Healthy Halloween Snack Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Halloween snack recipes including apple, popcorn and pumpkin seed recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Dried-Fruit Bars

Rating: 5 stars
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Make a batch of these easy homemade dried-fruit bars to tuck into your kid's lunchbox all week.

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.

Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4 stars
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These tortilla chips are baked, not fried, and a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chili powder add flavor without tons of calories. Plus with 5 grams less fat per serving than a packaged version, they deliver all the crunch without the guilt.

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars
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These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of their fried counterparts with fewer calories. Serve plain for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or alongside whipped cream for an after-dinner treat.

Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.57 stars
4
These easy apple-cinnamon fruit bars make a big batch--perfect for fall potlucks and parties.

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Rating: 4.31 stars
11
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.

Brown Sugar & Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Rating: 4.2 stars
4
In a world of designer ice creams, sometimes the simplest can be the best. The full-bodied flavors of brown sugar combined with nutty toasted almonds are all it takes to give this easy-to-make frozen treat a sophisticated distinction. The alcohol in the base mixture acts like an “anti-freeze,” reducing the icy texture sometimes associated with lower-fat ice cream. For a little extra indulgence, try topping a scoop with some crumbled gingersnaps.

Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars
1
Everything bagel spices give these roasted pumpkin seeds an extra hit of flavor that's delicious any time of day.

Chile Con Queso

Rating: 4.58 stars
4
Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent.

EatingWell Chocolate Chip Cookies

This awesome lacy chocolate chip cookie is given a healthful makeover with oats and whole-wheat flour, and canola oil to replace some of the butter.

Vanilla Marshmallows

Rating: 4 stars
1
You won't believe how much better homemade marshmallows are than traditional store-bought ones until you taste one. They're amazing sandwiched between graham crackers for s'mores or as a topper for hot chocolate. You'll seem like a cooking genius with this easy marshmallow recipe, but rely on the horsepower of a stand mixer to make them--hand mixers typically aren't powerful enough to get the job done.

Frogs on a Log

Rating: 4 stars
1
Give this childhood treat a savory twist by swapping the peanut butter and raisins for cream cheese and olives. For a spicy snack, try chopped pickled jalapenos instead of olives.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

Rating: Unrated
5
This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.

Yummy Molasses Crackles

Rating: Unrated
7
Nancy Caverly gave her grandmother's recipe for ginger molasses cookies a little makeover--reducing the butter and adding crystallized ginger for a spicy jolt.

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.86 stars
3

These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition to a holiday cookie tray or cool weather grab-and-go treat.