Spooky can be healthy Halloween party treats will delight children of all ages. Fingers, brains, biting mouths, and a graveyard, too! Halloween treats don’t need to be packed with sugar and other creepy unhealthy ingredients to be exciting…
Yummy Halloween Party Treats Can Be Eerrrily Healthy, Too!
Surprise your witches, goblins, super heroes and princesses 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!
4 Healthy Halloween Party Treats Recipes
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 or sunflower seeds
- orange juice (optional – for basting to preserve until served)
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- apple or peanut butter
- vegan googly eyes (need to make ahead of time)
- Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter
- Line the bottom inside with peanut, apple, or almond butter
- Press strawberry slice on top of butter
- Press slivered almonds or sunflower seeds in place for teeth.
- Attach googly eyes with butter.
- 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.
The above healthy halloween party treats recipes for your Halloween were donated by Disney’s Family Fun. Visit their site for more Halloween recipes.
For the Melon Brain instructions and 5 other healthy halloween party treats recipes, go to 6 Easy Halloween Recipes and enjoy!