Looking for healthier Halloween options than the 5 pound bag of individually wrapped candy on sale ate the grocery store? We’ve got you covered!
Here’s ten fantastic Halloween snack ideas for parties, potlucks, or Halloween night with the kids.
This one’s super easy! Toast, pizza sauce, cheese, and olive slice eyeballs make perfect little mummified snacks. Add a side of veggies or a salad and call it dinner before heading out to go trick-or-treating.
Pretzel sticks. Cheese slices. Fresh chive. Done! These are so festive and so easy to eat, and make, they’re a must at any Halloween potluck.
Inspired by the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen recipe for Itsy Bitsy Spiders, a slight modification transforms them into the perfect healthy snack for Halloween! They’re easy to make and kid-friendly so get your little helpers in the kitchen with you to craft these tasty treats.
If you like cheese, Halloween snacks don’t get much better, or simpler, than this. Mold some soft, cold-packed cheese into the shape of pumpkins, add a pretzel stick, and ta-da! Pumpkin made of cheese! They’re delicious, adorable, and irresistible as party finger foods.
These yummy mummies are popular for a reason – they’re easy, delicious, and filling! Originally from the Pillsbury website, you can use the crescent dinner roll dough to whip these up in no time.
Using the Mini Babybel cheeses, a tiny bit of nori (seaweed), and a couple of black sesame seeds you can make these spooky, super-healthy, cheese pops. Not into seaweed or sesame seeds? Try a a paintbrush and some food coloring and get creative!
7. Stuffed Jack O’ Lantern Peppers
Stuffed peppers are an easy, fulfilling dinner idea with so many options and variations. Why not carve a little Jack O’ Lantern face into them and call it Halloween? I prefer the orange peppers because, well, it’s for Halloween. Besides, orange and red bell peppers are usually sweeter than the green and yellow ones anyway.
As the website says, “Halloween is dominated by sweets so go the savory route and make these Monster Eyes with simple sausage ball ingredients and green olives with pimentos.” Need we say more? Except maybe – YUM!
Okay, these are just gorgeous. And brilliant. And beautiful. And probably incredibly tasty with three different types of cheeses. Looking for something hearty, playful, and perfect for a Halloween meal? This one’s the real deal.
Okay, this one’s got sugar … BUT, the recipe calls for coconut sugar, which has a low glycemic index and doesn’t stress your blood sugar levels as much as white sugar does. Plus, this one’s kid-friendly so your little helpers can participate in the making of these little creatures. Just keep your eye on ’em, or the yummy bananas and delicious candy coating will get gobbled up even before the mummies are made!
Have a happy, healthy Halloween!