Making healthy Halloween treats with or for the kids is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday—in the days leading up to it or throughout the day on the holiday itself. These Halloween snacks are easy, quick, and SO cute! (And not too scary for the littles.)
Healthy Halloween Treats
Admittedly, turning food into art is not something I have much patience for—but doing a super easy Halloween treat in a fun design is something I actually love doing with my kids.
The key? Keep the idea really simple and easy to execute with a few simple methods that work across a range of foods. And to not worry (at all!) about perfection.
The goal is to do an activity together that the kids can eat—or to make them a fun snack!—and enjoy the process.
1. Silly Face Smoothie
Make a green smoothie. top with granola for hair, dried fruit (like cranberries or raisins) for eyes, and mini marshmallows for funny teeth. The kids will need to eat the face with a spoon (it would get stuck in a straw!), but it’s a really fun idea to do together.
You could also do this on a bowl of yogurt to make it even faster.
2. Halloween Toast
These have been in a classic in my house for years and my girls love them each time we make them. These are such a fun breakfast, but they also work as a special snacks.
3. Side Eye Snack Bar
(You can also use candy eyes if you prefer too.)
4. Ghost English Muffin Pizza
Top a toasted English Muffin with pizza sauce or pesto, and top with a ghost cut out from a slice of cheese for a Halloween snack or dinner. (Literally just use a knife to make a rough ghost shape from a piece of sliced cheese!)
Poke two eyes and serve it as is, or melt the cheese quickly in the oven or microwave.
5. Mummy Crackers
Here’s a savory Halloween treat for snack time: Top whole grain round crackers with shredded cheese. You can even add slices of black olives for eyes if you want to! Easy peasy!
6. Spooky Energy Bite Spiders
Adding pretzel legs and raisin eyes to any energy bite recipe turns them into instant spiders. So fun!
8. Green Muffins
My Spinach Banana muffins are fun for Halloween, no matter how you serve them, but they are a little extra when you top them with frosting and sprinkles!
9. Fruit and Yogurt Candy Corn
Place Greek yogurt into a bowl. Top with diced yellow fruit (yellow kiwi or pineapple), orange fruit (clementines or cantaloupe) and white (banana, melon, or coconut).
You could also use orange fruit to make a pumpkin shape, or really just set out the toppings and let the kids make their own design!
10. Green Zombie Lunch
Serve up an assortment of green foods for a festive Halloween treat lunch. We like to include foods such as Banana Spinach Muffins, Snap Pea Crisps, kiwi, edamame, and cucumbers.
11. Strawberry Ghosts
Dipping strawberries into Greek yogurt is a fun activity to do together and it’s a healthy Halloween treat to share.
12. Pumpkin Donuts
With an easy combo of ingredients and a simple method that uses a donut pan, these donuts are a fun Halloween snack for sure.
I’d love to hear your feedback if you try any of these ideas with your kids. Please comment below—I love hearing how ideas and recipes go in your homes!
Favorite Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks
- 1 cup milk (I prefer unsweetened nondairy milk in smoothies)
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup frozen mango (or pineapple)
- 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons granola
- 2 dried cranberries
- 4 mini marshmallows
- Add the milk, banana, mango or pineapple, and spinach to a blender. Blend, starting on low and working up to high.
- Pour into a cup or bowl. Add granola for hair, cranberries for eyes, and marshmallows for teeth.
- Snack Bar with Eyes: Roll cream cheese into two small balls and place on the food. Press a mini chocolate chip into each.
- Ghost English Muffin Pizza: Top a toasted English Muffin with pizza sauce or pesto, and top with a ghost cut out from a slice of cheese. Poke two eyes and serve it as is, or melt the cheese quickly in the oven or microwave.
- Mummy Crackers: Top whole grain round crackers (I like the ones in the brown box from Trader Joe’s but Breton crackers work too) with shredded cheese. Add slices of black olives for eyes if desired.
- Energy Bite Spiders: Make a batch of energy bites. Break mini pretzels into pieces and use as legs. Add raisin eyes.
- Spinach Banana Cupcakes: Add chocolate frosting to Spinach Banana Muffins. Top with sprinkles if desired. (I separated out the orange and white ones to make it with mostly Halloween colors.)
- Fruit and Yogurt Candy Corn: Place Greek yogurt into a bowl. Top with diced yellow fruit (yellow kiwi or pineapple), orange fruit (clementines or cantaloupe) and white (banana, melon, or coconut).
- Green lunch: Serve up an assortment of green foods for a festive Halloween treat lunch. We like to include Banana Spinach Muffins, Snap Pea Crisps, kiwi, edamame, and cucumbers.
- Strawberry Ghosts: Trim the stems off of strawberries. Dip in Greek yogurt and place onto a pie plate. Add mini chocolate chip eyes. Freeze briefly and serve.
This post was first posted October 2019.