Make Halloween fun with these 5 easy and healthy Halloween snacks! These simple festive Halloween treats are the perfect recipes to add some fun to your fall parties that don't come with a sugar crash!
Healthier Halloween Treats
And while I certainly believe you should satisfy your sweet tooth, especially on Halloween, I love to celebrate the holiday with a few more wholesome snacks.
But like you, I am on a time crunch!
That is why you are going to LOVE these Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas I am sharing today. 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 a simple black bean dip recipe. 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, ¼ 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 ¾ cup each of carrot juice and mango juice over medium heat until just warm--not boiling.
- Remove from the heat and add in 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup and 1 packet (2 ounces) of 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.
More Healthy Halloween Snacks
- Jack O'Lantern Stuffed Peppers from Five Heart Home: Serve chip dip up in a carved pepper for a spooky treat.
- Applesauce Monster Cups from The Nerd's Wife: Such a cute way to dress up applesauce cups for school lunches.
- Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks from One Little Project: Such a simple, yet fun Halloween Snack!
- Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl from Healthy Little Foodies: Serve up a green smoothie in monster form!
I hope you all enjoyed these easy, wholesome Halloween Snacks and they bring a little festive fun to your family!