Make Halloween fun, scary, and safe with this Healthy Halloween Snack Tray that is all homemade, vegan and gluten-free. These DIY treats and snacks are perfect for the spooky holiday.

healthy halloween tray

While Halloween has been different in the past few years, 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. 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!

8 Healthy Snacks for Your Halloween Snack Board

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 or raisins for the teeth, and candy googly-eyes for extra effect. 

You can also add some healthy fruit kabobs on your platter as well.

funny face made using an apple and strawberry

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.

popcorn in various colors

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.

You can use my recipe for Homemade Gummy Bears as a tutorial. Or, check out these Vegan Gummies if you don’t want to use gelatin.

halloween 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! 

orange and black chia pudding with scary gummy eyes

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.

jack o lantern filled with candy corn

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.

sweet potato jack o'lanterns on a plate

8. Gluten-free homemade cookies and cupcakes

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. And, cookies or cupcakes always look inviting on your Halloween snack board.

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!

three jack o'lanterns on a porch

FAQs

Where can you buy vegan candy corn?

As far as I know, there are not any readily available vegan candy corn brands on the market. If you are vegetarian and not vegan, you can buy this clean brand of candy corn from YumEarth (contains eggs).

What should I not include on my Halloween snack tray?

It’s always a good idea to only include edible items on your snack tray. So, leave off any toys or garnishes that aren’t edible. You wouldn’t want someone to eat something that isn’t meany to be eaten.

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platter of healthy halloween treats for a party

Healthy Halloween Snack Tray


Description

Make Halloween fun, scary, and safe with this Healthy Halloween Snack Tray that is all homemade, vegan and gluten-free. These DIY treats and snacks are perfect for the spooky holiday.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 bananas
  • 5 celery sticks
  • 2 green apples
  • 4 mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Halloween gummies
  • 1 package of vegan Halloween candies

Instructions

  1. Assemble the individual snack tray components and then place them on a large platter.

Notes

  1. The ingredient list contains just the bare necessities for a snack tray. Feel free to add other elements to make it more substantial.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Various
  • Cuisine: Halloween

Keywords: vegan halloween treats, vegetarian halloween snacks

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.

P.S. Don’t miss my Roasted Cauliflower Brain recipe if you’re hosting a Halloween dinner party and want a ghoulish side dish.

Conclusions

Halloween is so much more about candy! You can share healthy treats and fun activities to keep your children healthy and safe.

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