Hosting a Halloween party this year? Treat your guests with these fun (but healthy) goodies.
Although Halloween is often all about candy, it can also be a fun holiday for some creative, healthy snacks! Whether you’re hosting a party for adults or kids, or just want to be festive this October, these haunting, healthy, treats will make your Halloween a hit.
Much healthier than a candy bar, these frozen treats are also dairy and gluten free, making them perfect for any guest. Quick, easy, and delicious, these little goodies are perfect for parties or even as a grab-and-go snack for the busy fall days.
- 3 large rip bananas
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter chips
- 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
- Vegan chocolate chips or raisins
- Lollipop sticks or kebab skewers
- Peel and slice bananas into 2-inch pieces using a dull-edged table knife. Skewer bananas with lollipop sticks or kebab skewers (cut to 4-inch lengths using wire cutters and trim off any sharp or pointed ends). Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
- For the candy coating, add coconut sugar to the container of a high-powered blender or clean coffee grinder. Blend/grind on high until powdery. In a small saucepan gently melt cocoa butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in powdered coconut sugar.
- Dab a drop of the candy coating onto a frozen banana and adhere eye. Using a spoon, drizzle candy coating over banana in all directions, avoiding the eye. Repeat with remaining bananas.
Spooky Black Bean Hummus
What’s a party without some dip? This black bean hummus may look a little spooky, but it’s packed full of flavor and nutrition! Add some chips, pretzels, or veggies to the dip and stand them straight up to make it appear like a graveyard or add a spiderweb design out of yogurt or sour cream with a black olive spider for another spooky twist.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 3 to 4 tbsp. lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
- 2 (15 oz) cans black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. chipotle pepper
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened soy yogurt or sour cream (optional)
- With food processor running, drop in the garlic cloves and process until finely chopped. Add the black beans and process until pureed.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
- Taste and correct seasonings, adding more as needed. Decorate with yogurt or sour cream if desired.
Fruit Snack O’Lanterns
Who says Halloween needs candy? These cute, personal fruit filled jack o’lanterns will satisfy your guests and your sweet tooth.
- Large oranges
- Your choice of fruit
- Grapefruit knife
- Using a sharp knife, cut off the top of the orange.
- Scoop out the inside as carefully as possible, then cut out the jack o’lantern face and the top in a diagonal pattern.
- Fill with any combination of fruit you’d like.
In addition to being super simple to put together, these snacks are low in calories and high in protein. They are sure to fly right off the plate and be a hit for both kids and adults!
- Reduced-fat mozzarella cheese sticks
- Pretzel sticks
- To make a broom, cut one of the mozzarella sticks into thirds.
- Use a knife or scissors to cut the bottom part of the cheese section into strips or fringe to look like a broom.
- Insert a pretzel stick into the top half of the cut cheese for the broomstick.
- To give it that finishing touch, tie a chive around the cheese above the fringe section.
- Looking to go more sweet? Use string licorice for the broom in place of the cheese and chive.
Silly Apple Bites
Easy to make, allergen-free, and delicious? What could be better? These bite-sized Halloween treats are anything but a trick and will make your guests smile before devouring them.
- 2 green apples, quartered
- Sunflower butter
- 32 sunflower seeds
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- 1-2 googly eyes per apple bites
- Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sun-butter.
- Coat the inside of the gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
- Place four sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
- Place one sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
- “Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sun-butter to stick.
Tasty and healthy, these spooky Halloween treats will have your party guests of all ages wanting more. For more healthy tips and fall recipes, log into Benovate!
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