Healthy Tricks and Treats – Halloween Candy Alternatives

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Halloween is right around the corner. Usually, the first thing that comes to kid’s mind when they think of Halloween is candy. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! There are plenty of Halloween candy alternatives for your little trick-or-treaters right in the produce section.

Halloween Candy Alternatives | Healthy trick or treat items

We’re all obsessed with things that taste like pumpkin during fall, so why not be obsessed with things that look like pumpkins too? There are several fruits that resemble the shape and color of pumpkins… Oranges, Mandarins, Clementine’s, Oh My!

Next time you’re at the store grab a couple bags of orange fruit of your choice. You can purchase them for around the same price you would spend on candy! To make it fun for your whole family, have the kids draw scary or silly pumpkin faces onto the oranges with a sharpie marker.

Halloween Candy Alternatives | Orange Jack o' lanterns

Creative. Fun. Healthy. Best of all, super easy!

Now, if you’re looking for a trick AND a treat, then raisins are your answer. Most kids love raisins, not only that, but raisins are a great high-energy, low-fat treat. So how do you make them into a trick? Put some raisins into individual bags, this can be as simple as a sandwich bag! Label the bags “Bat Droppings” and hand them out to all the trick-or-treaters.


Halloween Candy Alternatives | "Bat Droppings" aka raisins

Fun, right?

Another great Halloween candy alternative is apples! And if you haven’t heard, October it’s National Apple Month!

Alternatives to Halloween Candy | Vampire Teeth Apples

These vampire teeth are a great, healthy addition to any Halloween party. All you need is Apples, Peanut Butter and slivered Almonds. Just slice the apples, stick them together with peanut butter and add the almonds as teeth. You could always try a yogurt dip instead of peanut butter too!

Here are some additional spooky snack ideas from our friends at Melissa’s Produce.

Halloween Candy Alternatives

Kids get excited about eating healthy when it is fun and entertaining. Try some of these great ways to get your child interested in healthy eating.

Share your Halloween candy alternatives with us in the comments below. We’d love to see what you’re treating your kids with this holiday!

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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