I’m not going to lie, I love candy. Dark chocolate, Almond Joys, and Sour Patch Kids to be exact. As much as I love candy, I still don’t need 3 pillow cases full of the sweet stuff after multiple rounds of Halloween parties. My kids love the non candy Halloween treats too! Mummified raisin boxes and string cheese ghosts are healthy and fun. I put together a list of 21 non candy Halloween treats that are perfect for school parties, trunk or treats, or handing out to trick or treaters.
Healthy Halloween Treats
My 3 year old daughter loves little boxes of raisins. Part of the fun, at least for her, is the tiny box. When she’s done with her treat, she finds more treasures to hide inside the box. Mummify the box with masking tape and google eyes for a Halloween vibe. Easy peasy!
Again, mummify the pouch with masking tape and add eyes. That apple sauce pouch just got a spooky makeover.
3. Mini Bags of Pretzels
Download the free “I witch you a happy Halloween!” printable here and attach to mini bags of pretzels. Doesn’t get any easier than that for a healthy Halloween treat!
4. Oranges as Pumpkins
Grab a permanent marker and a bag of mandarin oranges for edible pumpkins! Image via Under Construction.
5. String Cheese as Ghosts
TheOTToolBox shared this genius healthy Halloween snack idea that, like above, is as simple as a permanent marker and a store bought cheese stick!
6. Babybel Cheese Monsters
Add 1 or 10 eyes to Baybel cheese containers to make the cutest cheese monsters! Details on Danya Banya.
7. Fruit Cup Pumpkins
Whip out that permanent marker again and add Jack o’ lantern faces to orange fruit cups. Voila! Details at Armelle.
8. Moster juice boxes
This Halloween treat is extra special because it doubles as a craft! Wrap a solid color felt around a juice box and decorate. Don’t forget the google eyes! Details at Keeping It Simple.
9. Spider eggs
Jodi turned grapes into spider eggs and I think she’s a genius! Get the free “Spider Egg” printable at Meaningful Mama.
10. Spider juice boxes
Give juice boxes a creepy makeover with black paper and spider webs! Bonus points if you add plastic spiders. Find the complete tutorial at Meaningful Mama.
Non Candy Halloween Treats
This is section of the Halloween treats that does not involve food. Lists like these always get my brain brewing for turning all the things into a Halloween pun. How about socks with a tag that says “Trick or Treat, smell my feet!”
11. Bubble Ghosts
What kiddo doesn’t love bubbles? Cut up on an old white sheet to cover wedding bubbles and give the top a ghost face!
12. Free broom rides
All you need to make broom sticks is glow sticks, white card stock, a hole punch, and a black marker.
13. Band Aid Ghosts
My 3 year old loves Band- Aids! This free printable comes with a bandage and a joke and makes the perfect non candy Halloween treat withe the preschool crowd.
Print out the free “Wishing you a fang-tastic Halloween!” and attach to glow in the dark fangs.
15. LEGO Pumpkins
Wrap orange LEGO in clear cellophane and tie with twine and a green leaf. Adorable and useful! Find the complete tutorial at Repeat Crafter Me.
16. Glow in the dark slime
Slime is always a winner with kids! Add glow in the dark paint to the slime for extra flair. Details at Learn Play Imagine.
17. Spooky Play Dough
Package homemade play dough in celephane bags and add Frankenstein, ghost, and pumpkin faces to the corresponding color. Details at One Krieger Chick.
Get the free “I’m glad you’re in my WEB of friends!” printable at Blue I Style. Then, just add a pencil!
19. Crazy Straws
Get the free “Hope you’re Halloween is ex-STRAW spooky!” printable from It’s Always Autumn. Crazy straws are always a fun idea!
20. Eye Rings
Print out the the free “Eye hope you have a Happy Halloween” printable at Christina Williams and attach with twine. “Eye” know this non candy Halloween favor will be a hit!
21. Cootie Catchers
Cootie catchers are a winer at any age! Print out the free vampire and pumpkin cootie catchers at Easy Peasy and Fun for kids to make themselves!
What are the candy rules in your house after trick or treating? And if you are looking for things to do with all of that candy, here are 44 ways to use Halloween candy!