Halloween Snack Tray

We love a good snack tray; it’s a fun and fancy way of serving a bunch of snacks and holiday snack boards are extra fun.  This one is perfect for parties, after school snacks, and having on the table as your little trick-or-treaters are getting ready to go!  In this Halloween edition snack tray, you’ll just wander down the grocery aisles looking for things that are either Halloween themed or Halloween colored, in shades of orange, yellow, green and purple.  Read on to hear my tips on the best Halloween Snack Tray!

Even if you can’t find a lot that’s “themed” you can literally put anything together and then throw a couple fake spiders or eyeballs on there and it’s instant Halloween fun!

I wanted a tray that wasn’t ALL junk food so I start with a mix of fresh fruit, and you could do veggies too, and things like string cheese.

What Fruits and veggies should I Put on a Halloween Snack Tray?

Here are just a few ideas!
Carrots
Celery
Snap Peas or freeze dried pea crisps
Grapes (purple and green)
Green apples
Mini Oranges
String Cheese with black eyes drawn on plastic
Bananas still in the peel, cut in half and draw ghost faces

What Savory Snacks are best for a Halloween Snack Tray?

Spoiler alert:  anything orange, and it won’t be hard to find!
Cheeze-its
Cheetos (at some stores you can find skeleton and bones Cheetos)
Cheddar Sun Chips
Veggie Puffs

What Treats should I include in a Halloween Snack Tray

This time of year you can find lots of festive treats like pumpkin shaped cookies and drizzled pretzels. If all else fails there are a lot of chocolate or orange colored things you could include!

Chocolate covered pretzels
Pocky Sticks
Gingersnaps
Halloween Oreos
Orange wafer cookies
Mini Doughnuts

What are the best Candies for a Halloween Snack Tray?

Just take a walk down the Halloween aisle, but remember there are lots of candies in the right colors (though not specifically for Halloween) in the normal candy aisle.
Seasonal Halloween candies in spooky shapes
Black Licorice
Seasonal M&M’s
Gummi Worms
tootsi pops
Candy Corn
Mini Pumpkin Candies

How do I assemble a Halloween Snack Tray?

I always start with the largest, most solid items, which in this case is the fruit.  Keep them in groupings of like items, not scattered all over.  We’re going for organized chaos here.

After the fruit and veggies, fill in with large handfuls of the crackers and snacks.

And small candies are the last thing to go on.

If you have a plastic veggie tray, that’s a great way to serve a collection of themed holiday goodies as well!

Throw one of these together for your next party or just to have after school or as you trick-or-treaters are getting ready to hit the town.

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Halloween Snack Tray

  • Author: Sara Wells

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A fun and festive Halloween Snack Tray!


Ingredients

You’ll need a variety of snacks in Halloween colors and shapes- look for things in Orange, yellow, green, purple and black! Here are some ideas!

Fruit/Veggies/etc. 
Carrots
Celery
Snap Peas or freeze dried pea crisps
Grapes (purple and green)
Green apples
Mini Oranges
String Cheese with black eyes drawn on plastic
Bananas still in the peel, cut in half and draw ghost faces

Candies
Seasonal Halloween candies in spooky shapes
Black Licorice
Seasonal M&M’s
Gummi Worms
Candy Corn and Mini Pumpkin Canides

Savory Snacks
Cheeze-its
Cheetos
Cheddar Sun Chips
Chocolate covered pretzels
Pocky Sticks
Veggie Puffs


Instructions

Start by Placing groupings of large-piece items on your tray in varying spots.  Keep like-items together!  Usually I start with fruit and veggies first.  Then fill in with handfuls of crackers and snacks, and finally place candies last of all.  Add a few plastic spiders or eyeballs to be extra festive and enjoy!


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