Like many other holidays, Halloween is a chance to go all out! This extends to decorating the house, creating extraordinary costumes and of course, whipping up some festive food. We have found some fantastic quick and easy Halloween-themed snacks that you can make for you and your kids!
We’ll include a few healthy options, as well as some delicious sweet treats! You can create these snacks to enjoy at home, for exciting lunches at school, and a few to share at a potluck party! Get a head start this month by trying any of the following recipes to create an unforgettable Halloween!
Halloween is a fun holiday for the kids and the adults. However, all those candy bars and treats come loaded with sugar. To help alleviate some of the sugar overload, try making a Halloween-themed fruit snack.
There’s no real recipe for this idea, you just need to get creative. Add a piece of green onion or a small sliver of celery to turn clementines into adorable pumpkins. Or add little drops of dark chocolate to bananas for a spooky yet healthy ghost! There are so many great ideas and sometimes this is all it takes to make a picky eater enjoy healthy food on Halloween.
This is another healthy and easy idea that doesn’t require a real recipe! All you’ll need are Granny Smith apples, strawberries, sunflower seeds and a spread of your choice. You could use any nut butter or use a soy butter if someone has allergies in your home.
You’ll want to carve a thick wedge out of the apple and then a smaller wedge within to create the mouth shape. Then fill the mouth with a spread of your choice for flavor and to adhere the strawberry sliver. Use sunflower seeds for teeth and marshmallows for eyes! They’ll take you less than 15 minutes to throw together and your kids will love them!
Popcorn is a great quick and easy snack to throw together. Impress your kids with these candy corn popcorn hands — they’ll go wild for them!
You can make air-popped popcorn or microwave popcorn (either one would work great) for this snack. Fill a disposable glove with candy corn fingernail, and then add the popcorn. You’ll have yourself an unforgettable Halloween treat in no time.
https://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/halloween-candy-corn-popcorn-hands PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: YUMMY HEALTHY EASY
Hot dogs are often a kid-favorite and that is why these mummy dogs would be an excellent Halloween treat. They’re easy to make and your kids will gobble them up.
You’ll need less than 5 ingredients and a little bit of time to put these together. Enjoy them on their own or enjoy with ketchup!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/mummy-dogs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Offer your children a refreshing and healthy cold treat! these banana popsicles are perfect for Halloween and their incredibly easy to create.
The bananas are covered in Greek yogurt that is sweetened from powdered sugar. Then the fun part is decorating them to look like little ghosts and mummies. You’ll achieve this by decorating with mini chocolate chips and natural peanut butter.
https://www.wellplated.com/halloween-banana-popsicles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WELL PLATED
These monster fruit cups may not be scary but they’re delightful and your children will love them. You’ll also enjoy the satisfaction that you’re creating a healthier snack. This is especially true considering the snacking to come is going to be loaded with sugar.
This idea works by decorating a classic clear plastic cup to look like a monster. Fill the cup with grapes and add a couple marshmallows for eyes — they’ll have fun with it!
http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/monster-fruit-cup-recipe/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: COUPONS
Themed food doesn’t have to be complicated. This tutorial proves how you can take a store-bought food product and creatively turn it into the perfect themed food for Halloween.
Here, the creativity is shown through the packaging. The idea is you merely cover an applesauce packet in crepe paper and add googly eyes for a mummified snack. Your kids will have fun with it and you’ll be reassured that they’re enjoying a healthy snack.
http://seevanessacraft.com/2015/10/halloween-mummy-apple-sauce-snack-idea/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: SEE VANESSA CRAFT
These witch hat cookies are so easy, you can them put together in under 15 minutes. The best part, this is a no-bake recipe! Follow the tutorial to discover just how easy it is to create these at home for your little ones.
All you’ll need are 4 store-bought ingredients to turn an ordinary cookie into a spooky witch hat. They require next to no effort and your kids will truly enjoy them.
https://princesspinkygirl.com/witch-hats-cookies/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: PRINCESS PINKY GIRL
Apple peanut butter teeth are so easy to create and you most likely already have the ingredients on hand! All you need are apples, peanut butter, and mini marshmallows.
This snack is the best of both worlds, a little sweet so your kiddies will love them and a little healthy to help put your mind at ease. Try making these with your little ones and make snack time entertaining.
https://momfoodie.com/apple-peanut-butter-teeth-fun-easy-kids-snack/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: MOM FOODIE
When the kids come home from school they often want a delicious snack to hold them over until dinner time. If you want a fun Halloween after-school snack, you need to try making this skeleton bone snack.
It’s essentially cream cheese and crackers but the presentation is worth getting excited about! Use your hands to mold the bone into shape, then add pepper jelly on top for a spicy kick, and serve with crackers of your choice!
http://www.getcreativejuice.com/2014/10/skeleton-bone-easy-halloween-appetizer.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GET CREATIVE JUICE
If cheese strings are a typical snack in your house then you need to try these cheese and pretzel broomsticks this Halloween. The instructions are easy to follow and you’ll have these made in no time.
The best part is you only need 3 ingredients to whip these into shape. Enjoy this snack at home or send them in your kid’s for an intriguing school-approved snack.
https://onelittleproject.com/halloween-treat-cheese-pretzel-broomsticks/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Mummify your food by using crescent roll dough — it’s so easy! These Nutella banana mummies are adorable and delicious.
This recipe will walk you through instructions on how to braid the dough to turn a sweet treat into one that is perfect for Halloween! Once the finishing touches are complete, the candy eyes and dreamy glaze drizzle are what will set this treat over the top!
https://ourbestbites.com/nutella-banana-mummy-rolls// PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OUR BEST BITES
This is another simple snack where the creativity is in the presentation and not in the preparation of the food itself. You kiddies will go bat crazy for these bat snack bags!
Clothespins, pipe cleaners, card stock paper, googly eyes, and just a couple other materials will help you put these together. Fill the baggies with your kid’s favorite snack and send them off with something exciting for Halloween.
http://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/clothespin-bat-preschool-snack/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: I HEART ARTS N CRAFTS
I’ve yet to meet a kid that doesn’t like Rice Krispie treats. They’re sweet and chewy and can be the perfect tasty snack.
We’ve created you a monster Rice Krispie snack that is both easy and perfect for Halloween. To turn an ordinary Rice Krispie treat into a marshmallowy monster you’ll need candy eyes, teeth, and licorice laces.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/marshmallowy-monster-rice-krispies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Using your creativity to make a fun snack doesn’t have to entail baking, cooking or molding food into shapes. It can be as a simple as using something like a cookie cutter.
We’re including a fun ghost cookie cutter so that you can turn almost any soft food into a fun snack for your kids. You could use it to create a ghost sandwich, cut fruit or any other soft food!
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Easy recipes are our jam and that is why the team at Forkly has created a fool-proof recipe for these spooky pretzel spiderwebs. All you’ll need are 3 inexpensive ingredients which you can find at your local bulk food store.
Follow the simple steps in this recipe to create these in a hurry! They’re so easy you could even have your children help prepare them.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-3-ingredient-spooky-pretzel-spiderwebs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY