I’m on WCCB News Rising again this morning, this time talking healthy Halloween treats! It’s a little early, but I know fall festivals, classroom Halloween parties and neighborhood party planning are in full swing. And at least I’m not already making things with candy canes like all stores right now (I’m looking at you, Target).
These snacks were quick to come together and are festive alternatives to candy and cookies. Oh, and they are kid-approved. Hailey got quite the kick out of them!
Here’s what we’ve got…
Ingredients: Pretzel sticks, string cheese.
Directions: Cut string cheese in half. Using a knife, slice cheese through the center, almost to the top. Turn 90 degrees and make 3-4 more thin cuts. Separate the pieces and insert the pretzel stick.
Grilled Cheese Jack-o-Laterns
Ingredients: Whole wheat bread, cheddar cheese.
Directions: Broil bread on both sides until toasty. On half the bread slices, cover with cheddar cheese. Broil until melted. Using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, punch out pumpkin shapes. Using a straw to poke the eyes and a knife to carefully cut out a mouth, make a jack-o-later face on the un-cheesed bread. Layer and enjoy!
Ingredients: Carrots, hummus, black olives.
Directions: Slice carrots into rounds roughly 1/2 inch thick. Spoon hummus into a plastic zilock bag and squeeze into corner. Snip the corner with scissors, then pipe the hummus onto the carrots to make the eye “whites.” Slice large black olive in half and place half on top of the hummus.
Mini Party Pumpkins
Ingredients: Tangerines, celery.
Directions: Peel tangerines. Slice celery in half, then into pieces about 3 inches long. Insert into tangerines.
Scary Spider Snack Bites
Ingredients: Carrots, guacamole/avocado, black olives.
Directions: Slice large carrots into rounds, about 1/2 inch thick. Spoon guacamole or mashed avocado into a plastic ziplock bag. Squeeze into a corner, then snip off the tip with scissors. Pipe the guacamole onto the carrots. Slice one large black olive in half. Use half as the spider’s body. Slice the other half into pieces to create the legs.
Ingredients: Bananas, mini chocolate chips, large chocolate chips.
Directions: Slice bananas in half. Push mini chips in as eyes and a large chip to serve as the mouth.
Do you like making holiday-themed foods and treats?
What is your favorite holiday to prepare for?
You are so darn creative! These are as cute as can be!
They are too cute!! 🙂
ahh! it’s all so cute. i love the banana ghosts!
Lauren K says
So incredibly creative! And a great alternative so kids are not eating candy all month. Maybe I should make these for myself so I keep my hand out of the candy jar! 🙂
Oh my gosh! These are so cute!!!
Oh goodness. These are all so cute! I wish I was having a party! lol
Omg Brittany! You are incredibly creative and talented. Love all of these!
Parita @ myinnershakti says
Way to go on the creativity front! I love all of these ideas. And if we end up throwing any sort of Halloween shindig, I am totally making some of these!!
Danica @ It's Progression says
these are the cutest!!!
I am dying over the cuteness of these all. I don’t have kids, and no lie, I will probably make these for myself because I am a child at heart.
I think those grilled cheeses and banana ghosts are my favourite!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
How are you SO darn creative?? These are awesome! I’m not a kid but I would totally love eating these ;).
Adorable! Who says you can’t play with your food? 🙂
Fabulous! Very creative!!
LOVE these ideas!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated says
Girl, these are adorable!!! Great job!
Lauren B. says
These ideas are spooktacular! :0). Love them all! Pinning now….
Too cute! I’m not a huge fan of bananas, but the boo-nanas are just too cute!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says
Love the grilled cheese idea 🙂
Those are so cute!
Heres the news clip!