Hocus Pocus: Healthy Halloween Treats

Hocus Pocus: Healthy Halloween Treats
Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. Between costumes, seasonal crafts, and candy, what’s not to love? I like to celebrate all month long, but by the end of October I usually feel like I’ve had more than my fill of sweets. While I certainly won’t turn down a sweet treat or two, it’s nice to have a healthy alternative to all the candy this time of year. These Halloween treats I’m sharing today are made with fresh fruit, so you can still feel festive without all the sugar. They’re a great healthy option to serve up at a Halloween party, or you can bring them to work or your internship to share with your officemates. I can guarantee they’ll be a huge hit.

Check out these healthy Halloween recipes below…

Banana Graveyard Ghosts

Hocus Pocus: Healthy Halloween Treats
Here’s what you will need:

  • Bananas
  • Black decorating icing
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate cookies


For the Banana Graveyard Ghosts, I simply cut three bananas in half, and then gave the ghosts spooky eyes and a mouth using a tube of cake decorating icing. I placed a dollop of peanut butter at the bottom of each banana to help keep it in place on the plate. To make the graveyard dirt, serve your ghosts on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbles.

Cute Clementine Pumpkins

Hocus Pocus: Healthy Halloween Treats
Here’s what you will need:

  • Clementines
  • Green pipe cleaners


Making these Cute Clementine Pumpkins could not be easier. First, make sure you are using clementines or another variety of citrus that is shaped like a pumpkin (oranges are too round). Then, peel the fruit, trim a green pipe cleaner down to the appropriate “ pumpkin stem size,” and place it inside the top of your clementine.

I hope that these healthy treats are a hit at your next Halloween party or celebration. They were certainly very popular at the LC.com offices!

Are you going to give them a try?

Let me know in the comments if you have any fun Halloween ideas of your own.

XO Lauren

P.S. Don’t forget to enter this year’s Halloween costume contest!

Categories: Celebrate, Dine, Halloween, Holiday Foods, Holiday Specials, Lauren Conrad
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  • Chloe evans

    These are adorable! I can’t wait to try them out! <3



  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Great ideas! The clementine pumpkins are adorable.


  • Mandy cullen

    I just pinned both of these recipes yesterday :) We’re on the same wavelength Lauren! You could also use a small slice of green celery instead of the pipe cleaner, for a little crunch.

  • Allegra

    I think these are adorable! I told my sister to make these for my nephews for Halloween! Love!


  • LaurenConrad.com

    Thank you for the tip Mandy!

  • Katelin Absher

    how cute!!! Love these recipes!!


  • Honeybee Hill

    These are vegan! Hurray! Save for the type of chocolate icing you use but this is easily adaptable to fully organic & vegan. Thank you :)

  • Ana Sofia

    So funny!! The prove that we can do funny things without candies!


  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Oh my gosh I love this idea, so cute!!

    Instagram @sincerelymissash

  • Silvia

    Finally some Halloween stuff for us dieting girls! So great! Thank you Lauren!

  • oceangirl25

    These are adorable! I especially love the “”pumpkins””, which look super easy to make, since they only have one ingredient! I’m very into eating healthy these days, but love themed, artistic food, so this is perrrfect!

  • redheadrachel

    These are both so cute! I have to make these! :)


  • Raven Locks

    These are adorable! I love that they’re healthier than the other halloween recipes I keep coming across. The clementine one is so simple <3

    xo Azu



    Sooo cute! I am definitely going to try.

  • Bethany Flanagan

    What great ideas! Creative!

  • yvonne cort

    OMG! This is the cutest thing, I am so doing this! Something very creative and easy to do! LOVE IT!

  • dee abner

    Awww Lauren you are always coming up with the greatest ideas,living in the south clementines are easy to find this time of the year.Hope you and your staff have a great Halloween!

  • Leanne

    Such cute ideas! I’m quite excited to try these out.

    Love from South Africa


  • what’s katie up to?

    I love the bananas, so cute and funny! The Chocolate and Banana combination is also very delicious!!

    Love Katie ♥

    I tried out a new Jamie Oliver recipe http://whatskatieupto.wordpress.com

  • Ashley

    These are really cute!!


  • nicole Smith

    The Cute Clementine Pumpkins are WAY too cute!

  • Shelby Subry

    both so cute i would suggest maybe green sour straws instead of pipe cleaners so you can eat the whole thing!

  • dmarie44

    use a celery stick instead of a pipe cleaner for the Cute Clementine Pumpkins

  • Christine Rosko

    Those pumpkins are adorable and those bananas look so yummy!


    I made these today with tangerines for a Halloween party my 7 yr old son was invited to today and they were a HIT!!

  • katie at Miss enchanting

    This is brilliant! It really made me giggle…I am posting a Halloween feature this week so will be sure to add your link to these for all those health conscious peeps over in the UK!

    Fab idea- love it!

    Katie x


  • Diana

    My husband saw this as I was reading the comments and he said it would be cool to put a small green candle in the center.

  • Whitney @ To live & diet in L.a.

    These are so cute!!! My favorite healthy Halloween recipe though is my Ghost Pizza. It’s a huge pleaser as well for Halloween parties: http://liveanddiet.com/2012/10/spooky-treats-for-a-faboolous-halloween-party-2.html

  • Heavenlee

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  • DAni

    Healthy? How are cookies healthy?

  • Jennifer S

    While it makes it less healthy, I like to use green sour patch kids for the clementine pumpkin stems so that it’s fully edible. Celery stick that dmarie44 suggested is great healthy alternative too. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169448004703641919/

  • http://121314rainbow.blogspot.com/ Zed Power

    Looks like you are up for a creepy Halloween, as well as a healthy one.

  • http://ladolceviva.wordpress.com/ Viva Creations

    Definitely doing this, this year!! thanks for the tips!


  • http://www.thesinglediaries.com/ The Single Diaries

    How super cute and simple! I’m hosting a girls’ dinner this weekend and can definitely see these making great pre or post dinner treats. Today on the site we’re sharing a fall recipe for homemade pumpkin protein bars. You should definitely check it out!
    Jen Hacker|The Single Diaries

  • Cheyenne

    These are super cute ideas for Halloween foods! I’m gonna try the banana recipe!

  • Cheyenne

    For a cool Halloween treat you can try and make Mummy dogs! I make them every Halloween! All you need is hot dogs, cheese, and any kind of dough. You can bake them in the oven and you can use ketchup or mustard to make a face! It’s not that health but it’s a cute meal. Here is the link!


  • http://www.travelfashionlife.com Travelfashionlife

    OMG. So cute!!!

  • Konstantina Bourtzou

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