Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids

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Oct 25, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids

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Carny's Dance
 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Pumpkin Patch

You Will Need:

  • 2 large carrots
  • Toothpicks
    • Note: Toothpicks should only be used under adult supervision. Remove toothpick before serving to children.
  • Curly-leaf parsley
  • Scallions (optional)
    • Green onions or chives are acceptable as well
  • Hummus (or other thick, kid friendly dip of choice)

What to do:

  1. Cut carrots into coin shapes pieces and spear in the center with a toothpick.
  2. Add a parsley leaf to the top of the carrot (through the toothpick if you use one)
  3. Cut a small piece of scallion and thread it onto the toothpick to use as the optional pumpkin stem. If you do not use the toothpick, just use a tiny dab of hummus to adhere the parsley and scallion.
  4. Spread store-bought hummus on a platter, dish, or tray to create the field, and arrange pumpkins on top.

Witches’ Broomsticks

You Will Need:

  • Reduced-fat mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chives
    • You may also use green onions or scallions

What to do:

  1. To make the broom –
    • Slice the mozzarella stick in half (width-wise)
    • Use a knife or scissors to cut a fringe pattern on the lower half of the cheese.
  2. To make the stick –
    • Insert a pretzel stick into the cheese, then tie a chive around the top.

 

Apple Mummies

You will need:

  • An apple (green for that Halloween color, but red or yellow or a mix is fine)
  • Gauze tape
  • Candy eyes (if you do not wish to serve candy to the children, cut a raisin in half or fourths and it will stick to the apple)

What to do:

  1. Cut a piece of the gauze tape from the roll. Piece should be long enough to wrap around the apple two or three times.
  2. Cut that piece in half lengthwise (to make a narrower strip.)
  3. Wrap gauze tape around the apple (leaving an open space in the front for eyes.)
  4. Once finished, trim any excess gauze tape.
  5. Attach candy eyes using icing or peanut butter (or non-nut butter spread.)
    If using cut up raisins, you will stick the raisin to the apple, it doesn’t need any type of adhesive element.

To serve:

Remove gauze tape and peel apple.

These apples are good as an alternative to handing out little bags of candy for the children to take home after a Halloween or Fall celebration.

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