Healthy Halloween Treats
Creative goodies for a Halloween party
Make It a Meal
Topping your custom-made place settings is simple. “It’s a good idea to plan your Halloween party around mealtime, so you can start with a well-balanced main course,” explains Nissenberg. Give each child some refrigerated pizza dough “pumpkins” and let them decorate with pepperoni and vegetable features. Use cookie cutters to make ghost and witch-shaped sandwiches (chilling the bread first will make it easier to cut). Give a regular hamburger a splash of Halloween color by garnishing with orange slices or a helping of carrot and raisin salad. Other spooky side items may include baked pumpkin seeds or even some fake ketchup blood.
Peanut butter makes these creepy crawlers fun to eat and “dissect.”
- 10 small round crackers
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 15 small pretzel sticks
- 10 raisins or dried cranberries
Spread peanut butter on five crackers. Use the other five crackers for the top of the cracker sandwiches. Break the pretzel sticks in half and stick six legs inside each cracker sandwich. Use two dots of peanut butter on top of each sandwich to stick the raisins on for bug’s eyes. Makes five bug bites.
Great-tasting finger food with legs! Kids will gobble them up and get a serving of fruits or vegetables!
- 5 banana bread or zucchini bread muffins (large or small)
- 40 thin licorice sticks (or cut thick ones into strips)
Handful of raisins, blueberries or chocolate chips
Turn cooled muffin upside down and insert eight long licorice sticks (four on each side). Attach raisins, blueberries or chocolate chips for eyes (a dab of peanut butter will hold them in place).
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