These healthy Halloween treat ideas are perfect for trick or treaters or class parties. Whether you’re looking to keep the sugar to a minimum, keep candy out of your house, or for allergy-friendly options, we’ve got you covered!
While I love all things Halloween, I might love trick or treating most. Now that I’m a mom, it’s so fun to see my kiddos run from house to house in their little costumes.
What I’m not a huge fan of is all of the junk they come home with! While I’m all for a bit of sugar here and there, the mass amounts that they gather on the holiday is overwhelming.
It’s why I’ve moved to healthy Halloween candies!
Why try healthy Halloween treats to hand out this year?
You may be thinking, okay, but why? Why bypass the “tradition” and go candy free? Here are afew reasons.
- Reduce sugar. Let’s be honest – trick or treaters are getting enough candy. Parents will appreciate your house having healthier options!
- Allergy friendly. If you’ve heard of the teal pumpkin movement, you know that trick or treating can be tough for kiddos with peanut allergies. Offering allergy friendly options can make a kid’s night.
- No candy at your house!! If you’re like me, you always buy the candy YOU like and then proceed to eat an ungodly amount. Skip that by grabbing healthy Halloween treats. Bonus, they make great lunchbox snacks after the holiday.
- Setting an example in your home. If you’re going to try and convince your kids to minimize their candy, it’s an easier sell if you’re not supplying the goods as well.
Sold? Okay, let’s talk options!!
Healthy Halloween Treats to Handout This Year
- Yogurt Raisins. My kids adore these, and they come in neat little boxes. You can also mix in plain. Around Halloween, they also offer orange and black ones.
- Granola Bars. Grab a box of mini granola bars (bonus if you grab the less sugar variety!) and hand them out.
- Pirates Booty. Another favorite, these are perfect for lunchboxes as well.
- Craisins. Like the raisins, mini boxes of dried cranberries are tasty and kid-friendly. They also come in a yogurt covered version.
- Bitsy’s Brain Food. We all know how much I love hidden veggies. Bitsy’s are allergy friendly, healthier, and veggie packed.
- Sensible Portions. Last year at my son’s school party I brought in individual bags to themed veggie sticks from Smartfood. They also make individual bags of the sticks.
- Crispy Fruit. Or other individually packaged dried fruit. My kids love these freeze dried fruit bags.
- fruit cups. Grab a pack of mandarin orange cups and use a sharpie to draw little faces on them for a spooky Jack O’Lantern treat.
- Fruit snacks. These healthy Halloween treats to hand out are perfect for kids of all ages and it should be easy to find a holiday edition.
- Pouches. My kids LOVE fruit and veggie pouches. Offer fruit and veggie and plain applesauce versions to your neighborhood kiddos.
- Annie’s Bunnies. We love Annie’s in out house – from healthy boxed mac and cheese to the bunnies! Around Halloween they make orange and black individually packed ones too.
- Goldfish. It’s easy to find individually packed Goldfish crackers year round, but in October they have spooky themed ones perfect for Trick or Treaters
- Lara bars. This is an option that I know I would love to get! Just make sure you have a non nut option for allergies.
- Juice Boxes. Who doesn’t love a good juice box? An array of the fruity drink is a great and different option to hand out on the 31st.
Even More Healthy Options for Trick or Treaters
Pretzels. Every year Utz sells fun pumpkin and bat shaped pretzels, perfect for trick or treaters.
Fruit leather. Stretch Island makes a ton of fun flavors for this kid friendly handout everyone will love.
Honey sticks. I loved these as a kid head to a local farm and grab a few handfuls to hand out.
Smart Sweets. This healthy Halloween treat to hand out is technically candy, but it has no sugar making it a better option,
Popcorn. If you go the popcorn route, you might want to also consider having another option of tiny trick or treaters, since it’s not safe for kids under 4.
Trail mix. Most trail mix brands can be found in mini, individual portioned bags. Not only are they great to hand out, but they’re perfect as leftovers.
Fig bars. These are Alex’s favorite snack ever, so any extras in our house would be gobbled up!
Water bottles. Maybe not the most exciting, but a great option. Bonus, kiddos can drink it as they walk around house hunting!
Yum Earth. Technically candy, this organic brand is a bit healthier than your traditional options.
Sun butter cups. Sunbutter cups might be candy, but they are an allergy friendly option that isn’t offered all the time.
You can also try non-food gifts for trick or treaters!
Not everything needs to be food based. In fact, sometimes a little toy is even more fun for kids on anight where buckets of candy become almost expected. Here are some of my favorites (and the Amazon links to grab them so you don’t have to go hunting!
- Spider Rings
- Temporary tattoos
- glow sticks
- Wikki Stix
- Sticky hands
- Punch Balloons
- Bouncy Balls
- Mini Figs
- play doh
Okay, do tell me – what are you going to be handing out this year? Let me know in the comments!