Creative ideas for healthy Halloween treats

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For most kids, Halloween means candy. And while it’s OK to indulge that sweet tooth once in a while, too much sugar could spell tummy aches or an extra trip to the dentist. But healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! With some clever food prep and imagination, you can turn healthy snacks into Halloween treats your kids will love!

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1. Candy corn fruit cup

These candy corn fruit cups are a tasty and healthy alternative to candy. Start by cutting up pineapple chunks and peeling oranges. Place a layer of pineapple in a plastic cup, and add a layer of oranges. Top off with light whipped cream and a couple of real candy corn pieces for a special treat.

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2. Jack-o’-lantern sweet potato chips

If you love potato chips, you’ll definitely want to try these sweet potato snacks. Begin by peeling and cutting a sweet potato into thin slices. Carve a jack-o’lantern face into each piece. Then place them on a lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash before cooking the sweet potato jack-o’-lanterns in the oven. Serve with your favorite dip, and enjoy!

3. Peanut butter apple monsters

Kids will love this snack so much they won’t even notice that it’s not candy. First, cut an apple into slices and carve out a mouth shape on the skin side of the apple wedge. Next, take a spoonful of peanut butter and spread it inside the mouth. Then stick on some edible googly eyes with peanut butter before placing a strawberry slice below the eyes for the monster’s tongue. Last but not least, put some almonds in between the strawberry tongue and googly eyes to form the monster’s jagged teeth. 

4. Banana yogurt ghost and mummy pops

This recipe turns bananas into boo-nanas. Begin by peeling the bananas and cutting them into halves on each side. After skewering the bananas, combine flour and Greek yogurt in a bowl. Then coat each banana with the mixture. Line the yogurt-coated bananas on a baking sheet, and place two chocolate chips on each banana to create eyes. If you want to turn your banana ghosts into mummies, heat a bowl of peanut butter, then lightly drizzle it over the banana. Chill in the fridge before serving.

5. Apple s’mores spiderweb nachos

This clever recipe involves a plate of sliced apples covered in a gooey marshmallow web. After arranging the apple slices in a circle, TikToker @gizellecathgrace strings the marshmallow around the apples to make it look like a spider web. Finally, she tops off the cobweb apple nachos with chocolate chips, a sprinkling of cinnamon and brown sugar.

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