Halloween recipes to make with kids

Little monsters will shriek with delight when they discover our magical recipes. Enjoy a fun evening of pizza making, cupcake decorating and much more...

Making spider pizzas with Halloween decorations

Get into the spirit of things this Halloween by letting the kids cause some creative chaos in the kitchen with flour, fondant icing and a colourful assortment of sweets. These fun, festive and easy-to-make recipes will give them plenty of frighteningly fabulous treats to nibble on before setting off on their trick or treating adventures. It’s sure to be a scream...

Our top 6 Halloween recipes to make with kids:

Ghostly biscuits

Two plates of ghost biscuits, with little silver balls in middle

These ghost-shaped piñata biscuits have a surprise centre filled with popping candy and silver balls. Although the middle is slightly fiddly to make, your little ghouls will be delighted when cracking them open, and they can help out with some gorgeously thick and ghostly icing. Finish off your spooky masterpieces with sugar paste and icing pens, then leave to set. The resulting biscuits are soft and very moreish, so be warned, their edible art may not last too long…

If you like these, you may want to try our chocolate bat biscuits or funny face cookies.

Spider pizzas

Three pizzas with spider designs

These super spider pizzas will go down a storm at any kids' Halloween party and making them is a great activity to keep little fingers busy. There are various ways of making the spider designs so get creative! We’ve used olives and salami to form the body, but you can make red and green versions by stamping circles out of peppers and cutting thin slices to form spidery legs. Alternatively, you can make two large pizzas with lots of spiders on each.

Halloween cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes with cat, monster and skull designs

Get the trick or treat festivities started by laying out some small bowls of sweets and letting your little ones do their worst when decorating these seriously cute and spooky Halloween cupcakes. The chocolate sponge is simple to make and the smallest of hands can get involved with using fondant icing and sweets to make cat faces, skulls and monster mushes.

Watch our step-by-step video on how to make the easiest ever Halloween cupcakes.

Frozen banana ghosts

Five frozen bananas covered in coconut with chocolate faces

You could be tricked into thinking these ghostly bananas taste just like ice cream when frozen in ethereal robes of white chocolate and coated in coconut sprinkles. Complete the spooky look by using chocolate drops to give your ghouls suitably haunting facial expressions. With only four ingredients, they're quick and easy to make – we dare your little ones not to be impressed.

We've got plenty more cute and creepy cakes to decorate...

Frankenstein cupcakes
Hooting Halloween owls
Eerie eyeball pops
Monster cupcakes

Eyeball snot-tail

Two cocktail glasses with green jelly and skewered lychee

Our eyeball snot-tail recipe makes for a glorious, hands-on experience for kids, from whisking up small chunks of green jelly to skewering lychees with cocktail sticks to make gruesome eyeballs. Once you're done, raise a glass to your cocktail snot-tail creations, sit back and enjoy.

Try making another wickedly wobbly scary Halloween jelly.

Maggoty apples

Apples on a plate, stuffed with rice puffs and jelly worms

These easy, no-cook 'maggoty' apples will have kids grinning with glee. You’ll want to keep small chefs away from the pan of simmering water, but there is still plenty of fun to be had stuffing the apples with white chocolate and puffed rice for gory effect. To make this frighteningly fruity recipe even more gruesome, add a few wriggly jelly worms too. 

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Which Halloween recipes do you make with your children? Leave a comment below...

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