For most of us, this Friday, October 29 is the last day of school before Halloween. Send your kiddos to school with a fun Halloween themed lunch!
Here are some fun and easy Halloween Lunch Box Ideas:
Man with Broken Leg Sandwich
Bugs On A Log
Strawberry Bats & Ghosts
I served some of these, plus a caramel apple dip at our pumpkin carving party last week. Everything was a hit with the kiddos AND the adults. I think what’s best about these recipes is that they take only a few minutes to put together, and most of us already have everything we need in our pantries and fridges to make these recipes.
Broken Leg Sandwich
To make this sandwich, make a PB&J (or your favorite sandwich), and use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out a “man” our of the sandwich, and cut off his leg. Use red food coloring gel or strawberry jam to make the blood on the broken leg. To make a face, use candy eyeballs and a half of an olive slice for a sad face.
These are super simple. To make witches broomsticks cut a stick of string cheese in thirds. Pull up the bottom of the cheese a little to separate it to make the bristles on the broom. To make the stick, use a thin pretzel stick, and push it into the top of the piece of string cheese.
This couldn’t get any easier. Cut stems out of a piece of celery, and place them in the top of a peeled clementine.
I think that these were probably the biggest hit of the party! To make Oreo Spiders, you need: Oreos, pretzel sticks, candy eyeballs and chocolate chips. Start by taking the tops off of the Oreos, and setting them aside (save them to top ice cream another time). You will need two Oreos per spider. Once the tops are off, break pretzel sticks in half, and place 4 halves on each side of the spider to make legs. Place the second Oreo half over the pretzel sticks and gently press together to hold the legs in place. Melt a small handful of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, or just until melted, and use as a glue to hold candy eyeballs in place. Let chocolate dry for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Bugs On A Log
Instead of Ants On A Log, I called this one Bugs On A Log because I used both raisins and craisins to make the bugs, and added some candy eyeballs to make them even spookier! In addition to the traditional peanut butter and raisins, I added some granola to make “dirt”, and used melted chocolate to make legs on the bugs. To make the legs, melt a handful of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, and stir. Use a toothpick to draw legs with chocolate. Some of the fun additions I used to make Bugs On A Log include: heath bar pieces, granola, melted chocolate, chocolate chips, craisins and raisins.
Strawberry Bats & Ghosts
Bats: I ran out of white chocolate, so I couldn’t make any fangs on my bats, but they still look super cute with the eyes, and wings. To make Strawberry Bats, start by melting 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until just melted. By stirring, it will continue to melt and get smooth. While chocolate is melting, take the tops off of mini Oreos and cut them in half. Gently dip strawberries in melted chocolate until completely coated. Place strawberry on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment and gently press candy eyeballs onto front. Push an Oreo top half into each side of the strawberry to make wings. Add the cookies for wings while the chocolate is still melty. If you wait, the chocolate will crack or you won’t be able to get the cookie piece in. To make fangs, melt a handful of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Use a toothpick and make fangs on cooled strawberries.
Ghosts: To make Strawberry Ghosts, start by melting 1 cup of white chocolate chips (or white candy melts) in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until just melted. Stir until smooth. Gently dip strawberries in melted chocolate until completely coated. Place strawberry on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment. Once cooled completely, melt a handful of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Use a toothpick and make eyes and a mouth with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before serving.
You can dip chocolate covered strawberries in Halloween sprinkles too as another fun idea.