Four Adorable (and healthy) Halloween treats

Published on 23 October 2017

The spookiest time of year is upon us. Whether you’re planning to trick-or-treat down Castle Street or wait for trick-or-treaters at home, these snacks will bring the family together and are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Plus, these ideas are so simple they can be made using pantry staples and the family fruit bowl.

1. Edible eyeballs

Feel like Dr Frankenstein himself with this easy recipe that’s just as tasty as it is creepy

You’ll need: 

  • Carrots
  • Cream cheese
  • Pitted olives

Slice the carrots into 1-inch-thich chunks, and top with a blob of cream cheese and half an olive ­– it’s alive!

2+3. Juicy pumpkins and Banana ghosts

Halloween might be all about celebrating spooky things, but no one wants to have nightmares after eating too many lollies. Snack on these banana ghosts and juicy pumpkins for a boost of energy that won’t come back to haunt you. They’re so easy to make, even the youngest family members can join in on the fun. 

You’ll need:

  • Mandarins
  • Celery
  • Bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips 

Peel the mandarins and chop the celery into small chunks. Tuck your celery piece into the top of the mandy and voilà! Juicy Halloween pumpkins made in just a few minutes. 

For your ghostly bananas, Cut the fruit in half and remove the peel – you may need to slice off at an angle to help your ghost stand up. Using a toothpick or cake tester, carve out two small holes for the eyes and one for the mouth. Then, simply pop your choc chips into the holes. We used mini choc chips for the eyes and mouth here, but you might like to experiment with different sizes for different effects

4. Frankenstein juice boxes

These special Halloween juice boxes will be popular on the playground, or provide the perfect companions on your trick-or-treat adventure.

You'll need:

  • Green duct tape
  • Juice boxes
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Black paper
  • Hole punch 

Take your juice box and remove the attached straw. Wrap the juice box in the green duct tape (you’ll need to use your hole punch to keep the straw hole at the top accessible). Once you’ve got your green juice box ready, measure out enough black paper to fit across the front. Cut the paper in a zig zag fashion to make jagged black hair. You can use a hot glue gun or sticky tape to the fix the hair in place. To finish, cut out a strip of paper for the sideways mouth and glue it on, along with your googly eyes. That’s it! Just remember to replace the straw on the back – sticky tape works just fine.

Tips for safe trick-or-treating

If you’re planning on trick-or-treating this Halloween, don’t forget these simple safety rules.

  • Walk safely using footpaths and dedicated crossings when required.
  • Get a group together. It’s more fun with friends and you’ll be safer, too.
  • If you’re going to be out after dark it’s a good idea to integrate some bright colours into your costume. If your heart’s set on a dark outfit, carry a glow stick or use battery powered fairy lights.
  • Get your Instagram pictures before you leave the house and then leave your phone in your pocket while you’re out. Keep your eyes on the task and be more present for your friends.