Posts tagged ‘Healthy Halloween Treats’

October 25th, 2011

Halloween Ideas for Every Age

Sometimes Halloween can be a little bit of a bore while your waiting for the long awaited trick-o-treating night. So we wanted to give you some ideas of things you can do on the days leading up to that sweet event.

Some fun games you can play with your kids is Pumpkin Bowling. I know this is not the typical thing you do with those orange things that sit on your porch but your kids will love being able to roll around their new found friends. This is an easy game, all you will need is  to arrange a triangle of 10 empty plastic 1- or 2-liter bottles or if you have cans those would also work. Just make sure they are completely empty so you don’t have any surprises left on your floor. Players take turns gently rolling a pumpkin into the pins, with three chances to knock them all down. You can have smaller kids get closer for a better chance at knocking the bottles over and making it more exciting for them.

Another fun game that might be a little better for kids that are big enough to hold a broom steady is Pumpkin Roll.  Determine a starting line and a finish line. Set 2 pumpkins (better for kids is small to medium size pumpkins) on their sides at the start and have the racers line up behind them. At “Go,” each pair of challengers uses sturdy brooms to propel the pumpkins over the finish line.  These games could also be fun for a way to keep kids entertained during Thanksgiving.


Healthy Halloween Apples

If your a fruit lover but want to add a little pzazz  to your healthy treat this is a fun way to add some extras and your kids will love that they get to choose what they add!


  • Apples
  • Popsicle or craft sticks
  • White chocolate chips and red and yellow food coloring OR orange candy melts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Thick skinned oranges
  • Whole cloves
  • Cut up fresh fruit, such as melon, grapes and pineapple
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Wax paper

Cooking Instructions

For the apples:

  1. Remove any labels. Wash apples and remove stem.
  2. Insert stick into top of apple.
  3. Melt white chocolate chips or candy melts according to package directions in microwave or on stove top. If you want to color the white chocolate, add a few drops each of yellow and red food coloring and stir to make orange.
  4. Use a tall cup or glass wide enough for the apple to fit into. (If using microwave, melt the chocolate or candy right in this cup.) Dip apples into melted candy or chocolate until completely covered.
  5. Place apple on wax paper.
  6. Decorate with chocolate chips to make a face or chocolate sprinkles for a festive apple.
  7. Allow to cool and harden on wax paper. You may put them into the refrigerator to speed the process.

Green Monster Cupcakes

Let your child’s creativity flow but allowing them to make any kind of monster face they want. It can be sweet or scary, the sky’s the limit.


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For decoration:

  • One 16 oz. tub vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Marshmallows (regular and mini)
  • Strawberry licorice laces
  • Licorice all sorts
  • Gummy rings
  • Gumdrops
  • Candy-coated chocolate
  • Sour tape
  • Red and black writing icing

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put all the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat them together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and fill each halfway with the mixture.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the muffins have risen, are golden in color, and spring back into shape when pressed with your finger. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  5. Color the vanilla frosting using the food coloring.
  6. Spread the icing over the top of the cupcakes and decorate them with sweets.

Halloween Craft: Spirit Jugs

Fun way to light the path of trick-o-treaters to your house. Your kids will love making all the fun faces they can think of and see them light up!
  • Clean plastic gallon milk jugs
  • Black permanent marker
  • Craft knife
  • String of 50 clear low-wattage holiday lights
  1. Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jugs. Tip: Leave the caps on while you do this, so the jugs don’t dent.
  2. Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug (a parent’s job).
  3. Arrange the ghosts near each other and string the lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each of the jugs.

We hope that you have a fun and save Halloween.