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.)

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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 treat!—and enjoy the process.

halloween smoothie

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.

Simple Green Smoothie
Frozen bananas give the smoothie a creamy, naturally sweet base, though you can make this with a fresh banana as long as the other fruit is frozen. It’s easy to add whatever berries or fruit you have on hand, so customize it for your kiddo. 
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halloween breakfast toasts

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.

Halloween Breakfast Idea: Easy Halloween Toast!
Halloween Toast is the ultimate Halloween Breakfast. Learn how to make it in just minutes using basic ingredients and a super easy method!
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halloween breakfast toasts

Halloween treat granola bar with eyes on purple plate

3. Side Eye 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.)

Quick and Easy No-Bake Granola Bars
You can make these ahead and store in the fridge or freezer and have grab and go snacks on hand for days/weeks!
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no bake granola bars sliced

Halloween ghost pizza on english muffin

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.

Halloween mummy crackers

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!

energy bite spiders for Halloween

6. Spooky Energy Bite Spiders

Adding pretzel legs and raisin eyes to any energy bite recipe turns them into instant spiders. So fun!

Find the how-to in my post for Parents from a few years ago.

Spooky Spiders
Make this simple Halloween snack to share with the kids, or have them help add legs and eyes!
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Spooky Spiders

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8. Green 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!

Sweet Spinach Muffins with Banana
These healthy muffins taste like a delicious banana muffin, but with the added nutrition of a big handful of spinach. These store well, so you can make them ahead of time and pull them out of the fridge or freezer to serve.
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spinach banana muffins on pink plate

candy corn yogurt in gray bowl

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!

green Halloween lunch for kids in bento box

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.

strawberry ghost Halloween treats on cutting board

11. 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.

Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
Pair fruit and yogurt for this sweet take on a spooky snack.
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Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
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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.

Pumpkin Chocolate Baked Donuts
Share a batch of flourless chocolate baked donuts for breakfast, snack time or dessert. They’re easy enough that the kids can help make the batter!
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baked pumpkin donuts with frosting

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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!

This post was first posted October 2019.

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