Halloween doesn’t have to be filled with candy to be fun! We have the best healthy Halloween snacks to share with you to help celebrate spooky season! Happy Halloween! This partnership with JAZZ Apples has donated 24,500 meals to those in need. While the post is sponsored by JAZZ Apples and T&G Global, our love for giving back to the community and yummy apple desserts is our own!
October is here and Halloween is just around the corner. That means that now is the time to pull out all of your favorite spooky Halloween snacks and activities. Here at the Healthy Family Project, we like to incorporate seasonal fun while still focusing on healthy choices and that’s where all this Halloween fun with apples comes in.
Apples are a healthy, delicious, and easily portable snack that kids love. They are also extremely versatile and can be used in a lot of recipes and activities. When choosing the perfect apples for kids the JAZZ apples is a clear winner. These small apples fit perfectly in child-size hands and they have a crisp tangy sweet flavor that everyone will enjoy.
Apples are the perfect snack for celebrating Halloween because there are so many different fun activities that you can do with them. Bobbing for apples is always a fun Halloween activity, and going to the orchard to pick apples is a fun fall activity too, you can also carve funny faces out of apples in place of pumpkins.
The thing that kids love to do most with apples though, is to eat them! And why not? There are so many different yummy ways that you can prepare apples that your kids (and yourself) are sure to enjoy. If you are trying to keep things simple, just slice some apples and let the kids dip them into their favorite caramel sauce.
Do you need a few Halloween apple recipes to make with your kiddos? Not to worry because we got you covered.
Here are a few healthy Halloween apple recipes that you and your family will love:
Apple Charcuterie Board
A spin on dipping apple slices in caramel is to make an apple charcuterie board. An apple charcuterie board is simple to make and allows each guest or member of the family (this would be a cute family night activity) to top their apple slices however they please.
You will need sliced apples, caramel sauce, nutella is always good too, and a variety of toppings. For toppings, you can use Halloween sprinkles, miniature marshmallows, chopped pecans, crushed Oreos, miniature chocolate chips, or candied peanuts. Make sure the toppings are crushed small enough to fit on the apple slices after dipping them in the caramel sauce. You can see ours here.
These cute apple slice mummies are a fun Halloween treat that your kids will love to enjoy and share with their friends. You can wrap them individually in cellophane and pass them out to classmates or trick-or-treaters.
All you need are some JAZZ apples, white chocolate coating, and M&M’s. You can have the kids make these after the candy coating is melted. Just let them drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the apple slices so that it looks like a wrapped mummy. Put two M&M’s on the apple slice for eyes and allow to dry, once the front is dry turn the slices over and do the other side as well.
These apple monsters are really cute and even better they are fun to make and eat! Not only will it have them eating apples, but there are kiwis and strawberries in this recipe too! To make these Halloween apple treats you will need Jazz apples, jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows, honey, grated coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
Quarter the apples and cut a wedge into the skin side for your mouth. Dip the top of the apple into a little honey so the grated coconut “hair” will stick. Spread peanut butter in the mouth and arrange your marshmallow “teeth” and add a strawberry or kiwi “tongue”. Cut your jumbo marshmallows in half for “eyes” and stick a chocolate chip in them.
What’s better than a JAZZ apple coated in caramel? An apple dipped in caramel and chocolate sprinkles, and decorated with chocolate spider webs! For this Halloween treat you will need apples, skewers, melted caramel candies, chocolate candy melts, chocolate sprinkles, and M&M’s.
Melt your caramel candies in a saucepan and dip your apples in, use a spoon to coat the apples evenly. Once they are coated, let them harden in the fridge while you melt the chocolate for your spider webs. Pour some melted chocolate on the bottom of your apples and dip them in chocolate sprinkles. Once the candy melts, put it in a piping bag and make spider web designs on the apples. Add an M&M for a spider and use the melted chocolate to make spider legs.
Place these spooky caramel apples into the fridge until you are ready for serving. These would be a great party favor for a Halloween party, or even for handing out to trick-or-treaters if you have a lot of apples on hand.