Healthy Treats Kids Actually Want in Their Trick-or-Treat Bag
October 13, 2015
Sneak some healthy goodies into kids’ trick-or-treat bags with these delicious options
Dark chocolate generally has less sugar and fat than milk chocolate. Try dipping whole-wheat pretzels in dark chocolate for a sweet and salty snack.
Small round fruits like figs or strawberries make very spooky (and fiber-rich) chocolate-covered treats. Dip figs in white chocolate that’s been tinted orange and then pipe lines on them so that they resemble pumpkins. Or, dip strawberries into white chocolate, place them upside-down, and pipe two black dots for eyes and you’ll have instant ghosts. Small apples and pears work as well.
Healthier Cereal Bars
Mixing heart-healthy nuts with dark chocolate chips and dried fruit makes a delicious and healthy snack for kids. Tie a small amount of trail mix up in orange cellophane and secure it tightly with a green curly ribbon; the packages will look like little pumpkins and kids won’t be able to open them until they’re home and with an adult.