Holiday food is the best isn’t it? You know what’s even better about eating holiday food? Making it look fun! I told my kids I had a surprise for them when they got home from school and boy were they ecstatic! There is so much joy in seeing your kids light up over fun food. Better than that, it’s so much fun when you see THEM create something and light up over the final product. These Halloween snacks (Halloween Snowman) are fun to create, fun to eat and fun to look at. This is definitely a win win in my house!
Some of my fondest memories as a child was holiday baking. When I think of Christmas, I can’t think of anything better than hanging out in the kitchen with family baking cookies with all the yummy smells that come with it!
What about Halloween? I feel like there are tons of other holiday traditions that involve food but none that revolve around Halloween (other than trick or treating).
I mean, why aren’t there more Halloween traditions? I know a lot of folks have mixed ideas about the holiday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with fun food, right?
When I mean celebrate with food, I’m talking about more than just opening a bag and having someone dump candy down in it!
Now that I think about it, I might just have to make a new family tradition of creating our own Halloween food and making sure my kids expect more than just dumping candy in a bag.
By the way, I really don’t enjoy trick or treating because of the constant fights that come later about how much candy my kids are allowed to eat.
Side note, I have a peanut allergy kiddo.
This adds a whole new level of “FUN” to trick or treating. Imaging telling your kid they can’t touch their Halloween candy until mom sifts through it and has to dispose of two thirds of it. Yeah, no fun for either of us.
Sorry to get off track, let’s get back to business. There are loads of Christmas and Thanksgiving recipes. Actually, there are loads of Christmas and Thanksgiving dessert recipes. BUT, do you see many Halloween dessert or snack recipes?
I’ve decided this holiday season that I’m going to do better about creating FUN HALLOWEEN snacks!
This will be the first of hopefully a few fun Halloween food ideas.
These little Halloween snacks can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. They are great to take to parties and even better to eat. Let me show you how to make them with a quick video.
I’ve talked in length on my other blog about how much fun it is to create Halloween crafts and Halloween food because it’s the only time of year that you can get away with using crazy colors, crazy themes and lots of silliness!
Now that you’ve seen HOW to make these yummy Halloween treats, let me share what you need.
- 1 bag Marshmallows
- 1 bag Pretzel sticks
- 1 bag Candy Corn
- 1 bag mini chocolate chips
- Take one pretzel stick and use it to attach two marshmallows together
- Use four more pretzel sticks to attach to the bottom marshmallow to make the "legs and arms"
- Use two mini chocolate chips to attach to the top marshmallow to make the "eyes"
- Attach one candy corn to the top marshmallow to make the "nose."
- Repeat these steps to make as many Halloween Snowmen as you want
I think the best part about this snack is that I can sit the ingredients in front of the kids and let them make them! This doesn’t require mom in the picture at all.
Wahoo, I can actually entertain my kids with something other than a screen, AND get dinner going. Y’all, you might be seeing more of these types of posts:) Can you tell I’m a big fan of keeping the kids busy WITHOUT a lot of effort.
Aren’t these just the cutest (and that sweet little girl)? You can see my DIY Halloween candle holders with supplies from the dollar store HERE.
Did y’all enjoy this post? I hope to be adding more recipes as we get closer and closer to the holidays!
Let me know in the comments below if you make these and how your kids enjoyed them.