Halloween treats typically include a lot of sugar, chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter, but they don’t have to! You can create fun and delicious treats to give out to people eat work or bring to your child’s classroom that are healthy and even low-fat. Here are some healthy Halloween treats to consider making.
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Ghosts
One great way to make healthier Halloween treats is to dip fruit in chocolate. Instead of just dipping any fruit, you want to go with fruit where the shape can make the treat look like a ghost. One good idea is to use bananas. Slice a banana in half and dip half of the banana in melted white chocolate. Use candy pieces to add a couple black eyes near the top, and you have yourself a healthy ghost treat. Strawberries are another fruit that can be used to dip in white chocolate and turn into a smaller ghost.
Candy Corn Fruit
An even healthier treat that you can provide to guests at work for a Halloween party is to choose small fruit pieces that are the color of different parts of candy corn. Choose yellow and orange pieces like mandarin oranges, lemons, bananas, cantaloupe, and pineapple. For the white part of the candy corn, you can either use coconut or add toppings like whipped cream or vanilla yogurt. This is also a good option for a party for kids in their classroom since there is just fruit in the cup, but it is themed for Halloween.
If you are planning on serving raw vegetables with dip at the party, why not turn them into pumpkins? Carrots are perfect for this when you start with the whole carrot. First shave the outside of the carrot, then make slices at the top to turn them into pumpkin shapes. Now cut the carrot into ½ inch or inch slices and you will have yourself some bite-sized pumpkins to serve with ranch dip.
Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks
You can also make some fun witch broomstick snacks for a kids’ or adults’ party for Halloween. This simply requires pretzel sticks and Mozzarella cheese, preferably string cheese pieces. Cut the string cheese into smaller pieces, then make slices in them to feather out one end and create the end of a broom. Attach a pretzel stick into the broom end and you will have fun witch broomsticks that are yummy, but low in fat and calories.
With these simple tips and tricks, you will be serving Halloween-themed treats for the party that aren’t as fattening as other treats.