If you’re looking to add a little variety to a class party or trick-or-treat night, check out this list of non-candy Halloween treats that are still homemade, super fun, and SUPER special.
Halloween is enough of a sugar rush as it is–no need to put even more candy, much less artificial food coloring, in your homemade treats and party food. Try some of these non-candy Halloween treats instead. They’re just as fun without the crazy amounts of added sugar.
18 Non-Candy Halloween Treats
1. apple mummies. This is a good portion size for a school lunch–just don’t forget to spritz them with lemon juice or dunk them into orange juice to keep them from browning.
2. apple monsters. If you don’t want to make the homemade googly eyes, you can substitute a raisin and a tiny dollop of nut (or nut-free) butter.
3. banana zombies. Check out the pic and see how cute Halloween can be!
4. bottle labels. Wrap these labels around any natural soda or juice bottle to make it Halloween-themed.
5. bread stick bones. Use a homemade whole wheat bread dough, and give kids a healthy dip to eat with it. With the leftover dough, make monster bread!
6. carrot pumpkins. These pumpkins make a fun lunchbox surprise for the big day.
7. cheese and pretzel broomsticks. Add some protein and fiber to your Harry Potter party!
8. deviled egg spiders. Pack some protein into little tummies before they go out trick-or-treating.
9. embellished glasses. Instead of using vinyl, hand out glass markers, permanent markers, or masking tape and scissors, and let party guests embellish their own glasses as a party craft. They’ll take them home at the end of the party as a party favor, and you won’t have to wash them!
10. Halloween pizza. These pizzas make a great party food or Halloween day dinner–make them from everyone’s favorite ingredients, because the trick is all in the decorating!
11. Jack-o-lantern quesadillas. Tempt those little tummies with this fun, filling, wholesome meal, and they won’t have as much room for sugar.
12. monster bread. Kids love to sculpt with bread dough, and the process of baking warps the results just enough to make it a fun surprise at the end.
13. pudding cup bats. The tutorial uses chocolate pudding cups, but I think these would look cute made from any small packaged pudding, fruit, or other treat cups.
14. raisin box mummies. These little mummies are easy to make, and are a great way to turn boxes of raisins into Halloween-themed treats.
15. roasted pumpkin seeds. If you’ve got everyone over for a pumpkin-carving party, then you’ll have plenty of hands on deck to help you make a giant batch of these!
16. spider eggs printable. Add cello envelopes and you’ve got easy packaging for a variety of healthy treats, from grapes to peanuts to raisins to any kind of berry.
17. skull pickles. For WAY less fuss, carve the skull shape into the cucumber as a whole before you slice it. You can send spooky pickles with your packed lunches all month!
18. stuffed pepper Jack-o-lanterns. Fill these with your kid’s favorite stuffing for a hearty, yet festive, Halloween meal.
Do you have a favorite non-candy Halloween treat? Share it with us in the Comments below!