Top treats for a school-sponsored Halloween party

Packaged candy might be perfect for door-ringing ghouls, but the little goblins in your child’s class can feast on treats that are homemade and from the heart. Here are some deliciously spooky Halloween treats that will make you teacher’s pet.

Halloween treats
Halloween eyeball candies

Photo credit: Claire Gallam

Sure, the trick-or-treaters that come to your door are adorable, but there’s nothing quite like satisfying the sweet tooth of those close to you and your child.

Eyeballs on a stick

It’s not as torturous as it sounds! These eyeballs are actually cake pops designed to look like stressed eyes. Simply bake up the cake of your choosing, then scoop the cake into a bowl and add in frosting gradually until the mixture is moist enough to form into one inch balls. Freeze the soon-to-be eyes for five minutes, then melt a package of white candy melts in the microwave. Dip lollipop sticks in the candy melts and insert into cake balls to make sure the cake mixture “grips” the sticks. Freeze for five minutes, then dip each cake pop into the candy melt mixture. Melt red candy melts and place in a thin piping bag. Pipe red squigglies onto the eyes and top off with a chocolate chip to look like a pupil. Eyes never tasted so good!

Worm food

Kids love to be grossed out, but not when it comes to the way things taste. Luckily, this treat brings the best of both worlds. Plus, it’s easy to make in a snap! Use your best homemade brownie recipe, or reach for the packaged variety if you’re scrapped for time. Bake up the brownies as usual and let cool. Once the brownies are cool enough to be served, scrape them into a Halloween-themed dish and break them up with a fork until they resemble mud. Add in gummy worms and voila! Your kids will be eating worms in no time.


Mmm… severed toes. Your kids will have enough sugar on Halloween. These “toes” are a hearty alternative to sugary snacks. Take cocktail weenies and wrap the base in a small strip of tortilla. Then, paint the end of the weenie with ketchup to resemble a bloody toenail. Heat them up in the oven just before heading to class. They might look revolting, but that’s the point of Halloween! The kid-pleasing taste helps, too.

Creepy crawlies

Bake a batch of cookies into creepy crawlies with this recipe. These adorable spiders are made with licorice, cookies and love. Create four holes on each side of the cookie to make room for the “legs,” which are actually pull-and-peel style licorice. Top it all off with dollops of frosting as “eyes” in your color of choice. A sure crowd pleaser!

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