With all the sugary treats that kids are bombarded with during the holidays, it is almost impossible to persuade them to indulge in something that is good for them. Thankfully, kids are really impressed with food art. Even better, I have several easy Halloween party snacks that are sure to impress them!
Protein Enriched Halloween Snacks
Witch brooms are a favorite around here. If your kids like to eat pretzels and you want to incourage them to add a bit of cheese to the mix, this is a great way. This snack works great any time of the year, but is always a must for Halloween.
My son absolutely loves deviled eggs, or rather, he does now. Guess how I got him to try one? Yep, you got it. Creepy looking spider versions did the trick!
To make these, just whip up some of your regular deviled eggs and then slice up a black olive to create the spider. One half makes the body. The other half gets sliced up into tiny legs.
Vegetables are one of the hardest things to convince kids to eat. Using peppers as a display for vegetables and dip is something that I like to do for adult parties. But, as it turns out, this was very interesting to the neighborhood kids and they ate quite a bit of the veggies.
Healthy Halloween Fruit Snacks
Banana ghosts go over well for just about everyone. Sometimes I pipe melted chocolate onto the banana to make the face. But, for a quick version, I like to just push a few chocolate chips into it.
These are so incredibly easy to make. Just peel a few Cuties or Halos and stick a piece of celery into the middle to make mini pumpkins.
Most kids like oranges, and anytime you can make food look like art, they seem to like it even more.
Tip: Don’t put the celery into the oranges until right before you hand them out. Otherwise, the celery flavor will permeate the orange, and it won’t go over so well.
These apple faces are a great way to pack a lot of healthy items into one small package. Sometimes I use marshmellows for the eyes, but I have found that mellon balls are jsut as impressive.
For the above faces, I used red apple slices (one large slice with a wedge removed from the center) for the mouth. The teeth are almond slivers. For the eyes, I used mellon balls and chocolate chips.
You can also try smearing peanut butter inside the mouth and adding a strawberry slice for the tongue. In addition, you can use peanuts or seeds for the teeth. Mix and match to get a little protein, a little fiber, and a little fruit all in one snack.
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Remember, healthy Halloween snacks don’t have to be difficult to make. These are super easy and prefect for kids or a party!