Skip the sugar rush with these five healthy Halloween treats for the whole family from The Veggie Wifey
Have you sorted the costumes and carved the jack-o’-lanterns, but are still looking for more ideas to scare up some family-friendly Halloween fun? If so, head to the kitchen to cook up a delicious storm of healthy Halloween treats for you and your family! Although it is almost impossible to avoid candy on this holiday, you can still delight your family and friends with spook-tacular treats with less sugar. You can’t go wrong with any (or all!) of the five creative and healthy Halloween treats below, and you can find the full recipes on The Veggie Wifey.
Healthy Halloween treats
1. Graveyard granola parfait
This is a really easy snack that you can make for any occasion. I bought my favourite yoghurt, and granola and simply layered them in a serving glass. I then coated the top layer of the parfait with dark chocolate granola.
The RIP sign is made using a toothpick, extra melted dark chocolate and a mini digestive. It does not require any special skills at all, so long as you know how to write using a toothpick!
Pro tip: Don’t store this in the fridge, as the chocolate will go hard and it will be very tough to eat. Instead, serve this right away and add a few vegan gummy worms to make it a little more ‘spooky’.
2. Spooky spiders
These are bliss balls turned into spiders. I used a very easy date paste made with the food processor. I mixed this with peanut butter and oat milk to add flavour, and to make it easy enough to roll into small and larger shaped spheres. I then coated one sphere with ground nuts, and the other with cocoa powder. You can choose your own coatings and get creative! I used mini pretzels as the spider legs to give it a more realistic leg shape.
3. Eyeball skewers
I created these skewers in 15 minutes, and so can you! You need the right tools such as the fruit scooper to carve a shallow hole in the mini mozzarella, and a sharp fruit knife to carve the cherry tomato. Season this with some bright green basil pesto and these will have little (and big!) hands reaching for more.
To make it extra tasty, you can slightly grill the cherry tomatoes with some balsamic cream. But be sure not to over grill them, as they will be too soggy to stay on the skewer.
Pro tip: A very useful accessory when making anything Halloween is to use the candy eyes from the baking store to emphasise the faces.
4. Halloween ramen
This was a new recipe I developed and it turned out delicious. It’s a vegan soup base made in 20 minutes, made with oat milk, tomato paste and mushroom stock. I carved out faces from brown button mushrooms and painted them using gel food colouring. I also cut out pumpkin shapes from slices of carrot, and ghost shapes from eggplant. You can add more creative toppings with bok choy, seaweed, rice balls, sweet potato, zucchini, etc.
5. Beastly baos
This took a little longer to make than the other treats, but the end result is impressive! If you are celebrating Halloween with kids, they will adore this and you can make it a fun family activity.
If you are a little nervous about making the faces, simply Google a Halloween cartoon figure and copy that to make with your dough. You can use cookie cutters to make it a little easier to cut the eye, nose or mouth shapes. I would not recommend painting the faces on, as the water does make the bao soft and it would lose its shape.
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