My Top 5 Healthy Halloween Snacks (no tricks, just treats)
Unlike trick or treating, there is no age limit when you are talking about creating festive Halloween treats. Whether you are in the mood for something sweet or something savory, I’ve got ya covered with a little of everything with these festive and healthy Halloween snacks.
My 5 Favorite Healthy Halloween Snacks
1. Candy Corn Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup dried pineapple, chopped
- ¼ cup dried apricots, chopped
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
- Toast oats and sunflower seeds until fragrant—5 to 8 minutes.
- Cook honey over medium-high heat until large foamy bubbles form—2 to 4 minutes.
- Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture into the honey; stir until completely coated.
- Quickly press the granola into a lightly greased circular pan.
- Top the granola with a circle of pineapple pieces in the center of the pan and then
create a ring of apricot pieces around it, stopping about 2 inches from the edge.
- Gently press the dried fruit into the granola.
- Let cool for 30 – 60 minutes.
- Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Spoon 1 Tbsp yogurt onto the bottom third of each wedge.
- Place in the freezer until the yogurt hardens—about 15 minutes.
Candy Corn Granola Nutrition Facts:
- Calories: 232
- Total Fat: 9 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 34 g
- Fiber: 3.6 g
- Protein: 7.4 g
2. Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This is hands down the easiest semi-homemade creation, and it will knock your socks off. By adding one box of Angel Food Cake to one can of pumpkin, you can create a super simple, low-fat, low-calorie treat everyone will enjoy! You can make these healthy Halloween snacks with most pureed canned fruits or veggies, and it always turns out the same. Sinfully delicious!
- 1 box Angel Food Cake
- One 15-oz can pure pumpkin puree
- Combine cake mix and canned pumpkin.
- Whip until well combined and air bubbles begin to form.
- Pour mixture into a Bundt pan.
- Bake at 450 degrees F until the top of the cake is lightly browned.
- Once cooled, flip onto a serving dish and lightly dust with powdered sugar.
Pumpkin Bundt Nutrition Facts:
- Calories: 158
- Total Fat: .15 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 35.5 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Protein: 3.7 g
3. Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin seeds (from one pumpkin)
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 1 egg
- Clean and pat dry seeds from one pumpkin.
- Roast in 300-degree F oven just slightly (until light golden brown).
- Toss toasted seeds in a bowl with one beaten egg.
- Lay seeds back on baking sheet and sprinkle Everything Bagel Seasoning on top.
- Roast seeds again until medium golden brown.
- Enjoy these tasty Halloween treats!
Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition Facts:
Six ¼-cup servings
- Calories: 187
- Total Fat: 16 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 3 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 10 g
4. Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes (in mini pumpkins)
- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter
- ⅛ tsp ground sage
- ¼ cup milk
- 6 mini pumpkins
- Chopped green onions (garnish)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook potatoes in boiling water on the stovetop. (Add salt if desired.)
- When done, mash with a potato masher until desired consistency.
- Add canned pumpkin, cream cheese, butter, ground sage, ¼ teaspoon salt, salt and pepper to taste.
- Gradually add milk, beating until light and fluffy.
- Spoon servings of mixture into hollowed out, rinsed miniature pumpkins and top with green onions.
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes Nutrition Facts:
- Calories: 122
- Total Fat: 3.4 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
- Fiber: 3.8 g
- Protein: 2.5 g
5. Ghost Meringues
- 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
- ¼ tsp cream of tartar
- 1.5 Tbsp Stevia
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
- Continue beating while adding Stevia a little bit at a time.
- Add vanilla and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Add mixture to a silicone cake decorating bag (or plastic baggie [Ziploc®] with one corner of the bag snipped with scissors).
- Pipe the meringue mixture onto a baking sheet in an upward motion. If you need to add layers like a snowman to achieve this, that is totally acceptable.
- Cook in 200-degree F oven for 2 hours or until dry and crisp.
- As soon as you take them out of the oven, gently press miniature chocolate chips into the ghost figures (eyes and optional mouth).
- Enjoy these healthy Halloween snacks! They are scary good!
Ghost Meringue Nutrition Facts:
- Calories: 28
- Total Fat: 3.6 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 3.6 g
- Fiber: .33 g
- Protein: 1.2 g