Everyone’s favorite spooky holiday almost here. It’s time to create fun Halloween snacks for school parties, bento lunches, playdates, and general enjoyment throughout the season.
For those who want to maximize cute and minimize effort, here are five inexpensive, easy, and healthy Halloween snacks for kids plus the perfect drink to pair with them.
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Seriously, how easy is this? Grab a black pen and draw a jack-o-lantern face on a mandarin or tangerine for an easy decoration or snack. Some people use Sharpies but food-safe markers will work (though the ink will not be as dark).
Another way to use more tangerines in the box is to peel them, stick a small slice of celery on top (add a celery leaf to act as pumpkin leaves) and voila, you have a cute little Halloween pumpkin snack.
Eyeballs on a Log
Put cream cheese or your favorite nut butter in a stick of celery. Top with candy eyeballs.
Alternatively, you could place a chocolate chip upside-down. Melt chocolate chips or brown candy melts in a plastic bag and pipe out little spider legs.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders
I’ve already shown you how to make these adorable spider Halloween snacks:
So, now, it’s time to move on to something ever so slightly (slightly) different. Use a round cookie or sandwich cutter to shape the bread or just use mini bagels. Spread peanut butter and jelly on the inside (or make any other favorite sandwich). Stick in eight pretzel legs (break pretzels in half for shorter legs). Use raisins, candy eyeballs, chocolate chips or another edible round food for eyeballs. You can stick them on with peanut butter.
Witch Broom Sticks with String Cheese
You’ve probably seen these all over Pinterest already but they really could not be simpler to assemble. Cut a string cheese into thirds. Use kitchen scissors to cut the end like a broomstick. Use a chive to wrap around the string cheese (this step is optional) to add a little more flourish.
Adorable Halloween Water Bottles
You can’t have snacks without something to drink! We usually opt for water instead of juice or soda.
I’ve become a fan of decorating water bottles according to the occasion. If you can find these Share-A-Scare water bottles you can skip this step. But make it easier for kids to drink water at a classroom party, a neighborhood get-together, or a Day of the Dead celebration by making the bottle itself cute. And, during normal times, you can take them out trick-or-treating to stay hydrated throughout the night.
And did you know that replacing a single 12-ounce, 140-calorie sugar-sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from one’s diet?
In a 2015 survey conducted by Nestle Pure Life, moms and kids revealed many surprising insights about their hydration habits. Drinking water is one of the biggest “healthy habit” struggles moms have with their kids (38%), even more than struggles like “eat your fruit” (29%), “get enough exercise” (23%), “eat your breakfast” (19%), and “drink your milk” (18%).
What is your favorite easy Halloween snack? We also have fun suggestions for toddler Halloween games.