Halloween is a time of spooky stories, playful costumes, and delightful treats that often lean toward the sugary side. These 33 Halloween Treat Ideas for Babies are sure to make this festive season extra special with some healthy alternatives.
If you’re navigating your baby’s first Halloween or hosting a Halloween party for tiny tots, finding the right goodies can be a tad tricky. This is particularly true if your little one has a milk allergy or your family follows a vegan or plant-based lifestyle.
What better way to celebrate than with healthier alternatives that are easy to make? This list of Healthy Halloween treats is designed to nourish your ‘little goblins’ without the guilt. Whether you’re looking for easy Halloween treats or something on the sweeter side, this roundup offers an array of options that are as adorable as they are tasty.
All the treats and recipes featured in this list are free from dairy and animal products making them perfectly suitable for vegan or plant-based little ones (if not stated in the original recipe adaptations are advised). So go ahead and dive into this list of 33 Halloween Treats for Babies and toddlers, brimming with sweet treats and ideas that are perfect for this exciting holiday!
1. Peanut Butter Banana Ghosts
Peanut Butter Banana Ghosts are just the cutest and a fantastic spook-tacular treat that’s both easy to make and nutritious. Creamy peanut butter and sweet bananas make this a healthier alternative your little goblins will love!
2. Spiced Pumpkin Scones
Perfect for little ones, these Spiced Pumpkin Scones include a wide range of spices to get them little taste buds going and are super easy to make. With pumpkin puree as the base, this recipe is sure to be a hit for Halloween. The original recipe includes cows milk and butter so to adapt this switch to unsweetened soy milk and a dairy free spread. Absolutely delicious and a great treat for your little ones.
3. Halloween Mandarin Orange “Pumpkins”
With just two ingredients, these Halloween Mandarin Oranges are a quick and easy healthy Halloween snack that you can make in under 5 minutes.
4. Apple Monster Mummies
Looking for a healthier Halloween snack then look no further than these apple monster mummies. These are one of your little ones 5 a day and take minutes to make, Just peel your apple and add raisins or dairy-free chocolate chips for the eyes. You’ve got to love these cute spooky little faces.
5. Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
A little twist on the Halloween theme but still with an autumnal (fall) feel. If you’re on the hunt for unique, dairy-free Halloween treats, look no further than these Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats. This has been a hit for my family for years and is perfect for your vegan little ones. You can leave out the sugar and blend it a little more for the younger members of the family if you like.
6. Halloween Ghost Pretzel Sticks
These Halloween Ghost Pretzel Rods, dipped in vegan white chocolate, are as easy to make as they are to eat. With their little facial expression, these definitely add both flavor and character to your little pumpkins celebrations.
7. Mummy Bananas
Get the kids involved in making these Vegan Mummied Bananas an extra special spooky Halloween treat. The best part is they have 3 simple ingredients and take very little time to make. Perfect you us busy mums.
8. Halloween popcorn hands
Who doesn’t want to try these popcorn hands? This is a great option for kids and adults alike and with the addition of candy corn for the ‘fingernails’ it will bring that extra spookiness to your Halloween feast.
Remember that popcorn shouldn’t be given to children under 3 years due to it being a choking hazard
9. Pretzel Spiders
These Pretzel Spiders are the perfect savory Halloween snacks for your little ones. Made from energy balls with dates, peanut butter, a little maple syrup, oats, and adorned with pretzel “legs,” they’re both easy and fast to assemble. A hit with kids, they’re a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional Halloween treats.
10. Spooky Strawberry Ghosts
Let your little ones indulge in this sweet and healthy treat this Halloween with these Spooky Strawberry Ghosts made from simple strawberries and vegan white chocolate.
11. Pumpkin Pancakes
These vegan pumpkin pancakes can be the perfect healthy halloween snack or a breakfast treat the whole family can enjoy. For the youngest members of the family, simply omit the sugar to make them age-appropriate while still delicious. They’re a perfect way to kick off a day of spooky celebrations, appealing to both vegan diets and little taste buds.
12. Apple Monster Teeth
No Halloween Buffet is complete without Apple Monster Teeth.
This is such an easy recipe and takes no time at all and is a healthy spooky snack. Just omit the seeds and candy balls for younger children.
13. Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Unleash your inner monster this Halloween with some Frankenstein Brown Rice Krispie Treats. Made with wholesome brown rice cereal and vegan marshmallows these dairy-free delights are a fun twist on a classic snack. They’re not only delicious but also adorably designed to resemble everyone’s favorite green monster, making them fun treats for the little kids.
14. Halloween popcorn balls
15. Vegan Zombie Brain Cupcakes
Who doesn’t want a Zombie brain cupcake? These are such a fun way to serve up a delicious Halloween treat. The recipe includes almond flour and plant based milk and the zombie brain filling (raspberry jam) and earth balance vegan buttery sticks.
16. Vampire Bite Cupcakes
Made with non-dairy milk and olive oil these Vampire Bite Cupcakes are the perfect to add to your list of Halloween desserts for your little one with milk allergy and/or if your family are vegan. Don’t worry it’s not real blood in the ingredients, it’s jam of course…or is it??
17. Kiwi Frankenstein Treats
Just how cute are these healthy Halloween treats. These Kiwi Frankenstein Treats are just that, made from kiwi with the addition of a little vegan chocolate I’m sure your little goblins will love these
18. Witchy Guacamole Dip
Get ready for a Halloween night your kids will never forget with this veggie-based Witchy Guacamole Dip! Not only does it offer healthy treats for your little ones, but it also doubles as a fun activity for the whole family to make. Full of colorful vegetables, this dish is both visually appealing and packed with nutrients, making it a hit with kids and parents alike.
19. Mini Vegan Halloween Pizza
When it comes to pizza it is a staple in most households but this recipe for Mini Vegan Halloween Pizza gives an easy way to get the kids involved in the cooking. If you don’t fancy using cashew nuts you can use vegan cheese as an alternative (just make sure it has added calcium).
20. Sweet potato Jack-o-Lanterns
Look at these cute little faces. These are a great savory snack and can be eaten the following day or packed in your kids lunch for scary fun treat. All you have to do is peel and slice sweet potatoes into rounds then use a small knife or cookie cutter to carve out Sweet Potato Jack-o’-Lantern faces. Spray with a little oil and roast until soft and lightly browned.
21. Pumpkin Basil Pinwheels
These Vegan Pumpkin Pinwheels are a breeze to whip up and require just four simple ingredients, making them a go-to for busy parents. They’re not just quick and convenient; they’re also a nutritious snack option suitable for the whole family. For those youngest family members, it’s advisable to omit the salt. These pinwheels are perfect for a Halloween gathering.
22. Potato Pizza Mummies
These delightful Potato Pizza Mummies are perfect for getting you and your little ones into the spooky spirits of Halloween. They’re ideal as finger foods, and their endearing faces make them too cute to pass up.
23. Cucumber Eyeballs
Slice cucumbers and top with a dollop of hummus and a black olive slice for the pupil. Make sure it isn’t looking at you when you eat it!
24. Scary Quorn Dippers
Add a spooky twist to your Halloween festivities by making Scary Quorn Dippers, served alongside creamy pumpkin hummus. This fun recipe not only delights the taste buds but also makes great use of the pumpkin you’ve carved. It’s a delicious and interactive way to bring the pumpkin carving experience full circle for your little ones.
25. Spooky Tortilla Graveyard
A simple Halloween Treat for the whole family that the older kids will love getting involved in making. This Spooky Tortilla Graveyard includes guacamole and tortilla wraps for the headstones.
Just remember to be careful when giving watercress, I wouldn’t recommend it to children under 3 years.
26. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
After carving a pumpkin, save the seeds, wash and roast them with a tiny bit of olive oil. It saves on waste and is an easy option to get a hit of omega 3 for your little ones. Remember that nuts and seeds can be a choking hazard and to not give to children under 3 years.
27. Terror-ific witches’ fingers
28. Pea Pancakes
Pea Pancakes are a spooky green treat that’s a great way to include veggies in your baby’s Halloween feast (plus some other flavors such as mint if you fancy). Simple and nutritious and can be given from 10 months. Even the older kids might give these a try!
29. Cauliflower Brain with dead mans fingers
This recipe can be the centre piece of the table. With the ingredients; tahini, chickpeas, garlic and of course the main ingredient, the Cauliflower Brain your family is sure to love this. Just make sure you use vegan cream cheese and also omit the alcohol for the little ones.
30. Sweet Pumpkin Hummus
This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is another great way to get into the Halloween spirit. With simple ingredients including chickpeas, pumpkin puree and a little pumpkin spice it’s sure to be a hit.
31. Halloween Fruit Kabobs
Delight your little ghouls this Halloween with easy-to-make fruit kebabs. These colorful skewers are not only a fun snack but also a healthier alternative to traditional Halloween sweets. I love to use Halloween moulds to make the fruit extra spooky.
Remember for younger children to give larger finger sized pieces of fruit and to always supervise when eating.
32. Avocado Monster Mash
Mash avocadoes and serve it with vegetable sticks for a healthy snack for your little one.
33. Pumpkin Puree
Perfect for the little ones pumpkin puree is packed with vitamins, dairy-free and vegan and a perfect first food for babies. All you need to do is peel and steam your pumpkin or squash and then blend or puree this to your desired texture. You can add some formula or breastmilk if needed.
And there you have it—a spook-tacular assortment of 33 Halloween Treat Ideas, all vegan and dairy-free, tailored for babies and young children. From fun snacks that little ones can nibble on to more elaborate Halloween food ideas suitable for older siblings, this list has something for everyone.
We’ve explored options that range from sweet treats to healthier alternatives, ensuring that your Halloween festivities are both delicious and nutritious, while being inclusive of various dietary needs. Thank you for joining us on this haunted culinary adventure, and I hope you find these fun Halloween treats as enchanting as I do! I can’t wait to make them with my girls.
Please note that this post is a recipe round-up intended to provide a variety of Halloween treat ideas for families. Not all recipes may be suitable for babies or young children, and it is the responsibility of the parent or caregiver to determine what is appropriate for their child’s age and dietary needs. We do our best to offer a range of options, including vegan and dairy-free treats, but ultimately, we cannot assume responsibility for the suitability or safety of any recipe for your child. Always consult with a healthcare provider for specific dietary advice tailored to your child.
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