Pumpkin Patches, Mummies, and Grapensteins - ONIE Project

Pumpkin Patches, Mummies, and Grapensteins

Posted by ONIE Project on 10/20/2016

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

Healthy Halloween Snacks

Halloween is a special time for children, who get to dress up in costumes and collect bags of candy and other goodies. Dressed liked monsters, zombies, and pirates, children rush home to gobble-down some of the goodies. These goodies are usually candies with lots of added sugar. Even though Halloween is a special time, it is okay to limit the amount of added sugar. Children and teens should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar, and children under the age of 2 should not eat or drink any food/beverages with added sugars.

By setting limits, you hare helping your child develop healthy eating habits for life, including on special occasions. No fear, there are fun alternatives. ONIE has come to the rescue with fun, healthy options like Pumpkin Patch Dippers, Mummified Fruit, and Grapenstein Cups.  

Pumpkin Patch Dippers

Pumpkin Patch Dippers recipe from ONIE


  • Coin-cut carrots (pumpkins)
  • Celery (stems)
  • Parsley (leafs)
  • Hummus dip
  • Toothpicks


  1. On a small plate spread a thick layer of hummus.
  2. Cut celery diagonally into short stalks. (base should be ¼ inch thick)
  3. Stick toothpick through the end of celery so the toothpick pokes out on the end.
  4. Add parsley leaves to toothpick point. Push leafs up to end of celery. 
  5. Stick toothpick in the top of the carrot coin until leaves hang over carrot.
  6. Place pumpkin in hummus, using extra hummus to prop them up.

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

 Mummified Fruit

Materials     Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

  • Whole fruit
  • Roll of white paper streamer
  • Googly eyes (self-adhesive)
  • Clear tape


  1. Wrap several layers of streamer around fruit. Leave patches of fruit showing for “mummy look”. Secure in place with a piece of tape.
  2. Stick googly eyes onto streamer in designed location.
  3. Enjoy your mummified fruit!

Healthy Halloween treats for kids from ONIE

Grapenstein Cups

Materials           Grapenstein Cups for kids from the ONIE Project   

  • Green grapes
  • Googly eyes (self-adhesive)
  • Clear plastic cup
  • Black permanent marker


  • Draw Frankenstein hair, mouth, and stiches on plastic cup. Get creative!
  • Stick googly eyes onto cup above mouth.
  • Fill cup with green grapes and enjoy!

We hope you have a happy and healthy Halloween!

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