On Halloween your options seem to be limited on the “healthy” treats during ‘trick or treating’ and while attending haunted house parties. So it’s up to you on whether or not you want to engage in a night of feeling a tummy ache after gorging out on unhealthy candy, or you can use the following 5 healthy halloween treats and enjoy every aspect of your evening.
1. Fruit Spider
- Wooden kebab sticks
- 1 dark plum
- Black grapes or blueberries; green or red apple chunks, green or red grapes.
- Plastic googly eyes
- Raw almond or peanut butter
- Clean fruit
- Take 16 wooden kebab sticks and break them into 4-inch sections
- Skewer grapes on eight of the sticks so that the grapes touch, leaving one grape covering one end as a connector, but leaving the other end bare to poke into the plum.
- Repeat on the other eight sticks, inserting the exposed ends into the joints of the previous set of grape sticks at an angle.
- Once connected, poke legs into the plum, with four legs on each side.
- Gather two googly eyes and attach to front of plum with your choice of raw almond or peanut butter.
2. Frozen Banana Mummies
- 3 large BANANAS
- 3 tablespoons melted raw COCOA BUTTER
- 3 tablespoons powdered COCONUT SUGAR
- CANDY EYES -cacao chocolate chips or raisins
- For the beginning– Have the kids peel and slice (butter knife it) the bananas into 1-1/2″ chunks. Skewer bananas with lollipop sticks (available at most craft stores), or use kabob skewers. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
- For the candy coating- in a small bowl, mix the melted cocoa butter with the coconut sugar. Spoon a little drop of candy coating on a frozen banana and stick on an eye (or two, or three).
- Using a spoon, have the kids drizzle candy coating over the bananas in all directions, avoiding the eye. An egg carton turned upside down with little holes poked in the bottom made a good stand as we worked on them.
- For the “Things”- You can make the orange shredded coconut by mixing a few drops of yellow and a drop of red food color with some unsweetened shredded coconut. Toast the coconut for a few minutes.
- Attach eyes with a dot of candy coating. Drizzle candy coating on to coat front, avoiding eye(s). Sprinkle with coconut. Drizzle to coat back. Sprinkle again. Drizzle to coat top. Sprinkle again. You need to work in stages as the candy coat hardens real quick on the frozen bananas.
3. Clementine Pumpkins
- Clementine oranges
- Stalk of celery
- Peel the oranges
- Cut the celery into small pieces (2 inches long)
- Stick the celery pieces into middle of oranges
Yes, it’s really that easy!
4. Apple Monster Mouths
- 2-4 organic red or green apples
- Organic almond butter or peanut butter
- Option (red jelly)
- Cut apples into slices (see photo)
- Cut additional teeth-shaped pieces and set aside
- Spread almond or peanut butter on face of apple as well as front side of same apple slice
- Place “teeth” onto almond or peanut butter and remaining “teeth” into one other slice of apple (if it’s easier spread almond or peanut butter on this slice as well)
- Combine apples to form mouth shape
5. Candy Corn Fruit Cup
- 1 Pineapple
- 6 clementine oranges
- Whipped coconut cream
- Make Whipped Coconut Cream
- Cut pineapple into small pieces
- Peel oranges
- Place pineapples into bottom of clear cup, then add oranges and top with coconut cream
Enjoy your Halloween parties and treats without worrying about tummy aches and unhealthy treats, as we offered several delicious and healthy options for you and your little gremlins.