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5 healthier Halloween snack ideas

If you're wanting to offer up some healthier Halloween snacks this year, I have rounded up 5 of my favourite ideas that are easy to do and tasty, yet still keep the fun.

1) Tortilla crackers

These crackers are very quick and easy to make and perfect for lunchboxes, snack time or as croutons for soup.

What you need:

  • Tortilla wraps - I used tomato and herb for a more Halloween feel

  • Halloween cutters - I picked up some great mini ones off Amazon

  • Spray oil - I used a 1 cal olive oil one

What to do:

  • Heat the oven at 180C

  • Cut out your shapes

  • Place on a lined baking tray

  • Spray with the oil

  • Bake for 3-4 minutes, until golden and crisp

Serve with red pepper hummus to keep the Halloween theme or tomato soup.

2) Satsuma pumpkins and banana ghosts

A fun way to get some fruit into the kids, great for snack time or as part of a Halloween party platter

What you need:

  • Bananas - not too ripe

  • Satsumas

  • Cucumber or celery

  • Dark chocolate chips or raisins

What to do:

  • Peel and cut the bananas in half and gently push the chocolate chips or raisins in for the ghost eyes and nose

  • Peel the satsumas and slice a piece of cucumber or celery and place in the middle to make a pumpkin stalk

3) Ritz cracker spiders

A tasty spider snack, great for lunchboxes and a Halloween party platter

What you need:

  • Ritz crackers

  • Pretzel sticks

  • Red pepper hummus, cream cheese or peanut butter for the filling

What to do:

Spread a little filling of your choice on each cracker

Break 4 pretzel sticks in half and place on one cracker, 4 each side

Place another cracker on top

4) Halloween dark chocolate bark

Chocolate bark is super easy to make and you can add any topping that you like. To make this healthier, I used good quality, 70% cocoa dark chocolate.

What you need:

  • Dark chocolate

  • Toppings of your choice. I used; Dried apricots, sunflower seeds and Halloween sprinkles

What to do:

  • Melt 200g of dark chocolate

  • Spread evenly onto a lined baking tray - you can make it as thick or thin as you like

  • Add your toppings

  • Place in the fridge to harden for 30 minutes

  • Break into pieces

I keep ours in a tub in the fridge so that it stays firm, but if you have a cool cupboard it will be fine out of the fridge

5) Apple monsters

My children had great fun helping to make these and they thought they were super tasty too.


  • Apples - green or red

  • Peanut butter - smooth or crunchy

  • Dried apricots

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Edible eyes

To make:

  • Core the apples and cut into quarters

  • Carefully cut a V shape out of each quarter for the mouth

  • Spread some peanut butter into the mouth

  • Add a dried apricot, halved for a tongue and sunflower seeds for the teeth

  • Use peanut butter to stick the googly eyes on

You could use cream cheese instead of peanut butter and slices of strawberry or cheese for the tongue

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