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3 Fun Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas

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Make some Halloween treats for your littlest ghouls and goblins! Instructions for Chocolate Bark, Ghosts in the Graveyard and, my favorite, Mummy Cookies.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Three unique ideas for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun including candy-corn colored chocolate bark, graveyard cupcakes and mummy cookies. https://www.lanascooking.com/kid-friendly-halloween-fun/

Get the kids involved in making these three fun ideas for Halloween treats including candy corn colored chocolate bark, graveyard cupcakes, and mummy cookies.

The calendar may say that it’s already fall but to me, fall doesn’t really arrive until Halloween decorations start showing up along our street. I just love seeing all the pumpkins, the corn stalks, and hay bales that come out at this time of year. And I always look forward to seeing our neighborhood trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Ghosts in the Graveyard cupcakes, Mummy Cookies, and Candy Corn Bark on a spiderweb background.

We’ve always had a rule at our house that we won’t make Halloween scary for even the tiniest goblins that come to our door. No ghosts around here. No vampires that jump out from hiding places to make you run back down the driveway to your Mama. We make sure it’s just real simple Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun.

How to Have a Kid-Friendly Halloween

I really enjoy making homemade treats for the Halloween season. The ones I’m sharing with you here are fun for ghouls and goblins of all ages. BeeBop taste tested every one of them to make double sure they were not only cute but delicious as well. We have some Halloween Chocolate Bark, some Ghosts in the Graveyard and, my favorite, Mummy Cookies.

How to Make the Chocolate Bark

Photo collage showing first three steps in making chocolate bark.

(1) Place 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Turn the water off and let the bowl sit for ten minutes.

(2) Stir the chips until they are completely melted. Then stir in one cup of toffee bits and one cup of pecans. (3) Spread the bark mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Photo collage showing steps for drizzling candy corn colored white chocolate on the bark.

(4) Now melt 8 ounces of white chocolate using the same method of a heatproof bowl over simmering water (or follow the directions on the chocolate you’re using – some give different guidelines). (5) Drizzle about 1/3 of the white chocolate over the chocolate bark mixture.

To the remaining white chocolate, add 12 drops of yellow food coloring. (6) Drizzle about ½ of the yellow chocolate over the bark. Into the rest of the melted white chocolate, add 6 drops of red food coloring to make a bright orange color. (7) Drizzle the orange chocolate over the chocolate bark.

Put the pan in the refrigerator for two hours to set up.

The cook breaking the chocolate bark into pieces.

Remove the pan and break the bark into randomly sized pieces.

How to Make Ghosts in the Graveyard

Chocolate cupcakes with tombstone and ghost decorations on a spiderweb background.

Using a packaged red velvet cake mix, bake 24 cupcakes. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.

Bowl containing black frosting mixture.

To make the black frosting – add 25 drops of black food coloring to ½ can of purchased chocolate frosting. Stir until completely mixed and no streaks of color remain.

Lightly frost each cupcake and set aside.

Photo collage showing cut cookies on top and with "RIP" piped onto each on the bottom.

(1) Cut the bottom off of 25 “tombstone” shaped cookies. (2) Using a small round piping tip, pipe the letters “R. I. P.” onto each cookie top.

(3) Push the cookie into the cupcake.

Photo collage showing the "tombstone" cookies added to cupcakes and ghosts piped onto each.

Make ghosts using purchased vanilla or cream cheese frosting. (4 and 5) Use a large round piping tip or make a piping bag with a large opening from a resealable plastic storage bag. Follow the illustration in the photo to create a ghost shape. (6) Use a small round tip with more of the black frosting to create eyes and a mouth.

And – Mummy Cookies (my favorite!)

Three mummy cookies on a spiderweb background.

Bake or purchase a dozen sugar cookies or peanut butter cookies.

Photo collage with steps 1 and 2 of making mummy cookies.

(1) Spread each cookie with black frosting. (2) Create the mummy’s eyes by making a circle of white frosting with a black dot in the center of each.

Photo collage showing steps 3-7 of piping the mummy's wrappings onto the mummy cookies.

Create the mummy’s wrappings using either a piping bag or a resealable plastic storage bag with a small diagonal cut across the corner. (5-7) Pipe the frosting back and forth to create the linen wrappings. Follow the illustration in the photo.

Aren’t these just the cutest! You could easily create the mummies on top of cupcakes as well.

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Three unique ideas for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun including candy-corn colored chocolate bark, graveyard cupcakes and mummy cookies. https://www.lanascooking.com/kid-friendly-halloween-fun/

Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

Make some Halloween treats for your littlest ghouls and goblins! Instructions for Chocolate Bark, Ghosts in the Graveyard and, my favorite, Mummy Cookies.
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

For the Halloween Chocolate Bark:

  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 drops red food coloring

For the Ghosts in the Graveyard

  • 1 package red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 can chocolate cake frosting
  • 25 drops black food coloring
  • 25 tombstone shaped cookies recommend: Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
  • 1/2 can vanilla or cream cheese frosting

For the Mummy Cookies

  • 1 dozen sugar or peanut butter cookies
  • 1/2 can chocolate cake frosting
  • 1/2 can vanilla or cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  • For the Halloween Chocolate Bark
  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Turn the water off and let the bowl sit for ten minutes.
  • Stir the chips until they are completely melted.
  • Stir in the toffee bits and pecans.
  • Spread the bark mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Melt the white chocolate using the same method of a heatproof bowl over simmering water (or follow the directions on the chocolate you’re using – some give different guidelines).
  • Drizzle about 1/3 of the white chocolate over the chocolate bark mixture.
  • To the remaining white chocolate, add yellow food coloring. Drizzle about ½ of the yellow chocolate over the bark.
  • Into the rest of the melted white chocolate, add the red food coloring to make a bright orange color. Drizzle the orange chocolate over the chocolate bark.
  • Put the pan in the refrigerator for two hours to set up. Remove the pan and break the bark into randomly sized pieces.

For the Ghosts in the Graveyard:

  • Use the red velvet cake mix to bake 24 cupcakes according to the package instructions. Let the cupcakes cool completely before decorating.
  • To make the black frosting – add the black food coloring to ½ can of purchased chocolate frosting. Stir until completely mixed and no streaks of color remain.
  • Lightly frost each cupcake and set aside.
  • Cut the bottom off of 25 “tombstone” shaped cookies (I used Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies).
  • Using a small round piping tip, pipe the letters “R. I. P.” onto each cookie top.
  • Push the cookies into the cupcakes.
  • Make ghosts using purchased vanilla or cream cheese frosting.
  • Use a large round piping tip or make a piping bag with a large opening from a resealable plastic storage bag.
  • Use a small round tip with more of the black frosting to create eyes and a mouth for each "ghost."

For the Mummy Cookies:

  • Spread each cookie with black frosting.
  • Create the mummy’s eyes by making a circle of white frosting with a black dot in the center of each.
  • Create the mummy’s wrappings using either a piping bag or a resealable plastic storage bag with a small diagonal cut across the corner. Pipe the frosting back and forth to create the linen wrappings.

Notes

Recipe makes 12 servings of each treat. Nutrition calculation is based on one serving of each treat.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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24 Comments

  1. These are all so creative and fun!! I just love them. Thanks for submitting this to my Halloween blog hop!

  2. Those, madame, are some super clever Halloween ideas. I can’t decide on my favorite, so I’ll just tell you that I love all three! (but maybe especially the mummies!)

  3. These are all just so cute and creative. I especially love the mummy cupcakes too. And your Halloween bark looks like a howling success. Pun intended :)

  4. Oh what fun! I love the lil’ ghost and the mummy’s :D When it comes to Halloween we ride somewhere down the middle of fun and scary. Nothing grotesque but we love our vampires, werewolves and zombies.

  5. Halloween for my kids was never scary either…and I mean I made them costumes of unicorns and strawberries! These are adorable treats and easy too.

    1. I made costumes for my daughter, too, Barbara. Two I remember really well were a Raggedy Ann and a frilly girl clown. So cute and nothing at all scary! I always wanted to be a princess or a fairy myself :-)

  6. how cleaver are these? I just made similar with brownies. but yours are so much cuter!!!!!! I love them :)

  7. Sooo cute! You have given me a great idea…I’m going to do a little cooking get-together with my daughter and her friends…the day before Holloween so they can bring some treats to school…they are in high school and sooooo jaded already…but I think this will get them giggling too!

    1. I love that idea, Rachel! I promise I was giggling all the way through this. It was one of the most fun things I’ve done since I’ve been blogging. I truly hope they enjoy it – take pictures!!

  8. Such cute ideas Lana! I agree, I think the Mummy cookies are my favorites! One year I did “dirt and worms” for my son’s class fall party – used the Milano’s too – the kids loved them !!!