Looking for easy Halloween party food for kids, it doesn’t get more simple than this. Colour sugar using food colouring. Get creative decorating buttered bread to make these open Halloween sandwiches.
These spooky edible treats make perfect Halloween activities for toddlers, preschoolers and older children or teenagers.
Decorate as cute or spooky as you like, the perfect make-ahead party food for a Halloween buffet table.
We came up with this unique Halloween food idea based on the popular kid's snack known in Australia as fairy bread - bread buttered and covered with coloured sprinkles. Also similar to the Dutch hagelslag - buttered bread covered with chocolate sprinkles.
How to make Halloween Sugar Bread?
The ingredients and easy to follow instructions to make coloured sugar and how to decorate the bread can be found on the recipe card belowHalloween Sugar Bread - Step by Step Instructions
Or use the video for guidance
Ideally, you need a few Halloween coloured food colourings. If you have not got food colouring you can still create ghosts, skulls or skeletons using normal white sugar!
How to create coloured sugar sprinkles?
To give sugar some colour is really easy! Simply add a few drops of food colouring into a food bag and give it a rub until evenly distributed.
If the colour is not vibrant enough, repeat the process.
We created 4 Halloween coloured sugars in green, purple, orange and black.
Pop the sugars into a dish so easier to use when decorating.
Ok so now the sugar is ready you can butter the bread and get creative!
Halloween shaped cutters
We used a mixture of large Halloween shaped cutters in the shapes of a ghost, pumpkin, bat, skull and cat. We also used some smaller ones too to make sure no leftover bread was wasted! (not pictured below, but seen in the final picture).
If you have not got any cutters, then you can always cut your own shapes!
Decorating tips and tricks
We find it easier to keep the cutter on the bread whilst sprinkling the sugar inside with a spoon.
You can use a couple of different colours for a good effect. As seen on this pumpkin shape.
Push the cutter down through the bread and brush away the excess sugar.
There you have it! An open Halloween sandwich!
I love these edible eyes they give the Halloween shaped bread so much character!
If you can't get hold of them, you can always use silver or gold balls, sprinkles or chocolate chips instead. You can also get edible glue to help stick them on (or just push them into the bread a little).
Keep the Halloween shaped slices of sugar bread simple or add more decorations, like these white chocolate curls for the skull's teeth!
I used some smaller cut-outs to use up the offcuts of bread. So in total I only used 5 slices of bread and had loads of sugar leftover!
So you could make a whole loaf worth of Halloween sugar bread for finger food at a Halloween themed party.
Or it would make a fun Halloween activity for children to do at the party.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Halloween Sugar Bread
- 1 cup Sugar
- 4 Food Colourings Orange, black, purple, green
- 1 loaf White Bread
- Spreadable Butter or use plant based spread for vegan option
- 1 pack Edible Eyes or use cake sprinkles
- Cake sprinkles etc. to decorate.
- Put ¼ cup of sugar into 4 food bags. Add a few drops of each colour into each bag.
- Rub the colour into the sugar through the food bag. Add more drops until desired colour reached.
- Pour into small dishes so easier to use when decorating.
- Spread bread with butter or for vegan option use plant based spread.
- Place cookie cutter on top of bread and use a spoon to sprinkle sugar on top.If you don’t have cutters you cut into shapes.
- Get creative using multiple colours.
- Push down to cut shape.
- Use fingers or a pastry brush to wipe away excess sugar.
- Add edible eyes or use cake decorations such as chocolate chips or sprinkles.
- When done cover lightly with cling film until serving.
Vegan Halloween Sugar bread optionIf you are making for children following a vegan diet, be sure to buy vegan bread and a plant-based spread.
Hope you enjoyed making these Cute Halloween Sugar Bread sandwiches as much as we did!
More Halloween Party Food ideas
Or for a healthy Halloween treat use some cutters with fruit for a Halloween Fruit Salad.