13 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

If you’re looking to add a little variety to a class party or trick-or-treat night, check out this list of healthy Halloween treats that are still homemade, super fun, and SUPER special.

Add a little variety to a class party or trick-or-treat night, with healthy Halloween treats that are still homemade, super fun, and SUPER special.
Apple Mummies via Two Healthy Kitchens

Halloween is enough of a sugar rush as it is–no need to put even more candy, much lessartificial food coloring, in your homemade treats and party food. Try some of these non-candy Halloween treats instead. They’re just as fun without the crazy amounts of added sugar.

13 Healthy Halloween Treats

1. apple mummiesThis is a good portion size for a school lunch–just don’t forget to spritz them with lemon juice or dunk them into orange juice to keep them from browning. You can serve them up with some homemade peanut butter dip.

2. apple monstersIf you don’t want to make the homemade googly eyes, you can substitute a raisin and a tiny dollop of nut (or nut-free) butter.

3. banana zombiesCheck out the pic and see how cute Halloween can be!

4. bread stick bonesUse a homemade whole wheat bread dough, and give kids a healthy dip to eat with it. With the leftover dough, make monster bread! To veganize these, choose vegan cheese, olive oil, and nutritional yeast instead of the dairy mozzarella, butter, and parm.

5. carrot pumpkinsThese pumpkins make a fun lunchbox surprise for the big day.

6. mummy pizzaThese pizzas make a great party food or Halloween day dinner.

7. Jack-o-lantern quesadillasTempt those little tummies with this fun, filling, wholesome meal, and they won’t have as much room for sugar. Choose vegan cheese, and your veganizing is done.

8. monster breadKids love to sculpt with bread dough, and the process of baking warps the results just enough to make it a fun surprise at the end.

9. raisin box mummies. These little mummies are easy to make, and are a great way to turn boxes of raisins into Halloween-themed treats.

10. roasted pumpkin seedsIf you’ve got everyone over for a pumpkin-carving party, then you’ll have plenty of hands on deck to help you make a giant batch of these!

11. spider eggs printableAdd cello envelopes and you’ve got easy packaging for a variety of healthy treats, from grapes to peanuts to raisins to any kind of berry.

12. skull picklesFor WAY less fuss, carve the skull shape into the cucumber as a whole before you slice it. You can send spooky pickles with your packed lunches all month!

13. stuffed pepper Jack-o-lanterns. Fill these with your kid’s favorite stuffing for a hearty, yet festive, Halloween meal.

Do you have a favorite healthy Halloween treat? Share it with us in the Comments below!

A version of this article originally published at Crafting a Green World. Republished here with permission.

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