Looking for some easy, fun, and healthy Halloween recipes for your kids? Want a little fun project to keep your bunch busy? Good. I’ve got some scary treats, some silly foods, and possibly some gross recipes for your spooky Halloween party. Trick or treat?

I tested these fresh treats on my neighbor’s kids. Mom needed a break, and I needed a herd of Halloween hungry kids. So together we made some faces, got covered in peanut butter, and went beyond the usual Halloween cakes and cookies to make some healthy frugalicious foods. We also had a little monster party. Yes, we did the mash. We did the Monster Mash!

Here are three easy, fun, and possibly gross ghoulish foods for Halloween.

Freakish Frog with Fly

Swoop, slop, and smack. There’s nothing quite like a fly-swatting, bug-eyed, snaggle-toothed frog to get the kids giggling.

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Ingredients:

Scary stuff you’ll need:

  • 2 thick apple slices
  • 1 slice of green pear or apple (tongue)
  • peanut or nut butter
  • sunflower seeds
  • raisins
  • dried fruit (eyes)

Instructions

To make a Freakish Frog:

  1. Use peanut or nut butter to “glue” both apple slices together to shape a mouth.
  2. Poke sunflower seeds into frog’s mouth for teeth.
  3. Place a green pear or apple slice in mouth for the tongue.
  4. Use peanut or nut butter to “glue” dried fruit pieces to form bugged eyes.
  5. Flies: Stick sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds, or almond slivers into raisins to form wings. Place fly on frog’s tongue.

This freakish frog was a huge hit. We swatted lots of flies for fun and ate them all when done. Buzzzzz.

Want something else? Try these:

Slimy Serpent Banana Thingapede

Hisssssss, slllllllither, and wiiiither. This Slimy Banana Thingapede can be tame or gross. Just use more peanut (or nut butter) to create a mushier monster mess. Add more legs for a more creepy crawly effect. Don’t forget the tongue.

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Ingredients:

Scary stuff you’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • peanut or nut butter
  • pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds
  • stick pretzels
  • slice of apple (tongue)

Instructions

To make a Serpent Thingapede:

  1. Peel then slice banana into pieces. Spoon peanut or nut butter between pieces and place together. Little fingers will get sticky.
  2. Stick a pretzel stick into each banana piece. Let the kids be creative.
  3. Use seeds to decorate the serpent’s spine and eyes.
  4. Cut a slice of red apple for the tongue.

This Halloween food recipe can become a huge scary fun slimy mess. The younger kids really loved forming the serpent and creating the legs.

Buzz Faced Monster Mash

This alien inspired monster has a serious cut down his face. We called him “Buzz” since he looked like he met with a chainsaw.

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Ingredients:

Scary stuff you’ll need:

  • 1/2 pear or apple
  • red jelly jam
  • peanut or nut butter
  • dried fruit
  • raisins
  • gummy worms

Instructions

To make a Buzz Faced Monster Mash:

  1. Cut a jagged “scar” pattern into the pear or apple half. Fill this jagged “scar” with red jelly jam (for blood).
  2. Use peanut or nut butter to “glue” raisins and dried fruit into eyes and mouth.
  3. Place gummy worms to form arms and hair.

Both boys and girls loved making the red jelly jam scar “ooze” blood. Some of the results were really rather gross.

The pictures I have included are really rather tame. Some of the kids made some (kinda) disgusting versions of these monsters, serpents, and frogs. Despite the scary numbers of legs, tongues, flies, and teeth…we all had lots of fun. Now I must go clean some peanut butter off my ceiling.

More Halloween Fun:

Got any fun Halloween recipes or foods to share? Have a favorite spooky project? Do you have peanut butter on your ceiling? (if so, how does it get there?)