With your ministry’s Halloween event fast approaching, you’re probably planning your final grocery runs to get everything you need. If you’re like many parents, you’re thinking of ways to get healthier snacks into the bags of candy on their way. But you also know the struggle of getting kids to choose healthy options over bright colored and chocolate-covered candies.
Thankfully, there are plenty of health-conscious people who have created delicious, attractive snacks that are just what you’re looking for! Healthier options can truly be a treat, not just a trick. Even the most devoted candy-hunters in the crowd will not want to miss out on some of the below ideas.
Fruit is always a great option. Yogurt covered raisins/craisins, fruit leathers, or organic fruit chews are big winners that can be eaten or passed around guilt free.
Candy Corn Granola Bars are easy, cheap, and delicious. Even with so few ingredients, these pack a big flavor punch. Be prepared for parents to ask you for the recipe!
Speaking of fruit, drawing pumpkin faces on oranges can be a fun craft for the kids as well as make a healthier snack option much more attractive.
Bite-sized muffins are a fun and delicious way to get better nutrients into a kid’s candy stash. Try making muffin bites and you may be surprised how quickly they get snatched up!
If you’re looking for something you can make in large batches that doesn’t require baking, give this no-bake Healthy Cake Pop recipe a try. Add some pumpkin pie spice to the batter or the icing, throw in some festive sprinkles and these recipes transform into the perfect treat for this year’s festivities!
If you really want to go the extra mile, Healthy Pumpkin Cupcakes are what you’re looking for. These offer plenty of opportunities for eye-popping decorations to make them truly memorable.
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