Clementine Pumpkins for Halloween (Easy, Healthy & Cute)

These cute clementine pumpkins are the easiest, allergen friendly Halloween treat that isn’t sugar laden and are so easy that kids can make it!

Healthy Halloween food for kids - clementine pumpkins sitting on the counter with more cute pumpkin clementines behind it.

It’s October, and that means Halloween (the holiday with sugar laden treats found everywhere – and trick-or-treating) is right around the corner.

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Luckily, there are ways to make it a healthier Halloween, and one way is to help kids make snack crafts!

My kids love snack crafts, they’re fun for kids and usually on the healthier side, with less sugar. Plus, it entertains them for a little bit.


Clementine pumpkins ingredients labeled and laying on a white marble countertop.

Clementine: The clementine is the pumpkin. If you don’t have clementines then choose another fruit in the orange family that’s easy to peel.

Celery: The celery is used for the ‘stem’ of the pumpkin, but if you don’t have, or aren’t a fan of celery, you can use any green food that can be cut into a small stick.

Some alternatives are: 

  • Green pepper slice
  • Cucumber 
  • Parsley
  • Anything else that’s green and could resemble a stem!

How do you make a pumpkin out of an orange?

2 collage process photos for making clementine pumpkins. First image is of a peeled clementine, second photo has the celery stick in it.

Step one: Peel the clementine.

Step two: Stick the cut celery (or pepper, or cucumber), piece into the hole on the top of the clementine.

Ta-da, you’re ALL done!

It’s so simple and would be a great motor or sensory skill builder for little ones.

Why You’ll Love There Cute Clementine Treats for Halloween

  • Kids love them! These super simple treats are perfect for kids of all ages, they’re just the right size for their little hands. 
  • Great for Halloween Parties. With not including any of the top 9 allergens they are perfect for classroom parties at school, Halloween parties at work or daycare. Or bring them to your annual Halloween potluck or festival!
  • Super easy to make! Seriously, they are so easy to make, it’s only 2 steps and great for fine motor skills for toddlers.
  • A great healthy Halloween snack idea! This is a whole food plant based fun Halloween snack for kids. The food came from the Earth and was not processed, you can’t get much healthier than that!
  • Perfect for groups. These cute little pumpkins are great for a group setting. Again, just like with handing these out in place of candy – be sure to keep the peel on and let everyone make their own!
  • Not loaded with sugar. The only sugars found in this little Halloween treat is natural sugars, still attached to the fiber that we’re meant to eat with sugar.
Clementine pumpkin, peeled with a celery 'stem' sitting on a wood cutting board with other healthy halloween treats.

Alternative Ways to Make this

If you’re planning on handing these out and giving them to people in a group setting then leaving the peel on and drawing Jack-O-Lantern faces on them with a sharpie, or smudge proof marker, is the way to go!

They’ll last much longer this way, and then everyone can actually eat their Halloween snack without having to worry about other people’s germs when the cuties were unwrapped.

2 cute Halloween Pumpkin jack-o-lanterns sitting on top of each other, with more in the background.

How to Serve

These are great to serve at classroom parties, as it’s an inclusive party food and generally a safe bet as far as allergies go and they are portable!

Or, make them at home as a treat for your own kids.

If handing out in the place of candy, I’d recommend using the alternative method, and simply draw a jack-o-lantern face on them, instead of peeling them.

How to Store

Fridge: If peeling the cuties, store them in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

To last the longest, don’t make these until you are ready to enjoy them, or use the alternative method of making adorable faces with markers on them. 

Clementines last a really long time in the fridge if kept unpeeled, like weeks or longer if stored properly.

Clementine pumpkins with cute jack-o-lantern drawn on faces pile on top of each other on a plate.

Other Low Sugar Or Allergy Friendly Fun Fall Treats:

4 clementine pumpkins with celery stick stems on a white plate.

Clementine Pumpkins

Shawna Clapper
These cute little Halloween Clementine Pumpkins are going to be the best little treat at the party! You’re kids will be begging you to make these all year long as a fun little snacks!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 35 kcal


  • 4 Clementines
  • 4 small pieces of Celery cucumber or bell pepper


  • Peel the clementine.
  • Take one of the small pieces of celery and wedge into the hole in the middle of the top of the clementine.



If making these for a party, consider drawing on the peel to make clementine Jack-o-lanterns, to keep it a little more sanitary!


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword clementines
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