Haunted But Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids

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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.

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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

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You'll need:​ guacamole, sour cream, black olives, blue corn tortilla chips

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Witch's Broom Cheese Sticks

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You'll need:​ string cheese, pretzel sticks, chives

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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.

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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.

Apple Monsters

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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

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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.

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