When you don’t want all the Halloween snacks to be totally packed with sugar, try these easy and healthy Halloween snack ideas for all the fun without all the sugar.
I’ve been seeing Halloween candy and costumes in stores for a solid month already which can only mean one thing – the season of sugar, sugar, sugar is here.
Because I want to be something of a fun mom, I’m happy to let the girls eat fistfuls of candy on October 31st, but I’d prefer that the whole month not be a never-ending stream of Halloween treats.
Also, when my children have too much sugar, it can get a little crazy over here and I’d prefer not to suffer the consequences of hyper children for a solid month.
These healthy Halloween treats let me be the fun mom I want to be without paying for it from now until October 31st.
Use black stickers or a black washable marker to draw eyes and a mouth on a clear glass and then fill it up with milk (or, if you’re packing it in a lunch box, remove the label from a milk bottle and draw the face on there!). Or you can go one step more and glue on goggly eyes. Instant fun mom status.
You’ve probably seen those peeled clementine pumpkins topped with a teeny piece of celery all over Pinterest. It’s super cute, but they dry out really fast, so I prefer to just draw a little jack-o-lantern face on an unpeeled clementine or orange with a black pen or marker.
String Cheese Ghosts
Unwrap a piece of string cheese and then shred the bottom half to make wispy ghost ends. Add dried cranberries, raisins or mini chocolate chips as eyes and, voila! Easy Halloween snacks for everyone.
Candy Corn Fruit Plates
Candy corn is the classic Halloween candy in my book, but it certainly isn’t among the healthy halloween treats options. Instead, you can use peeled pears, mandarin oranges, and pineapple chunks to make a candy corn shape on a plate (or let your kids make their own). Then you can save the real candy corn for eating after your children in bed, obviously.
Use an orange bell pepper and cut the top off like you would a pumpkin. Then remove the seeds and use a sharp paring knife to cut a face in the front of the pumpkin. Stick the top back on and ta-da! Tiny pumpkin. You can also fill the pepper up with a thick dip like hummus.
Spider Web Mini Pizzas
I grew up on English muffin pizzas and I love this Halloween version. Just spread tomato sauce on half a toasted English muffin, then use a stick of string cheese to make long strips of cheese. Arrange the cheese in a spiderweb pattern and then, if you’re feeling fancy, cut a tiny spider out of a piece of pepperoni. Broil until the cheese is melted.
Pumpkin Cheese Sandwich
Spread a layer of mayonnaise on a slice of bread, then use a sharp knife to cut a face into a piece of American or cheddar cheese. Place the cheese on top of the bread and serve (or you can broil it for 1-2 minutes, but you may lose facial features!)
Apple Slice Monster Teeth
Cut two thin apple slices, then smear peanut butter or cookie butter spread on one side of each slice. On one piece, arrange yogurt covered raisins like teeth, then put the other apple slice on top of the raisins with the peanut butter side down.
Stick eight toothpicks into a plum (four on each side) to make a black spider. Add eyeballs with chocolate chips or tiny dots of frosting if desired. These easy halloween snacks are perfect for having little helpers assist with.
When it comes to Halloween snacks, it doesn’t get easier than this one. Simply peel a banana and cut it in half to make two little ghosts. Use chocolate chips or raisins to make eyes and a mouth. Serve immediately so your ghost doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown.
Any other good suggestions? I’ll take all the fun mom points I can get.