Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween season has FALLen upon us. Bags of candy pile up on grocery store shelves, pumpkins pop up on porches, and strings of ghosts and skeletons loom from doorways.

Per tradition, America has taught children to roam neighborhoods, going door to door to ask for candy. Unfortunately, as college students we are unable to uphold tradition and continue trick-or-treating. Instead, here are some recipes for a sweet, yet healthy Halloween treat!

  1. Banana Mummy (gluten free) – slice bananas in half, then drizzle with peanut butter or cover with dried coconut flakes to create a mummy-style design. To decorate, use semi-sweet chocolate chips for eyes.


  1. Chocolate Spider Web – Place pretzel sticks on parchment paper into a starburst-like fashion where they all connect at the center. Place a dollop of white chocolate in the center to seal the pretzels together. Then, using a pipping bag or spoon, start from the center and circle outward to make the web. Place a few raisins in the center and around the web for the spiders, then set in the fridge to cool for two hours.


  1. Pumpkintines (vegan)– take a handful of clementine or cuties and draw faces on the outside of the peel with a sharpie. For the stem, place a thiny sliced piece of celery through the top.


  1. Deadly Delicious Apples (gluten free)– Gather a few small apples and remove the stem from each one. Insert a stick into the top of each apple. Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate baking chips and cover the apples in a thin layer of chocolate. Put the apples on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator to set and cool for a few hours.


  1.  RIPumpkin Parfait – Take a small glass and begin layering from the bottom up with ½ cup of low-fat yogurt, ¼ cup pumpkin, and a couple spoonfuls of oats. Repeat until the glass is topped with a thin layer of yogurt. Drizzle “RIP” with honey on top, or use mini chocolate chips.



Hope you enjoy these terrifyingly terrific treats!