Halloween Candy Skewers

Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!

Yep, I love you guys. There I said it. I really honestly do and that is the only reason I am posting today. There has been a truly awful bout of who knows what kind of illness that has raged through our house this week, taking down one victim at a time. I unfortunately was patient zero, but only by a couple of hours. Then my husband followed suit and finally the kids. So while I had originally meant to have this Chicken Tamale Bake in my mind for today’s post: Chicken Tamale Casserole and this Halloween Candy Skewer post was due to be party of a set of Halloween posts in a couple of weeks it got bumped in the name of “I can only handle a few minutes of working on the computer before needing a nap.” So lets get to it! Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!

Okay so the black netting and the headstone? Dollar Store. Yup, super inexpensive and actually surprisingly cool. I love heading there for holiday party props! The candies I got from my local grocery store, but really the only one I would say you should totally seek out are the eyeballs. I mean how cute is the eye heart u? Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!Okay, so gather the spookiest candies you can (and do a better job of keeping them from your toddler than I did) and cut some regular food skewers in half. Since the “serving size” seemed to be 3-4 pieces of candy on each bag I sort of aimed for that on the skewers so I wouldn’t feel so guilty loading them up.Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!

 I pretty much used all the pointy skewers for this recipe because I was nervous the gummies would tear/break if I used the dull half, so I saved those for some holiday antipasto skewers I was going to make.

I’ve served this skewers on fake cobwebs, on the black netting, on the gravestone or even poked into the sides of Styrofoam characters and they are ALWAYS a hit. So easy and cute.

Also, this was the first year I found those gummy worms in Halloween colors, so of course I had to include them. The sugary looking little pumpkins are actually sour candy which I totally am obsessed with so those definitely had to be included.

Do’s:

  1. Use gummy candy!
  2. Foil wrapped chocolates are easy to skewer and have built in safeguards against cracking apart!
  3. Be sure to keep the skewers saran wrapped or in a closed container until you are ready to serve or the gummy candy will harden.

Don’ts:

  1. Don’t use candies whose textures are similar to candy corn. I tried it a half dozen different times and it ALWAYS cracks.
  2. Try to stay away from unwrapped chocolates, they crack or may bloom from exposure.
  3. I tend to avoid marshmallows because they seem to be messier (especially Peep type marshmallows with sanding sugar.
  4. Make these while hungry. I had way more sour pumpkins when I started than I had on skewers when I was done. Oops.

Any plans yet for Halloween? Our little ones are going as characters from Frozen. I’m so excited I can’t wait. Okay back to bed. Wish us luck surviving today.

Sabrina

Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!
Spooky Halloween Candy Skewers for your Halloween Party!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. You are totally getting me into making halloween candy now, and I don’t even like halloween. Really I am the lady who closes the gate on halloween b/c I never have decor nor candy lol

    1. I love Halloween even more now that I am seeing it through a kid’s eyes again. We’re totally decorating with spooky themed items around here!

  2. This is a fun and yummy idea! I love what you did with this gummy worms especially. We are doing some local trunk r treats this year and these would be great for munching on along the way.

  3. Love your candy skewers for Halloween. I sure both kids and us big kids will enjoy them equally!

  4. Oh this is a clever idea. I love your Halloween photo backdrop too! I need to find some creepy candies for these.

  5. That’s such a creative idea! Would be perfect for a Hallowen party at school or at home!

  6. Oh I love this idea! This would be fun to do at a kids halloween party! We are going trick or treating and I can’t wait!