You’ve seen them! The fun, monster faces, ghosts, eyeballs, and pumpkins made creatively from foods. My children LOVE all things Halloween so we’ve tried countless different spooky foodie configurations. What I love and they love (equally as much as the more elaborate creations) are the easy ones! I also like them to be nourishing. They are, after all, about to go house to house getting hordes of candy. Here are my top 5 easy, breezy spooky snack favorites:

  • Clementine pumpkins – peel a clementine and place a short, thin piece of cereal at the top, center to look like a stem.
  • Apple monster mouths – Cut several apple wedges. Place a thick coat of sunflower butter in between two pieces and stick sunflower seeds into the sunflower butter that is visible to give the look of teeth.
  • Ghost bananas – Peel several bananas. Use about 3 inch pieces that include the rounded top and place dark chocolate chips in each for the eyes and mouth.
  • Spider crackers – Place cream cheese (flavored or plain per preference) in between to round crackers. Use 8 short pretzel pieces for the legs (4 on each side) and stick them into the cream cheese. Put a small amount of cream cheese on dried blueberries and stick them to the top of the cracker for eyes.
  • Witch brooms – Cut several sting cheeses into about 1 ½ inch pieces and peel each half way. Stick a pretzel into each one. Tie a chive around the top of the string cheese.


Place all 5 on a platter together for super cool, and only slightly terrifying, effect.

Have a bootiful Halloween!

Your super fruit sidekick, Tara, MS, RDN