How to Throw a Ridiculously Healthy Halloween Bash WITHOUT Candy

Updated: Jan 6

I am SO excited to share today's post with you because I've been busy getting ready to celebrate one of my family's most favorite holidays! Sure, Halloween is known for copious amounts of candy, but I've put together such an awesome snack bar to share with your party guests, they won't even miss it.

Can the words Halloween and healthy really go together? With this spooky spread of crowd pleasers, indeed they can. Don't let the word healthy scare you away.

Here's how you can throw a ridiculously fun Halloween bash using super easy treats everyone can enjoy. WITHOUT CANDY. That's right. I said it.

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy my favorite seasonal candies just as much as the next person, but find clever ways to enjoy the holiday in a healthy way before the kids bring home more sugary Halloween sweets than we know what to do with.

Nothing says creepy quite like dollar-store spiders and crows all over your edibles spread. Add in some ornamental pumpkins and spiderwebs and your snack bar is spooky set!

1. Cleaned-up Shepherd's Pie Ghosts

Click here to add this recipe to your Halloween bash meal plan.

I've used my cleaned-up version of shepherd's pie and divided the recipe into single-serving 250ml mason jars. Instead of potatoes, steam and mash a head of cauliflower with almond milk and sea salt to taste. Mold the cauliflower mash into ghosts and create faces using peas and sliced carrots. You can also pop your shepherd's pie ghosts quickly in the microwave if they cool down before guests arrive.

2. Clementine and Celery Pumpkins

Clementine's make the most perfect little pumpkins! Remove the peel and insert a celery stick for the pumpkin stem. Easy peasy.

3. Pumpkin Pie Squares

Click here to add this recipe to your Halloween bash meal plan.

To save time, I took my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Tarts and turned them into squares! Press the "pie crust" mixture into a parchment-lined pan and spread the pumpkin filling evenly. Bake according to instructions and refrigerate overnight. You can make this a few days ahead, keeping it sealed and stored in the fridge. Slice into squares and top with coconut whipped cream just before serving.

4. Candy Corn Fruit Cups