8 Healthy Homemade Halloween Snacks
Make Halloween fun, scary, and safe with this list of eight healthy Halloween snacks that are all homemade and gluten-free. These DIY treats and snacks are perfect for the spooky holiday.
While Halloween has been different in 2020 and likely again for 2021, I hope you enjoy this round-up of healthy Halloween treats. In a normal year, these treats are great for Halloween and autumn-themed parties and potlucks, plus ideas for trick-or-treaters too. For 2021, you can make them for a family party or just for you and your kids.
I’ve tried to include allergy-friendly options, all using real food ingredients. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a healthy, safe, and happy Halloween this year!
8 Healthy Halloween Snacks
1. Fruit made into fun, Halloween shapes
There are so many creative ways to cut fruit into Halloween shapes. Check out these adorable Boo Bananas with coconut butter.
Or, try cutting a green apple into a wedge, cut out a section, and put some almond butter inside. Add a slice of strawberry for the tongue, capers for the teeth, and googly-eyes for extra effect.
2. Black and orange popcorn
To make this Halloween version of popcorn, you’ll need one cup of corn kernels, plus some natural black and orange food colorings. The black color can come from 2-3 capsules of activated charcoal and the orange can come from mixing a 1/4 teaspoon each of dried beet powder and dried turmeric.
Pop the popcorn as you would normally, either on the stovetop or in a popcorn machine. Divide the popped popcorn into two large bowls.
Then, grab two small bowls and put a tablespoon of melted coconut oil in each one. Whisk in the natural food coloring in each bowl, and then pour the coconut oil over the popcorn. Toss to disperse the food coloring.
3. Homemade Halloween gummies
These adorable Halloween molds are so fun! Use 100% juice and grass-fed gelatin, plus raw honey or maple syrup to sweeten. You’ll need about 1 cup of juice to two tablespoons of gelatin and sweetener to make your gummies.
3. Black and orange yogurt
To make colored yogurt, just use the same food colorings from the popcorn idea above. Make two bowls of yogurt (either regular yogurt or dairy-free yogurt), and stir in the food coloring. Add some of your homemade Halloween shaped gummies on top for extra fun.
4. Black and orange chia pudding
Layered chia puddings are one of my favorite healthy Halloween or anytime-of-year snacks. For this fun Halloween Chia Pudding, I divided two cups of almond milk and mixed each cup with 1/4 cup of chia seeds, plus my all natural orange and black food colorings. I topped the chia pudding with a scary eyeball gummy!
5. Candy made without hydrogenated oils
It is possible to find healthier candy made without those nasty trans fats and artificial colors and flavors. Surf Sweets, Smart Sweets, and YumEarth are my favorite brand for a wholesome candy. YumEarth makes pre-portioned lolly pops for handing out to trick-or-treaters. Smart Sweets also has some small bags for handing out.
7. Sweet Potato Jack O’Lanterns
These super fun jack o’lanterns are cut out of sweet potato slices! They, they are baked in the oven for a simple Halloween-themed side dish or snack. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Get the recipe for these sweet potato jack o’lanterns.
I get that you aren’t supposed to give out homemade treats to kids on Halloween, but for your own family and friends, making a wholesome homemade treat using real food is such a great way to celebrate.
There are some amazing mixes out there that are free from preservatives and make home baking so easy! Simple Mills makes a great gluten-free cupcake mix, and Bob’s Red Mill has an awesome gluten-free muffin mix!
Now it’s your turn! Share with me your favorite healthy Halloween treats, either ones you enjoy at home or ones you plan to share with kids this year.
Halloween is so much more about candy! You can share healthy treats and fun activities to keep your children healthy and safe.