Halloween is full of chocolate and candy. Do yourself a favor and try a few of these healthy snacks for Halloween this year.
Halloween can lead to such a sugar overload, so it’s great to have some options for healthy (healthier) snacks to have around the house. The holiday season can be so hard to not over-indulge, so I’ve gathered a list of 6 easy snacks that are on the healthier side that can be made with your children or for yourself. Try to forgo the sweets for these better snacks.
Originally Published On: October 12, 2017
Last Updated On: October 7, 2020
String Cheese Ghosts
Ok, this is such an easy idea, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it. Take some mozzarella cheese sticks (since they are white) and use a sharpie marker on the outside of the packaging to draw on some ghost faces. These would be perfect to bring for a school Halloween party! Thanks to Chrysa from ThriftyJinxy for this wonderful idea.
Orange Fruit Jack-O-Lantern
Another adorable Halloween snack from ThriftyJinxy here, using a grapefruit orange and cleaning it out to carve into a Jack-O-Lantern. Then once it’s carved out, fill it with berries and you have a great healthy snack. These would be a great addition to a Halloween party either at home or for a school party.
Peanut Butter Pumpkins & Healthy Candies
Another great healthy recipe (that does include chocolate!) are these peanut butter filled chocolates from Taryn at Joy Filled Eats. Now personally, I don’t like peanut butter, I know, who doesn’t like peanut butter? But if you do enjoy it, these are a great alternative. My husband enjoys peanut butter, so I am guessing that he would love to make these for Halloween.
Apple Date Caramel Bites
Do you need a healthy snack for Halloween that is vegan and gluten-free? Look no further than these delicious bites from Lili at Traveling Oven for your next favorite treat! I made some date-nut balls for a secret Santa gift many years ago, and that was the only time I have ever really worked with dates before. I see them in so many tasty looking recipes but just haven’t given it a go again yet. This recipe may have me changing that! This is a healthier version of candy apples since you are covering the apple with dates rather than actual caramel, then the topping is of your choice so you can make it as healthy or sweet as you want.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Icing
These are a great recipe to use up the stringy and fleshy parts of the pumpkin that you remove when you carve your pumpkins. I love that idea because we all know I hate waste in the kitchen, and this would use up a part that is normally thrown out. These aren’t necessarily the most healthy on the list since they are still cupcakes and you are still making a buttercream frosting, but the fact that they use the fresh pumpkin and avocado for the frosting is what landed Kate’s recipe from Veggie Desserts on my list.
Spooky Ghost Vegan Bounty Bars
This delicious recipe comes from Andrea at The Petite Cook, and as the name suggests, these are another vegan option for a wonderful Halloween snack that is also gluten-free. Even better, they only use 4 ingredients and take about 30 minutes to make, so they are perfect for those last-minute treats. She makes a sheet pan of a bounty bar, then uses a ghost-shaped cookie cutter to cut them into their Halloween shapes. Knowing this, you could also make them into snowflakes for Christmas, or eggs for Easter, or any other holiday cutout that’s mostly white! I love a good, versatile recipe like this!
Ok, I’ve done the research on the healthy options, now it’s your turn to get cooking and keep things a little healthier this Halloween. But of course, everything in moderation, make sure to enjoy the holiday and eat some of that candy as well!
26 thoughts on “6 Delicious Healthy Snacks for Halloween”
I bet you were thinking of me when you did the vegan bounty ghost bars! Vegan, healthy, spooky, coconuty, I mean come on! I’m coming over, bring the ghosts out 🙂
These are all great ideas! When I was working with small children, a lot of parents brought in the string cheese ghosts for snack time. I’m going to try a few of these with my little one!
Oh boy I LOVE those ghosts! Not only because it’s vegan (as am I) but they would be a perfect treat for my pac man loving hubby! Just need to add some food coloring 😉
Everything look gorgeous here! Never tried any Halloween related recipe but the Apple Date Caramel Bites and the Spooky Ghost Vegan Bounty Bars sound and look delicious to me, exactly what I would like to start making the Halloween recipes.
Omg, this is such a great halloween treat, specially for vegan lovers and the best thing is it is healthy too… A fun treat for any party. I love the Spooky Ghost Vegan Bounty Bars the most.
Those are all such creative and yummy looking “healthier” alternatives! Will have to try to remember to give my girls string cheese on Halloween with ghost faces on it!
Oh they all look yummy and veggie children deserts that are healthy is innotative. I think the ghost cheese sticks have to be my favourite though
These are really great suggestions! Of all the one that caught my eye immediately were the ghosts bounty bars, they look adorable and delicious!
I think if my daughter picked one it would be the string cheese ghosts. And if it were mine it would be those pumpkin oranges. They look like a lot of fun.
Pumpkin cupcakes…I can’t wait to bake me some!! I can’t wait to make most of these delicious snacks, can’t wait.
So great that you offer so many healthy choices – they look good to me
These are all amazing. Especially the Pumpkin Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Icing. Thanks for the post!
These are SO CUTE! What great ideas!
My teen doesn’t like peanut butter. I love it though and would definitely be happy to use it in making Halloween snacks. 🙂
Oh my gosh ! Those fruit jack-o-latterns are adorable! What a cute idea!
Wow all of them look so delicious and they all are healthy too.
With the abundance of candies during Halloween, it’s almost always sure that kids are eating unhealthy food during this time. Thank you for the effort to put together this list of healthy Halloween snacks.
These are so cute! You really did it right with these. It’s all about presentation for Halloween. These may not be candy, but I think any kid would love them.
Oh my gosh! The vegan ghost bars are SO adorable. I love how tempting they look. I can’t wait to try the recipe!!
Wow! Every snack recipe looks absolutely delicious and yummy! They will be instantly loved especially with our kids. Loved to make all of this! Thanks!
These are all really cute! Looks tasty and perfect for the Halloween season. 🙂
Wow! These are all really amazing ideas! My kids would definitely going to love this for sure!
These are so good and can’t wait for Halloween because it’s my favorite season haha. Thank you for sharing!
YUM! These all look tasty even for when it’s not Halloween haha ❤️
Nnniiiicceeeee…the peanut butter pumpkins have stolen my heart, right away. I love them already.
These are so cute and delicious. I would love to make some of these for my little one for Halloween.