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.

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.