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My Halloween snack board is a hit for kids of any age. Using a muffin tin to display these spooky snacks makes it easy and fun for kiddos to see all the boo-tiful monsters and critters. It’s a great activity to do with them too! Plus, the muffin tin helps keep everything neat and separate.
The Spooky Snacks
In this muffin tin snack tray I recommend using three different dips, all different colors. I used a plant-based tzatziki and queso, plus guacamole, but you could use any of your kids’ favorite dips like Ranch or otherwise. By putting goofy faces, edible eyes, and an olive spider on the dips, they look fun and inviting to eat.
You’ll want to include plenty of items for dipping. I love making witch fingers out of carrot spears. It’s an easy way to get your kids to eat more veggies … in disguise! To make, simply peel and cut knuckles into the carrots and then attach fake fingernails using triangle-shaped bell pepper pieces.
I’m obsessed with using edible eyes for snack spreads like this. I mean, you can put a few on mini bell peppers and you instantly have little creatures to dip into your guac! Adding eyes to just about anything (hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes) is fun for all. You can see other uses for edible eyes on my Kid’s After Snack Board and this Thanksgiving Muffin Tray Snack Board.
I love Boo Chips this time of year. They are so cute and I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love eating them. Pair with some leaf-shaped veggie chips too for variety. I get both kinds at Trader Joe’s. You can also find fun colored veggie chip versions of the Boo chips on Amazon.
The Cutest Little Pumpkin
A peeled tangerine or clementine looks almost like a pumpkin. Just add a simple green “leaf” on top to complete—you could use celery leaves, part of an apple slice, or a green jelly bean.
Alternative Halloween Shapes & Characters
Here is a quick list of other shapes you can create to make this board extra festive:
- Make cheese cutouts of bats, pumpkins, ghosts, or Fall leaves—make a stack of them or layer one on top of a dip. Here are my favorite halloween cookie cutters, great for kid-themed snacks.
- Cheetoes make really spooky looking fingers if you want to get creative with those.
- Purple carrots are a fun way to shake up the veggie department (if your kids will go for that!).
- Alphabet cookies are a great way to get your kids involved. Spell simple words like Boo! or Trick-or-Treat.
Tips on Healthy Snacks for Kids
What I love about a board like this is that it includes so many colors, shapes, and types of food. Not only is it fun to think up these creatures and shapes, but it’s fun to make and eat too.
If you want expert tips on what food is appropriate for specific ages, Feeding Littles is an excellent resource. They have great information on choking hazards and how to handle Halloween candy with little ones.
Show Me Your Muffin Tins
I hope this post inspires you to create a fun holiday food experience. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the spook-tacular spreads and snacks you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share!
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Muffin Tin Halloween Board
- Carrot Sticks
- Red Apple
- Green Apple
- Mini Sweet Peppers
- Celery Stick + tops
- Leaf Shaped Tortilla Chips
- Ghost & Bat Chips
- Pretzel Stick
- Yogurt Covered Pretzels
- Black Olives
- Shredded Coconut
- Edible Eyes
- Peanut Butter
- Mini Marshmallows (for the vampire teeth)
- Sunflower Seeds (for the monster teeth)
- Almonds (for the vampire fangs)
- Good Foods Plant Based Queso Style Dip
- Good Foods Plant Based Tzatziki Style Dip
- Good Foods Plant Based Chunky Guacamole
- Add the queso dip, tzatziki dip, and guacamole to separate wells of the muffin tin.
- To create the guacamole creature, place two black olive slices to the guacamole and add an edible eye to the center of each. Add a slice of pepper for the mouth!
- To make the queso creature, place two black olive slices to the guacamole and add an edible eye to the center of each. Add a slice of pepper for the mouth and celery leaves at the top for hair.
- Halve one black olive lengthwise and place in one half in the center of the tzatziki to create the spider body. Slice another black olive crosswise and place half of it in the tzatziki next to the other half to create the spider head. Slice more olives to create 8 legs and add to the tzatziki.
- Place as many pepper as will fit in another well of the muffin tin, then add 2 edible eyes to each.
- Fill separate wells with Ghost and Bat Chips, Leaf Chips, and yogurt-covered pretzels. Add edible eyes to the pretzels if you like.
- Peel the clementine and add to another well. Place celery leaves or part of a green apple slice to the center of the clementine to look like a pumpkin stem.
- Fill two separate wells with shredded coconut. Place two red apple slices next to each other, flesh-sides touching, in one well to create lips. Spread peanut butter on the apple flesh and stick marshmallows to it to resemble teeth. Add almonds to the ends to look like fangs. Peel most of the kiwi leaving skin on one end to resemble hair. Slice off the long sides to give the kiwi a more rectangular look. Add edible eyes to the top under the skin, a thin slice of black olive for the mouth, and two pieces of pretzel to each side to look like Frankenstein's bolts.
- Add shredded carrots to another well. Cut a hole in the center of the skin-side of the green apple half. Place on top of the carrots. Fill the hole with peanut butter and add a strawberry slice to look like a tongue. Add sunflower seeds to the peanut butter to resemble teeth and an edible eye to the apple to make a cyclops.
- Cut knuckle-like lines in the carrot sticks, then add to the final well. Place pieces of peppers on the end of each carrot finger to resemble nails. Enjoy!