Healthy Halloween Recipes for Happy Ghouls and Goblins

Since your trick-or-treaters might be getting their fill of Halloween candy next week, we've rounded up some kid-friendly Halloween recipes that keep things on the healthier side. The best part about these recipes? They're fun to make as a whole family!

Banana Nice Cream Ghosts 

1-2 bananas
1 bar organic white chocolate
mini chocolate chips
popsicle sticks

Cut bananas in half and then slice down the middle. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 10 minutes. Melt the white chocolate and dip the banana quarters until completely covered. Place two chocolate chip "eyes" on the banana, and set in the freezer on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Recipe adapted from

Monster Mouths

1-2 green apples
Nut or seed butter
Sunflower seeds or peanuts
Googly eyes

Cut the middles out of each apple slice to make "mouths." Cover the top and bottom of each mouth with nut or seed butter and place sunflower seed or peanut teeth. Put a drop of nut or seed butter on the top of the apple slice where you want to place googly eyes. Be creative and get silly with this fun treat!

Recipe adapted from

Grapefruit Jack-o-lanterns

Use a serrated knife to cut the top off a grapefruit and scoop the flesh out much like a pumpkin. Have your kids draw faces on their mini jack-o-lantern with a marker, and carve with a paring knife. Fill with a simple fruit salad (apples, grapefruit, berries, oranges, etc.) and you've got a healthy Halloween snack!

Adapted from

By Steph Davidson| October 26, 2016
Categories:  Recipes

About the Author

Steph Davidson

Steph Davidson

Steph is a writer and editor with a love of tea, books, and horror movies. Steph grew up under the impression that most meals came out of a box and had to contain some sort of animal protein. When an interest in a more environmentally friendly way of living led to her vegetarianism in 2012, she decided to teach herself how to cook. You can catch her kitchen wins (and the occasional opportunity for improvement) on Instagram @_stephinitely_.


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