It’s that ghoulish and creepy time of the year… Halloween! Kids and kids at heart love Halloween for 2 reasons: dressing up in costumes and … Halloween Treats!
As an advocate of allowing my kids to eat all things in moderation, I don’t mind that my kids have a little candy. But we all know that candy and pretty much all sweets, are around in full force at Halloween and as we continue to Christmas!
So, I thought, why not find ways for us all to enjoy some sweet treats but without the excess sugar and fat that are usually in Halloween treats?
And of course, as a busy mom of 3 little ones, I don’t want these treats to take a long time to make or steal me away from spending time making memories with my little goblins and ghouls!
That’s how I came up with my newest e-book, the Busy Mom’s Guide to Healthy Halloween Treats!
As a special treat for Kids Fit Australia, I am sharing 3 healthier Halloween Treats recipes with you! I am so excited to share these yummy Halloween goodies!
If you’re interested in more healthier Halloween treats, my newest e-book, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Healthy Halloween Treats at NourishwithRenata.com. I can’t wait to share more delicious and secretly healthy Halloween treats with you.
Watermelon Eye Balls
This quick Halloween treat couldn’t be easier! Only 2 ingredients and these Watermelon Eye Balls are an instant hit with the kids! Since the candy eyeballs can soften from the watermelon juice, try to add them to the watermelon balls in the hour prior to serving.
Prep time: 5 mins
1/4 large watermelon
1) Using a 2″ cookie scoop, scoop out large balls of watermelon.
2) Place the watermelon balls on a paper towel-lined plate until almost ready to serve.
3) About 30 mins – 1 hr prior to serving, press one candy eye into each ball to ensure it doesn’t fall off.
4) Serve immediately!
Keep leftovers in the fridge. Since the candy eyes will get soft, just remove them and replace with fresh candy eyes before serving again.
Maple Almond Rice Crispies
Rice crispy treats are always a fun kid snack. These healthier rice crispy treats substitute marshmallows for almond butter to increase the protein content, as well as providing a nutty flavour which contrasts well with the maple syrup. Top with some orange and black sprinkles for an extra Halloween-y touch!
Prep time: 15 mins
4 cups of rice cereal
1/2 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Orange and black sprinkles, optional
1) In a large bowl, mix ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, almond butter and maple syrup. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments to ensure the almond butter mixes thoroughly into the other ingredients.
2) Add in the rice cereal and mix till thoroughly combined with the other ingredients.
3) Line a 9×9” dish with parchment paper.
4) Transfer the rice cereal mixture to the prepared dish and press down into an even layer.
5) Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
6) Place in the fridge, covered, to cool
7) Slice into 9 pieces and serve.
Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Fizzy Halloween Juice
My kids love a fizzy drink! Instead of giving the kids a sugar-filled soda, try this mixture of juice and sparkling water. The flavour combos can be customized to what your family likes too!
Prep time: 5 mins
4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
4 cups sparkling water, flavoured or unflavoured
1 cup blueberries, washed
1) In a large pitcher, add the orange juice and sparkling water. Stir gently.
2) Add in the blueberries.
3) Chill the pitcher in the fridge till ready to serve.
Here are some yummy flavour combos for this Halloween Juice:
Orange Juice and Lemon/Lime flavoured sparkling water
Mango Juice and Peach flavoured sparkling water
Peach Juice and Strawberry flavoured sparkling water
Try to opt for a sweetener-free version of sparkling water.