Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids!

I found these healthy and fun Halloween treats for kids on the Disney Family Fun website. Check them out! Kids will love creating these spooky Halloween treats!

Apple Bites

Ingredients

  • Apples
  • Slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

Tips:

If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.

Carrot-Finger Food

Ingredients

  • vegetable dip
  • 4 long carrots
  • 1 medium carrot
  • softened cream cheese
  • sliced-almond
  • baby carrots

Instructions

  1. To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
  2. With a paring knife (a parent’s job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
  3. Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.

Cheese-Finger Food

Ingredients

  • Mozzarella string cheese
  • Green bell pepper
  • Cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Wearing plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife (parents only) to cut each string in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded end of each half.
  2. Mark the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny horizontal wedges of cheese, as pictured.
  3. For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it’s about half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.

Edible Eyeballs

Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Cream cheese
  • Pitted black olives

Instructions

  1. Simply slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive, and serve.

Goblin Grins

Ingredients

  • 1 pea pod
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • few slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. For each one, use the tip of a paring knife to cut a slit centered in one side of an edible pea pod (a parent’s job).
  2. Cut out a tongue shape from red bell pepper and insert the top of it through the opening in the pea pod (it looks best if the inside of the pepper faces up).
  3. For the finishing touch, insert a few slivered almonds for teeth.

A Mwa-ha-ha-ha Midday Meal

Ingredients

  • Sandwich
  • Red pepper
  • Clementine
  • Green fruit leather

Instructions

  1. Use a paring knife to cut a sandwich into a skull or bite-size fingers, as shown. For the latter, add red pepper nails. To turn a clementine into a jack-o’-lantern, press on green fruit leather shapes.

Melon Brain

There is even a video on this one!

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon

Instructions

  1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind.
  2. Slice off the bottom of the melon to create a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain.
  3. Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp paring knife (a parent’s job) to expose the pink fruit beneath the rind.

Hot Dog Mummies

Ingredients

  • 1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
  • 1 12-pack of hot dogs
  • Mustard

Instructions

  1. For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.
  2. Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.
  3. Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.
  4. Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.

Pizza Mummies

Ingredients

  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Black olives
  • Scallions
  • Red or green pepper
  • Cheese sticks or slices

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
  2. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
  3. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy?s wrappings.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

Comments

  1. Thanks for posting, Paula! This is great. =)

  2. Glad you liked the post!

  3. OK those fingers are wayyyy too cute and two thumbs up for thinking healthy on Halloween! I am trying something new this year and have decided to donate to America’s Toothfairy: http://bit.ly/rj2K08 Until a friend make me aware I didn’t realize so many children suffered from tooth decay, and it’s awful because that is completely preventable! I know a few children many be momentarily disappointed with the lack of candy, but they will thank me later!

  4. Love it! I’m making the zombie pizzas tonight. I’ll use capers for the pupils.

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