Healthy Halloween Snacks For Kids

Healthy Halloween Snacks For Kids ghost pops

Creep the kids out with these snacks that look scary but are all good.

They are easy to made, look really great and are an awesome alternative to halloween junk food.

Carrot-Finger Food

carrot-finger-food-halloweenHungry goblins will love getting their hands on these crunchy carrot snacks.

What you'll need

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

How to make it

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.

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.

Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.

Apple Bites

Healthy Halloween Snacks For Kids apple bitesThese toothsome treats are a fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

What you'll need

  • Apples
  • Slivered almonds

How to make it

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

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

Banana Ghosts

Healthy Halloween Snacks For Kids ghost popsHere's a Halloween trick your child will have no trouble pulling off–turning a ripe banana into a Halloween treat.

Remove any stringy fibers from the peeled banana, then cut it in half widthwise. Push a Popsicle stick into each half through the cut end, then cover each pop with plastic wrap and freeze until firm (about 3 hours).

Next, place a 1.5-ounce piece of white chocolate candy in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until melted (it generally takes about 1 minute). With a butter knife, spread the melted white chocolate on the frozen banana halves.

Set the pops on a waxed-paper-covered dish. Press on candies or currants for eyes and mouths and return the pops to the freezer until ready to serve. Makes 2.