Make Halloween fun with these 5 easy and healthy Halloween snacks! From a Spiderweb Dip to Pumpkin Gummies to Apple Monsters to Mummy Pizzas to Candy Corn Parfaits, these simple festive Halloween Treats are the perfect recipes to add some fun to your fall parties with very little effort required.
But I am not a patient person, and just like you, I am on a time crunch!
That is why you are going to LOVE these Halloween treats I am sharing! Not only are they festive and fun and easy to make, but they also are low in sugar–because trick-or-treating provides enough candy!
This Halloween appetizer starts with my Chipotle Black Bean Dip, a smoky, savory easy chip dip! But then it is dressed up with a sour cream spiderweb for some spooktacular fun!
To Make the Spiderweb Dip
- Process 2 cups of black beans, 1/4 cup water, juice of one lime, 1 teaspoon cumin, and 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce) together in a food processor until smooth and transfer to a serving dish.
- Place a few tablespoons of sour cream into a sandwich bag.
- Snip off the corner of a bag and pipe circles onto the bean mixture.
- Use a toothpick to create a web-like design.
- Top with a spider ring and serve with chips.
Apple slices turn into monsters with a few simple steps. This is a perfect healthy snack to enjoy the entire month of October!
To Make Apple Monsters
- Cut a red apple into wedges.
- Using a paring knife, carefully cut an opening out of the apple (skin side up), being sure to not cut the apple completely through.
- Place a strawberry slice, in the opening of the apple for a tongue.
- Secure two sunflower seeds or sliced almond slices into the flesh of the apple for Vampire Fangs and if desired, omit for nut-free.
- Dollop candy eyes with nut butter and then secure to the apple slices above the mouth opening.
English Muffin Pizzas become mummies with a few extra steps! These delicious mini pizzas are not only adorable but also make a great kid-friendly main course or a tasty appetizer for a Halloween Party.
To Make Mummy Pizzas
- Brush English muffins with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder–gotta keep those vampires away.
- Toast in a 425-degree oven for 5 minutes.
- Spread pizza sauce evenly over each toasted muffin half and then top with strips of string cheese to look like the English muffin has been wrapped cloth like a mummy–super fun for kids to do themselves.
- Pop back into the oven for 5-10 minutes for the cheese to melt.
- Remove and add sliced olives for eyes.
Candy Corn Parfaits
Fresh or canned fruit is layered in a parfait glass to resemble the colors of candy corn. My little girl came up with this treat YEARS ago and it could not be easier to put together!
To Make Candy Corn Parfaits
- Drain canned mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks. Alternatively, peel and segment fresh cutie oranges and chop fresh pineapple into wedges.
- Place a thin layer of pineapple slices into the bottom of a clear glass cup or parfait glass.
- Top with a thicker layer of mandarin oranges.
- Dollop with whipped cream, plain yogurt, or banana slices for the white layer of the candy corn.
- Top with a real piece of candy corn.
Made with fruit and veggie juice, these Pumpkin Gummies are a super fun way to get in a dose of fruits and veggies in candy form!
To Make Pumpkin Gummies
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the carrot juice with the mango juice over medium heat until just warm–not boiling.
- Remove from the heat and add honey or maple syrup and powdered gelatin, whisking really well.
- Pour that mixture into a glass measuring cup over a fine-mesh strainer to catch any bits of gelatin that did not fully dissolve.
- Pour that into the silicone pumpkin molds.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
- Once set, dip the molds into a dish of hot water for 10-30 seconds to loosen and then invert.
And there you have it! 5 easy, healthy Halloween Snacks! I hope you and your family and friends enjoy these simple treats! Be sure to leave a review below!
- ¾ cup carrot juice
- ¾ cup mango juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 2 packets of gelatin 2 ounces total
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the carrot juice with the mango juice over medium heat until just warm--not boiling.
- Once the juice mixture is warm and small bubble form along the sides of the saucepan, turn off the heat and whisk in the maple syrup and gelatin powder.
- Strain the mixture over a fine-mesh strainer to catch any remaining bits of gelatin that did not dissolve.
- Pour that mixture into the pumpkin molds that have been placed on a sheet pan (this makes it easier to transfer to the refrigerator.)
- Refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
- Once set, dip the molds into a dish of hot water for 10 seconds and then invert the gummies.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.