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17 Halloween recipes that will impress your kids

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Get your kids in the kitchen and let them help you cook up some treats that are just as good as they are scary.

Frightful fruit kebabs

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Healthy snacks kids actually want to eat are hard to come by, but this fruity treat will thrill your littles.

Ghost pops

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

These ghost pop cookies are just as fun to eat as they are to make. You do the baking, and let the kids handle the icing.

Spooky Nutter Butter ghosts

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

These easy cookies are so simple, even the smallest kiddos can help out.

Pumpkin-shaped Rice Krispies treats

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Every kid loves Rice Krispies treats (and most moms do too, since they're so easy to make). Your kids will love helping you form the treats into pumpkin shapes for this treat and adding on the faces.

Cheese mummy

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

It's not a party without a cheese ball, and this one is perfect for Halloween gatherings or lazy days at home. Let your kids help form and decorate the mummy

Boo-nana pops

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

This banana-turned-Popsicle comes together in minutes. You should handle the candy melts, but let the kids do the rest.

Vampire caramel apples

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Caramel apples are an essential fall treat, and the scary twist on these is perfect for Halloween.

Gluten-free gingerbread mummies

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

You don't have to wait until Christmas to break out the gingerbread men. Turn then into mummies with this awesome recipe.

Halloween surprise cake

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

The swirl of orange colors inside this cake is perfect for Halloween festivities.

Chocolate cauldron cake

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Let the kids do the fun part and decorate the top of this cauldron cake. Make sure they're not eating more decorations than they're putting on the cake, though!

Bloody teeth treats

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

We're not sure there's ever been a scarier way to get your apple a day, but we do know kids will love this.

Eyeball ice cubes

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Jell-O and whipped topping make up this frozen treat. It's super easy, and your kids will love the creepy way it turns out.

Spooky spider snacks

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Boring appetizers turn fun and festive with these great ideas.

Yummy mummy dogs

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

This Halloween version of pigs in a blanket is easy to make and even more fun to eat.

Barfing pumpkin party dip

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

OK, so we know this is kind of gross, but you know your kids are going to love it. They'll love it even more if you let them set it up.

Mini scream face pizzas

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

What kid doesn't love pizza? These pizzas just scream Halloween. Let them pick out whatever toppings they like.

Chocolate witches' hats

Family fun in the kitchen starts with these creative Halloween ideas

Kids of all ages will love assembling these chocolate witches' hats.

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