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6 Epic Halloween Food Ideas to Fright and Delight the kids!

If you’re looking to fright and delight your kids this year, we have these brilliantly ghoulish Halloween food ideas perfect for kids’ lunch boxes, after-school snacks, and even dinner. These Halloween recipes are all so easy to make, you could even let the kids have a crack at making them themselves. Scary but fun!

Celebrity chef, Fast Ed nails the Halloween food ideas!

Ed “Fast Ed” Halmagyi, celebrity chef and Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, has prepared these cute and (not so) scary Halloween food ideas to help you celebrate the day of all things spooky and fun.

It’s time to dust away the cobwebs, crack out the cauldron and get ready for devilishly good Halloween snacking because anybody can master Halloween cooking with these recipes.

TIP: Googly eyes are a must-have for these Halloween food ideas. You can find them in the baking aisle of your local supermarket with all the other sprinkles and cake-decorating items!


6 Halloween food ideas to fright and delight

1. Batty biscuits

Serves: 12

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Much chocolate, many googly eyes, SO CUTE! Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 150g white chocolate chunks
  • 50g dark chocolate, melted
  • 12 caramel chocolates
  • 12 plain chocolate biscuits, halved
  • 24 edible eyes

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the butter, sugars and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes, until very light. Add the egg and yolk, then beat again.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together and mix in gently, then add the white chocolate chunks and mix gently. Form into 12 balls, flatten, then arrange on a lined oven tray. Bake for 18 minutes, until pale golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Use a little melted chocolate to stick one of the caramel chocolates to each biscuit, then two pieces of chocolate biscuit to make wings. Stick the eyes on with chocolate, then pipe chocolate feet to finish!

2. Frankenwraps

Serves: 12

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The humble wrap gets a Halloween makeover, how brilliant! Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 4 green (spinach) tortilla wraps
  • 2 cups cooked BBQ chicken, shredded
  • ½ cup spreadable cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups cos lettuce, shredded
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 4 black olives, pitted
  • 4 jalapeno slices
  • 120g tasty cheese, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup corn chip pieces

Method

  1. Arrange the wraps on a board. Combine the chicken, cream cheese, and mayonnaise in a bowl. Mix well. Spoon into the centre of wraps with lettuce, then coarsely grate 1½ carrots onto the mix.
  2. Fold the sides of the wrap over, then the top. Fold the base at an angle.
  3.  Finely slice the remaining carrot, cucumber, and parsnip and stack with a slice of olive on each. Place 2 on each wrap. Put a jalapeno slice on top of each for a mouth. Thread cheese cubes onto toothpicks and insert them into the sides of the wrap to make Frankenstein’s bolts. Use corn chip pieces to make hair, then serve.

3. Mummy sausages

Serves: 8

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Halloween food ideas: the wrinklier the better with this recipe! Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 8 frankfurts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp brie cheese (see tip below)
  • 2 black olives, diced (see tip below)

BUSY MUM TIP: You can skip the brie and olive eyes and just stick googly eyes on with a squirt of melted cheese.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut the pastry into 1cm strips, then wrap around the frankfurters to make mummy bandages. Brush with egg and sprinkle with celery salt, then arrange on lined oven trays. Bake for 20 minutes, until the pastry is golden and crisp.
  2. Roll pieces of brie to make 16 small balls, then put a piece of olive onto each. Arrange on the sausages to make eyes, and press on.

4. White chocolate pretzels

Serves: 24

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How cute would these be in little treat bags or as a lunch box Halloween food idea? Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 150g white chocolate melts
  • 24 mini pretzels
  • edible googly eyes, to decorate

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, until just melted.
  2. One at a time, dip the pretzels until well-coated, then put them on a sheet of non-stick paper. Decorate with edible eyes, then allow to set.

5. Ghoul burgers

Serves: 4

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Melted cheese has never looked so hilariously frightening! Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 4 pork and fennel burger patties
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 brioche buns, split
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 12 gherkin slices
  • 4 slices of tasty cheese
  • tomato sauce, to serve

Method

  1. Fry the patties in olive oil in a large heavy-based pan over moderate heat for 10 minutes, turning several times until firm to touch.
  2. Toast the brioche buns, then spread them with butter and top with pickles. Use a small sharp knife to cut ghoul faces in the cheese slices. Arrange on top of the hot patties to melt, then set them on the brioche bun bases. Serve with tomato sauce.

6. Slasher Cake

Serves: 12

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Throwing a Halloween party and need some Halloween food ideas? THIS IS THE CAKE TO MAKE! Source: Supplied

Ingredients

  • 22cm plain red velvet cake (store-bought or homemade)
  • 250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 575g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • pinch salt
  • red food colouring
  • 1kg white fondant icing
  • ¼ cup grape juice
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 250g glucose syrup

Method

  1. Use a sharp serrated knife to sluice the cake into three even discs. Put the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes, until very light. Add the icing sugar and vanilla, then beat for 5 minutes, fold in the cream and salt. Tint with red colouring.
  2. Sandwich the cake slices together with the buttercream, then coat the assembled cake with a thick and perfectly smooth layer. Roll out the fondant icing with just a little cornflour until 5mm thick, drape over the cake and smooth to a perfect finish. Trim the excess.
  3. Combine the juice and cornflour in a small saucepan and mix well, then add the glucose syrup and heat gently until thickened. Tint with red colouring.
  4. Use a small sharp knife to cut slashes out of the top and sides of the cake, then pipe in the edible blood. Serve immediately. What a cool Halloween food idea!

There you have it trick-or-treaters, six spooky and kid-friendly Halloween food ideas and recipes to prepare in your cauldron this year to fright and delight the kids. Delicious!

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