Cooler temps, hoodies, and nights by the bon fire are here. That means Halloween will be here before we know it, and that means being bombarded with all the candy. I mean ALL. The. Candy — from fun-size bites to the famous houses that somehow afford to pass out FULL size candy bars. While candy is great (and goodness knows I am a sucker for a snack-sized Snickers—or TEN—sometimes we just have to pump the breaks. So let me share a few easy peasy, healthier treats for your spooky parties that kids (and adults) will love!
Jack-o-Lantern “Cuties” and Ghostly String Cheese
Simply use a black permanent marker to draw a fun pumpkin face on these portable snacks. Easy for throwing in your kids lunch or even letting the kids draw for a fun activity.
Simply cut your banana in half and attach two candy googly eyes (found at most craft stores, I snagged ours at Target). You can attached with a tiny bit of honey, peanut butter, or a melted chocolate chip. Can’t find the candy googly eyes? Simply use two mini chocolate chips.
Slice apples into thin slices. Drizzle with melted creamy peanut butter and attach a few googly eyes. Mix it up using red and green apples. You could also use pears for a silly shaped mummy. After you finish decorating, just throw these healthier treats into the fridge for a few minutes to firm the peanut butter back up.
Spiders on a Log
A play on the classic “ants on a log” — just spiders. Celery sticks filled with creamy peanut butter. If you have them handy attach tiny spiders. If not you can use raisins with sprinkles for the legs. BUT I am gonna be honest. It took tweezers to attach these spider legs. And well, I am all about simple. And that wasn’t. So just simply tell them the raisins are spiders. Easy peasy.
Monster’s Inc is out of our favorite movies and Mike Wazowski always makes us giggle. Green grapes with a googly eye attached to the top immediately made us think of his silly jokes and funny bloopers. No pictures here, guys. Because THREE grocery stores later? NO GREEN GRAPES!
End of story. When in doubt, stick a googly eye on it, and call it a day.
The ideas are endless. And kids gobble these up without the sugar high or crash!
Do you have fun ideas for healthier treats to share? Please let us know!