Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas!
With less than two weeks to go before October 31st, it’s officially time to start planning those Halloween parties. And I certainly don’t need to tell you that the last thing our little ghosts and goblins need is more oooey-gooey sugary desserts. I’m excited about this list of fun and healthy Halloween treats, and I hope you will be, too! (For those of you who can only bring store-bought food to school functions, you could do the Clementine Jack ‘o Lanterns, Mummy Popcorn Cups, Pumpkin Pie Parfaits and Bat Cheese and Full Moon Crackers–provided you’re allowed to assemble the food at school prior to the party.)
Dark chocolate apples.
I made these at home on a whim a few weeks ago, and my husband and friends thought they were a great treat. They were really easy to make, too! Look for the any apples that you can find. Twist the stems off the apples and stick a popsicle stick in the core of each one. Melt dark chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler. Dip the apples in the chocolate, then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator or freezer briefly until the chocolate sets. As you can see, mine have that imperfect homemade look, but I’m pretty sure the no one cared.
Clementine Jack ‘o Lanterns
This if a fun one for the kids if carving a pumpkin is to much work for your little ones! Use a black permanent marker ( or waterproof markers) to draw a Jack ‘o Lantern face on clementines or small tangerines or navel oranges. Alternatively, you could cut out the shapes on a black adhesive craft paper and and stick them on the orange. Either way, you should be sure to wash the orange thoroughly first to remove any oils and residues from the peel. This is always a great activity!
Monster Mouths for Halloween
Pick out some yummy granny smiths. Peanut butter and some yogurt covered raisins. Cut them in half and place together!
Blackberries and Cheddar Cheese Monsters sticks
Blackberries and spooky Cheddar Cheese. Cut into squares and assemble!