Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
These healthy Halloween treats are just as fun as the usual sugary suspects, but they will actually fill your kids up with some vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and fiber...exactly the fuel they need to power hours of trick-or treating!

Slithering Breadsticks

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!

Photograph by Bill Milne
Photograph by Bill Milne

Creepy Crawlers

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!

Haunting PB&J

Give this lunchtime favorite a Halloween makeover with a ghost-shape cookie cutter. Little ones can help punch out the shape and add spooked raisin eyes.

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

Your little goblins will love snacking on these little ghosts. These adorable fruit snacks are a perfect afternoon nibble or even a healthy addition to breakfast or lunch.

Spooky Spiders

Packed with protein and fiber, these easy-to-prep, no-bake candies are as delicious as they are adorable. For a nut-free version, use sunflower seed butter.

Jason Donnelly
Jason Donnelly


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

Fresh fruit and yogurt combine for a fun take on the iconic Halloween candy. Any yellow or orange fruit will do the trick, so use whatever varieties your family prefers.

Photograph by Bill Milne
Photograph by Bill Milne

Jeepers Peepers

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.


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.

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