Between the parties, parades and costume contests, the Halloween season comes with its fair share of indulgent sugary treats. If you'd prefer to keep the candy confined to the trick-or-treat bags, you can still whip up some spooktacular healthy Halloween snacks for your kids that are equally healthy, delicious and full of fun.
All of these snacks are super simple to assemble, require minimal ingredients, and promise to be wickedly festive for Halloween parties, classroom potlucks, or lunchbox treats!
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Spooky Frankenstein Guacamole
You'll need: guacamole, sour cream, black olives, blue corn tortilla chips
Shape the Frankenstein Guacamole
Spread guacamole onto a plate and form it into a rectangular shape.
Give Him Some Eyes
Place two dollops of sour cream in the center of the rectangle and spread the dollops with the back of a spoon so they form two white eyes.
Add Olives to the Eyes
Put a sliced black olive in the center of each eye.
Create Some Bolts
Place a whole black olive on each side of the rectangle to resemble Frankenstein's "bolts."
Stitch Him Up
Arrange sliced black olive segments into a "stitched" pattern beneath the eyes to resemble Frank's mouth.
Give Frankie Some Hair
Place blue corn tortilla chips along the top half of Frankenstein's face to resemble his hair.
Witch's Broom Cheese Sticks
You'll need: string cheese, pretzel sticks, chives
Prepare the Cheese
Cut a string cheese stick into three equal pieces.
Make It Shaggy
Pull apart the bottom half of each cheese piece, leaving the top half intact, so that the cheese strings resemble the bristles of a broom.
Add Pretzel Broom Sticks
Insert a pretzel stick into the top part of each cheese piece.
Secure the Brooms With Chive Ties
Tie a chive around each broom, just above where the "bristles" start to complete this healthy Halloween snack.
You'll need: apples, nut butter, slivered almonds, strawberries, grapes, chocolate chips
Quarter the Apples
Cut an apple into quarters and remove the seeds/core from each slice.
Cut Into the Skin
Cut a shallow wedge into the skin side of each apple slice.
Spread With Nut Butter
Spread any type of nut butter (ex: sunflower, almond, peanut) into the wedge.
Give Your Monsters Tongues
Place a strawberry slice in the center of the wedge to resemble a tongue.
Add Some Nutty Teeth
Stick slivered almonds (or sunflower seeds) into the top of the wedge to resemble teeth.
Give the Monsters Some Eyes
Poke a chocolate chip into the center of a grape slice to resemble an eye, and use nut butter to secure two "eyes" to each apple slice. Now they can watch all the antics of your Halloween kids party!
Jack O' Lantern Fruit Cups
You'll need: oranges, assorted berries, grapes
Remove the Top of the Orange
Slice the top off an orange.
Scoop Out the Orange Skin
Hollow out the flesh of the orange (save to enjoy as a snack later).
Give the Orange a Spooky Face
Carve a jack o' lantern face into the side of the orange.
Fill the Orange Skin With Goodies
Fill the orange with assorted berries and grapes to create healthy Halloween snacks.