We just took these Halloween Spider Cracker Snacks to preschool and La Jolla Girl promises that they were a hit. She makes them herself, so I thought I’d post this kids recipe as a relatively healthy Halloween snack idea.
Halloween Spider Cracker Snacks
- Round crackers such as Ritz
- Pretzel sticks
- Cream cheese, unsalted peanut or almond butter
- Small dried fruit such as raisins, blueberries or cranberries
- Spread cream cheese, peanut or almond butter on one side of the cracker so that it's thick enough to secure the pretzels.
- Break pretzel sticks in half and use 8 halves for legs.
- On another cracker, spread a light layer of cream cheese, peanut or almond butter so that it can sandwich the other cracker and pretzel sticks together, without moving.
- Dip two raisins in cream cheese, peanut or almond butter and stick them to the top of one side for eyes.
- Tip: Use more pretzels to create a sun instead of a spider.
- Tip: I personally think that cream cheese makes these too salty, however, with nut allergies running wild I thought it was a safer option to send to school.
- Tip: If you're going to use cream cheese, the blocks are too difficult for kids to spread well. Use the kind in a tub.
Ritz crackers hold up pretty well for a long period of time. I saw some round flax crackers at VONS that might be a healthier alternative. I’d love more healthy Halloween snack ideas. We have one more snack day before Halloween!
See also Spider Oreos, a great kids recipe aside from these Halloween Spider Cracker Snacks that your little ones can assemble.