Halloween snack ideas

Pumpkin Lunch box

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As Halloween is just a few days away, we can't help but wonder what could be more tasty and spooky than a pumpkin-themed lunch box? You can get as creative as you like when it comes to your Halloween lunch box, to help you get started - here are some of our snacks that we have added to our box this year.

If you haven't got a pumpkin cookie cutter, or you don't want to spend money on one - you can print out a simple Halloween stencil and use a knife to cut around it to make your shapes.

Pumpkin sandwiches

Pumpkin sandwiches

Serving: 1 


    • 2 slices of bread
    • Peanut butter 
    • Jam


    1. Stack to slices of bread on top of each other and use your cookie cutter or your stencil to cut out pumpkin shapes out of your bread. 
    2. Put your pumpkin shapes into pairs and add a layer of peanut butter to one side, and jam onto the other.
    3. Stick your pumpkin shapes together.
    4. If you want to add a little face to your pumpkin, you can make the smile and nose out of extra peanut butter. 

Pumpkin cookies

Halloween snack ideas

Serving: 20 biscuits

Cookie ingredients

    • 140g icing sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 250g butter
    • 375g plain flour

Icing ingredients

    • 200g icing sugar
    • Orange food colouring
    • Black food colouring


    1. Add the icing sugar, vanilla extract, egg yolk and butter into a mixing bowl and combine together with a wooden spoon or add to a food processor.
    2. Once combined, add the flour and mix to a firm dough. 
    3. Wrap the dough with clingfilm and pop it into the fridge for around 30 minutes.
    4. Heat the oven to 190c and add baking paper to two baking trays
    5. roll out your dough onto a lightly floured surface until its about as thick as a £1 coin. 
    6. Get your pumpkin cookie cutter and cut out as many pumpkins as you can.
    7. With the extra cuttings, roll them out again and cut out a few more pumpkins.
    8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown
    9. Once the cookies have cooled, you can make the icing by mixing the icing sugar with a few drops of cold water. 
    10. Separate your icing into two bowls so you can make an orange batch and a black batch. 
    11. Cover your cooled cookie with the orange icing and leave it to dry for around 10-15 minutes.
    12. Next make out the eyes and mouth with the black icing. You can use a toothpick to make the thinner lines.


The team at Citron hope you have a happy Halloween. If you make any of our spooky treats, make sure you tag us on Instagram! 

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