There are loads of Halloween snack ideas out there. There are lots of websites have pages and pages of them in fact. Some taste delicious, some just look great and some probably disappoint on both counts. The major problem is though, a majority of the recipes take a long time to prepare.
So, what if you’re running out of time and you need a bunch of quick Halloween snack ideas for your shindig? Well look no further, as we’ve have put together 5 very quick, simple ideas for you to use.
All of them taste good, and are made from simple ingredients that you could well already have about the house.
5 Quick Halloween Snack Ideas
- 1 teaspoon water
- 4 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 6 Tablespoons shortening, divided
- 36 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos would be good)
- 36 Bugles
- 4 cups vanilla or white chips
- 36 pretzel sticks
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine water and food coloring; Seal bag and shake to combine. Add coconut. Seal bag and shake to tint coconut; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons shortening; stir until smooth.
For the witches hats:
Place about 1/3 cup chocolate mixture in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag.
Pipe a small amount of chocolate on a cookie. Dip a Bugle in some of the remaining chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Position over chocolate on cookie, forming a witch’s hat. Set on waxed paper to dry. Repeat with remaining chocolate, Bugles and cookies.
For the puddles:
Melt vanilla chips and the remaining shortening; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a large heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe mixture into the shape of a puddle onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Immediately place a witch’s hat on the puddle. Place a pretzel stick alongside the hat; sprinkle reserved tinted coconut at the end of the pretzel stick. Repeat with remaining puddles, hats and brooms. Chill for 15 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container.
- Biscuits (same number as teacakes)
- Bootlace sweets
- Writing icing (various colours)
Use a tube of black writing icing to draw a web on a plate. Draw four straight lines, radiating out like a spoke and six rings, evenly spaced. Leave to set for 15 minutes.
Open a pack of 10 chocolate teacakes and a pack of bootlace sweets (any flavour/colour will do).
Place 10 chocolate digestive biscuits (or any similar biscuit of your choice) on a surface and squirt a small blog of icing sugar onto the middle of each biscuit.
Drape 4 bootlates on each so that they hang over the edges to make 8 legs.
Then stock a teacake on top to make a body. Using red, yellow and green writing icing, make a zigzag mouth and 2 eyes. Put a small blob of black icing in the middle of each eye. Leave for around 15 minutes to set. Serve on webbed plate.
- Lemon juice
- Jelly worm sweets
Use an apple corer to cut a whole right through the apple (best to make to holes, one on each side and join them in the middle).
Coat the inside of the holes with lemon juice to prevent the insides of the apples from going brown.
Poke the jelly worms through the holes and position them to look as horrifying as possible!
Mummies on a stick
A very quick and easy idea.
- 1 packet of refigerated breadsticks (or ready rolled pastry)
- Hot dogs (as many as you like)
- Sticks or skewers (one for each hot dog)
Seperate the dough, and if necessary, cut into long thin strips.
Insert the stick into the hot dog, then starting at the stick end, wrap one strip of pastry around each hot dog.
Be sure to leave a bit uncovered at the top for the face.
Place mummies on grease proof paper on a baking tray and cook at around 190 degrees centigrade for about 20 minutes (follow the instructions on the hot dog packaging if they differ).
Add dots of mustard for the eyes and serve.
Easy Peasy Toffee Apples
Ever wondered how to make them? Well they’re easier than you think.
Plus, they are a Halloween classic!
- 225g demerara sugar
- 110 ml water
- 0.5 tsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 25g Butter
- A dash of cinamon
- 6 apples
- Sticks or skewers (one for each apple)
Dissolve the sugar in the water over a moderate heat. When dissolved, stir in the vinegar, syrup and butter.
Bring to a boil and cook without stirring until it reaches hard-crack stage or hardens into a ball when dropped in a jug of cold water. This should take around 10 minutes boiling time.
While the syrup is cooking, pierce each apple with a wooden stick. Once the toffee is ready, dip each apple into the hot toffee, turning it around in the syrup so that each one is fully coated.
Leave to harden on a lightly oiled tray before serving. If you’re planning to keep them for a day or two, wrap the apples in cellophane.
Enjoy our Halloween Snack Ideas and feel free to share your own below!