Halloween is a time for tricks, treats and candy galore! Unfortunately, all those treats and candy are not the healthiest option. For your next Halloween party, try making one of these deliciously healthy and adorable snacks. We’ve found 11 recipes that are sure to impress even the biggest sweet-tooth this season!
1. Halloween Sweet Potato Fries
Fries come in all shapes and sizes (and we do not discriminate), but have you ever seen pumpkin shaped fries? Cheeky Kitchen created this fun and delicious recipe using sweet potatoes and a pumpkin cookie cutter. For some reason, fries taste even better in the shape of a pumpkin! Better Homes and Gardens suggests sprinkling them with a little taco seasoning for a more savory route.
2. Grapefruit Jack-O’-Lanterns with Fall Fruit Salad
Make fruit salad fun by using a grapefruit Jack-o’-lanterns as the bowl! Say Yes’s recipe for these adorable DIY pumpkins is the perfect treat for breakfast. Personalize your Jack-o’-lantern by adding in your favorite fruits for the stuffing.
3. Monster Apple Bites
The monster apple bites from Fork and Beans are packed with flavor. Not only are they hilarious and adorable, but they are also a healthy snack that everyone will love! Peanut butter and apples are always a safe bet for a delicious treat. If there are any nut allergy concerns, Fork and Beans suggests using sunflower butter in lieu of peanut butter.
4. Frozen “Boo” -Nana Pops
Everything tastes better in chocolate, and Skinny Taste’s “Boo”-nanas are no exception to this rule. “Boo”-nana’s are the perfect balance of sweet and healthy for this Halloween! Kids of all ages are sure to love this scarily cute treat.
5. Orange Pumpkins
Kids who love clementines will be obsessed with these orange pumpkins. A Thrifty Mom’s recipe for orange pumpkins takes a Halloween twist on the classic cutie, creating the perfect Halloween snack.
6. Carrot Pumpkins
Carrots taste better in shapes. Little Dairy on the Prairie’s pumpkin carrots are proof of that! Enjoy them by themselves or dip them in your favorite Halloween dip.
7. Witches’ Broomsticks
These witches’ broomsticks from Mom Foodie will be done before you can say abracadabra! This is a super easy snack that kids will love.
8. Mummy Toast
Mummy toast … yummy toast, both are accurate descriptions for this recipe form Spaceships and Laser Beams. This recipe is extremely easy to make, and the kids will love to join in on the fun! All you need is bread, tomato sauce, cheese slices and olives for the eyes.
9. Spiders on a Log
A creepily fun Halloween version of ants on a log by Spaceships and Laser Beams. If you really love ants on a log, the site notes, you could, of course, keep the raisins and add the spiders on top for the Halloween effect.
10. Cheese Stick Ghost
This cheese stick ghost idea from A Thrifty Mom couldn’t be simpler, requiring only a cheese stick and a Sharpie. The perfect lunchbox stuffer to get your kids in the Halloween spirit!
11. Candy Corn Fruit Cups
Any snack that comes in a Mason jar gets automatic points for cuteness. This healthy alternative to candy corn looks and tastes great. Besides a little whipped cream topper, the only ingredients in this adorable Halloween snack from Nellie Bellie are pineapple and Mandarin oranges (we’re sure clementines would work as well).
[h/t: Better Homes and Gardens]