Halloween is just around the corner and you haven’t figured out the treats for your little ones and their friends? Not to worry. Here are a few simple, healthy and kid-friendly snacks you can prepare in no time and that are guaranteed to make your kids quite happy. So, what are you waiting for? Let the Halloween party begin.
1. Clementine/ Orange Pumpkins
This is the easiest and healthiest Halloween treat. All you need is a bag of clementines or oranges and a marker pen to draw on the pumpkin faces. This is a fun one to get little ones involved with too; let them show their creative side by drawing on the clementine skins before they peel them away to eat.
2. Chocolate Spiderweb Cookies
Get festive with these delightful chocolatey cookies. For the spiderweb glaze, snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. If it’s too small, you can always make it bigger.
3. Chocolate Halloween Cut-out Cookies
If orange food colouring isn’t available, combine red and yellow to create an orange hue. Either way, these adorable, festive cookies are sure to impress your Halloween guests. When it comes time to decorate, let your kids help out for a fun holiday craft.
4. Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls
This too cute too be eaten soup is sure to be a big hit with the children. Fill a small baked pumpkin with squash soup, and provide an array of toppings, like croutons and pumpkin seeds.
5. Halloween apple monsters
Add a playful twist to your Halloween menu with these apple monsters, that are admittedly cuter than they are creepy. Featuring apples, strawberries, peanut butter and sunflower seeds, you’ll be hard pushed to find a more nutritious Halloween snack.
6. Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding
These adorable individually-sized puddings are perfect for Halloween. Top pumpkin pudding with a meringue topper and candy “eyes.”
7. Halloween roasted vegetables
A crafty way to encourage children to eat their vegetables, these Halloween-themed roasted sweet potatoes, beetroot and potatoes are a great addition to any meal. Get creative and carve the vegetables into witches’ hat, ghost and pumpkin shapes before roasting in the oven.
8. Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls
An orange bell pepper — carved and ready for Halloween — becomes an edible bowl for creamy mac and cheese. These are sure to please kids and adults alike.
9. Frozen Boo-Nana Pops
This is a great way for the kids to satisfy their sweet tooth without any artificial colours or additives to worry about. These Frozen Boo-Nana Pops are simply made with banana, white chocolate and mini chocolate chips. You can obviously use milk chocolate alternatively, if your child prefers that.
10. Candy-Coated Pear Skulls
Flip pear halves upside down and you’ve got yourself skulls! A resealable plastic bag makes it easy to pipe the candy faces.
11. Orange Jack O’ Lantern fruit bowls
For another fun fruity Halloween snack, these Orange Jack O’ Lantern fruit bowls are guaranteed to be a hit. Hollow out and carve a face into an orange, before filling with an array of colourful berries or fruit of your choice.