Trick or treat seems like it’s always one of those nights that is stressful, no matter your kids’ ages. One of the first years we actually took our oldest trick
1. Not-so-spooky mummy dogs
My kids saw these adorable mummy dogs on a crescent roll commercial and begged to make them last year.
They were super easy and a definite kid crowd-pleaser. We don’t do hot dogs frequently, and when we do, we grab the organic, grass-fed dogs (Simply Nature Organic) from Aldi, or the Applegate version (they have organic and grass-fed options).
Don’t look too closely at the final pictures. My two-year-old decided she wanted to bite through the hot dog package because… toddlers. We also use Annie’s Organic Crescent Rolls for the mummy dogs. It’s a perfect little afterschool project for little hands.
Separate the triangles. I use scissors to do a few quip snips for easy wrapping. Then place a wiener in the middle and crisscross the strips of crescent rolls around the dog. Bake according to roll package. These are the finished project of my four and six-year-olds (and the bite-marked heads courtesy of the two-year-old #reallife)
We’ve tried to do a cute Halloween-shaped pasta before trick-or-treating, but no one has that big of an appetite and it can be a little messy to clean up if you have to change into costumes.
2. Grab-and-go sliders
Grab-and-go sliders are a great option for nights like this. You can do ham and cheese sliders, pizza sliders, turkey/cheese, etc.
3. Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas
Quesadillas are always a kid-win dinner, and these Jack-o-lantern quesadillas from Delish.com are an adorable way to join in the Halloween fun for trick-or-treat night.
4. Pepperoni Rolls
If you’ve got a little more time, pepperoni rolls are a kid crowd-pleaser.
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My family never complains when we do snackables. This is just kind of like snacks on steroids (enough to satiate for a full meal). Cut up fruits and/or veggies, deli meat, cheese, and crackers, etc. (Bonus for divided plates) Super low-key, and definitely tops the list for easy Halloween dinner ideas.
6. Frozen Pizza
Of course you can just order a pizza or make your own, but if there were ever a night destined for a simple frozen pizza, Trick-or-Treat night is it. It’s exactly why we put it in our 10 Things To Buy When Your Budget Has Wiggle Room post.
7. Simple Sandwiches
When in doubt, a simple PB & J will do the trick! If you want to make it fancy, check out these cute Halloween cookie cutters.
8. ghost pizza bagels
You could also use the Halloween cookie cutters to do these cute little pizza bagels. Find the tutorial here at Delish.com
other easy options for trick-or-treat night
9. slow cooker soup
If you don’t have to go out with trick-or-treaters, I’ve always loved to do a slow cooker soup on Halloween. Great options for this would be:
Sometimes it’s 70 degrees on trick-or-treat night, and sometimes it’s 40, so it just depends on the year and the weather for what makes sense.
H alloween healthier
If you’re looking for some healthier options for trick-or-treating or a Halloween party, check out this post here for healthier candy options, healthy ideas for non-candy treats, and some non-food ideas as well.
So tell us, what are your favorite easy Halloween dinner ideas? Anything we missed? Happy Halloween!