Healthy Halloween Snacks & Treats
Halloween treats don't have to be unhealthy for you. Try some healthy Halloween snack ideas for kids this year and make the party fun and tasty.
Halloween may occur on October 31st each year but if you have children or host Halloween parties, this event lasts longer than just one night. Whether you are needing healthy snack ideas for baking Halloween goodies for a school function or if you are needing to bring something into the office, you can find many creative Halloween recipes online that are sure to be the hit of the party.
Healthy Halloween Recipe Ideas for Kids
Halloween is a time for kids to have fun dressing up and spend some time trick-or-treating. Many schools have Halloween parties and ask children to bring in a treat for the class to share. You can find many healthy recipes online for Halloween baking ideas such as carrot cupcakes or banana bread.
For lunches, consider making platters of orange cheese cubes, green celery, red grapes, cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper slices and sliced mangoes. Traditional Halloween colors are orange, black, red and yellow, so find healthy foods with those colors and get creative with lunch platters. You can make ghost sandwiches or pumpkin sandwiches as well by simply cutting bread into desired shapes.
Halloween Party Snack Mix Recipe
Mix up a large bowl of snack mix for Halloween using the following ingredients:
• 2 cups Cheerios cereal
• 1 cup Reese's Pieces candy
• 1/2 cup Raisins
• 1/2 cup Sliced almonds
• 1/4 cup Coconut shreds
Toss all the ingredients together and serve as individual snacks in bowls or place in a large bowl for everyone to share. You can modify this recipe as needed for the individuals you are serving. If someone has a nut allergy, substitute Smarties for the Reese's Pieces (they are made in a nut-free facility) and omit the almonds.
Halloween Nut Free Treats for Kids
It's important to remember that many schools have a nut-free policy in their schools and any treats brought in must not contain nuts or be made in a facility that produces nuts. Check ingredient labels to see if products are made "In a nut-free facility" or if they are "made in a facility that processes nuts". If a package does not indicate whether or not it is nut-free, don't take the chance and choose different products to use in your recipe.
Cookie and Cake Decorating Ideas for Halloween
If you look online you will see a variety of decorating ideas for cookies and cakes. Recipe sites like All Recipes, Amazing Moms, and Family Fun have some amazing decorating ideas that are easy to do and wonderful for display. Many recipes allow you to reduce the sugar for icing for a healthier, but still tasty, Halloween snack.
Remember to keep in mind the age group that will be eating your baking. You don't want to put any hard-candies on your cookies or cakes for decoration if younger children will be eating them as they could pose a choking hazard.
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