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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 your kiddos to see the various shapes and characters. It’s more interactive that way! Plus we all know some kids hate it when their foods touch, so the muffin tin helps make everything perfectly separate.
If you need more kids ideas, check out my Thanksgiving Muffin Tin and After School Snack Board. You can also search all board ideas by holiday on here, including other Halloween Board Ideas, Thanksgiving Board Ideas, Hanukkah Board Ideas and Christmas Board Ideas
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
Hope this inspired a fun food experience with your kiddos. Nothing makes me happier than seeing you create beautiful boards from my tips. If you make a spread inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share!
And, If you liked this board recipe, rate, review and let me know which creatures your littles ones liked the best.
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