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Healthy Halloween snacks: these delicacies are sure to be loved by everyone at the party (recipes available)

When you think of Halloween, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably candy. With all the candy your kids bring home after trick-or-treating, and all the bags of candy you’ve probably bought for everyone who shows up at your door on October 31, the holiday usually involves a lot of sugar – and that’s what makes healthy Halloween snacks so important.

Ideas for Healthy Halloween Snacks that are Impressive

These delicacies are sure to be loved by everyone at the spooky party

Healthy snacks for Halloween shouldn’t be boring. Balance is key, and if you’re looking to replace (or supplement) cakes and cookies with more substantial bites, these healthy Halloween recipes are for you.

Carrot fingers with creamy edamame dip.

Healthy snacks for Halloween should not be boring

Turn peeled carrot sticks and sliced almonds into spooky carrot fingers, which you can then serve with a delicious edamame dip. Find the recipe here:

Creamy Edamame Dip – Ingredients:

  • 320 g frozen peeled edamame
  • 20 g fresh coriander leaves
  • 60 g garlic-herb cheese spread
  • 60 g light sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds

Garnishes: carrot and celery sticks, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, bell bell pepper strips, blanched green beans.

Preparation:

  1. Boil edamame in 1.5 L of lightly salted water for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender; drain. Refresh under cold water; drain again.
  2. Puree the edamame with the remaining ingredients for the spread in a food processor until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if needed, to make a thick dip consistency.
  3. Transfer to a bowl. Serve with the vegetables. (Dip can be made up to 2 days ahead, refrigerated and covered).

Skeleton raw vegetables with caramelized lemon dip.

Looking for a fun way to serve veggies during the spooky season

Looking for a fun way to serve vegetables? Arrange your raw vegetable platter with lettuce, cauliflower, peppers, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, stuffed olives, broccoli, mushrooms and other raw vegetables in the shape of a skeleton. Don’t forget to serve it with a caramelized lemon dip!

Ingredients for the lemon dip:

  • 2 large lemons
  • 350 g sour cream
  • 100 g mayonnaise
  • some fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 30 g cup of pickled peppers (or pickled jalapeños), finely chopped
  • kosher salt

Preparation:

  1. Peel the lemons, then cut them in half.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Put the lemon halves in, cut side down, and let them cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. Check to see if they are charred on the bottom, if not, let them cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and let the lemons cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, mint, paprika, 1½ teaspoons lemon zest and a pinch of salt.
  4. Squeeze the juice from the lemons in a small bowl and strain out the seeds and pulp. You should get about 80 ml of juice. Add the lemon juice to the sour cream and mix. Season with additional salt if needed. Cover the mixture and refrigerate until ready to use (up to 3 days).

Healthy Halloween Snacks – Snails & Caterpillars from Celery.

Healthy Halloween snacks - snails & caterpillars from celery.


Make an army of snails and caterpillars from celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter and cream cheese for a spooky snack that’s not only fun to make, but also great for eating.

Healthy Halloween Snacks – Ingredients for the celery snails:

  • Celery
  • room temperature peanut butter or cream cheese
  • sliced apple
  • Orange slice
  • sliced kiwi
  • Cucumber cut into strips
  • Tomato cut into strips
  • Cashew nuts

Ingredients for the celery caterpillars:

  • Celery
  • Peanut butter or cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Sugar eyes
  • Celery stalks or radishes

Prepare the snails: Fill celery sticks with peanut butter or cream cheese and place the skin of an apple, orange, kiwi, cucumber or tomato slice and a cashew head on top. Use peanut butter or cream cheese to stick on sugar eyes.

Make the caterpillars: fill celery sticks with peanut butter or cream cheese and top with grapes, blueberries or grape tomatoes for the body and head. Stick on sugar eyes with peanut butter or cream cheese and matchsticks for antennae with celery or radishes.

Banana Mummy Pops

Healthy Halloween snacks - banana mummy pops

These sweet banana mummy pops are made with just three ingredients (bananas, chocolate and M&M’s) and can be made in just 30 minutes – no baking required.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 600 g. White chocolate
  • 16 mini M&M’s
  • 80 g. Milk chocolate chips
  • 8 lollipop sticks

Preparation:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Skewer each banana half with a lollipop stick and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
  2. In a large microwave-safe measuring cup, melt white chocolate in the microwave. Dip the bananas into the chocolate, one at a time, shaking off the excess. Place the bananas back on the baking sheet and immediately place two M&M candies near the top as eyes.
  3. Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave according to package directions and pour into a small piping bag fitted with a small, round nozzle. Drizzle in a zigzag pattern over the banana to form bandages. Repeat this step with the milk chocolate, if using. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.

Healthy Halloween Snacks – Guacamoldy Eyeballs.

Plan a spooky party - Make sure to include these creepy lookers


Are you planning a spooky party? Make sure to include these spooky peepers – egg whites filled with a tangy and savory blend of avocado and creamy taco sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 10 large eggs
  • 60 g low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons smooth taco sauce (without chunks)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • one large avocado (or 1 1/2 small ones)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 medium pimiento stuffed olives

Preparation:

  1. Place the eggs in a large pot, add enough cold water to raise the eggs 5 inches above the water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover the pot and let stand for 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, taco sauce, and chili powder. Pour the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a fine tip for writing.
  3. In a second small bowl, mash the avocado with the lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic bag and cut off the tip to create a 1.5 cm opening.
  4. Drain the eggs and return them to the pot. Gently shake the pot so that the eggs crack all over. Let the eggs cool under cold water and then peel them. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and save them for another use.
  5. Using the sour cream, draw thin squiggly lines on each egg white half so they look like bloodshot eyes. Add the avocado mixture to each egg white and place an olive slice on top.

Last minute snack for Halloween – Olive stuffed eyeballs.

Last minute snack for Halloween - olive stuffed eyeballs

All your guests will have their eyes on these olive stuffed eyeballs, which you can easily assemble from fresh mozzarella balls, red bell pepper stuffed olives and strips of prosciutto.

If you missed them, check out more ideas for healthy Halloween snacks from last year’s 2021 here!