5 easy Halloween snacks

Leaves are changing, the morning air is getting crisp. Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. So get ready, parents. It’s time to break out the pumpkins and candy corn.

Halloween is a favorite holiday among kids, and why not? They get to dress up in fun costumes, have parties, and go around begging for candy. I like to join in on the fun with my kids, but with all the parties and trick or treating that come along with Halloween, I have no desire to make festive treats that will add more sugar to their already-sugar-overloaded diets on Halloween. They certainly get more than enough sweet treats without my help. Instead, we’re going to be celebrating with some festive snacks that won’t send their blood sugar through the roof. The best part? They’re all super simple and fast to make, most likely using things that are already in your pantry.

Here are five (mostly) healthy Halloween snacks you can make for your kids. Enjoy!

PB&J Spiders

Take a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich to the next level by cutting it into a circle and adding pretzel legs and edible eyeballs. So simple, and yet so fun! Inspired by Welch’s.

Banana Ghosts

Simply cut a banana in half and add chocolate chips (mini and/or regular) to turn this unassuming fruit into a spooky friend. Put it on a popsicle stick, and you’ll really win them over. Inspired by Weelicious.

Monster Mouths

Slice apples into wedges, spread with peanut butter, and add some monster teeth (marshmallows). Be warned: don’t be surprised if your little goblins try stuffing the whole thing in their mouths at once to transform their own grins into something truly scary. Inspired by My Life and Kids.

Candy Corn Fruit Cup

It’s candy, but it’s not! Layer pineapple and mandarin oranges, then top with a few marshmallows for garnish, and your kids will love this nod to their favorite classic Halloween candy. Inspired by Family Fresh Meals.

Scarecrow Snack Mix

Spice up your favorite party snack by adding some Halloween-inspired fun. Mix together Chex cereal, popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, raisins, candy corn, and whatever else sounds good to make this scrumptious hodge podge of a snack mix. Inspired by Sweet and Simple Living.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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