That time of year is just around the corner, and many parents are searching their local grocery stores for healthy Halloween snacks for their Frozen Elsas and their mini Star Wars Storm Troopers can enjoy that won’t leave them with a sugar rush.
As a health-conscious parent, you make an effort to choose snacks that are still creative and fun, so that they tie in to the spirit of Halloween. Here are six healthy Halloween foods for Harry Potter characters, Pokémon trick-or-treaters, Disney princesses, and any cute costumed kid!
Pumpkin Cheese Balls
In our book, healthy Halloween party snacks for kids–especially for Super Heroes–that include tortilla chips and cheese dip are a win-win option right from the get-go! Simply mix room temperature cream cheese with shredded cheddar, minced onions, salsa, cumin, and a dash of jalapeno (if you’re feeling adventurous!) in a blender. Then, scoop the mixture onto plastic wrap into a ball and chill in the refrigerator. After a few hours, unwrap and serve with multi-grain tortilla chips. Yum!
These healthy Halloween party snacks for kids are great for getting them involved in the kitchen! Simply start with 2 thick slices of apples and spread a nice helping of protein-packed peanut butter on one of them. Then, add the teeth, you can use white chocolate covered nuts for this. Finally, spread the second apple slice with peanut butter, and place on top of the first slice and viola, you’ve got a scary good monster mouth that is as healthy as it is delicious!
Spiced Apple Cider
Nothing says fall like spiced hot apple cider—we like it hot or cold sometimes! It’s one of our favorite healthy Halloween snacks for teens and tweens because adults can enjoy it, too! This classic fall drink will get the whole family in the spirit for the fall season, and it’s much healthier than hot beverages like hot cocoa. Here is a great recipe for Spiced Apple Cider from AllRecipes.com that you can make for your family.
Crispy Fruit Marshmallow Snacks
You can easily turn Crispy Fruit into a healthy Halloween snacks your Finding Dory sea creatures with a little imagination! Here’s one idea: Fill a pastry bag with mini marshmallows on the bottom, and add a layer of Crispy Tangerines, on top. Finally, add Crispy Pineapple above that and tie the bag with ribbon in Halloween colors. Just be sure to place the bags in the fridge until ready to be served, to keep our snacks fresh and crispy!
These sweet treats make for great healthy Halloween snacks for kids and are also great for bringing into classroom Halloween parties at school. And plus – who doesn’t love pumpkin muffins this time of year? And if your kids suffer from gluten-allergies, you can still make these easily by subbing coconut flour for traditional box mixes. Check out this recipe here for gluten-free Paleo pumpkin muffins from the Gluten-Free Homemaker blog that look divine!
If you’re looking for more healthy party snacks for Halloween for kids to “brew up,” look no further! Recreate a witch’s broom by taking a slice of provolone cheese and cutting fringes for the broom using scissors. Then, roll the cheese around small pretzel stick with the fringes pointing downward. To keep the cheese in place, tie a fresh chive around the cheese on the pretzel. Super easy, and super cute!