Halloween. Filled with tricks, treats, ghouls, ghosts and goblins. It’s a night some children might love for all the wrong reasons. Candy! And lots of it.
You don’t have to be the troll that stole Halloween, though. Here are 10 Healthy Halloween Treats you can offer, that kids are sure to love:
- Clementine Oranges
Paint a Jack O’ Lantern face on clementine oranges and hand them out as treats at your door or use them as a delicious centerpiece for your Halloween celebration. Better yet, set up a craft table and let the little ones decorate their own. Either way, kids go wild for these delightful oranges and you can feel good about giving them out, since they are packed with vitamin C. Making it an art project is even better because the little ones will be excited about sampling the fruits of their labors.
- Strawberry Yogurt or White Chocolate Covered Ghosts
Super easy to make and much loved by everyone, chocolate (or yogurt) covered strawberry ghosts are devilishly delicious without guilt since the strawberries are packed with fiber, antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. Simply dip whole strawberries in melted white chocolate or yogurt coating, set on wax paper, and apply candy eyeballs. Allow to set, and let your party guests indulge. Kids of all ages are sure to love these sweet Halloween treats.
- Halloween Bat Energy Bites
Kids of all ages will go batty over these energy bites. They are packed with powerful ingredients like raisins, walnuts and oats, for healthy energy and a hint of chocolate for Halloween fun. This treat takes a little more preparation, but can be a great afternoon project for your ghosts and goblins to participate in before your Halloween events. Everyone will enjoy the deliciousness of these little bites.
- Spooky Spiders
Another great treat kids are sure to love without making mom groan is the spooky spider. Packed with honey, peanut butter, oats, and unsweetened coconut, there is a hint of sweet with cocoa powder, raisin eyeballs, and spooky spider legs of broken mini pretzels. You can even make a nut free version of this recipe by opting for sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. That lets more of your guests enjoy worry-free snacking with a healthy twist.
- String Cheese Witches Brooms
A girl’s just got to have a sleek and shiny ride for Halloween. What could do the trick better than these fun broomstick snacks. Simply half a string cheese stick, and fray the bottom with a knife to create the straws for the broom. Then insert a pretzel stick into the top half, and use a piece of chive to tie off the broom. Voila! A sleek and shiny new ride kids of all ages are sure to gobble up!
- Make Grilled Cheese Jack O’ Lanterns
Use whole-wheat sandwich thins, which are already in the shape of a circle, and cut out a Jack O’ Lantern face in the bread. Using the bread and Colby slices (cut in circles) to make grilled cheese sandwiches. These filling sandwiches are the ideal pre-festivity snacks that will have little ones in the mood for great Halloween fun, and leave them full enough so they don’t gorge themselves on less healthy treats.
- Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples
Did you know that dark chocolate is a heart-healthy treat? Especially when paired with the heart-healthy benefits of apples. Plus, these tasty treats are a snap to make. All you need are dark-chocolate chips, a double boiler, wax paper, sticks for the apples and apples. Small apples are ideal for this project.
Melt the chocolate. Place apples on sticks. Dip apples in dark chocolate, set on wax paper. Delicious and healthy. A perfect treat!
- Candy Corn Fruit Cups
These are so much better than the real thing. Take clear plastic cups and layer orange slices, pineapple chunks, and vanilla yogurt on top for a cool and delicious Halloween treat that beats the candy hands down without breaking a sweat.
Candy corn fruit cups are the perfect topping for a Halloween table. It will have kids of all ages trying to go through the line again. Parents will be grateful, too, for a treat that’s good for them and their little ones alike.
- Deviled Egg Eyeballs
Deviled eggs are favorites at most family gatherings and whenever little ones are involved. The deviled egg eyeballs are the same delicious treat, with a bit of a twist. Add avocado and lemon to the yolks for a ghoulish green tint to the entire eye. Add a little horseradish, salt, and pepper for flavor, then fill the egg whites with the green concoction.
Slice roasted red peppers into thin slits for veins, and top with a black olive. Deviled egg eyeballs are just gross enough! The kids will gobble it up without thinking about the fact that it’s quite healthy for them.
- Frozen Banana Ghosts
More ghosts can never be a bad thing for Halloween, especially these fun frozen banana ghosts that are easy to make. Cut a banana in half, and place a Popsicle stick in each half. Then dip in melted yogurt or white chocolate chips, and place on a wax paper. Add chocolate chip eyeballs, then freeze. When party time comes around, you have a treat that tastes rich and sinful, but is actually healthy. Kids and moms will love it!
There you have it. A delicious and mostly healthy lineup of Halloween treats that are sure to please.
All of us here at PlushBeds wish you a safe, fun, and healthy Halloween!
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