The thirty-first of October brings Halloween and with it, generally, comes candy, candy, and more candy. The stores become packed with spookily shaped confectionery ready to be handed out to costume-clad kids.
Things might start to feel a little limited for those on a plant-based diet or for folk trying to stay clear of foods with high sugar or fat. So, if you are hosting a ghoulish party this year or just feeling festive, you might be on the lookout for healthier, if not down-right healthy, spooky snacks.
Thankfully, OPG planet has a bunch of recipes for gruesome grub and monstrous munchies that you can dish out this Halloween. Revolt your guests with some disgustingly delicious recipes this All Hallows’ Eve.
1. No-Bake Mummy Granola Bars
Here we have a healthy Halloween treat disguised as a fun, yet frightening, Mummy. Caroline Doucet‘s No-Bake Mummy Granola Bars is a spooky snack for kids and grownups alike. They are so easy to make that the kids can get involved. They make a lovely lunchbox surprise or look great gathered on a plate ready to trick your guests.
2. Soft Baked Activated Charcoal Cookies
Activated Charcoal makes these cookies look perfectly unappetizing—just what you’re looking for in a Halloween treat. Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Soft Baked Activated Charcoal Cookies are made with minimal ingredients and can be flavored with anything you like.
3. Bloody Smoothie Bowl
Well, this looks horrific! Serve this to your guests at Halloween, and they’ll be quizzing you for an ingredients list. But, they need not fear, this Bloody Smoothie Bowl by Marina Yanay-Triner is actually packed with the most wholesome and divine fruits and flavors. Goji berries, raspberries, strawberries, flax, and molasses combine to make this nutritious, yet macabre-looking mess!
4. Halloween Creepy Fingers
Well, these Halloween Creepy Fingers by Jesse Lane Lee could hardly be healthier or more disturbing. This frighteningly festive snack will have your guests grimacing before taking a big bite of the delicious hummus and almond-adorned carrot sticks. The kids can be involved in the making and eating of these, too.
5. Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs
Blugghh! Remember! They’re just coconut truffles and raspberries—coconut truffles and raspberries! These Nightmare-Worthy Bloody Coconut Raspberry Monster Eyeballs by One Green Planet might appear traumatizing, but to make you feel better, they are made with just five ingredients and will cost you under five dollars to make!
6. Halloween Pumpkin Cookies
Less of the harrowing and heavier on the wholesome and healthy, these Halloween Pumpkin Cookies by Rekka Bell can be enjoyed as a no-fear feast. These cookies contain real pumpkin and are decorated with pumpkin seeds. They look great congregated on a serving dish and are ideal for younger kids who are perhaps not ready for all the holiday gore!
7. Spooky Scary Mini Halloween Pizzas
If you are all sugared-out, these Spooky Scary Mini Halloween Pizzas by Olivia Lin are the perfect savory snack. Get the kids involved in creating all the classically creepy characters out of healthy veggies and other pizza topping favorites. This is great bite-sized finger food for your Halloween gathering!
8. Puff Pastry Voodoo Dolls
With just five ingredients, you can serve these morbidly moreish Puff Pastry Voodoo Dolls by Tina Dawson at your Halloween party. Beets give you the gruesomely glorious filling while your own imagination comes up with the vile voodoo doll shapes.
9. Creepy Chia Seed Pudding
If you can just get past how gory this Creepy Chia Seed Pudding looks, you will actually find yourself enjoying an incredibly nutritious and delightful dessert. Crissy Cavanaugh created this ‘ghoulish goop’ by adding green matcha powder to an otherwise classic chia pudding recipe.
10. Mini Jack-o’-Lantern Cheesecakes
Here’s another recipe that screams Halloween but goes easy on those fainter at heart! These cute little Mini Jack-o’-Lantern Cheesecakes by Taylor Kiser make a great crowd pleaser and would go down well at a kids’ Halloween party. They contain real pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice and are sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup.
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