Fun Halloween treats for kids

If you haven’t been down to Food Lover’s Market to get your giant for carving – you’re missing out! Although Halloween isn’t really a South African tradition, it is very well-known. And there is still lots of fun to be had at this time with spooky drinks, sweets, and arts and crafts. The kids will love getting involved. Most of the Food Lover’s Market stores stock Halloween pumpkins during this time, and if not, you can buy a regular pumpkin and carve it.

Here are some fun Halloween themed food and drink ideas for Halloween weekend:


Spooky Spaghetti Viennas


Cut Viennas into pieces and stick spaghetti through them. Boil them until just cooked.  Squeeze on a drop of tomato sauce for the eyes.

Halloween Flapjacks


Make a pancake or flapjack mixture. Pour pancake batter on your griddle to form random ghost-like, pumpkin or spider-web shapes. Put 3 chocolate chips on each ghost to make eyes and a mouth.

Banana Ghosts (BOOnana)


Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Place the bananas in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, or until they are completely frozen. When you are ready to dip them in yoghurt, pour the yoghurt into a tall glass and dip each one in order to cover the whole thing. Place the yoghurt-coated banana back on the baking sheet and place 3 mini chocolate chips on the ghost bananas to make the eyes and mouth. Repeat the process until you are completely done with each banana. Return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Apple Monsters


Slice the apple into wedges. Spread peanut butter on each of the pieces, Lay half of the apple slices on top of the other halves, to create the “mouth. Place 1 red grape half in the center of each bottom slice to create the “tongue.” Use Rice Krispies or puffed rice for the teeth. To create the “eyes,” slice the ends of the green grapes, then cut each grape in half horizontally. Make a small slit in the top of each grape half, and place a chocolate chip into the grape.

Mummy-Dogs or Spooky Apple Mummies


For apple mummies: Slice the puff pastry into strips. Slice the apples and toss in cinnamon and sugar. Wrap the puff pastry around apples, add an egg wash, and bake until crispy. Wrap puff pastry around apple slices and bake until crispy (about 15 – 20 minutes). Add candy eyes, blueberry eyes or chocolate chip eyes.

For hot dog mummies: Slice the puff pastry into strips. Wrap the puff pastry around a sausage and bake until crispy. (about 15minutes). Add candy eyes or use a blob of soft cheese with a tiny piece of olive. You can get creative and use what you like to make the eyes.

Jack-o’-lantern Peppers


Slice the top off of red, yellow, or green peppers and remove all seeds and membranes. Slice incisions to make the Jack-o’-lantern faces. Stuff with a premade spaghetti bolognese or lentil bolognese (with spaghetti) mixture and bake for about 20 minutes (until peppers are al dente.)



 Recipe by: An Earthen Life for Market Liquors

October is Halloween month and the children love it, dressing up and going trick or treating at the neighbours and scaring their parents. So we thought we would create a spooky drink just for the kids. This mocktail is inspired by Snow White and the witch’s poisoned apple. We loved making the litchi and blueberry eyeballs float in their drink. And what’s fun is that the kids can eat the eyeballs too. You could even make a whole bowl full of slimy litchi eyeballs.  

Ingredients per glass: 

  • ½ cup cloudy apple juice 
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice 
  • 2 pitted litchis 
  • 2 blueberries 


 To create the litchi eyeballs – peel 2 litchis and take out the pip. Then pop a blueberry in the hole where the pip was.  Then fill half a glass with cloudy apple juice, top with pomegranate juice, and put the eyeballs in to float on top. 


A Halloween party drink should be just a little spooky and a whole lot of fun. That’s what makes these fog drinks perfect! Try this super easy fog drink for the kid’s scary movie night or sleep over midnight feast!

Time- 2 hours, Makes 6 glasses


1 packet lime jelly
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 packed gummy worms
Whipped Cream & Sprinkles

  1. Boil cup of water.
  2. Empty jelly powder into a large mixing bowl and add the boiling water.
  3. Continue stirring for two minutes or until the jelly is completely dissolved.
  4. Add in the cup of cold water.
  5. Stir until mixed and pour into cups filled 1/2 to 3/4 of the way.
  6. Pour Jelly into your cups and refrigerate for half hour.
  7. Add gummy worms hanging over the sides. Place in fridge.
  8. Refrigerate for half an hour and add a gummy worm to the middle if desired. Continue refrigerating until set.
  9. Add Whipped Cream and sprinkles before serving. (Optional)


  •  Ice cube trays
  •  Gummy worms (just the regular ones, not the sour ones)
  •  Water or Juice
  1. Insert 1-3 gummy worms in each ice cube mould of the ice tray. You can hang some out slightly so that they stick out.
  2. Fill the ice tray with water, cooldrink or juice.
  3. Freeze overnight and serve with a drink for the kids.


*This recipe is adapted from Bitz & Niggles Gummy Worm Punch. Click here to see how to make the ice blocks and punch.

  • 2L homemade ice tea
  • 1 L fruit juice
  • 2 packets of Gummy or sour worms
  • Muffin tin (for freezing the worm discs)
  1. Place two worms into each muffin tin and fill with ice tea until worms are just covered.
  2. Place the tin in your freezer and allow the “discs” to freeze – usually, 2-3 hours is sufficient.
  3. Fill a glass 3/4 full with fruit juice and then add ice tea to fill the glass.
  4. Drop-in a frozen worm disk and serve immediately.

The wormy discs will look like this. In fact, you can make the discs and serve them in any drink of your choice for a bit of fun!

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