Healthy Halloween Treats

We all know trick-or-treating is for dressing up as something spooky and collecting a stockpile of candy. Kids will be kids, and that’s okay! If you’re worried about how much sugar your kid is eating, however, you can make some healthier Halloween treats to counteract their candy stash. Here are a few options to consider.

Fun Halloween Recipes

Candy Corn Fruit Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup pieces mango

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine coconut milk, yogurt, and agave until smooth.
  2. Pour about an inch of the mixture into popsicle molds. I made 10 popsicles and still had some liquid leftover.
  3. Save it for the next layer.
  4. Use 1/2 of whatever is left from the white layer, adding oranges and mango.
  5. Blend well, pour in a glass and set aside.
  6. Use remaining half of white later, adding banana and pineapple.
  7. Blend well, pour in a glass, and set aside until ready to layer.
  8. Once the first layer is slushy (don’t freeze completely or you won’t be able to get the popsicle stick in at the end!), pour the orange layer into the molds until there is a little more than an inch left for the yellow layer.
  9. Freeze again for another 30 minutes, until the orange layer is slushy.
  10. Top with yellow layer.
  11. Then place the popsicle sticks in and freeze for until completely frozen.

Banana Ghost Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 4 large fresh bananas not overly ripe, or the bananas may be too soft
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips for eyes
  • 16 popsicle sticks

Instructions:

1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Peel 2 bananas and slice each in half, cross-wise. Slice each half in half again the “long” way, so that you have 4 long, narrow pieces total. Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of each, then place on the baking sheet.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and powdered sugar. Once the bananas are frozen, dip them into the yogurt mixture, then return them to the lined baking sheet. Place 2 mini chocolate chips on each of the ghosts for eyes.

Mini Spider Pizzas

Ingredients:

1. 1/2 pound pizza dough

2. Your choice of pizza sauce

3. 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

4. 1 can large black ripe olives

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough and use a 3 inch round cookie cutter to cut out the mini pizzas.
  4. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together all of the pizza sauce ingredients, then spread a little bit of sauce on top of each mini pizza.
  6. Top the pizzas with the shredded mozzarella then place in the oven to bake for about 8 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden.
  7. Remove the mini pizzas from the oven and arrange the olives on top of them creating the spiders.

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