Though I do love a good sugary treat, like these Harry Potter chocolate frogs, or even a crisp homemade mint milano cookie... especially around the holidays, all that sugar isn't good for an every day snack. So these easy healthy alternatives really fill the bill of a fun holiday snack that won't leave you (or your kids) hyped up on sugar!
Plus, they have the added benefit of being in mason jars, instead of plastic containers. And even though you're marking them with Sharpie markers, it comes right off with a little rubbing alcohol! Which means the jars can be reused after the holidays without having to look at that silly Halloween face :-)
Healthy Halloween Treats in Mason Jars
Obviously I'm no artist, but that's not really want this is about right? This is about a fun healthy Halloween snack that will get your kids in the holiday spirit, without overloading them on sugar!
I wanted to give several different options, because if your child is anything like mine you need options! So here are 5 different fun healthy treats to try this season.
Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
I'm using a pint canning jar, which holds 4 mandarin oranges when peeled! Once I had the orange slices in the jar, I just drew that classic jack-o-lantern face that everyone knows and loves.
Again, with the pint canning jar I was able to fit about 1 and a half cups of green grapes into the jar. Once they are in the jar I drew a simple Frankenstein's Monster face!
Candy Corn Fruit Snack
This fun snack used Bananas, Pineapples, and Oranges; about 3/4 of a cup of each. I layers the jars with the bananas on the bottom, pineapples in the middle, and oranges on top. After that I just added a candy corn shape to outline the layers!
Two medium sliced bananas fit into a single jar for this fun ghost jar. I did a classic, non-scary ghost outline on the jar and called it good!
This one is my favorite of the 5 healthy Halloween treats! I cut two red apples into quarters, then using a sharp, I sliced two rectangles into the red part of the apple to look like vampire teeth! Place them in the jar and add a pair of sinister eyes! Adorable!
Want Something Sweeter?
If you're looking for a sweet treat made with the best ingredients, we've got you covered there too!
Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs
Harry Potter Cockroach Clusters
Honey Sweetened Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Mint Milano Cookies
Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy Free French Silk Pie
Acorn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies