to flow.
Ghostly Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie treats are a win-win for kids and adults alike, easily mixing together on the stovetop with no baking required. These Halloween versions become ghosts with the aid of a cookie-cutter and melted white chocolate that’s easy to spread for small hands. Add two dots of melted chocolate for eyes and, 20 minutes and 6 ingredients later, you’ve got homemade Halloween treats that are party-ready.
- Rice Krispies cereal
- White candy melts
- Milk chocolate
Tasty Black Cat Goodies
We promise these are black cats you won’t want to avoid, especially since they come together with simple, premade ingredients. A vanilla wafer on top of an Oreo forms the cat’s body after dipping in melted black candy melts or milk chocolate. Pipe ears and tails onto parchment paper with the remaining melted candy and refrigerate them with the cats for 5 minutes. A dab of melted chocolate adheres the tails and ears to form make ahead Halloween treats kids will love.
- Vanilla wafers
- Black candy melts or milk chocolate
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummies
What should I bring to a Halloween party to please adults and kids alike? No-bake pumpkin cheesecake mummies combine creamy cheesecake with fall’s favorite pumpkin flavor, without turning on the oven. Before shaping into balls, chill a simple truffle mixture of graham crackers, pumpkin puree, cinnamon and cream cheese in the refrigerator. After a dip in white chocolate, two dots of red food coloring form glowing red eyes that are impossible to resist.
- Pumpkin puree
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Gingersnap crumbs
- Cream cheese
- White chocolate
Frighteningly Easy Frosted Cookies
Easy Halloween treats for kids don’t get easier than dipping premade cookies in chocolate. These classic peanut-shaped peanut butter cookies transform into ghosts after a quick dip in a pool of white chocolate. After adding two mini chips for eyes, the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to harden to enjoy a crispy bite.
- Peanut-shaped peanut butter cookies
- White chocolate
- Mini chocolate chips
Creepy, Crawly Dirt Cake
Dirt cakes are easy Halloween treats for kids that are a classic crowd-pleaser, whether you’re big or small. Butter, cream cheese and sugar combine with vanilla pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping, forming the perfect layer of “dirt” with crushed Oreos. Alternate layers of the Oreos and cream mixture in a mini flower pot or clear plastic cup, ending with the Oreos on top. A gummy worm makes for an all-too lifelike garnish before chilling and devouring.
- Cream cheese
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Vanilla pudding mix
The team at Dependable Repair Services loves this fall holiday, and its treats, as much as any youngster. But for more grown-up Halloween tips and tricks, check out our guide for washing Halloween costumes!