We all know our kids will soon be coming home with bags stuffed with candy full of artificial sweeteners and GMOs. So rather than contribute to the junk food extravaganza, make these healthy Halloween snacks instead! These Halloween treats are perfect for a spooky school event offering, a party spread, or simply a special snack to enjoy at home with the kids.
Green Apple Monster Snacks
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar, Kid-Friendly Spooky Snack
We cut small green apples into thirds for these, but if you have large apples, then quarters will work. We used almond butter under the strawberry tongue and sunflower seeds for the teeth. We made the candy eyes by following the healthy recipe below.
Adapted from forkandbeans.com
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar Candy Eyeballs
- 1/2 cup arrowroot
- approx. 4 tsp stevia powder
- 2 Tbsp coconut nectar
- 1 Tbsp coconut milk
- mini chocolate chips
- Add the arrowroot powder and some of the stevia powder to a food processor. Combine and taste. Continue adding stevia powder until you get it to a sweetness you like. My stevia powder isn’t very sweet, so we used 4 tsp. My sister needed half that much with her stevia powder.
- Once you get the powder to the desired sweetness, whisk it into the coconut nectar and coconut milk. It should be a thick paste-like consistency.
- Place paste in a piping bag or plastic baggie with a corner cut.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and make dots on the paper.
- Add the mini chocolate chips quickly, before the paste sets. Continue to make dots and add the chips until all the paste is gone.
- Allow to set for 24 hours. This made lots of googly eyes. We had plenty left over for more fun food projects!
Adapted from forkandbeans.com
Spider Deviled Egg
Paleo, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb, Sugar Free Halloween Treat
These were pretty easy to make without a recipe. I used an egg slicer to cut multiple olives at once. I also used Primal Kitchen Mayo in the deviled eggs. Instead of soy, it is made from avocado oil, which is a much healthier oil.
Fun Flying Bat Gluten Free, Sugar-Free Halloween Hors D’oeuvre
Getting these bat snacks to stay together was a bit tricky, but they came out so cute! I recommend breaking the blue corn chips in half or smaller to get them to stay in the grapes. Also, slice the grapes a little with a knife before inserting the corn chips. They stand better on more rectangular cheese cubes than on the true square ones.
Banana Ghosts & Orange Jack-O-Lanterns
Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly Halloween Snack
The banana ghosts are simply chocolate chips in halved bananas. Use regular and mini chocolate chips for variety.
These edible Jack-O-Lanterns were made with small oranges and a Sharpie marker. The marker would seem to run out of ink after a bit. We had to scribble on paper to get it going again and it would be fine for a while longer. Then we’d repeat the process. Also, we had to do more than one coat some times. We had fun making these Jack-O-Lanterns and they’ve been great decorations for the Halloween season.
Edible Eyeballs & Goblin Grins
Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb, Sugar Free Halloween Hors D’oeuvres
For the edible eyeballs, we started with slices of radishes, parsnips and carrots. Then we added the mozzarella mixture for the white of the eye followed by the ends of the olives left over from the Spider Deviled Eggs. For the open ends, I put small pieces of red pepper inside to make them red.
Mozzarella Eye Mixture
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella
- 3 Tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste
- Combine mozzarella and mayo in a food processor until smooth. This will be pretty thick.
- Add spices and give it a good stir.
- Put in a ziplock baggie with a medium to large hole in the corner to easily squeeze mixture onto veggies.
The Goblin Grins are made from snow peas, slices of pepperoni and sliced almonds. A dab of the mozzarella mixture in the back helps hold them together.
Adapted from starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com
By Kerrie Bross