Healthy Halloween Snacks Round Up

I just spent 17 hours combing the interweb for healthy Halloween snacks. Along with the usual fatigue in my posterior, I think I’m going to lose it if I see another Halloween cupcake, cake pop, cookie pop, cake topped with gummy worms, or mummy dog. All that stuff is great (especially if you’re five years old). But I would like to tip my hat to the brave and creative souls that actually came up with ideas for Halloween snacks that contain something resembling food. My kids will have enough sugary goodness after the sun goes down.

A few of these aren’t necessarily specific to Halloween. But I see some potential there nonetheless. Please fill us all in on any of your brilliant ideas in the comments below. Thanks!

Monster Jaws (along with other goodies) from Our Best Bites.

Devilish Eggs from Martha Stewart.com.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from The Kitchn.

Jack O’Lantern Smoothies from Joie de Vivre.

15 Healthy Halloween Snacks from Disney’s Family Fun.

Fruit and Nut Crispy Treats from Super Healthy Kids.

Bat Fruit Kebabs and Spider Cheese & Crackers from One Charming Party.

Halloween Sunnyside Eggs from Cute Food for Kids.

Bat Bites from All You.

Veggie Skeleton from Feeding Frenzy.

Pumpkin Hummus from La Fuji Mama.

Deviled Spider Eggs from Shockingly Delicious.

Chickpea Butternut Pumpkin Patties from Angie’s Recipes.

Toasted Bats from About.com

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cheese Dip (vegan) from Happy Healthy Life.

BooBerry Muffins and Ghost and Bat Beans, Monster Treats from Cook Play Explore.

Pumpkin Pesto Pinwheels from Steph Chows.

Ghostly Eggs from The Gourmet Mama.

Falafel Spiders from Veggie Belly.

Spooky Spider Crackers from Babble.com.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ghosts from The Kitchn.

Cheddar Witch Fingers from Sunset.

And last but not least, a friend of mine made Raspberry Rockets for a Halloween party and called them Goblin Eyes. Sweet Potato Chips would be another nice one.

After School Snackage

Seven or eight years into being a stay-at-home mom and I’m finally gearing up to serve up some genuine after-school snacks to my youngins. In the past, I’ve been pretty lame about after-school snacks. But I’ve resolved to redeem myself occasionally this year by throwing the wee people in my household a surprise treat every now and again. After much scouring of the internet, these are some of the best looking after-school snack recipes I could find. Some are healthier than others. I’d like to try them all.

Oatmeal Toffee Bars from The Urban Baker

Peanut Butter Banana-Dillas from 5 Dollar Dinners

Edamame Hummus from One Hungry Mama

Jam Roly Poly from 5 Second Rule

Ripe Plantain Fritters from Simply Spicy

Smoothies from Talk of Tomatoes

Chocolate Banana Quesadilla from Sunshine Mom

Apple Snack Muffins from The Naptime Chef

After School Snack Wrap from The Little Foodie

Chocolaty Almond Butter Banana Smoothie from Words to Eat By

Salty Apples from Healthy Happy Life

Smørrebrød from A Little Yumminess

Pimento Cheese Dip from She Wears Many Hats

Homemade Parmesan Potato Chips from Picky Palate

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip from This Homemade Life

Raw Linseed Crackers from Chocolate & Zucchini

Cookie Dough Dip from Peas and Thank You

Chocolate and Puffed Grain Morsels from Sprouted Kitchen

Edamame Dip from Aggie’s Kitchen

Kettle Corn from Savory Sweet Life

Butternut Squash Hummus from Kitchen Gadget Girl

Fried Plantains with Coconut Caramel Sauce from Vanilla Garlic

Red Ants on a Log from Cook Play Explore

[Satisfying and Healthy] After School Snacks from Super Healthy Kids

Crunchy Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chunk Muffins from Food Blogga

Spiced Cranberry Energy Balls from Perry’s Plate

Banana Bites from Framed Cooks

Baked Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar from Sugar Crafter at Brown Eyed Baker

Horchata from Homesick Texan

Whole Wheat Raspberry Bars from Peanut Butter and Julie

Almond Power Bars from Kitchen Stewardship

Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars from Once A Month Mom

Butterscotch Pudding from Simply Recipes

Cinnamon Pecan Brittle from Elana’s Pantry

Pizza Egg Rolls from Chaos In the Kitchen

Oatmeal Cream Pies from Macaroni and Cheesecake

Stone Fruit Salad from Poet in the Pantry

Peanut Butter Crispies from Simple Healthy Family

Marathon Chunks from Neverhomemaker

and last but not least…

Chocolate Caramel Crackers from Smitten Kitchen

Web morsels

Beet Hummus from Simply Recipes via Perry’s Plate.

Unexpected Results: 5 Reasons Why A Recipe Might Fail from The Kitchn.

Cooking for Others: A Guide to Giving Sympathy Meals from Simple Bites. Aimee has also complied a superb list of suggested recipes in another post titled Weekend Links: Cooking for Others Edition. Check out the list for some family dinner inspiration as well as terrific sympathy meals.

Choosing the Best Mandoline Slicer from Kitchen Daily via Serious Eats.

To Win Toddler Food Battles, Take a Softer Approach from NPR via Food News Journal.