It’s nearly Halloween, which usually means one thing for kids – sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. While it’s fine to have sweets in moderation, it can be easy to get caught up in the ‘treat’ element of Halloween. We’ve found 10 recipes that are not only quick and easy to prepare, they’re also healthy. The kids will love helping you turn this good food into ghoul food, so you can make it a fun family afternoon.

 

Carrot Rice Ball Jack O’Lantern Bites

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free * Vegan

These Jack O’Lantern rice balls look great and are very easy and healthy. They’ve been coloured with orange juice and decorated with a few slivers of black olive and the tips of green beans. The kids will love getting their hands in there to help make these simple snacks!

Recipe & image: Apron Strings

Recipe & image: Apron Strings

Ingredients: 6 Prep: 15mins Difficulty: Easy

 

Owl Rice Cakes

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Gluten Free * Vegan

Although this recipe uses peanut butter, it can easily be made nut free by replacing it with sunflower butter or tahini. The shape of the rice cake is perfect for these little owls which will make a nice addition to any Halloween party table.

Recipe & image: A Few Shortcuts

Recipe & image: A Few Shortcuts

Ingredients: 7 Prep: 25mins Difficulty: Easy

 

Fruit Mummies

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free * Vegan

Another great way to get kids excited by fruit – make them into fruit mummies! Simply wrapping them in a bandage with a few stick-on eyes from the craft shop will instantly turn an apple or pear into a spooky Halloween snack that’s perfect to take to school as well.

fruitmummies

Idea & image: Ciara Attwell, My Fussy Eater

Ingredients: 3 Prep: 10mins Difficulty: Easy

 

Silly Apple Bites

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free * Vegan

There are a lot of different ideas for apple bites available online, but we especially like these ones because they’re allergen free. With no slivered almonds or peanut butter in sight, the magic ingredient in these ones is sunflower seeds and sunflower butter. The eyes are optional, but if you have the time we think they’re definitely worth making!

Recipe & image: Fork and Beans

Recipe & image: Fork and Beans

Ingredients: 5 Prep Time: 15min Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Mummy Toast

Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free * Dairy Free & Vegan Option

This Halloween spin on cheese on toast is so simple! They also work really well with English Muffins and can be easily made dairy free by using dairy-free cheese.

Recipe & image: Spaceships and Laserbeams

Recipe & image: Spaceships and Laserbeams

Ingredients: 4 Prep: 5mins Difficulty: Easy

 

Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free * Vegan

With chocolate chip eyes and celery stalks, these ‘pumpkins’ and ‘ghosts’ are healthy, easy and look great!

Recipe & image: Flo & Grace

Recipe & image: Flo & Grace

Ingredients: 4 Prep: 5mins Difficulty: Easy

Spider Crackers

Egg Free * Nut Free * Dairy Free & Vegan Options

Using round cracker biscuits as a body and pretzels for legs, these spider crackers are fun and easy. This recipe suggests filling them with cream cheese, but you can fill them with whatever takes your fancy. Try a little coloured hummus or guacamole for a tasty and colourful change and get creative!

Recipe & image: La Jolla Mom

Recipe & image: La Jolla Mom

Ingredients: 4 Prep: 10mins Difficulty: Easy

Hot Dog Mummies

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Vegan Options

Hot dogs wrapped in pastry and baked. Yum! Regardless of if you’re using meat or vegetarian hot dogs, these snacks are guaranteed to be a hit! Best dipped in sauce, of course!

Recipe & image: Seakettle

Recipe & image: Seakettle

Ingredients: 3 Prep: 10mins Difficulty: Easy

 

Cheese Eyeballs

Egg Free * Nut Free * Gluten Free

Babybel cheeses with a sliced olive make fantastic eyeballs! A little red food colouring and a steady hand to achieve the ‘bloodshot’ look, and a dot of ketchup in the middle… so gruesome it’s good!

Recipe & image: Cute Food For Kids

Recipe & image: Cute Food For Kids

Ingredients: 4 Prep: 10mins Difficulty: Easy

Jelly Worms in Oreo Dirt

Dairy Free * Egg Free * Nut Free * Vegan Option

We’re definitely moving away from ‘healthy’ snacks here, but these looked so good we just had to include them! They can be easily made with an agar jelly instead of traditional gelatine, and with Oreo biscuits not having dairy or egg ingredients to start with, there’s not much adaptation needed to make them vegan. Now, where are those straws…

Recipe & image: Cakes Cottage

Recipe & image: Cakes Cottage

Ingredients: 6 Prep: 25mins Difficulty: Medium

While it’s fine to have sweets in moderation, it can be easy to get caught up in the ‘treat’ element of Halloween. We’ve found 10 recipes that are not only quick and easy to prepare, they’re also healthy. The kids will love helping you turn this good food into ghoul food, so you can make it a fun family afternoon.

 

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