Morning loves! Happy October!!! Today I’ve partnered with the utterly amazing peeps at Bitsy’s Brainfood for the launch of their new Alphabet Spooky Snacks treat packs! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite quick and easy healthy halloween treats to help you spookify snacktime.
Yes, easy. REALLY easy!!! As in zero Pinterest skills required!
I love Pinterest, I do. I’m a complete and utter junkie for the site and all the amazingness it inspires. What I’m not in love with is spending hours on an OMGSOFRUSTERATING project just to have it look like something out of a horror movie. Halloween is probably one of the more forgiving holidays for cutesy foods and crafts because even the most henious of Pinterest fails [nailed it!] can easily look like it was done on purpose.
Oh that half-melted cookie monster pile of goo? I was totally going for a scare-the-pants-off-your-kids vibe with those! Don’t judge meeeee!
These healthy Halloween snacks are quick, easy, and frusteration-free — ready to get started!?
Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats:
Halloween Cheese and Crackers
There are two fabulous ways to make this spooktacular snack and the amount you make can vary from a small snack plate to a full party platter! Little hands can help with this one too so feel free to enlist some help!
You’ll want to use a few festive mini cookie cutters for this one. They can be purchased anywhere from Target to craft stores and can even be ordered on the interwebs. These are the ones I picked up and I can’t wait to order the alphabet ones next!
Next choose your cheese:
option #1: Using an extra-sharp knife, cut a block of mild cheddar into thin slices, lengthwise.
option #2: Save time by snagging pre-cut cracker-sized slices of cheddar, they’re the perfect size for mini cookie cutters!
I tried both methods and have to admit I’m a fan of the cracker slices. I picked the one that was on sale that week and couldn’t be happier with how easy it was to cut out spooky halloween shapes with my toddler! She loved helping create these cheesy snacks and of course eating them was pretty darn fun too! All you have to do is press the cookie cutters into the cheese and pop out the spooky shapes. Done deal!
tip: save the leftover cheese from your cookie cutter palooza for tasty pizza night or taco night toppings!
Next up are these uber easy apple slices:
Spooky Apple Slices
To make sure I really got my money’s worth out of those mini cookie cutters, I put them to use once more on a pile of apples. Simply slice your apple into thin discs and cut out the core using a cookie cutter.
Eat them straight up or dip them in peanut butter (With an optional halloween sprinkle topping! Hello festive!) or your favorite flavored greek yogurt. You could even drizzle them with melted dark chocolate for an antioxidant boost and a burst of sweetness. Another awesome option would be to to take the cheese squares you saved from your cheese and crackers snack (They’ll have a cute little halloween cut out in each square!) and serve them on top of their matching apple slices. This is totally how I ate mine; I LOVE apples and cheddar!
You can also cut shapes into cantaloupe and honeydew for more fruity fun.
Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups
These win favorite snack of the year from the chickpea. She is obsessed with all things pumpkin and begs for these little jack-o-mandarins daily. The best part is that they’re essentially the easiest thing ever. Channel your inner Picasso and scribble pumpkin faces onto juice-packed fruit cups. Pack them in lunches, serve them at a party, or enjoy them all month long as a healthy and delicious snack!
Speeeeeaking of healthy snacks, we’ve GOT to talk about these Smart Cookies! I first tired them at a Whole Foods demo in Raleigh over a year ago and the chickpea and I have been uber-fans ever since. I literally have a bag in my purse at all times in case you-know-who gets a little hangry! When the folks at Bitsy’s Brainfood contacted me I nearly squealed.
Ok I totally squealed.
I’m super picky about what I buy for the chickpea and these are one of the few products that makes the cut! The ingredients were what jumped out at me first. Each serving is baked with a medley of organic fruit, veggies, and whole grains and is a great source of DHA, EPA and a slew of essential vitamins. So. Much. Yes. I seriously cannot rave enough about this company. They’re also produced in a super-safe nut-free facility which is huge for kiddos with food allergies! The ingredients won me over, the flavor and ABC shapes have my toddler hooked like an itty bitty Bitsy’s addict. She’s all about her ABC’s.
They recently launched a super cutebox-o-spooky-snacks containing treat bag portions of the Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin and Orange Chocolate Beet varieties. They’re perfect for pint-sized trick-or-treaters and make a great portable, single serving snack!
Preview the full line of Bitsy’s Brainfood products here and snag a bag [or two!] at Target stores across the US! You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram with the rest of us social media junkies!
Want to snag a box right now? Target’s Cartwheel app has a snazzy 15% off coupon on Smart Cookies! Score!
Big thanks to Bitsy’s Brainfood for sponsoring this post and spookifying our snack time!