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Super Cute & Healthy Halloween Snacks For Kids

In this article you will find 3 super cute, easy, and healthy Halloween snacks for kids (with variations)! Some are even easy enough for toddlers to make themselves! All are great for early elementary school kids!

Originally Published: July 28th, 2020

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Apple monsters, clementine pumpkins, and banana ghosts, all arranged together on a cutting board for a kids Halloween party.

Whether you take your children out Trick-or-Treating, or you take them ‘trunk-or-treating’ with only people you know; that’s up to you.

But, there are a few other things that you can do to make this Halloween special for your kids, and that is making fun Halloween treats at home!

If you aren’t aware, this website you are on is called Stress Less Be Healthy, so the 3 craft snacks I’ll be sharing with you below are easy & healthy!!

These healthy Halloween treats are fun, easy, and your kids will love them!

All of these are absolutely safe enough and easy enough for toddlers and older children to make by themselves (without any help!!). Just know that one uses seeds and could be a choking hazard – so still be sure to keep on eye on your little ones while they make these

These 3 snacks are:

See how to make them!

Be sure to also check out 15 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids! for even more Halloween treat ideas!

Healthy Halloween Snack #1: Apple Monsters

Apple Monster Mouths
An adorable little apple monster snack craft for Halloween. It’s a great Halloween activity for kids, plus doubles as a healthy treat!
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3 apple monster mouths sitting on a white plate on top of a wood cutting board, looking silly and adorable!
Apple Monster mouths on a white plate on top of a wood cutting board.

This is the ONE snack that you’ll have to make sure you keep on eye on toddlers with, as it uses seeds.

However, since it does take a bit of skill (not much, but some), and more fine motor skills, this would be a perfect snack craft for preschoolers and older children.

For the ‘gums’ you can use peanut butter, the classic way to do it, or use almond butter, sunbutter, or another type of ‘butter’ if you have a child who’s allergic to peanut butter.

The ‘teeth’ could also be replaced with other small foods, like raisins, chocolate chips, or anything you or your child can imagine!

The goal is to make something adorable with food you already have at home, this is one of those ‘last minute’ Halloween snack ideas!

You could even use a strawberry slice to create a tongue!

Simple as that!

Healthy Halloween Snack #2: Little Pumpkins

Clementine Pumpkins
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!
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4 clementine pumpkins with celery stick stems on a white plate.
Clementine pumpkin, peeled with a celery 'stem' sitting on a wood cutting board with other healthy halloween treats.

I know, I know, this snack is quite popular on the internet, but it’s such a great healthy Halloween treat that I had to include it in this article!

Plus, I believe most people who make this snack make it with celery sticks as the stem poking out of the peel clementine.

But, my girls hate celery. I’ve tried many different ways to get them to eat it. I honestly can’t even force myself to eat it, unless it’s covered in peanut butter and chocolate! Ants on a log is the ONLY way they’ll eat it.

So, instead of celery sticks, we use a slice of green bell pepper. My 4 year old loves these and would eat a full bell pepper sliced, all by herself!

For this craft recipe ALL your child needs to do is peel a clementine and stick the pepper slice in the middle. Easy enough for a toddler to do!

Healthy Halloween Snack #3: Banana Ghosts

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Halloween banana ghosts and banana mummies on a white plate on a cutting board.

Banana Ghosts

Have fun making these cute Halloween Banana Ghosts. They’re fun for kids and easy to make, check out all of the tips, tricks, and substitutions!
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Two banana ghosts with chocolate chip eyes and mouth on sticks in a glass jar on a wood cutting board with Fall decor behind them.

This craft recipe is also super simple, and cute!

All your kids need to do is peel a banana, break it in half, and stick some chocolate chips (or dried cranberries or raisins) on the banana like eyes and a mouth.

Then it’s done!

My 7 year old suggested to use dried cranberries, as she feels those are healthier than dark chocolate chips. But you can let your own kids decide that for themselves.

She also suggests to make the bottom of each ‘ghost’ have a ‘wave’ on it to make it look more like a ghost.

No matter what your own kids suggest or want to do with this craft; the important thing is that they have fun.

Because it is just so much easier to get our kids to eat their healthy snacks if they can play with them first!

More Halloween Snacks for Parties:

Now that you have the recipes, let’s talk a little more about THIS Halloween and a couple common questions about what kids should eat on Halloween…

What should I get my kids for Halloween? 

Luckily, Halloween isn’t a holiday in which you really need to get your kids anything!

With that being said though, there are some things that kids should have on Halloween, whether it’s DIY or bought. These things are:

  • a Halloween costume 
  • Something to collect candy with

What is a good Halloween treat?

I guarantee you that a ‘good’ Halloween treat is going to differ depending on who you ask!

Ask a child and they are most likely going to say candy, cupcakes, or some other treat.

Ask an adult, and you might get a little bit of a healthier answer.

The BEST kind of Halloween treat, whether it is healthy or not, is going to have a ‘Halloween theme’ to it.

Maybe it’s spooky.

Maybe it’s cute.

Or maybe it’s just orange, yellow, purple, black, or white, or some combination of those!

You can check out some other awesome Halloween treat ideas HERE!

A candy corn Popsicle recipe that kids can help make HERE!

Or, if you want to have a Harry Potter Themed Halloween Party- click here!!

 How to have a healthy Halloween?

This year may be the easiest year yet to have a healthy Halloween, if you take the ideas from above. Most of them you probably have everything you need in your home right now, without having to buy ‘special’ ingredients.

Don’t focus on candy, instead focus on Halloween snack crafts.

Make this year fun with healthy Halloween snacks like the ones above, or by having your kids get creative without involving food.

Some other ideas to make Halloween special this year are:

  • Making their own costumes
  • Making their own decorations
  • Fun Halloween-like science experiments (really, most science experiments could relate to Halloween if your kids think of themselves as ‘mad scientists’)
  • Playing Halloween themed games (such as simple matching games, outside games, and more!)

With toddlers, you could even have them ‘practice’ trick-or-treating by setting up little stations at the doorway of each room with little bowls of treats! 

I hope you and your kids enjoy the healthy Halloween craft snacks above.

If you or your kids make them, I’d love to see them on Instagram!!

Be sure to tag me @stresslessbehealthy_eatvegan and I’ll be sure to like and possibly even comment on your post!!

Overhead image of Apple monsters, clementine pumpkins, and banana ghosts, all arranged together on a cutting board for a kids Halloween party.
Apple monsters, clementine pumpkins, and banana ghosts, all arranged together on a cutting board for a kids Halloween party.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

Shawna Clapper
3 cute little and easy Halloween snacks for kids that they can make and eat, instead of all of the sugary Halloween candy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 snacks
Calories 109 kcal

Equipment

  • cutting board

Ingredients
  

Little Apple Monsters

  • 1 Apple
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 12 pepitas
  • 12 almonds whole

Little 'Pumpkins'

  • 4 clementines
  • 4 little sticks of celery

Halloween Banana Snacks

  • 2 bananas
  • 12 chocolate chips

Instructions
 

Apple Monster Bites

  • Slice the apple into 12 slices.
  • Spread peanut butter on one side of every slice.
  • Put 2 slices together, peanut butter sides touching, do this for all slices.
  • Add the 'teeth' (sunflower kernels), 'fangs' (pepitas), and 'eyes' (almonds), and enjoy!

Little 'pumpkins'

  • Peel the clementines and add a small piece of the celery to the top in the whole in the middle. Repeat with all clementines.

Halloween Banana Snacks

  • Peel the bananas and cut in half.
  • Add three chocolate chips to the top (more pointed side without the break) to make the 'eyes' and 'mouth'.

Video

Notes

Make these fun snacks for a Halloween Party, or bring all the ingredients and have kids make them themselves!

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword apples, banana, clementines, halloween, popsicles
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