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How to Make a Halloween Snack Board

How to Make a Halloween Snack Board

This Halloween snack board is so easy to put together and is a perfect starter guide to help you decide what to put in your own snack board. There’s no right or wrong way to assemble a themed snack board. You can totally get creative with it!

Halloween is getting closer and I’m so excited to share with you my guide for how to make a Halloween snack board! 

So… how are you celebrating the spooky season?

If you have been following me on my blog and my Instagram page for a while, you all know that my most favorite way to get into the holiday spirit is through sharing delicious recipes .. no matter what the holiday is! But, I must say, my top favorite Halloween-themed recipe I’ve made so far is my Monster Popcorn Balls, which, I’m including in my Halloween snack board idea here today!  

Halloween snack board

Halloween snack boards are the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. My teen boys are past their trick-or-treating days or getting dressed up for Halloween .. but hey, we still get excited about Halloween food and all the fun decorations.

I love making snack boards for any occasion (check out my Game Day Pretzel Snack Board) and this Halloween snack board is perfect while we watch Halloween movies. I definitely plan to make it on Halloween night!

We can hand out candies to trick or treaters while enjoying our own special treat. 

What You Need to Make a Halloween Snack Board

Snack boards are super flexible which is just another reason why I love them. You can use your favorite cheeses, snack foods and sweet to customize your board. For this post, I’m showing you how make a Halloween snack board to help you make the perfect snack board. I add my own Halloween popcorn balls recipe which adds a gourmet but fun twist! 

Is A Snack Board The Same As a Charcuterie Board?

Yes, they are basically the same thing. The difference between a charcuterie board and a snack board is that a charcuterie board usually includes a lot of meats and cheeses.

This board is overflowing with salty and sweet snacks, so it’s not exactly a charcuterie board.

halloween snack board ideas

What To Add To A Snack Board

What kind of things do you put on a Halloween snack board? Be creative and add your favorite things. Here are the most common things to add to a Halloween appetizer snack board. 

Salty Snacks

Having some salty snacks on the board is always a plus. While Halloween may be all about the sweets, you may crave some saltiness after all that sugar. I add pretzels to my snack board which is the ultimate salty snack. 

halloween snack board

Candy and Sweets

Halloween is a candy holiday so I loaded my snack board up with Halloween-themed candies. Candy corn gummies and pumpkin corn is a must-have. Gummy eyeballs, Frankenstein Reeses and gummy worms are great to scatter around as well. If you find some fun looking candy, add it to the board! I also just discovered bone-shaped candies that I will be adding to my next Halloween snack board. 

halloween snack board


Having a few larger cookies is good for balancing out the candy loaded board. Your local grocery store will likely have Halloween sugar cookies that you can grab or you can make your own. Halloween Oreos are a fun, easy addition as well.  Some say Oreos are vegan. But hey, don’t quote me on that. Do your own research. But, I must admit, Oreos are classic cookies that everyone enjoys!

Halloween snack board

Halloween Popcorn Balls

I make my Halloween candy board extra special by adding Halloween-themed monster popcorn balls to my tray. I make these delicious, sweet and salty snacks all the time and they are definitely fun to turn into a Halloween-themed treat. Talk about a Halloween snack board to the next level! Now, I want you to AGREE WITH ME on this. Just kidding. 

How to Make a Halloween Snack Board

There is no right or wrong way to make a snack board. I will give you a few tips and tell you all about how I make my snack board but don’t be afraid to get creative. See what Halloween treats you can find in the store and what snack catch your eye. You can always incorporate small Halloween-themed props/elements like plastic spider rings or mini pumpkins as well!

Everyone’s snack board will be different but here’s a guide to help you get started.

halloween snack board ideas

  1. Assess how many people will be eating your snack board. This will help you decide how many snacks to buy and what size board or tray you will need. You can use a wooden cutting board, a baking sheet tray or even a fancy marble slab. 
  2. Make the Monster Popcorn Balls first. You can make them a few days ahead of time and keep them wrapped in plastic wrap until you are ready to assemble your board. 
  3. Head to the grocery store and check out the Halloween aisle (every store has one!). See what snacks you can find. Go for a good mix of salty and sweet. Grab snacks for adults and kids if you are having a mixed party. 
  4. Consider what little bowls you may need for dips or small candies. Don’t worry about making the bowls match- a variety of sizes and heights is best! It makes your board look more interesting. 
  5. Don’t forget about toothpicks, serving spoons or mini forks. Practical tools are needed for a snack board too!
  6. Lay out all the snacks you have and assess your options. Put the things that need to go into bowls in the little bowls first then place them around the board sporadically. Then start building!
  7. I like to put the larger items on the snack board first and then add the smaller snacks to fill in any gaps. Keep colors in mind, making sure you don’t have a lot of the same color in one spot. Make sure you pile the snacks nice and high, you want your board to be as full as possible!
  8. Don’t forget the plates! Look for small, festive Halloween plates to place next to your board. 

There are no rules to making a snack board. That is just another reason why this Halloween snack board idea is so great! 

Halloween Snack Board Ideas + Tips and Variations

halloween snack board for kids

I have some helpful tips to share with you when making themed snack boards like my Halloween Snack Board. I also have a few alterations and variations you may want to try!

  • Consider adding some meats and cheeses to make it a true charcuterie board. 
  • Fresh veggies are a nice healthy option that can balance out a board full of candy. Orange carrots are great to go with the theme!
  • Make chocolate-covered pretzels to add fun and colors to the snack board. Here’s my chocolate covered pretzels recipe to get you started. Just use orange, black, purple and green coloring to match to the Halloween theme!
  • Grab a bag of gummy eyeballs and add them to everything. When you have mini candy eyeballs stuck on all the snack on your board, it makes it extra spooky.
  • Look for black and green foods. It is easy to find orange treats but black and green are a little trickier. Black licorice, Halloween Oreos and green olives are all good options.
  • Make the Halloween snack board just a few hours before you are ready to serve it. Fresh is best when it comes to snack boards and I promise that it won’t take too long to put together. 
  • You can find fun unique holiday themed candy at discount stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Ross.
  • Omit any candy that the kids might not like and add all their favorites.
  • Make your own iced sugar cookies or you can buy some fun pre-made ones at stores like Walmart,
    Target, and Dollar General.
  • Add fun Halloween themed serving bowls to bring in the theme. I purchased both at Marshalls so they will not let me link them.

My Halloween snack board is the perfect way to celebrate the spooky holiday this year. It is a great way to get all the sweet and salty Halloween snacks you crave without having to go trick or treating! Give this recipe a try and don’t forget to snap a picture! Snack boards look just as good as they taste. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Snack Board

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown


This easy Halloween snack board is a perfect starter guide to help you decide what to put in your own snack board. Get creative with it!


Monster popcorn balls 
iced Halloween sugar cookies
Halloween Peeps marshmallow candies
chocolate covered pretzels
Halloween Oreos
candy corn gummies
Halloween bones candy
gummy worms
gummy bears
gummy eyeballs
pumpkin jellies
pumpkin corn
gummy eyeballs
Frankenstein Reese’s candies


  1. Place large tray on table.
  2. Start by adding candy to the dishes.
  3. Fill in with popcorn balls, Halloween peeps, iced sugar cookies, and all the remaining sweet, sugared candy.


How to Make a Halloween Snack Board
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 03/12/2024 / 3:49 pm

    I love this! I will definitely try this Halloween snack board for my kids.

  2. kushigalu
    10/01/2022 / 7:00 pm

    Perfect for Halloween. This snack board looks fantastic.

  3. Luna S
    09/29/2022 / 12:45 am

    I love how this turned out! I need to make a Halloween themed board the next time we get together for a family night.

  4. 09/25/2022 / 2:23 am

    Oh glad I stumbled on this. Perfect to get ready for Halloween! Time to be able get the ideas so we can get ready with all the preparation.

  5. Melissa Cushing
    09/22/2022 / 7:59 pm

    This board is so beautiful and I love the idea! What fun for the kids and adults! Love this and making one 😉

  6. 09/22/2022 / 3:19 am

    This is such a cute snack board, perfect for Halloween 😍 I need to try this!

  7. 09/21/2022 / 9:15 pm

    Wow, you have some wonderful and delightful elements in the board and I love the color combination, thanks for sharing with us. – Knycx Journeying

  8. 09/21/2022 / 8:19 pm

    This Halloween snack board would be a super huge hit with my kids. They love all of the Halloween goodies, especially, the popcorn balls.

  9. 09/21/2022 / 12:57 pm

    This is awesome and can’t wait for Halloween and whatever it will bring to us this year. Cool snack board.

  10. Blair Villanueva
    09/21/2022 / 7:46 am

    Although I admit that I am not into this kind of sweets, however, I am willing to serve this gorgeous Halloween charcuterie to my friends’ children for our next soiree! It looks very enticing and their Moms will enjoy it too! Thanks for sharing with us this idea.

  11. 09/21/2022 / 7:12 am

    What a cute idea for a snack board! This is a great way to enjoy Halloween treats. It would be fun to do this for kids or adults!

  12. 09/21/2022 / 3:29 am

    How fun would this be on Halloween night with the kids. Love this idea!

  13. Mila R
    09/21/2022 / 2:07 am

    This Halloween snack board looks great. Was searching for some inspo…

  14. 09/21/2022 / 12:34 am

    Hhhhmmmm…I like this! I had never heard of a snack board before. It could help me on my journey to eating healthier!

  15. Catalina
    09/20/2022 / 11:40 pm

    This Halloween snack board has the right candies for us and I love this! Must make it exactly this way!

  16. Dominique
    09/20/2022 / 9:53 pm

    This is SO fun! Oh my gosh I loved making this! thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. 09/20/2022 / 9:14 pm

    That’s a tasty looking Halloween snack board! I like that there’s a variety of taste and texture on plate too!

  18. 09/20/2022 / 5:56 pm

    That snack board is so fun and festive. So perfect for Halloween indeed!

  19. 09/20/2022 / 5:29 pm

    I’ve never really made a Halloween snack board before. I’m so excited to try this!

  20. 09/20/2022 / 3:44 pm

    Wow what a post this is one of the most insightful and complete recipe guides for Halloween!, thankyou so much for sharing! my kids are going to love you haha

  21. Rose Ann Sales
    09/20/2022 / 10:34 am

    So cute and tasty! This is perfect because my nephews are coming on Halloween! They will enjoy this for sure!

  22. Richelle Milar
    09/20/2022 / 10:33 am

    Wow! This is a really great idea! My kids would absolutely love this for sure!

  23. Jennifer Prince
    09/20/2022 / 8:10 am

    Oh my goodness! That is such a cute and tempting snack board. It’s such a great combination of things!

  24. 09/20/2022 / 6:38 am

    I totally should make this for our office. I believe they will get big kick out of it.

  25. Tasheena
    09/20/2022 / 2:58 am

    This looks like a lot of fun to make. Looking forward to giving this a try.

  26. 09/20/2022 / 2:26 am

    This is such a fun food tray. I will have to make this for a party that I am attending.

  27. 09/20/2022 / 1:44 am

    This is so neat. I bet the kids absolutely love it.

  28. 09/20/2022 / 1:01 am

    We love Halloween too! All the yummy treats and festive decorations – what’s not to love, right? My son and I usually make a little something something in October to get into the Halloween spirit and I love your idea of popcorn ball. Not only is it different but it’s the perfect treat. Sweet and yummy – you can’t go wrong with that!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  29. 09/20/2022 / 12:52 am

    I love this idea! My boys are having a few friends over for Halloween and this will be a great snack to have out for the kiddos.

  30. Monica Simpson
    09/20/2022 / 12:16 am

    I didn’t know Halloween Peeps existed. Those Frankenstein monster ones are so cute.

  31. 09/19/2022 / 11:07 pm

    That is the cutest AND tastiest idea ever. We have regular movie nights when Halloween season rolls around, and this board is going to be a part of that.

  32. Amber Myers
    09/19/2022 / 9:51 pm

    Yum! I will have to make one of these when we watch Hocus Pocus 2 next week.

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