It’s twenty to midnight, and I’m Googling: “Healthy Halloween Treats” and “five-minute Halloween treats” and Good Lord - I can’t be the only one.
That was me last year.
When I found out I had agreed to participate in a school pot-luck for my nieces that I had completely forgotten about.
Fortunately, there are plenty of talented, innovative, and creative foodies all over the internet who have not only fully covered the subject of healthy Halloween treats, but have mastered the last-minute approach to them, without sacrificing style.
There are fun-looking Halloween treats that take less than five minutes to make. They also taste great and keep your dental bills low ;)
So if you’re also in a pinch (isn’t Halloween like, tomorrow?) and you're still not sure what you'll be bringing to the kid's school Halloween party or the work pot-luck that you haven't even planned out a costume for yet - fear not!
You don’t have to succumb to unhealthy store-bought Halloween candy!
Talk about scary: with the amount of sugar, fat, preservatives, and chemicals in traditional Halloween snacks, the only truly terrifying thing is how something so bad for you can taste so good. Boo!
These Healthy Halloween treats taste amazing and take five minutes or less to make.
And make it look like you were planning for weeks in advance because you’re a super-organized, incredibly creative cook, who can multitask like a champ. And even better, they’re all in a handy list that you can also use next year, so you don’t have to waste time Googling again!
Let’s get spooky.
These are quick, healthy, and creative-looking recipes. Healthy Halloween snacks that stand out -and take no time!
You probably have most of these ingredients lying around already. Prepare some apple quarter slices and spread two sides with peanut butter. Red and green apples work well, use some marshmallows to make “scary” teeth.
Recipe from CookPad
Pro Tip: These healthy Halloween treats use marshmallows, make it healthier replacing them with healthy sugar cookies or vegan fruit-only gummies.
This five-minute fall snack can be turned into a spooky Halloween special, adding some fruit toppings to make scary faces. Vegan and can be made gluten-free.
Recipe from The Paleo Mamma
Pro Tip: add a scoop of Organifi Complete Protein in vanilla flavor to turn it into a protein-packed meal.
If you have some dark chocolate chips and some bananas - you’re golden. These are office and kid-friendly, look creative, but require virtually 0 effort. Peel a banana and chop it in half, you should get two pointy pieces. Press chocolate chips to make little eyes by the top and you’re done.
Create a zig-zag shape at the bottom for extra points. People will laugh and you’ll have super healthy Halloween treats.
The perfect companion to your banana ghosts, peel an orange, clementine, or tangerine and stick a small celery stalk on the top. From the same author of recipe #3, this is so quick, you’ll actually have time to whip up a costume and no one can deny your inventiveness.
Healthy Halloween snacks like no other!
Recipe from Spaceships and Laser Beams
This recipe calls for pretzel sticks and cheese, which you can substitute with vegan cheese if you like. To make “witch brooms,” simply wrap half a slice of cheese on one end of the stick and secure it with string and make little cuts or use string cheese and pierce it with the stick.
Make them super healthy Halloween treats replacing the pretzel stick with a carrot or celery stick.
Recipe from One Little Project
Spread some avocado or healthy guacamole on top of some toast and use seaweed, black olives, and tomatoes to make Frankenstein’s face. No seaweed? No problem, just cut the top of the toast in zig-zag and cover with more black olives to make “hair.” Beautiful and healthy Halloween treats!
Recipe from Vegan Chowdown
Our pumpkin spice protein balls take 5 to 10 minutes to make, then you just leave them overnight. Turn your protein balls into spiders adding legs from mini-pretzels or carrot sticks. We got inspired for these healthy Halloween snacks by blogger Amy who has many other quick ideas on her healthy blog - check out her full list!
Recipe from Yummy Toddler Food
This is so easy it’s almost like taking candy from a bat-baby. Alternating blackberries, green grapes and orange cantaloupe on a stick you can make cute skewers in the holiday’s colors - black, green and orange! Top these mega healthy Halloween treats with a DIY paper bat.
Recipe from Tikkido
Turmeric pumpkin gummies that take roughly seven minutes to make and need only one-hour refrigeration to be fully ready. They combine the benefits of turmeric with healthy Halloween treats and no one’s complaining.
Pro tip: if you don’t have a pumpkin mold (I don’t,) just use a regular ice cube mold and then add these healthy gummies to a monster popcorn mix.
Recipe from Unbound Wellness
Most of the recipes for monster popcorn out there do not qualify as healthy Halloween snacks. However, we have an alternative that pairs well with your #9 treats.
Simply make some plain popcorn and toss with black pepper, a teaspoon of turmeric powder, half a teaspoon of coconut oil, and sea salt. Serve in a jack-o-lantern basket.
Slay two bats with one metaphorical stone (we’re against animal cruelty here) turning your healthy Halloween treats into kid-friendly meals.
Get some wholegrain round pitta bread and cover them in pizza sauce, then take thin slices of cheese or vegan cheese and lay them on top like a mummy. Use green and black olives for the eyes.
Healthy Halloween treats can also be the way you introduce greens to your kids. Using a mason jar or old jam container, black markers, and paper straws you can quickly turn a 5 minute Green Juice into a spooky one - just decorate the jar with eyes and faces.
This idea called for whole milk, but you can make it vegan or try any of our green smoothies for beginners.
Recipe from The Seasoned Mom
These healthy Halloween treats take about five minutes to assemble and any veggie you have already lying around works. Using broccoli or lettuce for hair, peppers for ribs, and celery or carrots for arms and legs you can make a funny skeleton with very little.
Recipe from Feeding Four Little Monkeys
Despite the unappealing name, these are healthy Halloween snacks you can have year-round. All you need are some seedless green grapes (better for kids) strawberries and some skewers.
Just string a bunch of grapes together for the body and top with a strawberry head. Get sugar eyes or use frosting for it.
Recipe from Must Have Mom
Step up your game, pairing your scary monster smiles with peanut butter apple frogs! Using the same ingredients and adding some grapes for bulging eyes you can make your presentation really pop.
Recipe from Forkly
Want to make your healthy Halloween snacks extra spooky? Add the benefits of cocoa to the mix, creating a “swamp” base to present them. Just add a scoop of chocolate protein to a basic 5-minute chia pudding mix.
In a blender: mix ¼ cup chia seeds to 1 cup non-dairy milk, 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1-2 Medjool dates, and a pinch of sea salt to taste. Serve as a base for your fruit critters!
Not all healthy Halloween snacks are sweet! This is an ingenious idea you can pull off even 5-minutes before you show up to work or school. With some orange bell peppers and healthy hummus or bean dip, you can make a fun jack-o-lantern “bowl.”
Recipe from Endlessly Inspired
Baby carrots work best for this under 5-min recipe, but regular carrots work as well. Cut a slice on top of the baby carrot or stick and stick a sunflower seed or pumpkin seed (for those pumpkin seed health benefits) and place on a bowl with guacamole. The guac can be the “palm” of the hand.
Recipe from Frugal Living Mom
If you have eggs, black olives, and some spices, these evil spider eggs will make a great addition to your quick healthy Halloween treats roaster. Just boil a few eggs for five minutes until they are hard.
Peel the eggs and cut in half, season at will, and decorate the hard yolk with halved black olives, making little spider eggs out of black olive slices or carrot bits.
If you’re like TL;DR and feel like even cutting and assembling is a lot - this is your recipe! These healthy Halloween treats are just clever assembly.
In a big, preferably round, tray add carrots to make a circle, add two veggie dips to make the eyes and use celery or cucumber slices to make the “stem” and “eyes” of your jack-o-lantern.
Recipe from I Heart Nap Time
If you try one of these recipes, tag us in your pics and tell us how it went - Happy Halloween!
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