Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween with These Spooky Treats
No matter how scary your Halloween costume may be, sometimes all that sugar is the most frightening part of all! Luckily, we’ve got some healthy, kid-friendly recipes to help you enjoy the festivities guilt-free. All of these creations are whipped up with 100% fruit juice – offering crucial vitamins and minerals without giving up that fun flavor!
It’s not a party without punch – and our Purple Bug Juice is the perfect healthy replacement for traditional party drinks which can be loaded with sugar and other added sweets. Whipped up with a fruitful blend of 100% juices, both kids and adults will enjoy this flavorful beverage. If you’re searching for something a little spookier, then the Icky Eyeballs are calling your name! After all, who doesn’t love a good “gross-out”? Your choice of apple juice or white grape juice offers those added nutrients without sacrificing delicious taste.
- 1 3-ounce package lime gelatin dessert regular or sugar-free
- 2 cups 100% apple juice or 100% white grape juice
- 8 seedless green grapes
- 2-4 raisins
Set four 9-ounce plastic glasses on a tray and set aside.
Make the gelatin dessert according to package directions, using the juice at room temperature and heated, in place of the water. Divide the liquid gelatin among the plastic glasses.
Add 2 grapes to each glass, rolling to coat them with the gelatin.
Nudge the grapes together to look like a pair of eyeballs. Cut the raisins into thin slices. Gently dip each slice into the warm gelatin and set each one on top of a grape.
Set the tray with the glasses in the refrigerator. Refrigerate until the gelatin is firmly set, 3 to 4 hours.
Icky Eyeballs keep, covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
PER SERVING: 75 calories, 0 g fat (0g saturated fat), 17 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 10 mg sodium
In addition to treats and drinks, we have a few more tricks up our sleeve. For instance, give your basic chili recipe a fun kick with The Halloween Super-Scary Spicy Chili recipe from Healthy Slow Cooking. Or, dare to dive into this Raw Caramel Dip from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen.
Looking for more freaky-festive recipes? Check out our Happy Healthy Halloween board on Pinterest. For more information about juice and your health, visit our Health & Nutrition section.