Hand Out This, Not That: 15 Healthier Halloween Treats to Give OutKelsey Banfield
I love Halloween, though there is a limit to how much candy I really want in the house. My daughter is at the age where she is really understanding the holiday and has the single goal of collecting as many sweet treats as she possibly can. I don’t mind her having a few, of course, but I’d rather her not have a ton. Going over this in my head makes me think it might be smart to hand out something on the healthier side this year. I went through Family Kitchen searching for some healthier Halloween treats and found some of these great ideas!
Granola Peanut Butter Bites 1 of 16These delicious peanut buttery bites are packed with flavor and protein. Kids and adults will love their great taste!
Make granola peanut butter bites
Chocolate Covered Animal Crackers 2 of 16What a great twist on the classic kids snack cracker. Add a light chocolate coating and some Halloween sprinkles for a healthier Halloween cookie!
Make chocolate covered animal crackers
Healthy Baked Apple Chips 3 of 16These healthy, crispy apple snacks are a cinch to make and a great for bagging up and handing to trick-or-treaters!
Make baked apple chips
Black Bean Brownies 4 of 16These gluten-free brownies are a must for anyone craving the classic chocolatey brownie taste without wanting to suffer through a gluten-induced tummy ache. These would be perfect for any Halloween party, especially if your guests have food sensitivities.
Make black bean brownies
Sunbutter Honey Oat & Dried Cherry Treats 5 of 16These amazing treats are packed with protein, but have a sweet taste so kids will never realize these treats are actually good for them.
Make sunbutter honey oat & dried cherry rice treats
Homemade Mango-Lime Fruit Leather 6 of 16Homemade fruit leather is so much healthier and tastier than the store-bought kind. Make some some of these cool orange rolls to hand out on Halloween night and kids will devour your offerings as quickly as the unhealthy stuff.
Make Mango Lime Fruit Leather
brownies-top 7 of 16These sweet nibbles combine the best of both worlds: chocolate and pumpkin! They would be a great after school snack or post-dinner sweet treat.
Make Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
Classic GORP 8 of 16This classic snack works year round. Make up individual baggies of GORP and tie them with black and orange ribbons for all the little ghosts and goblins celebrating All Hallows Eve.
Homemade Granola 9 of 16Granola is a tasty, healthful snack that everyone loves. Scoop it into treat bags and add a handful of pumpkin seeds for a great Halloween touch.
Make homemade granola
Homemade Fruit Snacks 10 of 16These fruit snacks are another great item to bag up for trick-or-treaters. Kids will love the sweet taste and parents will love the low sugar content!
Make homemade fruit snacks
Healthier Popcorn 11 of 16Popcorn is such a classic Halloween snack, whether you bag it up or put it in a big bowl for your kid's friends. If you do bag it up, I recommend drawing little ghost faces on the bags to make them extra festive.
Make healthier popcorn
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Cakes 12 of 16What's better than a sandwich cookie? These chocolate-dipped peanut butter rice cakes. Sure, there's nothing sexy about the words "rice cake," but trust me, these taste divine and are much healthier treat to serve little goblins.
Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks 13 of 16Healthier and tastier than regular Rice Krispie treats, these sweet balls are easy to pack up and are guaranteed to satisfy!
Make peanut butter & honey Rice Krispie snacks
Ginger Granola Bars 14 of 16These amazingly tasty granola bars outdo candy bars in both taste and health any day — especially on Halloween!
Make ginger granola bars
Monster Mash Popcorn 15 of 16A fun twist on popcorn, this recipe is a slightly healthier Halloween treat than most.
Make Monster Mash Popcorns
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 16 of 16Roasted pumpkin seeds are easily one of the most classic Halloween snacks. After carving those pumpkins, use up those seeds to hand out to kids. They're the perfect salty treat to balance out all the sweets!
Make roasted pumpkin seeds