Halloween can be an unhealthy occasion what with all the treats and sweets going around. But the great thing is, there are lots of healthy treats you can make for Halloween that are not just yummy and good for you, but are also spooky-looking and great to serve during parties!
Make Halloween more fun by creating fruity treats with kids. With just a few ingredients and a whole lot of wholesome product, you can create a healthy and colorful spread for Halloween.
Halloween Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip And Spooky Fruit Snacks (Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons)
Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons has a great recipe called Halloween Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip And Spooky Fruit Snacks. This is basically a platter of cut fruits decorated to look creepy and a yogurt-Nutella dip that makes eating the fruits a lot more exciting! This is surely a colorful addition to your Halloween party table.
"This is a great way to get your kids to load up on fruit for their after school snack or would be great to serve at class parties at school! The best thing about this is that they love getting to eat chocolate dip not knowing that it’s unsweetened greek yogurt mixed with Nutella!"
- 1 Large Container Greek Yogurt (unsweetened)
- 1/4 Cup of Nutella
- 2 Clementines
- Pretzel Sticks
- 3 Bananas
- 1 Red Apple
- Green Grapes
- Mini & Mallobits Marshmallows
- Peanut Butter
- Black Edible Marker
Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits (Life in the Lofthouse)
Take a break from sugar and preservative-laden candy corn and make a fruity version instead. This Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits from Life in the Lofthouse is a healthier version of the Halloween staple! Made with pineapples and mandarin, this parfait mimics the color of the well-loved candy. Use yogurt instead of whipped cream for more healthy goodness!
"These Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits are a fun and healthy Halloween snack! They’re as easy as easy gets. Pineapple and orange pieces topped off with whipped cream to make a cute (and yummy) Candy Corn treat."
- Pineapple Chunks
- Mandarin Oranges
- Whipped Cream
- Candy Corn
- Clear plastic cups or small mason jars
Apple Monsters (Two Healthy Kitchens)
This Apple Monsters recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens is a great way to make those apple and grape slices a lot more fun to eat on Halloween. This is a great alternative to apple marshmallow teeth - and a lot cuter too! You can also substitute nuts or chips for rice cereal to make that smile extra toothy.
"These funny faces will be a delight at the party (or as a cute afternoon snack!) and you’ll just pat yourself on the back knowing you provided a nutritious treat to balance out alllllllll that candy!"
- 1 apple
- 1/3 cup, plus 2 teaspoons nut-free butter spread, divided (see note)
- Puffed rice cereal
- 4 red grapes, each sliced vertically in half
- 8 green grapes
- 16 chocolate chips
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want to keep apple slices fresh for longer? Soak them in a cup of water with 1/8 tsp of salt for a few minutes. Drain and rinse with fresh water before using for Halloween fruit treats.
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