5 Not So Scary Halloween Food and Snack Ideas for Kids


These simple Halloween food ideas are perfect for the Halloween season whether it be a Halloween party, Halloween themed snack or a special spooky lunch. These cute Halloween food ideas are easy and tasty. 

“My mummy made these!”

Scary Cute Halloween Food Ideas

Here at the Kids Activities Blog we know that kids want a “spook-tacular”  Halloween lunch and you can make it happen with these fun Halloween food ideas and easy-to-prepare Halloween Snack ideas.

snack food made to look like mummies, jack o lanterns, and candy brooms decorate the plate. Text says "Kid's Halloween Lunch". "BOO! Hope your Lunch is a Scream!"
Mandarins are perfect for this!

Ever since my post a few weeks ago about Fun Ideas for Kids Lunches, I have been patiently planning a fun-filled, “spook-tacular” lunch for my kiddos for Halloween.  

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1. How To Make a Mummy Sandwich

These are so easy, we make them every year! You just add a spread some tomato sauce onto a piece of bread, cut a few thin slices of mozzarella cheese, and lay them over the sauce, then add a couple of olives for the eyes and cook in a toaster oven for a couple of minutes and they’re DONE! If you love the mummy theme, check out more of our creative Halloween treats.

tomato sauce is covered by strips of mozzarella, and two olives serve as eyes for this mummy sandwich
You can always make this without the olives, if your kids don’t like them! My oldest is the only one that likes olives, sadly.

2. How to Make a Jack-o-Lantern Quesadilla

Here is a Fantastically, Spooky Lunchtime Meal your kiddos will remember. Get our easy to follow instructions on how to make a Halloween quesadilla <–right here!

A tortilla is cut in the shape of a jack o lantern pumpkin, with cheese showing through the face.
Cute faces make this so fun!

Pumpkin Quesadillas are super cute at this time of year.

  1. We took 2 plain flour tortillas and cut out the pumpkin’s face with a knife.  
  2. Add a slice of American Cheese and lightly cook it in a pan on the stove on the bottom side.  Let it cool for a few minutes, then “cut” the pumpkin shape out with a cookie cutter.  

We found orange tortillas at the store too, but they were sun-dried tomato flavor and I knew my kids would like the plain better. 

I think next time I will try using these cookie cutters to save myself even more time! It will easily cut perfectly:

3. How to Make Spooky Cheese Stick Fingers for Halloween

A mozzarella stick is cut to look like a witch's finger, with an almond for the nail.
Not too scary food ideas, right?

Mozzarella Stick Fingers

I love this idea of Mozzarella Fingers because they are so simple to make! Take one mozzarella stick and form it into the shape of a finger.  We added cuts for the knuckles and an almond sliver for a fingernail. Kinda looks like a finger, but not real enough to be gross.

Oh So Adorable Halloween Snack Ideas

4. How to Make a Mummy Juice Box

A juicebox has googly eyes glued onto it. It is then wrapped in crepe paper, like a mummy.
Boo – how do you do?

For your Mummy Juice Box:

  • Glue 2 googly eyes to a piece of black paper and glue the paper onto the front of a juice box.  
  • Wrap the juice box with white crepe paper until it resembles a wrapped mummy.  
  • Don’t forget to leave a place to poke the straw into the box.

5. How to Make a Pretzel Stick Broom Treat

A pretzel stick is stuck into an upside down reece's cup to look like a witch's broomstick
Easy and adorable!

Super Easy Witch’s Broom Dessert

To make a Witches Broom takes no time or effort! Easiest dessert I could find and a definite hit with my son!  

Place a plain pretzel stick into the bottom of a peanut butter cup.

More Halloween Food You Have to Try

  • Draw a pumpkin face on a cutie orange for a healthy fruit.  
  • We also found fun orange & black tortilla chips at the local grocery store too.  
  • There are a lot of  great Halloween-themed food items that I have seen that you could build a cool lunch with.  
  • Top it off with a few Halloween decorations – napkins, plates, signs, and a cute spider made from pipe cleaners.
  • To adapt this for my school-aged kids, I am going to add a few plastic spiders and eyeball candy, and a fun note that says, ” YOU’VE BEEN BOOED!! Happy Halloween!!!
young boy is sitting with his yummy and not so scary food for halloween
He loved all of my ideas – except for the olives! Can’t win them all!

This lunch took less than 10 minutes to make and brought such joy to my toddler – he talked about it all day and almost spilled the beans to his big brother and sister.  

They have to wait until October 31st to get this special lunch!

Fun Halloween Dinner Idea

6. How to Make Mummy Meatloaf

This adorable mummy meatloaf recipe (see video above) is from our friend, Debra at Bowl Me Over and I think it is such a fun and festive food for a special dinner or if you are having a large crowd at a Halloween party.

So much fun Halloween food, so little October!

More Halloween Snacks & Food from Kids Activities Blog

After you create these  Halloween food ideas, check out  other “spook-tacular”  Halloween snack ideas and Halloween food crafts here on the Kids Activities Blog.

Do you need another Halloween snack for a Fall party?

What creative ideas do you have for a fun Halloween lunch?





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