Making Halloween Treats Healthy and Fun

Looking for Halloween treats that won’t stuff kids full of sugar and fat? Still want to keep it fun? It’s time to get creative, and Clemson University Extension has some great suggestions to fit any budget. (Note: Some of these ideas fit all ages, but small items, which could lead to choking, should be limited to children over age 3.) 

  • Snack packets of dried fruit, baked pretzels or trail mix

  • Packages of low-fat crackers with cheese

  • Goldfish

  • Graham crackers

  • Crayons

  • Comic books

  • Small, plastic whistles (these and other small toys listed here often come in multi packs at party stores)

  • Yogurt-store coupons

  • Small bouncy balls

  • Sidewalk chalk

  • Beanbags for hacky sack

  • Chocolate-covered raisins

  • Fig cookies

  • Sugar-free gum

  • Pudding snack pack (the kind that does not require refrigeration)

  • Single-serve packet of microwave popcorn

  • Glow sticks

  • Funny Halloween glasses

  • Funny false teeth

  • Mini magnifying glasses

  • Tiny decks of cards

  • Small stuffed animals

  • Colored pencils

  • Stickers

  • Rub-on temporary tattoos

When giving out food items, make sure each item is in the individual manufacturer’s packaging so that parents and guardians won’t have safety concerns.

Source: Clemson University Extension