6 Healthy Halloween Treats

Candy corn, chocolate bars, caramel apples, and so many other sugary treats are front-and-center at Halloween, even before the trick-or-treating begins! If you want to get into the holiday spirit in a healthier way, here are some easy-to-make Halloween snacks we found that kids (and kids at heart) will love!

Healthy Halloween Treats

6 Healthy Halloween Treats

Jack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups

Add color and fun to your Halloween with these smiling jack-o’-lantern faces carved into navel oranges. Slice off the tops of the oranges, scoop out the pulp, use a paring knife to cut out jack-o’-lantern faces, and fill with grapes and/or mixed berries.

Healthy Halloween Treats - Jack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups

 

Slithering Snake Dip

Eek! What is lurking in your hummus? A slithering snake made from black olives! Just carve beady eyes from string cheese and add a carrot tongue. Even those who hate serpents will love this little guy.

Healthy Halloween Treats - Kids Hummus Dip

 

Mummified Apples

Googly eyes and gauze tape turn green apples into mummies that are almost too cute to bite into.

Healthy Halloween Treats - Kids Mummified Apples

Monster Pie

Kids will love this Monsters, Inc. tart because it’s so darn cute, and well, because it’s dessert! Visit Creative and Healthy Fun Food to get this recipe that’s got a filling made from avocado, banana, and almond milk!

Healthy Halloween Treats - Monster Fruit Pie

Spooky Spider Eggs

Deviled eggs (like these) get extra creepy-crawly when they’re topped with spiders. To make eight scary spider eggs, cut 12 black olives in half vertically. Place one half in the center of each egg to form the body, then slice each remaining olive half into four sections to create legs. Shiver.

Healthy Halloween Treats - Spider Deviled Eggs

Eyeball Pasta

Start off a night of trick-or-treating with this clever eyeball pasta! Visit Spend with Pennies to see how she used string cheese, black olives, and a straw to create eyeballs of different sizes that stare out of ghoulishly green spinach pasta.

Healthy Halloween Treats - Eyeball Party Pasta

Hummus Deviled Eggs

For a protein-packed snack, try these hummus-filled eggs topped with Kalamata olives and smoked paprika. The combination of flavors is more exciting than your average deviled egg. And, each serving is extremely satisfying pieces!

Hummus Deviled Eggs Recipe

Hummus Deviled Eggs Recipe

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 2 servings, 8 egg halves each

Ingredients:
8 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise, yolks discarded
½ cup prepared hummus (or try this homemade version!)
10 Kalamata olives, chopped
Ground smoked paprika (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Fill each egg white half with 1½ tsp. hummus.
2. Sprinkle evenly with olives and paprika. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 223
Fat: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 14 g (Fiber: 3 g; Sugars: 1 g)
Protein: 17 g

 

Baked Apple Chips

Want a satisfying, crunchy snack? Try these apple chips! They’re easy to make and don’t have any added sugar or preservatives. Your kids will love them too!

Baked Apple Chips Recipe

Baked Apple Chips

Total Time:  2 hrs. 25 min.
Prep Time:  10 min.
Cooking Time:  2 hrs. 15 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
2 medium red apples, cored, sliced very thin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 275° F.
2. Place apples in a medium bowl. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon; toss to blend.
3. Place apples on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, turn, bake for an additional 45 minutes, turn, bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until apples have dried and are starting to get crisp.

Note: Apples can be peeled if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving):
Calories: 49
Total Fat: 0 g
Total Carbohydrates: 13 g (Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 9 g)
Protein: 0 g

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Plum Bran Muffins

These moist, whole wheat bran muffins have less than 100 calories each! Plums, prunes, and rich apple butter make them naturally moist and sweet. They make a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack you can eat anytime.

Tip: It’s easy to remove skins from plums. Dip plums, one at a time, in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. When you remove them from the water the skin should easily slip off.

Plum Bran Healthy Muffin Recipe

Plum Bran Muffins

Total Time: 28 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 18 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 1 muffin each

Ingredients:
1½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup wheat bran (or oat bran)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup apple butter, no sugar added
½ cup low-fat buttermilk (or nonfat plain yogurt)
2 large egg whites
1 cup chopped skinned plums (about 2 medium)
½ cup chopped pitted prunes

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or coating with spray.
3. Combine flour, bran, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine apple butter, buttermilk, and egg whites in a large bowl; mix well.
5. Add flour mixture to apple butter mixture; mix until just blended.
6. Add plums and prunes; mix until just blended.
7. Divide batter among twelve prepared muffin cups.
8. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown and tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
9. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
Calories: 98
Total Fat: 1 g
Total Carbohydrates: 22 g (Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 5 g)
Protein: 4 g

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