These healthy Halloween treats give you a break from the sugar! But they are cute and spooky enough for any kid.
Healthy Halloween treats
What!? Me, healthy? Yes, I can go there sometimes. I’m breaking from your usual programming to bring you the latest in a less-sweet Halloween. Here are some healthy alternatives to whip up last minute for your Halloween party. Yes, indeed, you CAN have a fun Halloween with healthy Halloween treats.
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Fun, healthy treats are great for kids and classroom Halloween parties. So before you learn to make everything you see here, check out:
how to make witch vegetable fingers
veggie fingers, you will need
- sliced almonds
- long vegetables (asparagus or carrot and celery slices)
- cream cheese
Attach an almond slice to the end of a veggie stick, such as carrots, celery or asparagus, with a dab of cream cheese to make a “finger.” Serve the fingers reaching out of a bowl of dip.
how to make orange Jack O’ Lanterns
Halloween oranges, you will need
- green pepper or green fruit roll-up
- black edible marker (available in the craft store)
Insert a piece of green pepper into the top of a peeled orange to make “pumpkins.”
Draw a Jack O’ Lantern face on an unpeeled orange. Let the marker dry and draw a second coat to make the face darker. Make a hole at the top of the orange with a knife and insert a piece of green candy for the stem, such as a rolled up piece of fruit leather.
how to make apple bites
apple monsters, you will need
- peanut butter and/or jelly (or any nut butter)
- almond slices
Sandwich peanut butter or jelly and almond slivers or apple pieces between two slices of apple to make a silly grin.
how to make healthy apple monsters
not-so-candy apples, you will need:
Instead of dipping apples in sugary caramel, insert a lollipop stick into the apple and spread sesame seed butter over the surface. You can then roll in bits of dried fruit, nuts, or coconut. But to make them much creepier, stick a bunch of candy eyes to the nut or sesame seed butter.
how to make cracker spiders
spider snacks, you will need
- round crackers
- cream cheese (or favorite spread)
- pretzel sticks
Make a cracker sandwich with cream cheese or any other favorite spread and use pretzel stick pieces for spider legs.
how to make Halloween pizza
freaky pizzas, you will need
- tube of store-bought pizza crust
- pizza sauce
- mozzarella cheesse
Separate store-bought pizza crust into four individual pizzas, and decorate for Halloween. Olives and olive pieces can make spiders. For mummies, place pieces of mozzarella cheese sticks across the dough and use olive slices for eyes. Olive eyes and pepperoni cut into triangle teeth make monsters.
Bake according to package directions.
how to make monster snack containers
paper cup monster, you will need
- paper cups
- Sharpie markers
- snack mix
Decorate paper cups to look like Frankenstein, zombie, vampire, mummy or ghost faces, and fill with a healthy snack mix. Have the kids help draw the faces before the party.
how to make mummy drinks
mummy juice, you will need
- water bottles
- non-toxic glue
Wrap bananas, oranges, apples, juice boxes, water bottles or anything else you can think of with gauze. Use non-toxic glue to stick googly-eyes on the front to complete the mummy look. (Just be sure to serve to kids old enough to understand the gauze and eyes are not edible.)
How to make popcorn ball monsters
to make healthy popcorn balls, you will need
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sesame seed butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups popped popcorn
Place honey, cup sesame seed butter, and teaspoon salt in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds or until bubbling. Whisk until smooth.
Pour over a bowl filled with 6 cups of popcorn and gently mix. When the popcorn cools to the touch, shape into 2-inch balls. (Tip: Wet hands with cold water to prevent sticking).
Attach candy eyes.