Halloween is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely in the spooky spirit!
One of the best ways to start feeling all of those good, creepy vibes and get in on the fun is to make a couple Halloween-inspired snacks. Maybe you’re planning a party, or maybe you just want to have a few treats for your friends and family to enjoy. Either way, don’t feel like you need to spend a bunch of money to make some awesome food. Here’s seven inexpensive snacks that are perfect for this Halloween season.
1. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
These little guys are super cute, super fun, and they’re really easy to make. All you need is a box of Rice Krispie Cereal, some butter, a bag of Marshmallows, red & yellow food coloring so you can get that glorious pumpkin color, some tootsie rolls for the stems, and 1 green fruit roll up. Get the recipe here.
2. Mummy Dogs
A little Halloween twist on the traditional pigs-in-a-blanket, these little guys are really cute and are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. They’re also insanely cheap to make, since they only require three ingredients. Yup! Just three: hot dogs, mustard, and a package of crescent roll dough. Get the recipe here.
3. Halloween Ghost Fruit Kabobs
This is something a bit more healthy, if you’re tired of all the junk food and candy that usually comes packaged with the holiday. You can usually pick up a package of food skewers at your local dollar store, so don’t stress about finding them! All you’ll need for this recipe are some marshmallows, strawberries, melon, and a food coloring marker, which you can find for a good price at most grocery stores or online, but if you don’t have a food coloring marker, a good old box of blue food coloring and a little (clean!) paint brush will do the trick, or, just use peanut butter or frosting. Get the recipe for the kabobs here.
4. Mini Donut Spiders
What says Halloween more than a creepy-crawly snack? These little guys are really cute, but they’re also really easy to make and only require a small handful of ingredients. All you need is a bag of mini chocolate donuts, some pretzels, M&Ms, and a bit of frosting or chocolate to attach the M&Ms to the donut with. Get the recipe here.
5. Halloween Snack Mix
Having a snack mix around the house to munch on while hanging up all your spooky decorations and watching scary movies is great. This little mix happens to be the perfect one for the occasion! It’s made with just a few ingredients, and it has just the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and nutty, and has all the right textures. All you need is a bag of pretzels, some caramel corn, some bugles, chocolate M%Ms, candy corn, and some peanuts. Get the recipe here.
6. Caramel Apple Slices
This is a treat that’s a little more involved, but totally worth it. Nothing says “Fall” and “Halloween” like candy caramel apples, right? The trouble is, the traditional caramel apple is a little unwieldy, and the ratio of fruit-to-candy is way off. This recipe totally solves that problem by slicing the apple in to cross-sections before dipping it! All you need are some apples, some lollipop sticks (you can find these in the baking section of your local grocery store pretty easily for only a dollar or two), some melting chocolate, butterscotch, or even peanut butter chips, caramel, and any assorted toppings you like. Get the recipe here.