Halloween Treats for Kids
Halloween - ghosts, goblins, gremlins and princesses. It is a fun time for kids. However, too many of the celebrations are filled with candy and sugar-sweetened beverages. ONIE is here to help. We have created fun-filled snacks that you can make with your kids and still feel good about serving.
No witches’ brew is needed to create this bewitching treat that your kids will love. You may want to keep it a secret, but three of these little broomsticks are one serving of dairy.
Makes 2 dozen broomsticks
- 8 reduced-fat mozzarella cheese sticks
- 24 pretzel sticks
- Cut one mozzarella stick into 3 pieces.
- Cut a fringe pattern on each piece of the mozzarella stick (use a knife or a pair of scissors).
- Insert a pretzel stick into the fringed cheese.
Don’t be creeped out by these spooky spider treats! These treats are healthier than candy and will make a big impression. Any ghost, goblin, gremlin, or princess will find preparing these spiders as easy as making a sandwich.
Healthy Spider Munch
Makes 12 spiders
- 1 cucumber
- 2 oz. non-fat cream cheese
- 10 oz. pkg. carrot sticks
- Cut cucumber into ¼ inch slices (about 24 slices)
- Spread 1 tsp of cream cheese onto a slice of cucumber
- Make legs by pressing 8 carrot sticks on top of cucumber covered with cream cheese
- Place a second cucumber slice on top to complete spider treat
- Dot spider with cream cheese and 2 pieces of carrot to make a face (optional)
Have a web of fun with these peanut-butter filled crackers.
Makes 13 spiders
- 26 whole wheat crackers (about one sleeve)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 52 pretzel sticks
- Raisins (optional)
- Break pretzel sticks in half and set aside
- Spread 1 tsp of peanut butter onto cracker
- Press 8 pretzel sticks into peanut butter covered cracker to make legs
- Place a second cracker on top to complete spider treat
- Dab a tiny amount of peanut butter onto 2 raisins
- Place raisins on top of spider to make eyes
Candy Corn Parfait
Eat or beware! Candy Corn Parfait is not just any candy corn. It is 100% natural and healthy. One parfait cup counts for more than one serving of fruit and one-fourth serving of dairy. The oranges and pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin A. By choosing Greek yogurt, you are eating more protein! This recipe is easy enough for the kids to make on their own.
Makes 6 parfait cups
- 1 ½ cups non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 6 medium-sized mandarin oranges, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 (20 oz.) can of pineapple chunks in 100% juice, drained
- 6 clear plastic cups
- Add ¼ cup of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt in the bottom of each cup
- Top yogurt with 1/3 cup pineapple chunks
- Then add orange pieces from one mandarin orange to finish the parfait
- Refrigerate until served.
Terrorrific twist on fruit. The kids’ creativity will fly on these ghostly treats.
Makes 6 ghost cuties
- 12 cuties
- 1 marker for each child
It is this easy—simply draw a face on the side of the cuties. Peel and eat.
Wishing you a healthy Haunted Halloween.
From the ONIE Project Team