10 spooky sweet treats to make this Halloween

Halloween is like a national holiday for those of us with a sweet tooth. Instead of packaged sweets, try making homemade goods! The recipes will provide opportunities to bond as a family and work on creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills. Time to get spooky!

Caramel apple pops

Caramel apples are a fall staple, but some kids may find it difficult to eat whole. Slice up the applies, insert a cake pop stick, dip them in caramel (or chocolate), add a few sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself a yummy treat.

Recipe at Domestically Blissful

Jell-O monsters

Ahh, real monsters! These Jell-O creatures are a great way to encourage your little one to use their imagination and create an entire monster family.

Find the recipe at My Food and Family

Peanut butter spider cookies

If every spider looked as cute as this, I think my arachnophobia would be GONE. As a sucker for anything peanut-butter-and-chocolate, these are a winner in my book. 

Recipe by Crafty Morning

Ghost fruit kabobs

Ghost fruit kabobs are a great healthy alternative to candy bars and sweets. They’re easy to serve at Halloween parties or to pack in your child’s lunchbox. Don’t worry, the ghosts are made with food-safe marker!

Get the recipe at Katarina’s Paperie

Frozen "boo"-nana pops

All you need is white chocolate, bananas, a popsicle stick, and chocolate chips to create these yummy frozen treats!

Find the recipe at Skinny Taste

Silly apple monsters

These festive, no-bake treats are perfect for a Halloween get-together or an afternoon snack. Ask your child to help you put together these monsters and watch the creativity flow. 

Read more at Fork and Beans

Mummy brownies

Not only are these brownies super easy to make (seriously, just make box brownies and add white icing with eyes), but they’re also addicting. Once the icing dries, you can add them into plastic bags so your little one can pass them out at school.

Read more at Pretty Providence

Dark chocolate spooky cookies

These triple-chocolate cookies are both delicious and Instagram worthy. Make a batch with your little one and pass them out to neighbors. 

Find the recipe at Simply Happy Foodie

Pumpkin cake pops

You can make an entire pumpkin patch with this recipe! These bite-size delectables will have your kids coming back for more. 

Recipe at Clever Housewife

Monster munch candy mix

You can’t go wrong when you mix popcorn, candy, pretzels, peanuts, and Reese’s. This addicting snack is the perfect addition to a late-night spooky movie marathon. 

Recipe at Wholefully

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