Easy Halloween Dessert Board: The Perfect Halloween Party Snack for Kids

If you’re looking for spooktacular and super easy Halloween food ideas for kids, this Halloween dessert board is it! This sweet Halloween charcuterie board makes for the perfect Halloween party snack for kids. It’s filled with Halloween treats that take only minutes to make, from spooky mummies and creepy spider webs to ghoulish ghosts and fun purple people eaters. It includes lots of fun Halloween foods kids, and adults will die for! Pair up all these spooky desserts with fresh fruit for a Halloween grazing board that will be a hit at any Halloween party.

easy Halloween dessert board for kids

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with charcuterie boards and snack boards, but my favorite has to be the dessert board. And what could be better than a Halloween dessert board filled with fun Halloween treats that the kids will not only love to eat but also enjoy making.

Halloween dessert board for kids

For this bewitching Halloween dessert, I decided to keep things super simple. I started with store-bought pastries and treats, which I then decorated with the kids. Of course, you can choose to bake all the goodies and decorate them. Still, I wanted something that looked bootiful, tasted wickedly delicious, and required minimal work.

easy Halloween dessert board for kids

What you will need for your Halloween Dessert Board

Halloween is my family’s favorite time of the year, and one of our favorite things about Halloween is the fun and spooky treats! So, I’ve created this delicious Halloween dessert board for the kids. It’s filled with scary-good treats that are super fun to make and eat. Plus, they are ready in minutes! No baking necessary! Here is everything you will need for your ghostly Halloween dessert board :

  • Frosting ghoulish ghosts
  • Creepy Spider web donuts
  • One-eyed one horned purple people eater cookies
  • Green monster bites
  • Spooky Mummy mini brownies
  • Pumpkin tangerines
  • Black wooden board or serving tray
  • Fresh fruit

To complement the Halloween treats I used grapes and dark berries to make this dessert board pop. In the sections below, I’ll explain how to make each wicked Halloween treat. But remember: this spooktacular Halloween board is supposed to be easy, so use whatever you have at home. Enjoy yourself with the kids while making these fang-tastic and easy Halloween treats!

Making the spooktacular party snacks for kids

This Halloween dessert snack board is perfect for any Halloween party, a sweet afternoon snack, or as a fun Halloween dessert any day. The best part is that these Halloween treats are so much fun to make with my kids.

easy Halloween dessert board for kids

 

Frosting Ghoulish Ghosts

There is nothing scary about these adorable little ghosts. My kids loved making these cute frosting ghouls. Follow these frightfully simple steps, and you will make these Halloween party snacks in a blink of an eye!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate chip cookies (small ones)
  • White frosting
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors
  • Piping bag
  • Medium or large round piping tip 

Instructions:

  1. To make the ghosts, grab the piping bag and a medium/large round piping tip (depending on the size of your cookie). 
  2. Fill your piping bag with white frosting. Then, swirl the shape of the ghost on top of the chocolate chip cookies.
  3. Add candy eyes. You can put the same ones on all of them or mix and match the sizes.

 

Creepy Spider Web Donuts

Create your own spider web donuts with just two ingredients! It’s the perfect spooky food to make with your kids. This no-fuss Halloween dessert requires almost no prep and will be a hit at your next Halloween party.

Easy Halloween treats spider web donuts

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Take the piping bag and a small round piping tip for better control to make the spider web. 
  2. Fill your piping bag with white frosting and slowly draw the spider webs on top of the chocolate-frosted donuts.
  3. You can add a candy spider to make this even more fun!

 

Spooky Mummy Brownies

Made in minutes and devoured in seconds, these easy mummy brownies are the perfect dessert for your Halloween spread. It is an adorable treat that will add a whimsical touch to your Halloween-theme party and satisfy everyone’s need for spooky sweets!

Easy Halloween food for kids, brownie mummies

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. To make the brownie mummies, grab the piping bag and a small round piping tip. Fill your piping bag with white frosting.
  2. Apply the frosting on top of the brownies in a zig-zag motion.
  3. Add candy eyes. Mix and match the sizes for a more playful touch.

 

One-eyed One-horned Purple People Eater Cookies

Whether you need Halloween party food ideas for a school bake sale or the neighborhood block party, these festive cookies will impress your spooky little guests. It is a freaky-delicious Halloween dessert that delivers classic flavors with a monstrous twist.

My kids love the purple people eater song and had so much fun making these delicious chocolate chip cookies in the shape of a one-eyed, one-horned purple people eater!

Halloween cookies, one-eyed one-horned purple people eater cookies

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate chip cookies (or sugar cookies)
  • White frosting
  • Purple food coloring
  • Purple decorating sugar
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors
  • Black fondant

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix in white frosting with a couple of drops of purple food coloring. If you don’t have purple, you can always make it. Add a few drops of red and blue food coloring (in the same amount) and mix well.
  2. Use a rubber spatula or knife and place a spoonful of purple frosting on top of a cookie. Then, with a back-and-forth motion, spread the frosting to cover the top of the cookie.
  3. Sprinkle the cookie with purple decorating sugar and put one eye in the center. 
  4. Cut triangles out of the black fondant and place them as horns on top of the cookie.

 

Green Monster Bites

Easy enough for your tiny human monsters to make, these green monster bites are a great way to help bring out their ghoulish creativity. This Halloween party food is terrifyingly tasty and the perfect way to celebrate before trick or treating!

Green monster bite easy Halloween recipe

Ingredients:

  • Mini chocolate chip muffins
  • White frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix in white frosting with a few drops of green food coloring. If you don’t have green, you can make it by adding a couple of drops of yellow and blue food coloring (in the same amount) and blending well.
  2. Using a spoon or spatula, cover the chocolate chip muffin tops with green frosting.
  3. Add different-sized candy eyes for the full monster effect.

 

Pumpkin Tangerines

These healthy Halloween treats are game-changers. Make cute pumpkin tangerines in less than five minutes. A cute and healthy Halloween snack that adds a zesty balance to your Halloween dessert grazing board. I love that my kids can have as many pumpkins as they want!

Pumpkin tangerines healthy Halloween foods for kids

Ingredients:

  • Tangerines
  • One celery stalk

Instructions:

  1. Cut the celery stalk into sticks.
  2. Peel the tangerines and put a celery stick at the top. 
  3. Abracadabra… You finished!

 

How to make this easy Halloween dessert board 

Charcuterie boards are all the rage these days! There are a million variations of these trendy food boards, from fresh veggies and spreads to savory cured salami and creamy Brie combos. But they don’t just have to be about meats and cheese. They can also be a fun twist from the traditional charcuterie boards. Grazing boards can also be full of sweet snacks, desserts, and fruit. So let me show you how to make an easy Halloween dessert board perfect for sharing with family and friends on this spooky holiday!

Choose A Board:

Start by choosing a board or serving tray. The size will depend on how many people you’re making this Halloween dessert board for. I used a Halloween-themed black wood board with skeletons to make it more festive. You can also use any Halloween-themed board or trays like a coffin tray or a bat cutting board.

I like serving trays with a slight trim around the edges, so all my Halloween treats don’t just roll out. Also, if you put in more goodies like small chocolates, loose berries, or candy, a tray will hold things together and add depth to your Halloween snack board.

Always keep in mind what type of snacks you are serving, so you can choose the best board or platter to use. I love using rectangle boards over round ones, but feel free to use whatever shape you like!

best Halloween dessert board

Adding fruit to your Halloween dessert board

There’s no better pairing for sweet pastries and cookies than fresh fruit. You can use any dark berries you want, but I like blackberries and blueberries for a more ghoulish vibe. Red, black, or teardrop grapes will also make an incredible spooky complement to your Halloween dessert board. Don’t tell the kids they are good for them! They will pop them in their mouth and enjoy the juicy (and healthy) “eyeballs.”

Halloween dessert and fruit board

How to arrange your Halloween dessert board

Add your larger and medium-size snacks to the board first, keeping in mind the color of each item. First, begin placing the Spooky Mummy Brownies and the Creepy Spider Web Donuts, organizing the treats so that different colored desserts complement each other.

Next, place the frosting ghoulish ghosts, green monster bites, and the one-eyed one-horned purple people eater cookies on the board. You can group them like me or get creative and make your own spooktacular patterns.

Finishing touches:

Finally, add the pumpkin tangerines, dark berries, and grapes, placing the fruit between the ghoulish desserts. It will give your dessert board a pop of color and texture while adding a healthy snack that your kids will love. Dig in!

 

Other spooktacular Halloween food ideas for kids:

  • 5 Spooktacular Halloween Party Foods: These super easy Halloween savory recipes include creepy crawlies made with chicken fingers, Frankenstein corn dogs, and other easy-to-make deliciously spooky savory Halloween party foods that are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

  • Halloween Snack Board: This savory charcuterie board has a combination of cheese and meats with a fun spooky theme. Love that this delicious Halloween grazing board is easy to make, and it is the perfect appetizer for a Halloween party.
  • Cheesy Halloween Snacks: I needed something salty that my kids would actually eat and that we could make together. So we made our easy and spooky Halloween snacks with a bunch of Halloween cookie cutters and some cheese.
  • Avocado Chipotle Dip: Want a more grownup snack to entertain the parents while kids go trick or treating? This avocado chipotle spread is the perfect Halloween food and an easy one to make!  Serve it in a hollowed-out mini-pumpkin with blue corn chips for a more festive vibe.

I love a charcuterie board any day of the year! They are my go-to dish for family gatherings and celebrations. I love how easy it is to make a simple cheese and fruits board or a beautifully arranged fall charcuterie board that are a sure crowd-pleaser.  But I have to say that this easy Halloween dessert board is fast becoming my all-time favorite!

 

Halloween charcuterie dessert board

And with this sweet charcuterie board, you can quickly turn everyday snacks into fun and spooky Halloween party food for kids! So, I hope you stop in for a spell and let me know how your Halloween dessert board turned out. Have a bootiful Halloween!

 

Easy Halloween dessert board

Easy ghost cookies

Easy Ghost Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate chip cookies (small ones)
  • White frosting
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors
  • Piping bag
  • Medium or large round piping tip

Instructions

    1. To make the ghosts, grab the piping bag and a medium/large round piping tip (depending on the size of your cookie). 
    2. Fill your piping bag with white frosting. Then, swirl the shape of the ghost on top of the chocolate chip cookies.
    3. Add candy eyes. You can put the same ones on all of them or mix and match the sizes.
Spider web Halloween donuts

Spider Web Halloween Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate frosted donuts
  • White frosting
  • Piping bag
  • Small round piping tip
  • Candy spiders

Instructions

    1. Take the piping bag and a small round piping tip for better control to make the spider web. 
    2. Fill your piping bag with white frosting and slowly draw the spider webs on top of the chocolate-frosted donuts.
    3. You can add a candy spider to make this even more fun!
Pumpkin tangerines healthy Halloween foods for kids

Halloween Mummy Brownies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mini brownie bites
  • White frosting
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors
  • Piping bag
  • Small round piping tip

Instructions

    1. To make the brownie mummies, grab the piping bag and a small round piping tip. Fill your piping bag with white frosting.
    2. Apply the frosting on top of the brownies in a zig-zag motion.
    3. Add candy eyes. Mix and match the sizes for a more playful touch.

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Halloween cookies, one-eyed one-horned purple people eater cookies

One-eyed Purple People Eater Halloween Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate chip cookies (or sugar cookies)
  • White frosting
  • Purple food coloring
  • Purple decorating sugar
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors
  • Black fondant

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix in white frosting with a couple of drops of purple food coloring. If you don’t have purple, you can always make it. Add a few drops of red and blue food coloring (in the same amount) and mix well.
    2. Use a rubber spatula or knife and place a spoonful of purple frosting on top of a cookie.
    3. Then, with a back-and-forth motion, spread the frosting to cover the top of the cookie.
    4. Sprinkle the cookie with purple decorating sugar and put one eye in the center. 
    5. Cut triangles out of the black fondant and place them as horns on top of the cookie.
Green monster bite easy Halloween recipe

Halloween Monster Brownie Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mini chocolate chip muffins
  • White frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Assorted candy eyes in different sizes and colors

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix in white frosting with a few drops of green food coloring. If you don’t have green, you can make it by adding a couple of drops of yellow and blue food coloring (in the same amount) and blending well.
    2. Using a spoon or spatula, cover the chocolate chip muffin tops with green frosting.
    3. Add different-sized candy eyes for the full monster effect.
Tangerine pumpkins healthy Halloween snack

Halloween Tangerine Pumpkins

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • Tangerines
  • One celery stalk

Instructions

    1. Cut the celery stalk into sticks.
    2. Peel the tangerines and put a celery stick at the top.
    3. Abracadabra… You finished!
easy Halloween dessert board for kids

Easy Halloween Dessert Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mini brownie bites
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Chocolate frosted donuts
  • White frosting
  • Candy eyes in different sizes
  • Black fondant
  • Purple food coloring
  • Purple decorating sugar
  • Green food coloring
  • Tangerines
  • Celery
  • Black grapes
  • Blackberries or blueberries
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • Frosting piping sleeve
  • Small and medium roun piping tips

Instructions

    1. Start by choosing a board or serving tray. The size will depend on how many people you’re making this Halloween dessert board for. I used a Halloween-themed black wood board with skeletons to make it more festive.
    2. See the recipes for making the spider web donuts, ghost cookies, mummy brownie bites, green monster bites and tangerine pumpkins and make those treats first.
    3. Add your larger and medium-size snacks to the board first, keeping in mind the color of each item.
    4. First, begin placing the Spooky Mummy Brownies and the Creepy Spider Web Donuts, organizing the treats so that different colored desserts complement each other.
    5. Next, place the frosting ghoulish ghosts, green monster bites, and the one-eyed one-horned purple people eater cookies on the board. You can group them like me or get creative and make your own spooktacular patterns.
    6. Finally, add the pumpkin tangerines, dark berries, and grapes, placing the fruit between the ghoulish desserts. It will give your dessert board a pop of color and texture while adding a healthy snack that your kids will love. Dig in!

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