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.
These savory snacks are as filling as they are adorable. Perch them on a platter for a surefire hit – and a hoot!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.