When it comes to Halloween treats, fun doesn’t always have to come with sugar loaded candies and snacks. There are a whole bunch of ways to get creative and have some fun with good for you foods. You’ll most likely find something you’d love to try in this collection of 15 healthy Halloween ideas that we dug up…
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1. Spooky Spider Snack
These purple grapes look so dark, I thought they were black olives at first. I supposed it could work with olives, too. But I guess that depends on the taste buds of whoever gets to eat this silly spider snack. You probably guessed you’d need a plum for this one. You’ll also need some pretzel sticks, grapes or olives, and some edible eyes. You can use peanut butter or cream cheese to stick the eyes to the plum.
- Find the details of this recipe at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.
2. Clementine Pumpkins
This would be the perfect Halloween touch to your kid’s lunch or dinner on the 31st. Or, a fun and healthy snack to bring in for your co-workers on Halloween day. It’s pretty self explanatory, but you just stick a slice of celery in the top of the clementine for the stem and viola! You’re done.
- Find this idea and four more from My House and Home.
3. Witch’s Broom Snacks
Aren’t these such a cute idea? If you can find organic, grass-fed string cheese, that would be ideal health-wise. Otherwise, you’ll just need pretzel sticks, string cheese and fresh chives to make this creative snack into a Halloween party masterpiece. It tastes good too!
- Find this idea and directions at Cincy Shopper.
4. Frankenstein Kiwis
LOL. Another awesome Halloween themed idea that anyone will get a kick out of. You even get to be Franken Kiwi’s hair stylist using your veggie peeler. Kids would most likely have a blast helping you add the arms and mouth made out of pretzel sticks and eyes made of mini chocolate chips or wild blueberries! Enjoy.
- Get this idea and more from Two Healthy Kitchens.
5. Spooky Eyeball Caprese
This is one of the trickier snacks to put together, but so worth it and super healthy too! Using a straw as your key tool, you’ll poke a hole in a green olive for the iris of the eye and using that same technique, you’ll cut a small round part of the black olive for the pupil.
Some fresh mozzarella balls, a leaf of fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil and a shake of salt and pepper later and you’ve made a deliciously spooky eyeball Caprese that’s perfect for your Halloween get-together.
- Find this idea from Divine Dinner Party.
6. Vegetable Skeleton
This is the perfect way to make eating your veggies fun! Especially when it comes to the kids. Although this would be such a fun way to present a veggie tray and dip to a a large group of guests at a Halloween party, I’m not sure it would look like much of a skeleton after the first couple of people dug in. Perhaps there’s a way to make mini single serving skeletons?
For a fun snack to bring to your own table at home, or even a smaller gathering of family or friends, put some veg dip in a bowl with lettuce leaves for the hair and olives for the eyes. Then build the body with organic baby carrots, bell peppers, cukes, cauliflower, mushrooms, celery, pea pods and a couple cherry tomatoes. What a great idea!
- Find this idea from Feeding Four Little Monkeys.
7. Mummy Toast
Here’s a fun snack for the little ones – Mummy toast! It’s easy to tell from the picture that you toast a slice of bread, add some marinara or pizza sauce, strips of cheese for the bandages with a couple slices of black olives for the eyes. Then pop it into the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese a a little bit.
- Find this idea and more from Spaceships and Laser Beams.
8. Carrot Fingers in Dip
Eww. I think the sliced almond fingers are the creepiest thing about this healthy Halloween snack! It would be fun for kids, or as an addition to any Halloween party. Just make it a large bowl of veggie dip and have plenty of carrots for dipping on the side. That way, everyone would know to leave the creepy fingers for show.
Pick out an extra thick carrot for the thumb and four slimmer looking ones for the other fingers. Then cut a flat notch at the top of each carrot and glue the sliced almonds with a little cream cheese or veggie dip. That’s it! Enjoy.
- Find this idea and more from Chicanol.
9. GoGo Squeeze Mummy Pouches
This is such a neat idea for a class snack for kids, and it’s very easy too! Plus, GoGo Squeeze applesauce is an organic healthy treat. All you need is some glue dots, white crepe paper, plastic googly eyes and a permanent marker, and you can mummify these pouches in a flash. Have fun!
- Find this idea and more from The Nerds Wife.
10. Black Spaghetti
If you’re having friends or family over for a Halloween dinner, this black spaghetti with garlic Parmesan and sun dried tomatoes would make the perfect dish! I found some organic black squid ink linguine here. Although it looks scary, this recipe is made with butter, fresh basil, lots of garlic to ward off vampires and Parmesan cheese, so it will taste delicious!
- Find this recipe and more from Savoring Every Bite.
11. Stuffed Jack-O-Lanterns
Here’s yet another great dinner idea to impress your Halloween guests, or to have a little fun with your own family. Get out your pumpkin carver and turn your bell peppers into Jack-O-Lanterns! Then add some of your favorite homemade spaghetti for the guts. Otherwise, Leanne, a holistic nutritionist from Healthful Pursuit includes her raw red sauce recipe you could try. It sounds delicious and I’m sure this would be a hit at the dinner table too.
- Get this recipe and more from Healthful Pursuit.
12. Leggy Whoopie Pie Spiders
You’ll definitely have to make a visit to Wing it Vegan to learn how to make these cute little creepy crawlies. But if you have the time and patience, have at ‘er! They are super fantastic and impressive looking. Plus, the creamy, chocolaty deliciousness of the whipped ganache made with coconut milk and organic maple syrup, paired with the cakey goodness of the chocolate cookie will be so worth your time. And if you decide to make these, send us a picture, because we’ll think you’re amazing!
- Get the entire recipe and directions from Win It Vegan.
13. Silly Monster Apple Bites
Turn regular ‘ol apples into these cute monster bites with a strawberry tongue! It’s so easy and allergen-free, too. The recipe uses raw sunflower seeds and sunflower butter. Fork and Beans includes the recipe for how to make vegan googly eyes that go on top.
- Get this idea and more from Fork and Beans.
14. Candy Corn Popsicles
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Layer one, plain greek yogurt with a little organic honey or agave. Layer two, 100% organic orange juice. Layer three, 100% organic pineapple juice. Let each layer set in the freezer for about five minutes before you add the next one. Then, let the entire pop freeze for a few hours and you’ve got frozen candy corn on a stick.
- Get this idea and more from The Girl Inspired.
15. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
So, this may not be the healthiest option ever, but I guess it might be better than eating an entire bag of candy corn! The recipe does call for a little yellow and orange food coloring as you probably guessed. Then it’s just the same as making a batch of regular rice krispie treats. I wondered if you had to use a triangle cookie cutter to make the shape, but it turns out you just let them set for two hours and then mold them into the candy corn shape with your clean hands. Great idea!
- Find this idea and more from Yummy Healthy Easy.
There are so many ways to have a candy-free, or at least candy-limited Halloween that is still a ton of fun! And there are so many ways to get creative. If you have a great Halloween inspired snack or treat idea to share, leave a comment and keep the ideas rolling!