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

Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Bars

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

Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars
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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
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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.

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.

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.

Dried-Fruit Bars

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

Brown Sugar & Toasted Almond Ice Cream

Rating: 4.2 stars
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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.

Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4 stars
2
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.

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

Rating: 3.95 stars
20
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.

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.86 stars
7
These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition to a holiday cookie tray or cool weather grab-and-go treat.

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.

French Onion Dip

Rating: 3.33 stars
9
In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer chopped onions in broth and use reduced-fat sour cream and yogurt for the familiar rich and creamy flavor. All told, our version has 12 grams less fat and nearly 50 percent less sodium per serving than the original.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles
Rating: Unrated
42
These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.
Halloween Veggie Tray
You'll have no problem getting your kids to eat their veggies when you present them in this fun way! Crudités make up the body of a skeleton for an easy Halloween party snack everyone will love.

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Rating: 3.87 stars
30

The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter--and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are also the perfect texture for a sandwich cookie--fill them with a slightly sweetened cream cheese frosting.