Easy Halloween Classroom Snacks

easy halloween classroom snacks

Easy Halloween Classroom Snacks

Are you ready for some spooky and yummy treats?  Try out these easy Halloween snacks in your classroom or at home.

Ghosts and Pumpkins


Peeled bananas
Peeled tangerines
Celery cut into 1-inch pieces
Chocolate chips

Cut each peeled banana in half.  Put two chocolate chips on the top for eyes (closest to the stem).  Put a chocolate chip below the eyes for the mouth.  Now you have your ghosts.

For the pumpkins, simply insert the celery into the top of each peeled tangerine.  Now you have your pumpkins!

Cheesy Jack-O-Lantern

Ingredients: one large flour tortilla, shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced olives.

How to make: sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on a big tortilla and use olives to make the eye, nose, and mouth.  Heat in the microwave until the cheese melts.  Slice up and eat!

Creepy Hand

Purchase a box of plastic or rubber gloves (clear ones), a couple bags of candy corn, popcorn, orange and black yarn, and spooky spider rings.  Place one candy corn in each finger slot, then fill the rest of glove with popcorn.  Tie the hands off with the yarn and place a spider ring on the ring finger of the “Witches Hand.”  This works as a great classroom activity and they can be used as treats for the door knocking ghouls that are sure to enjoy visiting your house.

Creepy Buffet
We did a blind menu of things like Vampire Blood (juice) and all sorts of other items.  Gummy worms in Jell-0, rice crispy bars with spider rings (called Spider Traps), and we decorated napkins to look like ghost and forks to look like pitchforks.  If they didn’t order something right away, they were allowed to get it later; but initially, they had to figure out how to eat their item if they didn’t get the fork.  It was really fun for the kids.  Most of them picked everything on the list without knowing what it was (brave or what?)

Halloween Popcorn

Ingredients: 3 cups of popped popcorn, 12 oz. honey roasted peanuts, 1 packages of caramels, 1 large package of Halloween M&M’s.

Pop the popcorn put it in a large bowl and set it aside.  Unwrap the caramels and melt them over medium heat.  Add 1/8 cup water to thin out the caramel.  Leave on low heat.  Add M&M’s and peanuts to popcorn (be sure to be mindful of the kids’ food allergies; some items can be substituted!)  Pour the caramel over the popcorn mixture.  Stir well, until clusters form.  Eat and enjoy!

Blood and Bones (breadsticks and sauce):

Ingredients: Parmesan or grated cheese, marinara sauce, Pillsbury (Canned) breadsticks.

How to make: cut one breadstick into halves and shape the ends of breadstick into “bone” shapes.  Use references, if needed.  Serve with sauce and cheese and room temperature.


These are a hit with my daycare children at our Halloween Party.  Shred pieces of string cheese into long strips.  Press them around the end of a pretzel rod and tie a piece of string licorice around it to look like a broom.  This is a healthy alternative and the kids love them!