12 Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks (You Can Make in 5 Minutes!)
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Making healthy Halloween treats with or for the kids is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday—in the days leading up to it or throughout the day on the holiday itself. These healthy ideas are easy, quick, and SO cute! (And not too scary for the littles.)
Healthy Halloween Treats
Admittedly, turning food into art is not something I have much patience for—but doing a super easy Halloween treat in a fun design is something I actually love doing with my kids.
The key? Keep the idea really simple and easy to execute with a few simple methods that work across a range of foods. And to not worry (at all!) about perfection.
The goal is to do an activity together that the kids can eat—or to make them a fun treat!—and enjoy the process.
1. Silly Face Smoothie
Make a green smoothie. top with granola for hair, dried fruit (like cranberries or raisins) for eyes, and mini marshmallows for funny teeth. The kids will need to eat the face with a spoon (it would get stuck in a straw!), but it’s a really fun idea to do together.
You could also do this on a bowl of yogurt to make it even faster.
Frozen bananas give the smoothie a creamy, naturally sweet base, though you can make this with a fresh banana as long as the other fruit is frozen. It’s easy to add whatever berries or fruit you have on hand, so customize it for your kiddo.
2. Halloween Toast
These have been in a classic in my house for years and my girls love them each time we make them. These are such a fun breakfast, but they also work as a special snacks.
Halloween Toast is the ultimate Halloween Breakfast. Learn how to make it in just minutes using basic ingredients and a super easy method!
3. Side Eye Snack Bar
(You can also use candy eyes if you prefer too.)
You can make these ahead and store in the fridge or freezer and have grab and go snacks on hand for days/weeks!
4. Ghost English Muffin Pizza
Top a toasted English Muffin with pizza sauce or pesto, and top with a ghost cut out from a slice of cheese for a Halloween snack or dinner. (Literally just use a knife to make a rough ghost shape from a piece of sliced cheese!)
Poke two eyes and serve it as is, or melt the cheese quickly in the oven or microwave.
5. Mummy Crackers
Here’s a savory Halloween treat for snack time: Top whole grain round crackers with shredded cheese. You can even add slices of black olives for eyes if you want to! Easy peasy!
6. Spooky Energy Bite Spiders
Adding pretzel legs and raisin eyes to any energy bite recipe turns them into instant spiders. So fun!
Find the how-to in my post for Parents from a few years ago.
Make this simple Halloween snack to share with the kids, or have them help add legs and eyes!
8. Green Cupcakes
My Spinach Banana muffins are fun for Halloween, no matter how you serve them, but they are a little extra when you top them with frosting and sprinkles!
These store well, so you can make them ahead of time and pull them out of the fridge to serve. (Post updated October 2019)
9. Fruit and Yogurt Candy Corn
Place Greek yogurt into a bowl. Top with diced yellow fruit (yellow kiwi or pineapple), orange fruit (clementines or cantaloupe) and white (banana, melon, or coconut).
You could also use orange fruit to make a pumpkin shape, or really just set out the toppings and let the kids make their own design!
10. Green Zombie Lunch
Serve up an assortment of green foods for a festive Halloween treat lunch. We like to include foods such as Banana Spinach Muffins, Snap Pea Crisps, kiwi, edamame, and cucumbers.
11. Strawberry Ghosts
Dipping strawberries into Greek yogurt is a fun activity to do together and it’s a healthy Halloween treat to share. See the instructions in my post for Parents.
Pair fruit and yogurt for this sweet take on a spooky snack.
12. Pumpkin Donuts
With an easy combo of ingredients and a simple method that uses a donut pan, these donuts are a fun Halloween snack for sure.
Share a batch of flourless chocolate baked donuts for breakfast, snack time or dessert. They’re easy enough that the kids can help make the batter!
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I’d love to hear your feedback if you try any of these ideas with your kids. Please comment below—I love hearing how ideas and recipes go in your homes!
This post was first posted October 2019.