Healthy And Scary Halloween Snacks

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These are two healthy Halloween snacks that are naturally gluten-free, vegan and kids friendly. They are ideal for a Halloween classroom snack, a home party or even for a spooky, but fun, breakfast that you can prepare with your children. They will love creating spiders and ghosts!

Healthy Halloween Snacks made with fruits

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Halloween is a day to have a lot of fun, but it also brings many opportunities to overload on sugar. There are candies and treats available everywhere, so it can be difficult to keep the sugar intake under control. 

However, we can enjoy Halloween in a healthy way by making some spooky snacks with wholesome ingredients that make them delicious and guilt-free, because snacking can be healthy and fun without the candies.

In fact, one of the tricks to get kids to enjoy healthy food is by making it fun. That’s what the holidays are all about, including Halloween.

So, here are two creative, healthy Halloween snacks that kids will enjoy making and eating because, at the end of the day, no parent wants their children to be high on sugar. 

What do I need to make these snacks

This is the list of ingredients needed for each snack:

HEALTHY SPIDERS: 

  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 8 chocolate chips
  • 2 raisins

HEALTHY GHOSTS

  • 1/2 banana
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • 1 raisin

How to make these healthy Halloween snacks

STEP BY STEP PICTURES

SPIDERS

Two apple slices with peanut butter

Slice apples into circles and brush some lemon water on the slices to avoid oxidation.

Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on the larger apple circle.  

Dates cut to make spider legs

Cut the date in half and make four strips from each half.

Place four date strips on each round side of the circle to make the spider’s legs. 

Halloween spiders made with fruits

Place two mini chocolate chips on top of the smaller apple slice to make the eyes.

Place the slices with eyes on top of your spider.

GHOSTS

Halloween ghosts made with bananas

Peel a half banana and cut it lengthwise in half. 

Place two chocolate chips on the upper part of the banana to make the eyes and a piece of raisins to make the mouth.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE THESE HEALTHY HALLOWEEN SNACKS (25 sec)

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Why do I consider these snacks to be healthy

We can think that, for one day, we can indulge as much as we wish, but we often forget that too much indulgence can bring back an addiction. Our taste buds change. We’ll get back to craving more and more sugar, and in comparison, healthy foods might taste bland and boring.

We all know the importance of eating whole fruits with its fiber, especially compared to eating fruits in a liquid form such as a smoothie or a juice (1).

Yes, fruits contain sugar, but when we chew and ingest whole fruits, we do it together with its fiber, which helps our body to assimilate the sugar slowly, avoiding a spike in blood sugar. 

The spider snack, in addition, also contains peanut butter that has fat and has a similar function as the fiber in avoiding a blood sugar spike. 

So, we can definitely enjoy these Halloween snacks without worrying too much about it, but, like everything else, let’s just not overdo it. 

If you are making both recipes, a good portion for a child can be one ghost and one spider, depending on the age. 

REMINDER: buy organic peanut butter because peanuts grow under the soil, and since they are a legume with softer shells, they tend to absorb toxins and pesticides from the soil.

Also, make sure the one you buy has only peanuts on its ingredient list. 

If you have enjoyed this stop motion video, have a look at more healthy holiday recipes:

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Your turn: Have you ever tried making healthy Halloween treats? If not, do you think you will give these ideas a try? 

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.

As always, I appreciate you stopping by my blog, and if you think this post might help someone you know to make even a small step to a healthier lifestyle, please don’t hesitate to share it away!

Happy Healthy Eating!

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Healthy Halloween Snacks made with fruits

Healthy and Scary Halloween Snacks

Healthy Halloween Snacks made with fruits

These are two healthy Halloween snacks that are naturally gluten-free, vegan and kids friendly. They are ideal for a Halloween classroom snack, a home party or even for a spooky, but fun, breakfast that you can prepare with your children. They will love creating spiders and ghosts!

  • Author: Claudia Canu
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No cooking
  • Cuisine: Healthy
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Ingredients

SPIDER

  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 dates
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 8 chocolate chips
  • 2 raisins

GHOSTS

  • 1/2 banana
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • 1 raisin

Instructions

SPIDERS

  • Slice apples into circles and brush some lemon water on the slices to avoid oxidation.
  • Cut the date in half and make four strips from each half.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on the larger apple circle.
  • Place four date strips on each round side of the circle to make the spider’s legs.
  • Place two mini chocolate chips on top of the smaller apple slice to make the eyes.
  • Place the slices with eyes on top of your spider.

GHOSTS

  • Cut a banana in half before peeling it.
  • Peel the half banana and cut it lengthwise in half.
  • Place two chocolate chips on the upper part of the banana to make the eyes.

Notes

Have fun and play with these two spooky Halloween snacks.

Consume these snacks as soon as possible, as cut fruits, when in contact with air, tend to oxidize and lose nutritional properties.

Keywords: halloween snacks, banana ghosts, apple spiders, healthy halloween

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8 responses to “Healthy And Scary Halloween Snacks”

  1. Julia says:

    These Halloween snacks look so fun to make! Love that they are healthy!

  2. Alison says:

    These are so cute! My kids loved them! It’s so hard to find healthy kids snacks for Halloween, and these are perfect!

  3. Demeter says:

    These are adorable! Not only are they fun to do with kids but it’ll help balance out all the Halloween candy they’ll be eating too.

  4. Michelle says:

    These Halloween snacks are so cute! I love that they are healthy too, and great for getting the kids involved in making them too.

  5. Thank you so much, Michelle 🙂

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