Halloween Treats for Kids - ONIE Project

Halloween Treats for Kids

Posted by ONIE Project on 10/28/2015

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

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. 

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

Witches’ Broomsticks

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

Ingredients

  • 8 reduced-fat mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 24 pretzel sticks

Preparation

  1. Cut one mozzarella stick into 3 pieces.
  2. Cut a fringe pattern on each piece of the mozzarella stick (use a knife or a pair of scissors).
  3. Insert a pretzel stick into the fringed cheese.
  4. Repeat.

 Spiders Everywhere!!!!

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 Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

Healthy Spider Munch

Makes 12 spiders

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 2 oz. non-fat cream cheese
  • 10 oz. pkg. carrot sticks 

Preparation

  1. Cut cucumber into ¼ inch slices (about 24 slices)
  2. Spread 1 tsp of cream cheese onto a slice of cucumber
  3. Make legs by pressing 8 carrot sticks on top of cucumber covered with cream cheese
  4. Place a second cucumber slice on top to complete spider treat
  5. Dot spider with cream cheese and 2 pieces of carrot to make a face (optional)
  6. Repeat.

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

Cracker Spiders

Have a web of fun with these peanut-butter filled crackers.

Makes 13 spiders

Ingredients

  • 26 whole wheat crackers (about one sleeve)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 52 pretzel sticks
  • Raisins (optional)

Preparation

  1. Break pretzel sticks in half  and set aside
  2. Spread 1 tsp of peanut butter onto cracker
  3. Press 8 pretzel sticks into peanut butter covered cracker to make legs
  4. Place a second cracker on top to complete spider treat
  5. Dab a tiny amount of peanut butter onto 2 raisins
  6. Place raisins on top of spider to make eyes
  7. Repeat. 

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

 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

Ingredients

  • 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

 Preparation

  1. Add  ¼ cup of non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt in the bottom of each cup
  2. Top yogurt with 1/3 cup pineapple chunks
  3. Then add orange pieces from one mandarin orange to finish the parfait
  4. Refrigerate until served. 

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

 Ghost Cuties

Terrorrific twist on fruit.  The kids’ creativity will fly on these ghostly treats.

Makes 6 ghost cuties

Ingredients

  • 12 cuties
  • 1 marker for each child

Preparation

            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

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