How to Make Healthy Spooky Snacks, Perfect for Halloween

Woman standing behind table of Halloween snacks

The Spruce

What’s scarier than a herd of ghosts, witches, and werewolves? The daunting task of making a healthy snack everyone actually enjoys. Halloween typically involves a host of sweet treats loaded with sugar. We’ll never say “no” to a few handfuls of candy, but between trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, it’s nice to fuel your kids with some delicious, nutritious spooky snacks. With these quick, delightful recipes, you’ll have no trouble getting boys and ghouls of all ages to dig in. Watch our video below for full instructions on how to make each snack!


3 Healthy Spooky Snacks for Halloween

Spider Crackers

We’re not a fan of creepy critters, but these spooky spider sammies are an exception. Crackers, cream cheese, raisins, and pretzel sticks are all you need to make these frightfully fun, guilt-free snacks. Watch our video to replicate the spooktacular magic.

Spiders made from crackers and pretzels

Banana Ghosts (aka Boonanas)

Requiring just a few ingredients, boonanas are a hauntingly tasty snack. All you need are ripe (but not too ripe) bananas, and both mini and regular sized chocolate chips. Slice your bananas in half, then position the mini chips as eyes and the regular chips as mouths on each piece of banana. See exactly how you can bring these snacks to after-life in our video.

Ghosts made out of bananas

Orange Pumpkins

Kids and adults alike will swoon over your citrus pumpkin patch, which is filled with healthy vitamins. All it takes to make your favorite Halloween decor item an edible reality is the following: Peel a small orange, then stick a tiny piece of celery in the divot at its top. Et voila!

Pumpkins made of oranges and celery