Halloween is just around the corner, and I love a themed Halloween treat, especially for my toddlers. Their faces light up when a snack they know and love is transformed into a spider or a monster.
The unwavering excitement is the best part of celebrating holidays with littles!
But I also hate the horrific event that is a toddler sugar rush. Plus, if I can modify a treat to make it healthy for my kids, I’m all ears.
I’ve assembled this treasure trove of 39 easy Halloween treat ideas for toddlers. There are even a few options in here that are perfect for babies, especially if you’re doing baby-led weaning (check out #28).
Join me on this journey to make Halloween both delicious and nutritious for our little monsters!
Easy, Healthy Halloween Treats for Toddlers
I’m admittedly not very good at Pinterest-worthy creations, and my kids do not have the patience for intricate designs.
At the end of the day, if I’m spending time with my toddlers and making memories, it really doesn’t matter how photo-worthy the treats are. So don’t be intimated by any of the cute treat ideas on this list – nothing needs to be perfect.
It was also important to me to find healthy Halloween treat options.
If I’m going through the trouble of making themed snacks, it’d be nice if I could include them in their school lunches without inducing a sugar rush. (Or getting a side eye from their teachers.)
I hope these ideas spark your creativity and allow you to make some Halloween treats that you can feel good about.
If you don’t have any patience for themed treats, or you only have 10 seconds to spare, skip ahead to #6, #8, #13, #14, #15, #36, #38, and #39.
1. Spooky Spiders
Parents Magazine has a spooky spider recipe that’s essentially a decorated energy ball.
Mix peanut butter, honey, rolled oats, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. Roll the mixture into little balls and decorate them with mini pretzels and raisins to make them look like spiders.
You could also use chocolate chips for the eyes.
Energy balls make for a great school lunch – it’s one of my favorite bento box lunch ideas.
Those lunch boxes always come home empty, especially if I add some mini chocolate chips to the energy ball mixture.
2. Halloween Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Reduced Sugar)
Cut-out cookies are a staple in our family when it comes to holidays. The kids love decorating them, and it’s an all-family afternoon event.
To make cut-out sugar cookies a bit healthier, you can swap out regular cookie dough for a whole wheat version. I like the AllRecipes version, but I recommend adding vanilla extract to add some flavor.
As for the icing, there’s really no way to make it healthy (that I know of), so just go for the regular stuff!
Check out the Halloween sugar cookies recipe from Food Network for some decorating inspo.
And don’t forget to pick up some Halloween cookie cutters.
3. Silly Monster Apple Bites
My 3-year-old looked over my shoulder when I found this silly monster apple treat, and she got very excited.
These apple bites include green apples, sunflower seeds, strawberries, peanut butter, and googly eyes!
You can get creative with this recipe and swap in things you already have. Get your kids involved for a fun, silly Halloween snack.
4. “Spooky” Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps
While this treat is more of a dessert, it’s a lot simpler to make, and you can customize it while controlling how much sugar you add.
Use a bat-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes out of a regular flour tortilla. You could also opt for whole wheat tortillas.
Bake it in the oven, dip in melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake it a little more afterward to crisp it up, and you’re done!
We love using low-carb tortillas for lunches, and I can definitely see myself using this recipe to satisfy my own sweet tooth without going overboard.
5. Witch Pumpkin Yogurt Bites
First and foremost, these witch and pumpkin-shaped yogurt bites from Where’d My Sanity Go are super cute.
I can’t wait to try these with my Halloween-obsessed daughter.
But the best part is they’re made with clean, healthy ingredients. Pumpkin puree, yogurt, and a little sprinkling of cinnamon sugar is all you need to make these toddler-friendly yogurt bites.
Just add the ingredients to your Halloween molds and freeze!
This is a great snack for involving your kids – they’d have fun pouring the ingredients into the molds and making fun designs and swirls with a toothpick.
Note: you can also use these molds for jello, chocolate, candies… some people even make DIY dishwasher pods in these!
6. Ghost Fruit Kabobs
I’m drawn to snacks that don’t require any cooking or baking, and these ghost fruit kabobs from One Simple Party fit the bill.
All that’s required is some assembly, which is perfect if you want to invite your toddlers into the kitchen.
Grab whatever fruit you have on hand – strawberries and cantaloupe are pictured here – and slide them onto wooden skewers.
Draw some eyes and a mouth on your marshmallows (use a black food coloring marker), and you have a very spooky treat.
7. Witch’s Broomstick Cheese Snacks
These Witch’s Broomstick snacks from Mom Foodie look professionally made, but they’re actually pretty simple to put together!
All you need is string cheese, pretzel sticks, and fresh chives. It’s a fun snack to get your kiddos some protein. It’s also perfectly cute for a Halloween party.
8. Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
This one is for the moms who have about 5 seconds allocated to Halloween-specific treats.
All you need is a mandarin orange and a small piece of celery. Can I get an amen?!
9. Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
Liven up the strawberries in your fridge by dipping them in Greek yogurt, adding mini chocolate chips for the eyes, and freezing them until set.
Also, if you plan to get that black food coloring marker to make #6, you could use that here once the chocolate has dried to make a ghost face.
10. Candy Corn Ice Pops (All Fruit)
If you have kids who love candy corn (my favorite Halloween candy) and popsicles, this healthy tropical ice pop is the Halloween treat for you.
With coconut milk, pineapple, and peaches, you can make an all-fruit ice pop that’s toddler-approved.
It is a little more time-consuming than some of these other treats because you have to freeze each section. However, most of the time spent on this treat is waiting for the freezer to do its job.
If you don’t have ice pop molds, these are the ones used in this recipe.
11. Banana Ghosts
This banana ghost recipe couldn’t be simpler as it’s just a frozen banana dipped in chocolate with googly eyes and a raisin for a mouth.
12. Veggie Skeleton
My toddlers can be pretty hot and cold when it comes to eating veggies, but serving them in a fun way can make all the difference.
You can get creative with this one, but red bell pepper, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and veggie dip seem to be the stars of the show.
Even if your kids won’t eat it, interacting with vegetables is still worthwhile.
My pediatrician always told us to expose our children to new foods, and even if they don’t eat them, looking at them and/or touching them is a big step in the right direction.
13. Decorated Mandarin Oranges and Cheese Sticks
Another zero-fuss option that’s perfect for school lunches is decorated mandarin oranges and/or cheese sticks.
You don’t need anything special for this one – just use a regular Sharpie and make your spooky decorations on the outside of the packaging.
It took me exactly 5 seconds to draw this face on my daughter’s string cheese this morning!
14. Creepy Kiwis
Another ultra-simple Halloween treat idea perfect for toddlers is slicing a kiwi and adding some candy eyes.
The inside of the kiwi will give you some hilarious facial expressions!
15. Mummy Applesauce
If your toddler likes squeeze pouches, wrap some crepe paper (or gauze) around the pouch and stick on some googly eyes. You have yourself a mummy in 30 seconds flat!
It really is that simple.
16. Mummy Pretzels
Make pretzels worthy of Halloween by drizzling some white chocolate on top and adding candy eyes.
17. Spider Sandwiches
If you want a Halloween craft that doubles as lunch for the next day, check out these spider sandwiches.
Aside from your regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich ingredients, you only need two mini chocolate chips and some pretzels.
18. Monster Green Smoothie
Make breakfast extra scary with a monster green smoothie!
You can really make any smoothie recipe you like – just add some spinach to turn it green.
19. Monster Yogurt Bark
Yogurt bark is such a versatile recipe. I love that you can switch it up a little to make it perfect for Halloween. This recipe’s inspiration comes from Baby Foode.
For this Halloween treat, you need plain yogurt, honey or maple syrup, spinach, candy eyes, and any fruit mix-ins you want to add.
No baking required, either. Just blend, assemble, and freeze!
20. Mummy Meatballs
For something a little more savory and less sweet, check out this mummy meatballs recipe from Kroger.
All you need is the meatball, some crescent dough around it, and olive slices with a tiny bit of mozzarella cheese in the middle.
This could be a really fun Halloween-themed dinner, in my opinion!
21. Ritz Cracker Spiders
A very toddler-friendly Halloween treat idea is a peanut butter Ritz cracker sandwich with some pretzel spider legs.
I love this for a school snack or even part of a bento box lunch for your toddler, preschooler, or Kindergartener.
Your kiddo would definitely be the talk of the lunchroom with a cute snack like this one.
22. Halloween Quesadillas
My kids love cheese quesadillas – why not make it ghostly for Halloween?
Use any Halloween-themed cookie cutters you have to make snack-sized quesadillas. You can freehand it as well – a ghost shape would be pretty user-friendly.
These took me no time at all to make, and again, it’s perfect for a school lunch bento box.
23. Strawberry Coconut Bone Cheese Ball
I love a good cheese ball, and it’s so versatile that you can shape it into a bone.
It may not be the healthiest option on the list, but it’s way better than a candy bar, and it’s delightful in a haunting way.
24. Crescent Moon Sandwiches
A more unique Halloween-themed healthy snack is a crescent moon sandwich.
You can do any filling you like, though picky eaters will probably appreciate peanut butter and jelly.
I love the idea of hummus with cucumbers or the smoked salmon with capers recipe that’s pictured here:
Either way, this is something your toddler could help assemble, and it’s another great lunch idea for those who go to school or daycare!
25. Apple Vampire Teeth
Vampire teeth have never looked so tasty! Cut an apple into a mouth shape and fill it with peanut butter, marshmallows, and slivered almonds.
I love ideas like this that are super simple to make, and I have all these ingredients in my house already.
For being easy, it looks like you really put some effort into it.
26. Tombstone Pudding Cups
This recipe is definitely more involved since there are several parts, but the end result sure is cute. Or should I say frightful?
27. Pumpkin-Shaped Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are so delicious, and you can style them to be the perfect healthy Halloween snack.
You can use dye to make the egg mixture orange, but adding in some carrot hummus is a healthier swap. A tiny piece of celery or chive makes the perfect pumpkin stem.
28. Sweet Potato Jack O’Lanterns
For toddlers or even those doing baby-led weaning (BLW), these sweet potato Jack O’Lanterns are ingenious.
This idea comes from Clean Eating Kitchen, and all you need is a sweet potato, olive oil, and sea salt.
You could use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, but I think it’s more practical to freehand it!
That way, you don’t waste too much sweet potato, and it looks more like an actual Jack O’Lantern. Sometimes, imperfect is better.
29. Witch’s Hat Yogurt Bark
Yogurt bark can be modified in so many ways, from the color to the add-ins to the design.
I decided to try my hand at a witch’s hat version.
All you need is 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 1 TB of dark cocoa powder, and 2 TB of a sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, which is an option you can hopefully find in your store.
Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. After a couple of hours, pull it out and cut out your shapes with cookie cutters.
I had to dip my cookie cutter in hot water first, but you could also just wait a few minutes for the bark to soften up a little.
30. Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
These pumpkin-shaped dinner rolls from Magical Ingredients are absolutely adorable!
I never would’ve thought to use string to form dough balls into a pumpkin shape. It’s genius, really.
An added bonus is the pumpkin puree adds a huge boost of Vitamin A.
31. Boo! Ghost Pops
These ghost pops from Parade are a fun and nutritious take on banana ghosts.
Spread a piece of banana in yogurt and roll it in coconut flakes. Dip pieces of chocolate puff cereal in yogurt and press them into the now-covered banana to make eyes.
Freeze until it sets, and you have ghost pops!
32. Halloween Ghost Cookies
A cookie recipe that’s healthy and suitable for babies and toddlers? Baby Led Feeding has us covered with this Halloween ghost cookie recipe.
With ingredients like peanut butter, oats, and mashed banana, this is a recipe you can feel good about.
The egg white ghosts are also way too cute!
33. Sugar-Free Spiderweb Bark
What’s Halloween without some spiderwebs for good measure?
This sugar-free bark recipe includes ingredients like coconut oil, peanuts, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.
It would be so fun to bring in your toddlers to help with the spiderweb decorations. Pipe it out and hand them a toothpick to help you bring the spiderwebs to life.
34. Date Spiders
Another unique spider recipe uses dates for the spider body and pretzels for the legs.
You can use banana strands to make a spiderweb, which would make any serving platter extra festive.
35. Spiderweb Pancakes
Turn a regular breakfast into a Halloween-themed breakfast by shaping your pancakes into spiderwebs! Make sure to grab a pancake batter squeeze bottle to shape your pancakes.
This recipe from Mama Papa Bubba uses whole wheat flour, oats, and flax seeds.
You could use whatever pancake recipe you like, though.
36. Babybel Cheese Monsters
On the list of cutest and easiest Halloween treat ideas for toddlers are these Babybel cheese monsters.
37. Candy Corn Parfait
Bring in the colors of candy corn without all that refined sugar thanks to this healthy candy corn parfait recipe from Feel Good Foodie.
The recipe not only includes fruits and veggies, but it also has chia seeds for extra fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and micronutrients.
This is a Halloween treat for toddlers that I can definitely get behind.
38. Simple Candy Corn Parfait
If whipping up three different mixtures for the previous recipe is a little too much work (hey, I get it), this candy corn parfait recipe is a lot simpler.
Layer pineapple and mandarin oranges, and top it with a blended mixture of cottage cheese and maple syrup.
It’s nutritious, and the cottage cheese adds some extra protein.
Don’t knock the cottage cheese until you try it! Blending it totally changes the game.
39. Lychee Eyeballs
Whip up some healthy Halloween eyeballs with only three ingredients:
- Strawberry jam
If you’ve never bought them before, lychees can be found in the canned fruit section. If you can’t find them in your grocery store, you can order them on Amazon.
Halloween Treats for Toddlers FAQs
What are good Halloween treats for toddlers?
Good Halloween treats for toddlers include Spooky Spiders, Monster Apple Bites, Ghost Fruit Kabobs, Mandarin Orange Pumpkins, and Banana Ghosts. You can also add some Halloween flair to regular treats and snacks by adding candy eyes or drawing spooky expressions on the packaging.
How do you make Halloween special for toddlers?
My favorite way to make the lead-up to Halloween special for my toddlers is by making simple Halloween-themed treats. There’s nothing like seeing my son’s face light up when I show him monster yogurt bark or spider sandwiches!
What are the best Halloween treats for 1-year-olds?
The best Halloween treats for 1-year-olds are baked sweet potato rounds with Jack O’Lantern cut-outs or an applesauce pouch wrapped up in crepe paper and googly eyes to look like a mummy. These choices have soft textures while also packing in some nutrition.
What are some healthy, no-bake Halloween treats for toddlers?
I’m all for no-bake Halloween treats! If you don’t want to turn on the oven, I’d recommend making Monster Yogurt Bark, Candy Corn Parfait (made with fruits, veggies, and cottage cheese), or Energy Ball Spiders. You can get recipes for all of these options here in this blog post.
Easy, Healthy Halloween Treats for Toddlers
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup spinach, packed
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 15 candy eyes
- assorted fruits We used freeze-dried strawberries and fresh blueberries
- Blend Greek yogurt, spinach, and maple syrup together.
- Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and spread yogurt mixture on top.
- Add candy eyes and fruit on top of the yogurt mixture.
- Freeze for 2 hours, break into pieces, and enjoy!
- Spooky Spiders: Mix 1 cup old-fashioned oats, 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/2 cup nut butter, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Roll the mixture into little balls and decorate the top with two raisins and the sides with mini pretzels to make them look like spiders.
- Apple Vampire Teeth: Cut out a mouth shape from a thick slice of apple. Fill the mouth with nut butter. On top of the nut butter, add three mini marshmallows with two slivered almonds on each side.
- Halloween Quesadillas: Use Halloween-themed cookie cutters on a tortilla to cut out shapes. Put shredded cheese between the shapes and place on a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Flip when the underside turns golden brown. When cooked on both sides, let it cool for 5 minutes and use a knife to trim off any cheese that leaked out the sides.
- Ritz Cracker Spiders: Put peanut butter in between two Ritz crackers. Put 4 straight pretzel sticks on either side of the sandwich, using the peanut butter to keep it in place. Put two candy eyes on top, using a small dab of peanut butter to hold in place.
- Creepy Kiwis: Slice a kiwi into rounds and add candy eyes on each round. The white core and surrounding seeds will make unique mouth shapes that will make each expression funny and unique!
- Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts: Dip a strawberry in white yogurt and place two mini chocolate chips to resemble eyes. Freeze until set.
- Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps: Cut a tortilla into bat shapes using a cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees Fehrenheit for 5-10 minutes, or until slightly crisp. Dip the top in melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. Bake again for 3-4 minutes.
Finding delicious Halloween treats and snacks for toddlers isn’t hard, but making it healthy is definitely a challenge.
I hope this list of ideas inspires you to create nutritious Halloween snacks your little ones can get excited about.
Originally published September 22, 2021. Updated October 3, 2023.