Simple and Spooky Halloween Snacks

Halloween Snacks from Door to Door OrganicsLet’s face it: we’re all going to get our fair share of junk food before the last trick-or-treater turns in for the night. Halloween is prime time for candy, but it doesn’t mean that Halloween snacks have to be sickly sweet. Try out these fun treats that can keep your kids in the Halloween mood without overdosing on the sugar.

Spectral Cheese Sticks and Mini “Pumpkins”

Spectral Cheese Sticks and Mini "Pumpkins"

Spectral Cheese Sticks
Time: Less than 5 minutes
Supplies: Googly eyes, non-toxic glue, non-toxic marker

Cheese sticks and googly eyes are a quintessential part of childhood. Simply glue googly eyes to the outer wrapping of a single cheese stick and add the ghastly mouth of a ghost in marker to finish the fun.

Mini “Pumpkins”
Time: Less than 5 minutes
Supplies: Clementine or small orange, non-toxic marker

Nothing says lunchbox add-in or after school snack like a clementine or a mandarin orange. Just draw your favorite jack-o-lantern design on the rind to add a little Halloween flair and you’re all done.

Spooky Pizzas

Spooky Pizzas

Time: 10–15 minutes
Supplies: English muffins, marinara sauce, cheese, black olives, Halloween cookie cutters or cardboard, knife

A mini pizza is a great canvas for Halloween decoration. Split and toast however many English muffins you need to feed your little monsters. Top each muffin with 1–2 tablespoons of pre-made marinara sauce.

Now that you have your base, you can go about spooky pizzas however you want. You can top the sauce with cheese and craft a spider out of black olives—one olive half is the body and eight thin slices are the legs. Or you can craft the cheese into spooky shapes using Halloween-themed cookie cutters for a simple and fun pizza.

Apple Monsters

Apple Monsters
Time: 10–15 minutes
Supplies: Apples, red fruit jam or nut butter, strawberries, sliced almonds, edible candy eyes, knife

These healthy monster snacks are a sight to behold! Cut an apple into quarters and core. Using a sharp knife and starting from the skin side, slice a “mouth” out of the middle of each apple quarter without cutting all the way through.

Fill the mouth with 1–2 tablespoons of red fruit jam or nut butter. Thinly slice a strawberry and center one slice in the mouth to make the tongue. Gently push sliced almonds into the top and bottom of the mouth to make the teeth. Once your face is complete, attach edible candy eyes (found in the baking section of most grocery stores) to the top of the apple with nut butter.

Shop for healthier snacks this Halloween.