Monster teeth, broomsticks, and boo-nanas — oh my! These healthy Halloween snacks for kids are perfect for fall parties. Plus they’re made with easy-to-find ingredients!

Looking for fun, healthy Halloween snacks? You’re in the right place! This post was originally published in 2016 and these snacks continue to be reader favorites year after year!

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I’m so excited to share this healthy Halloween snacks post with you today! It was a blast to put together. My 5-year-old thinks these healthy Halloween snacks are so fun, and I do too!

VIDEO: See how to make them!

First, I’ll say I have no problem with caramel popcorn, candy corn, other fun treats on Halloween. But it’s also great to have some festive snack ideas for those times when you don’t want everything to be so indulgent.

Sugary treats are everywhere during the holiday season, and when the kids are already loaded up on plenty of sweets, every parent will be happy for a few alternatives.

That’s where these healthy Halloween snack ideas come in. From banana ghosts to apple monster teeth, what kid wouldn’t be excited about that?

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All of these healthy Halloween recipes are easy enough for kids to put together. So they can double as a party activity, too!

These healthy treats are great for school parties, Halloween parties at home, or Trunk or Treat events. Any of these would make a perfect afternoon snack, or healthy treat for when you’re watching a Halloween movie together as a family.

Best of all, these healthy Halloween snacks can easily be made gluten-free!

You also might like these recipes for healthy valentine’s snacks and healthy easter snacks. For a gluten-free treat try these gluten-free halloween cookies.

Olive Cream Cheese Spider Crackers on gray plate with marble background

1. Olive Cream Cheese Spider Bites

Our first healthy Halloween snacks are made with olives, cream cheese and gluten-free crackers. Costco sells GF sweet potato crackers, which are orange and perfect for these. Or, you could even make them more gourmet and use baked, sliced sweet potatoes.

Ingredients

  • Gluten-free crackers (sweet potato crackers are orange and festive!)
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Large pitted black olives

How to Make Spider Bites

Spread a little bit of cream cheese on each cracker. Cut the olives in half. Leave one half for the body and thinly slice the other half into 6 slices for the legs. Assemble the legs and body on the cracker. Serve your healthy Halloween snacks!

Bell Pepper Olive Monster Eyes on white plate with marble background

2. Bell Pepper Olive Monster Eyes

These tasty little bites are really easy to make with a small circle cutter and a piping bag or Ziploc filled with softened cream cheese. You can also use dairy-free cream cheese such as Kite Hill to keep these and the Spider Bites dairy-free.

Ingredients

  • Bell peppers
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Large black olives

How to Make Monster Eyes

Cut the slides of the bell pepper off in 4 flat pieces. Using a small circle cutter, cut bell pepper circles. Place the softened cream cheese in a piping bag with a large circle tip (or in a ziploc with a hole cut in the bottom) and pipe a little cream cheese onto each circle. Slice the olives into 1/4-inch wide pieces. Place an olive on the cream cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Apple Monster Teeth on white plate with marble background

3. Peanut Butter Apple Monster Teeth

These are a creepy healthy snack made with ingredients I almost always have around. It’s a great alternative to caramel apples, while still being a sweet treat kids will like.

Apple monster teeth are easy to make as a spooky after-school snack during Halloween season, and the whole family will get a kick out of it!

You can use any kind of nut butter or sunflower seed butter if you prefer. (I’ve also seen them made with mini marshmallows as the teeth.) I like to use green apple for a fun pop of bright color, but yellow or red apples works great, too.

Ingredients

  • Green apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds

How to Make Monster Teeth

Slice the apple. Put a spoonful or two of peanut butter in a small Ziploc. Cut a hole in the bag. Squeeze the peanut butter onto one apple slice. Top with another apple and push slightly to stick together. Place sunflower seed “teeth” along the peanut butter. Enjoy!

Pretzel Cheese Stick Witch Brooms on white plate with marble background

4. Pretzel Cheese Stick Witch Brooms

Our next healthy Halloween snacks are pretzel cheese stick witch brooms!

These are my older son’s favorite out of all of my healthy Halloween food ideas. He doesn’t eat the chive, but it adds such a cute final touch to the brooms!

This would be a fun, spooky Halloween snack for school lunches. These brooms are easy to make-ahead and will stay fresh for at least a day (if kept cool.)

Ingredients

  • Cheese sticks
  • GF pretzel sticks
  • Fresh chives

How to Make Witch Brooms

Cut the cheese sticks into thirds. Peel the bottom part of the cheese stick like a broom. Place the pretzel in the center of the cheese stick. Tie a chive around the broom and cut to size. Enjoy!

bananas with chocolate chips on white plate with marble background

5. Boo-nanas

It doesn’t get easier than this fun Halloween snack! Bananas + chocolate chips = Boo-nanas!

My kids are obsessed with bananas and this is a fun, easy way to make them special for Halloween. They’re good healthy options for any party spread. (Anything to get some fresh fruit in!)

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Chocolate chips (regular size)
  • Mini chocolate chips

How to Make Boo-nanas

Assemble just before serving so they don’t turn brown. Cut bananas in half. Place two mini chocolate chips for the eyes and one large chocolate chip for the mouth. Enjoy your festive Halloween fruit!

healthy halloween snacks on white marble background

I hope you love these fun recipes as much as we do! If you try these healthy Halloween snacks, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you!

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5 from 10 votes

Healthy Halloween Snacks

Prep Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings
Monster teeth, broomsticks, and boo-nanas — oh my! These healthy Halloween snacks for kids are perfect for fall parties. Plus they're made with easy-to-find ingredients!

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Ingredients

Olive Cream Cheese Spider Bites

  • Gluten-free crackers (sweet potato crackers are orange and festive!)
  • softened cream cheese
  • large pitted black olives

Bell Pepper Olive Monster Eyes

  • Bell peppers
  • softened cream cheese
  • large black olives

Peanut Butter Apple Monster Teeth

  • Green apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds

Pretzel Cheese Stick Witch Brooms

  • Cheese sticks
  • GF pretzel sticks
  • Fresh chives

Boo-nanas

  • Bananas
  • Large and small chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Olive Cream Cheese Spider Bites
    Spread a little bit of cream cheese on each cracker. Cut the olives in half. Leave one half for the body and thinly slice the other half into 6 slices for the legs. Assemble the legs and body on the cracker. Serve!
  • Bell Pepper Olive Monster Eyes
    Cut the slides of the bell pepper off in 4 flat pieces. Using a small circle cutter, cut bell pepper circles. Place the softened cream cheese in a piping bag with a large circle tip (or in a ziploc with a hole cut in the bottom) and pipe a little cream cheese onto each circle. Slice the olives into ¼-inch wide pieces. Place an olive on the cream cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Peanut Butter Apple Monster Teeth
    Slice the apple. Put a spoonful or two of peanut butter in a small ziploc. Cut a hole in the bag. Squeeze the peanut butter onto one apple slice. Top with another apple and push slightly to stick together. Place sunflower seed “teeth” along the peanut butter. Enjoy!
  • Pretzel Cheese Stick Witch Brooms
    Cut the cheese sticks into thirds. Peel the bottom part of the cheese stick like a broom. Place the pretzel in the center of the cheese stick. Tie a chive around the broom and cut to size. Enjoy!
  • Boo-nanas
    Assemble just before servings so they don’t turn brown. Cut bananas in half. Place small chocolate chips for the eyes and 1 large chocolate chip for the mouth. Enjoy!
5 Easy Healthy Halloween Snacks! So fun for kids and class parties. Made with ingredients you already have and easily gluten-free!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These little snacks were the best surprise for my little one after school! They were almost too cue to eat but he had a lot of fun!! Such a cute idea.

  2. 5 stars
    Love these! I’ve made the banana ghosts and witch broom in previous years. This week I made the monster teeth for an after school snack.
    I will share these on my site colormyfood.com on a round up blogpost for putting nutrition into Halloween. I hope that’s ok. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Erin! Such cute treats! Will you please email me? I tried to use the “Contact me” link on your “More About Erin” page, but it didn’t work.
    LOVE your blog and would like to feature this post on one of my future posts. Thank you! anna

  4. 5 stars
    What a fun roundup! I think my favorite is the witch brooms, but the boo-nanas are exactly at my holiday-treat energy level right now. 😉

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