Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? We love this time of the year! Maybe because it’s the beginning of the holiday season. Halloween is synonymous with candy and lot of treats, but if you want to get into the holiday spirit in a healthier way, here are some easy-to-make Halloween treats and snacks we found that everybody will love.
These easy ideas are fun to make with kids and they are perfect for both healthy snacks and great party appetizers. The trick to getting kids to eat healthier options is to just make it fun! And that’s what Halloween is all about, right?
String Cheese Witches Broomsticks
This tasty and adorable Halloween recipe is anything but cheesy! These are really simple to put together, and you only need a few ingredients. They are a huge hit!
4 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into thirds
12 pretzel sticks
After cutting the cheese with the help of the Utility Knife from our Elite Series Cutlery Set, make small slices in the cheese about half way down. Carefully pull slices apart to create a nice broom effect. Make a tiny hole in the top of the cheese and press the pretzel stick into it. Just be careful not to push it too far or the cheese will start to split. Look for the skinniest chives, and just tie them neatly around the cheeses. Done! You will have a snack that does not include sugar 😉
Boo! It doesn’t get much better than a chocolate dipped strawberry! Turn them into cute spooky ghosts that are easy to make and perfect for Halloween! Juicy strawberries and chocolate make these little bites a guaranteed success! Kids will gasp in delight at these adorable ghosts.
1 ½ cups melted white chocolate
¼ cup melted dark chocolate (or mini chocolate chips)
Wash the strawberries and gently pat them with paper towels until they are completely dry. Dip in white chocolate and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. If you are using chocolate chips for eyes and mouths, immediately press the chocolate chips into the coating. Otherwise, if you are using melted dark chocolate, pour it in a small bag made from thick plastic and carefully cut it with scissors to make a tiny slit at the tip in order to make the eyes and mouths. Freeze for 5 minutes.
If you don’t have strawberries, you can use bananas. Cut them in half, insert a popsicle stick into each half, and follow the same directions as above. Serve on your favorite Halloween platter and enjoy!
Apple Teeth Snack
This is a super fun idea! These scary Halloween smiles can be made in a jiffy because there is no actual cooking involved! They are absolutely adorable and the perfect treat to bring to a Halloween party.
2 red apples
1 cup peanut butter
Sliced or slivered almonds
Cut the apples into thin wedges. Spread peanut butter on a wedge and place another one on top to make the “lips”. Use almonds for teeth. You can toast the almonds for color and taste.
If you won’t be serving these treats right away, you will need to brush the apple slices with some lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.
These snacks are terrific for Halloween… or if you just want a cute little treat for your kids. You probably don’t want to be making a whole lot of these, but we invite you to share a fun afternoon with your children as you make these Halloween recipes. We assure you that you will have a great time!