Unique Halloween Baking Ideas for Kids

by Joshua Hampton

halloween baking ideasWith Halloween just around the corner, find the ideal and easy Halloween baking ideas with recipes for Halloween side dishes, Halloween appetizers, Halloween dinner, Halloween desserts and even more Halloween treats. Your kids and friends alike will be hankering for more of these ominously delicious Halloween food ideas for party occasions. We’ve come up with an abundance of Halloween party food featuring all the ghastly creatures like black bats, mummy’s, and more, and other sorts of Halloween baked treats like cookies and cupcakes. Delight your kids and friends with these spookily scrumptious treats. So now, let us start brewing your eerie Halloween menu.

Creepy Bat Cookies

These batty cookies are easy, and what’s more, lots of fun to make for your next ghostly get-together! Preparation time is a round 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

24 round and unwrapped chewy caramels in milk chocolate from a 12 ounce bag
24 chocolate chip cookies (try Pillsbury Ready To Bake refrigerated chocolate chip cookies)
24 chocolate wafer cookies that are broken in half
12 black gumdrops that are cut lengthwise in half
48 red mini candy-coated chocolate candies

Directions:

First heat the oven to 350°F. Press one caramel into the middle of each cookie dough round, and shape into a sphere covering the caramel completely. Using an ungreased cookie sheet, place the sphere around two inches apart.

Bake these for around 9 to 12 minutes or until browned lightly on the edges and set. Insert chocolate wafer halves into cookie at an angle for bat wings right away. You can place gumdrops by pressing along with red candies on the still warm cookie to simulate the bat eyes. Take off from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack.

The Meatloaf Mummy

Prior to sending out your children for some trick-or-treating, put a variation on a classic dinner staple. Serve the Meatloaf Mummy, and your little monsters won’t be able to stop gobbling their food!

Ingredients:

A Meatloaf from any of your favorite recipes
Some American cheese
Slices of Olives

Directions:

First, bake your favorite meatloaf recipe, shaping the loaf to look like a mummified body with hands crossed over the chest. Bake the loaf the way you usually would. Allow it rest approximately 3 minutes and then lay one inch strips of American cheese across the body of the ‘mummy’ widthwise, leaving a narrow space on the head for the olive slices for the eyes. Remove any excess overhanging cheese using scissors and place the ‘mummy’ back to your still warm oven to slightly melt the cheese for around a minute. That’s it!

Pumpkin Peter Cheese Puffs

Derived from the classic nursery rhyme, you can also make these treats when you create a batch of these fluffy and soft cheese puffs that resemble mini pumpkins. Romano cheese will add a nice sharpness and the cream cheese made stems complete the spooky appearance.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp of softened cream cheese
1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of cubed butter
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
4 drops of yellow paste food coloring
1 drop of red paste food coloring
1/2 cup of grated Romano cheese
2 whole eggs
20 sprigs of fresh Italian parsley stems

Directions:

Using a small bowl, mix cream cheese and vinegar then cover and refrigerate. With a large saucepan, bring the water, butter as well as salt to a boil. Add flour and stir to the point a smooth ball forms. Take away from the heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Now in a small bowl, blend the yellow and red food coloring, then stir Romano cheese as well as the food coloring into the dough. Infuse the eggs one at a time, beating it thoroughly after each addition. Continue beating mixture to the point it is smooth and shiny. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake this at 400° for around 15-20 minutes, or till lightly browned. Remove and place a wire rack to cool. With a star tip and cream cheese mixture you set aside earlier, pipe the stems onto puffs, then add the parsley sprigs. Voila!

Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Cupcakes

The pumpkin theme can’t be overdone when it comes to Halloween. This is the ideal time to binge on candy, but if you really want to make your holiday sweet, why not bake some delicious desserts. You can make a cavalcade of ghastly Halloween cakes, but it does not get better or more appropriate than making some spooky cupcakes.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
A pinch of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 tsps of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of ground cloves
1-1 ½ cups of puréed pumpkin
1-2 1 tsp of vanilla extract
1-3 8 ounces of low-fat cream cheese
1-4 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
1-5 2 tablespoons butter
1-6 ½ cup walnuts to be used for garnish

Directions:

First preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake molds using paper. Next, using a large mixing bowl, blend the flour, baking soda, ground cloves, salt, pumpkin pie spice and ground cinnamon.
Now add in the pumpkin purée. Dependent on the thickness of your pumpkin purée, you may need to add from 1 to 1 ½ cups of pumpkin purée. If your purée is quite thin, put slightly less. If you have drained your purée and it is quite thick, use more. Now mix in the vanilla extract. Divide the mixture up into even amounts and place into the cupcake papers. You may bake for around 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in. Set aside to cool.

Now using a clean bowl, blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Put in the butter and mix thoroughly with an electric mixer for around 3-5 minutes. You will maybe need to scrape the sides of the bowl repeatedly with a rubber spatula during this procedure. When the cupcakes are finally completely cooled, spoon the frosting inside a piping bag. Begin to frost the cupcakes. Decorate with walnuts and serve to your guests.

This coming Halloween, make sure you get your ample dose of treats so the entire family and friends can enjoy spooky, scrumptious goodies.

Joshua Hampton

My name is Joshua Hampton and I love cooking. I believe that what you eat represents who you really are. Knowing how to cook properly will ensure that you have more enjoyment in your life, you have higher self-esteem and you have a better health. So, right now I am most obsessed about different cooking classes - it is so much fun, even my 5 years old kid loves it. Join now! - Joshua

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