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 healthy ideas 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 and don’t worry (at all!) about perfection. The goal is to do an activity together that the kids can eat and make the most of the together time.
Halloween Idea #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.
Halloween Treat #2: Halloween Toast
These have been in a classic in my house for years and my girls love them each time we make them. For each of these, start with a piece of lightly toasted bread.
- Ghost Toast: Start with a square piece of cheese. Cut out a rough ghost shape. Add raisins for eyes. Done. (You can also leave off the raisins and warm it slightly for ghost cheesy toast.)
- Pumpkin Toast: Top a piece of lightly toasted bread with cream cheese (or butter or jam). Add clementine segments and a little piece of kiwi.
- Franken Toast: Spread on nut or seed butter to toast. Use a melon baller to make eyes from kiwi. Use the rest of it to cut a nose and mouth. Melt a few chocolate chips and spread on with a small knife or spoon to make hair and a scar.
Healthy Halloween Treat #3: Eyes Snack Bar
Add funny eyes to a granola bar, muffin, or any other food you want! Roll cream cheese into two small balls and place on the food. Press a mini chocolate chip into each. (You can also use candy eyes if you prefer too.)
Halloween Snack #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. (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.
Healthy Halloween Treat #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!
Halloween Finger Food Idea #6: Energy Bite Spiders
Halloween Dessert #7: Spinach Banana Cupcakes
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!
Healthy Halloween Treat #8: 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!
Halloween Treat Idea #9: Green 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.
Healthy Halloween Treats #10: Strawberry Ghosts
Dipping strawberries into Greek yogurt is a fun activity to do together and it’s a healthy Halloween treat to share. See the instructions in my post for Parents.
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!
10 Healthy Halloween Treats
- 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.