One of the things I love about Halloween is all the treats. Also, one of the things I hate about Halloween is the unhealthy treats. But these 6 Healthy Halloween Treats you can make in minutes are Halloween snacks you can happily give the kids, without worrying about a sugar overload!
First, let’s talk about why those other treats (mostly halloween candy, to be honest) are maybe not so great for the kids.
- All the high fructose corn syrup.
- Every artificial flavor and color known to man.
- Sugar, sugar, sugar.
I don’t feel like my kids need to be denied the fun of going trick-or-treating or having a snack at a party because I do want my kids to enjoy themselves. But, the idea of loads of sugary treats and too many unhealthy Halloween treats makes me cringe.
There are so many ways you can turn healthier snacks into fun halloween treats! That’s why I’m sharing with you these6 fun and easy healthy Halloween treats you can make in minutes!
They’re perfect to send in your child’s school lunch, as a snack donation to your school or friend’s party, if you’re hosting a Halloween party and even offering on Halloween night. Plus, they are so simple to make you can turn them into a fun activity for the little ones.
Let’s check these fun ideas out.
6 Healthy Halloween Treats You Can Make in Minutes
Halloween doesn’t have to be all sugar and unhealthy treats, you can turn your child’s favorite fruit or veggie into a spooky treat! And the best part, is that it only takes a few minutes. All of these recipes are kid-friendly and I encourage you to make them with your children – it might get a little messy but the giggles will be worth it.
On this post you will find recipes for how to make:
- Ghost bananas
- Mini pumpkins made with clementines and celery
- Clementine Jack-o-lanterns
- Witch finger carrots sticks
- Halloween popcorn
- Halloween infused water
- Plus, a few bonus recipes!
How to Make Ghost Bananas
- Grab a banana. Do not peel it.
- With a marker (not dry-erase, just a regular or permanent marker), color in two eyes and a mouth on one side of the unpeeled banana.
Get creative with the eyes and face to give your ghost bananas a different look!
How to Make Clementine Mini-Orange Pumpkins
- Peel a clementine but be very careful not to break apart the orange and then set it aside.
- Trim the tippy top of a celery stalk off, leaving you with just the leaves and a 1-inch long section of celery.
- Gently push the celery section of the celery top into the center of the clementine, leaving the leaves of the celery sticking out the top of the orange.
It seriously looks like a mini-pumpkin. Adorable!
How to Make Clementine Mini-Orange Jack-o-Lanterns
This one is super similar to the ghost bananas.
- Grab a clementine.
- With a marker, not a dry-erase one, draw on a jack-o-lantern eyes and mouth, maybe a nose.
So cute! And when they’re stacked on top of each other? It’s like a little halloween topiary in miniature.
These are also great to bring to school, for parties and even to give you on Halloween night!
How to Make Witch Finger Carrot Sticks
- Using a small paring knife, shave a little bit off of one end of a baby carrot to look like a fingernail bed.
- Use the knife to then cut some grooves where a knuckle would be on that carrot finger.
- Cut a slice of red bell pepper into tiny triangle-shaped slices.
- Dip the thick end of the red bell pepper triangle into honey.
- Place honeyed end of bell pepper triangle onto the fingernail bed of the carrot.
Serve them up on a plate like you’d snapped off some witch fingers right there! EEK!
How to Make Halloween Popcorn
This is a fun treat to serve during a Halloween party and one simple enough for the kids to prepare on their own.
- Pop 1 cup of unpopped popcorn or get a big bag of popped organic popcorn.
- Open 2 packages of Halloween fruit snacks such as these monster gummies, organic bats, organic candy corn or organic worms.
- Combine the fruit snacks with the popcorn. If you want it to have a more gooey texture, add the gummies while the popcorn it’s still hot.
- Optional: if you want to decorate with sprinkles, try these natural ones.
Yeah, I know–so easy, right?! And the kids love it!
You could even spritz some natural food coloring on some of the popcorn pieces to give it a pop of color, if you want, like beet juice or cabbage juice.
You can even turn this into a popcorn bar at your Halloween party! Place a big bowl with popcorns next to small serving bowls or cups and line up the gummies and sprinkles for kids to make their own Halloween popcorn treat.
How to Make Halloween Infused Fruit Water
This one requires a little bit more prep, but it’s still really easy.
You’re going to need:
- ½ Cantaloupe
- 4 Strawberries
- 8 Cups Water
Here’s how to make it:
- Peel the rind off the ½ cantaloupe–DO NOT SLICE IT UP.
- Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 4-6 top halves of the heart shape from the peeled half-cantaloupe. Just the top halves of the heart, not the whole heart. You just want the bumps on top and the middle.
- With a small paring knife, trim the heart top shape into a pumpkin shape. So, literally cut the shape to be a little less like a heart top and kind of make it rounder.
- Add seams around the outside of the pumpkin shape by cutting grooves – vertical grooves in 3-4 places.
- Drop these pumpkins into the water.
- Slice strawberries and drop them into the water!
- Let it sit for an hour and serve!
Time saving tip: If you don’t have a lot of time to prep this, wash mini pumpkins and add them to the water for decoration and then add fruits for flavor, like strawberries and mint, watermelon and mint, lemon slices, cucumber and lime slices, etc.
Healthy hack we do in our home: We like to add extra fiber to our children’s diet by adding Regular Girl to the Halloween water. Regular Girl is a flavorless prebiotic fiber with probiotics. It doesn’t change the texture of the water so your kiddos won’t know it’s in the water and it will help avoid constipation that can happen with all that candy. (Use code MAMAINSTINCTS10 to save 10% off your purchase).
Other Healthy Halloween Party Snacks
There are so many easy options for healthy halloween treats! If you’re still looking for more ideas, check these out:
- Easy Spider Pizza Bagel Bites – also another fun treat to make with the kiddos or for their school lunches.
- Vomiting Watermelon Fruit Tray – A spooky fruit platter that will get everyone talking at your next party. Plus, it’s a lot easier to make than it sounds.
- Homemade Ice Cream made with grape eyeballs…spooky!
- Mini Cheese Balls made to look like jack-o-lanterns with little slices of bell pepper–how cute!
- Ghost cheese sticks – follow the instructions for the banana ghost.
- Spider Deviled Eggs
- Dark Chocolate Halloween Bark made with coconut oil chocolate and halloween gummies.
I hope you love these easy party snacks for halloween as much as we do!
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