19 Spooktacular Halloween Treats (That Aren’t Candy)
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19 Spooktacular Halloween Treats (That Aren’t Candy)

There’s nothing like Halloween to bring out the thrill-seeker in all of us. You’ve gotta *HEART* a holiday that gets everyone’s adrenaline pumping with scary costumesfrightening makeup and haunting desserts. But if the most horrifying thing about Halloween to you is the thought of filling little treat bags (and little tummies) with a monster load of sugary candy, we’ve got your back. Here are 19 healthier Halloween treats that will delight all the kids, young and old.

1. Ghost Cheese: These little string cheese ghosts are so festive, and so easy to pull off. All the little goblins will be gobbling these up. (via Natural Noshing)

2. Candy Corn Yogurt Pops: There’s something about candy corn colors that just scream Happy Halloween. These pops are made from yogurt, so they’re healthy and happy. (via {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker)

3. Silly Apple Bites: Expect a fit of the giggles when you break out these monster apple bites. It’s the googly eyes and crooked sunflower-seed “teeth” that get kids laughing every time. (via Fork and Beans)

4. Frankenstein Halloween Treats: Got a preschool that only allows packaged treats? With a little crafty help, plain ol’ green jello cups become little Frankenstein monsters. (via The Melrose Family)

5. Bat Energy Bites: Edible eyeballs and broken tortilla chip *wings* make these chocolate energy bites so festive. Bonus: The salt in the tortilla chips pairs so well with the chocolate bites. Salt and sweet for the win! (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

6. Tangerine Pumpkins & Banana Ghosts: This one’s for the little ones with food allergies in the house. If carob chips aren’t allowed, you can sub raisins or blueberries for the eyes. (via Flo & Grace)

7. Sweet Potato Jack-o’-Lanterns With Cinnamon Sugar: These grinning pumpkins are cut from sweet potato slices. They taste just like sweet potato fries that took a cinnamon dunk. (via Simply Recipes)

8. Colorful Vegetable Skeleton: Have you seen the creepy meat skeleton making the rounds on Pinterest? This one’s built along the same concept, but not so gruesome. Kid’s will love dunking the veggie *bones* in dip. (via The Kitchn)

9. Raw Witches Fingers: These yummy treats are gluten-, egg- and dairy-free, with zero refined sugar. But the taste is absolutely irresistible, thanks to three kinds of nuts, dates and cacao powder. (via Fork and Beans)

10. Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese Shapes: Arrrr, ye scurvy dog! These cheesy treats be good for ye and the wee ones love ’em, so make sure ye make a bunch. (via Hungry Happenings)

11. Boo-nana Chocolate Pudding Cups: Kids love to dunk their food, so they’ll dig these banana ghosts rising from a chocolate *grave.* They’re eerily delicious. (via ReadySetEat)

12. Apple Sunbutter Teeth Bites: There’s nothing like an apple-slice mouth, stuffed with crooked sunflower-seed teeth and a slick strawberry “tongue” to celebrate the most ghoulish holiday of the year. They’re just creepy enough, without being scary — so perfect for little ones. (via Fork and Beans)

13. Bat Halloween Treats: Here’s another “school-safe” prepackaged treat that’s full of spooky spirit. Kids will love them because they’re chocolate pudding. Parents will love them because all the ingredients are right up front on the label. (via The Melrose Family)

14. Deathly Hallows Cheese Board: These little cheese-and-cracker spiders with pretzel *legs* will delight kids, young and old. Savory treats make a welcome change on this sweetest of sugar holidays. (via Half Baked Harvest)

15. Paleo and Vegan Witch Finger Cookies: It wouldn’t be Halloween without some witch finger cookies. This fave finger food just got a healthy makeover, so go right ahead and indulge. (via Food Faith Fitness)

16. Cheesy Eyeballs: Kids will do a double-take when they lock eyes on these cheesy treats. They’re made from baby cheese rounds and olive slices, so they’re delicious and nutritious. (via HGTV)

17. Mummy Mini Pizzas: Pizza is always a treat for kids, and these little guys are dressed up for the occasion. Make a double batch, because they’ll go fast. (via Like Mother, Like Daughter)

18. Devilish Avocado Sriracha Deviled Eggs: These mayo-free avocado deviled eggs are dressed up for Halloween with devilish bell pepper *horns.* They make fantastic snacks or appetizers to take to a party. (via Cookin Canuck)

19. Spooky Worm Halloween Jello: Nothing says Halloween like edible spider eggs and gummy worms. These jello treats are a charming way to bring on the BOO! (via A Spicy Perspective)

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