Halloween Food Recipes For Kids

We are about to have our annual Halloween celebrations, but it can be fun in a different way! If you follow me on social media, you know my son Liam LOVES joining me in the kitchen. Allowing my kids to be independent in the kitchen really allows them to have a healthy relationship with food. Obviously they aren’t quite ready to tackle CRISPY CAULIFLOWER FRITTERS but a simple, sweet snack like Stovetop Caramel Popcorn is one of my recommended Halloween food recipes for kids to start with. With supervision of course!

Here are 3 Halloween food recipes for kids that you can do with the whole family.

Stovetop Caramel Popcorn:

Stovetop Caramel Popcorn

P.S. Most caramels call for extra ingredients like baking soda or vanilla. Liam's a kid so all he uses is sugar and butter and it is perfect!


For Popcorn:

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil 
  • Salt, to season 

For Caramel:

  • 1/3 cup butter 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 


For Popcorn:

  1. Add oil and popcorn into a heavy pot. 

  2. Remove from heat immediately when the last kernel pops. Season with salt while still hot. 

For Caramel:

  1. Heat butter and sugar in a small sauce pot.

  2. Whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture achieves a golden color.

  3. Be careful not to burn!

  4. Pour desired amount of caramel on top of popcorn.

  5. Allow to set for a few minutes in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Liam drizzles the caramel such that some pieces stay salty.  It’s less heavy than when the caramel coats every bite.  
Liam also loves topping this with an indulgent drizzle of chocolate to finish!

Make a batch of my Quick 10 Minute Dark Chocolate Covered Popcorn and create a fun popcorn bar. Everyone loves popcorn! Mix with this kid favorite stove top caramel popcorn and dried fruit for a great snack.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies:

A gluten free spin on my Mom’s version of these classic soft and chewy, cake-textured pumpkin spice cookies. If you run out of pumpkin pie spice, use my homemade spice recipe that is better than store bought!

Full recipe here.

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies:

My ideal gluten-free fudge brownie is equal parts chewy, moist and the right size to hit the spot without being too heavy.  Try baking in mini muffin tins for ease of presentation and portion control. Chocolate always makes for a great Halloween food recipes for kids and adults!

Full recipe here.

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