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Spooky snacks for scary movie night

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Creepy Halloween snacks

When it comes to Halloween munchies, the creepier the better. Whip up some of these spooky snacks for your next scary movie night.

Monster fruit dip with mouthy apples

monster fruit dip

Photo credit: 30 Handmade Days

Surprise your moviegoers with a fluffy, sweet eyeball-studded dip served with fruit bites and spooky mouths made with apples and marshmallows. Find the recipe and instructions, plus more Halloween fun, on the blog 30 Handmade Days.

Frozen banana ghosts

frozen ghosts

Photo credit: Teach Mama

These frozen banana ghosts are so easy to make, you'll want to get your little helpers involved in the fun. Simply cut bananas in half, dip in melted white chocolate or yogurt, pop in chocolate chip eyeballs and place in the freezer to harden up for movie night.

Bloody bandages

bloody bandages

Photo credit: Katherine Marie

For a snack that will get as many "EWWWs" as "MMMs", whip up a tray of bloody bandages. All it takes are some cinnamon grahams, vanilla icing and red gel food coloring or decorator's gel. For even more gross-out snack ideas, see Katherine Marie's Gross-ology Menu. Rat droppings, ear wax (served on cotton swabs) or toe jam, anyone?

Nutella mummies

morning mummies

Photo credit: Unfurled

You're probably familiar with the usual hot dog mummies, made by wrapping a dog in refrigerated crescent dough. But if you're looking for a dessert mummy, try making a twist on the classic by spreading irresistible Nutella on your dough, wrapping up your mummies and adding frosted or candy eyeballs. Get step-by-step instructions at Unfurled.

Carrot witch fingers

carrot fingers

Photo credit: Teach Mama

These slender carrot witch fingers will have your kids clamoring to eat their veggies. Simply peel carrot sticks and use cream cheese "glue" to stick on slivered almond fingernails. Amy from Teach Mama says she picked out the long and skinny twisted carrots to get the full creepy finger effect.

Owl cupcakes

owl cupcakes

Photo credit: One Charming Party

Who wouldn't want to dig in to one of these Halloween owl cupcakes? Reese's Pieces and Oreo cookies turn a regular frosted chocolate cupcake into something to hoot about. Check out the blog One Charming Party for owl cupcake instructions, plus all the details on how to make Fruit Bat Kebabs and Spidery Cheese Crackers.

Quick Tip

Grab a package of string cheese and a green bell pepper and whip up a tray of cheese "finger food" that will disgust and delight them!


More fun Halloween ideas

Yummy alternatives to sugary Halloween candy
Fun new Halloween traditions to start
Fun Halloween party invitations

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