Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids
Let them eat snake! Pepperoni and poppy seeds give our serpentine snacks distinctive markings. These healthy Halloween treats are created by wrapping refrigerated breadstick dough around bamboo skewers. Ssss-imple!
This swarm of edible insects may look too repulsive to eat, but their various parts – nutritious goodies, such as dates, raisins, banana chips, and apricots – make them delightfully sweet.
For each bug, start with a dried fruit body as noted, then add various parts by pushing them into place. If needed, use a toothpick or paring knife to first make small holes or slits.
Bug-eyed Spider - Body: whole date; Legs: chow mein noodles; Eyes: white chocolate chips
Tiny Flies - Bodies: raisins; Wings: almond slices
Monster Fly - Body: whole date; Legs: chow mein noodles; Eyes: sunflower seeds; Wings: banana chips
Orange Creepers - Bodies: apricots; Legs: sunflower seeds; Antennae: chow mein noodles
For an effortless snack time solution, hand out clementines to your kids. You can even have them decorate their clementine like a jack-o-lantern with permanent markers.
Wise Guy Crackers
These savory snacks are as filling as they are adorable. Perch them on a platter for a surefire hit – and a hoot!
Green (or Orange) Smoothies
Have a high-speed blender? You can make "Green Goblin" smoothies using fruits and spinach or "Jack O'Lantern" smoothies with mangoes, oranges, or peaches. Consider decorating plastic cups with silly faces and adding a fun straw to complete the healthy Halloween treat!
Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
Either pop it at home or buy it pre-popped (look for packaged popcorn made with just popcorn, oil, and salt). Fill little bags and let kids munch while a parent reads a spooky Halloween book. Save this healthy Halloween treat for bigger kids, since popcorn is a choking hazard for kids under the age of 4.
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
Serve these savory bites – made with a kid-friendly combo of cheese and crackers – and watch them disappear in a blink of the eye. For each, halve a mozzarella ball and place one half on a round cracker (we used melba toast). Add veins, using thinly sliced roasted red bell pepper, as shown, and a black olive slice for the pupil.
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Thread grapes on a skewer and call them "Eyeballs on a Stick" or add other fruit for "Cyclops Skewers." Sometimes all it takes is a silly name to get kids engaged and interested.