Healthy Halloween Treats
Instead of contributing to the sugarfest known as Halloween, surprise the neighborhood kids with some fun and healthy alternatives to candy. Here are our top picks for non-candy treats to hand out on Halloween.
Twisted fruit ropes
Skip the licorice whips and fill your trick or treat bowl with a healthier treat like these Zfruit ropes from Clif Kid ($14 for 18).
Kids love slurping applesauce out of a pouch, so this will be a healthy treat they'll love to eat. ($33 for 48)
Mini healthy bars are the perfect bite-size treat. Some of our favorites are these Mini Lara Bars that come in an assortment of flavors including Cherry Cashew, Cookie and Apple Pie. You might want to order a few extra boxes for post-Halloween snacking ($10 for 12).
Mini water bottles
Little witches and goblins get thirsty while trick or treating! Give them a little Halloween hydration with mini bottles of water ($18 for 24).
Cute citrus like clementines, mandarin oranges or tangerines are always a sweet treat. If your kids like Halloween crafts, give them some pens to draw little jack-o-lantern faces on the fruit before handing out.
Treats that glow, flash or light up are always great choices. We love these mini flashlights on a rope ($7 for 12) from Oriental Trading company.
Give each trick-or-treater one or two sticks of sidewalk chalk for driveway hopscotch, four square or sidewalk doodling ($5 for 100 pieces).
If your kids like to paint, have them round up a bunch of rocks and cover a section of the driveway with newspaper. Have them paint different faces on the rocks and display them in a tray on Halloween night for trick-or-treaters to choose their favorite.
Instead of candy, drop a few bean-shaped crayons in their bags. These non-toxic Crayon Rocks are made in America from natural soy wax and are ergonomically shaped for small fingers ($25 for a box of 64 crayons).
The selection of bandages today is nothing short of brilliant. Abraham Lincoln, enchanted unicorns, bacon, pirates and pickles are just a few choices. Surprise trick-or-treaters with a couple of crazy band-aids for a creative alternative to sweets ($4 for a box of 20 bandages).
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