What did parents do before Pinterest? Actually - they probably bought some candy corn, stuck it in a Ziploc snack bag and called it a day. I may do that if any of the following suggestions prove to be more difficult than they look.
1. Witches' Hats
No baking involved! I'm sold. All you need to pull these off are some Keebler fudge striped cookies, Hershey Kisses, and orange frosting. There's no way to screw this up.
2. Frankenstein Pudding Cups
Technically you do need to put a little effort into these to make the pudding and draw on the cups, but it's still something I think is relatively fool-proof. Pour some green pudding in a cup, get some googly-eyes, a sharpie, and some chocolate sprinkles -- and you're done.
3. Monster Doughnuts
Buy the doughnuts. Buy the teeth. Shove the teeth into the middle of the doughnut (close the jaws first), pop some chocolate chips in for eyes. Donezo.
4. Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
Maybe your kid's school doesn't want you bringing in a bunch of junk on a day that is already going to be filled with candy. You can go this healthy but fun route; all you need is some bananas, clementines, celery, and chocolate chips. The kids will probably cry when they see this, but what are you gonna do?
5. Graveyard Pudding Cups
These kept coming up on my "easy Halloween treats" search, and I kept ignoring them because I just assumed whoever posted it was a big, fat liar. But after seeing it for the 15th time, I decided to do my research. It turns out these do seem pretty easy to make. Pudding cups, crushed Oreos, ghost peeps, and pumpkin candy. Voila!
6. Spooky Snacks
You have zero time. You are so busy you pretty much forgot it's Halloween and/or you realize putting any more than minimal effort into stuff like this is a giant waste of time because you will be outdone. For sure. By pretty much every other parent in the school. You don't care about that -- you are my personal hero. Can we go get a drink sometime? Here is your snack: Pudding, Jello, or fruit cups and a marker. Maybe you can even outsource the drawing to your kid.
7. Oreo Eyeballs
Another no-bake hack. All you need is Oreos, green, blue and red gel icing and M&M's.
8. Witches' Broomsticks
These would be really cute to mix in with the witches' hats. There can be multiple treats happening! You are a domestic goddess!