Healthy Halloween Treats – Spooky Treats for Grandkids
Yummy Halloween treats can be eerrrily healthy, too!
Surprise your grandkids this Halloween with these easy recipes for spooky yet healthy treats. Invite your grandkids over for a special Halloween party just for them and let each bring a friend…all in costume, of course! To complete the mood, you must dress up in your favorite Halloween costume, too! It doesn’t have to be October 31 to have some ghoulish fun. Plan a Halloween party with spooky treats as a fun activity with your grandchildren when they visit or you visit them, even if it is during Spring break or Summer vacation!
Ghoulish as it might look, this “finger” food snack is sure to get a reaction from your Halloween guests. This Halloween party food is easy to make with just vegetable dip, carrots, and sliced almonds, but be sure you don’t end up with one of your fingers missing!
- vegetable dip
- sliced almonds
- To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
- With a paring knife (a parent’s job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
- Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.
These juicy apple treats are a nice alternative to the sugar loaded ones the kids will bring home! Fill them up with healthy Halloween treats first.
- slivered almonds
- orange juice (optional – for basting to preserve until served)
- Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.
Skull and Finger Sandwitches
These scary sandwiches are the perfect lunch treat at school or home!
- Red pepper
- Green fruit leather
- Use a paring knife to cut a sandwich into a skull or bite-size fingers, as shown. For the latter, add red pepper nails. To turn a clementine into a jack-o’-lantern, press on green fruit leather shapes.
Want a snack platter to die for?
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 10 ounces hummus
- Vegetables (such as broccoli and celery)
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Black olives
- Edible marker
- Carrot sticks
- In a food processor, puree the spinach and hummus.
- To make the boiled-egg ghosts, cut slits and insert black-olive facial features. Use an edible marker to turn crackers into tombstones.
- Mound the dip on a tray and top it with veggie trees, a pretzel fence, boiled-egg ghosts, and cracker tombstones.
These healthy Halloween recipes for your Halloween this year are donated by Disney’s Family Fun. Visit their site for more Halloween recipes.
For the Melon Brain instructions and 5 other healthy Halloween treat recipes, go to 6 Easy Halloween Recipes and enjoy!