Healthy Halloween treats with apples and strawberries looking like monsters

These healthy, edible decorations will make any Halloween Party table gorgeously ghoulish and they’re an alternative healthier trick-or-treat idea for kids and big kids alike! The best news? They’re also really tasty, easy to assemble, and require no cooking at all.


Apples have always featured at Halloween time. These Monster mouths are not only great fun to make, they’re also a crunchy, juicy, and nutty natural snack that’s super-simple to put together.

Makes 10

  • 5 small eating apples
  • 4 to 5 strawberries
  • 1 handful of raisins
  • 1 handful of flaked almonds
  • 10 teaspoons of almond butter

Slice each apple in half (with the core removed). Cut a triangle slice from the top of each apple to form an open-mouth shape (as pictured). Cut the strawberries into slices to make the tongue shape.

Insert a teaspoon of almond nut butter into the cut-out groove in each apple (as pictured).

Place a slice of strawberry on the bottom half of the groove, with the wide side of the strawberry in the almond butter to hold it in place.

Then insert 3 to 4 flaked almonds into the top of the opposite side of the groove to form a row of teeth. For the eyes, place a little nut butter on the apple skin and place another almond flake on top as the white of the eye. Similarly, put a little nut butter on a raisin to hold it in place and place the raisin in the centre of the almond flake. Add one eye each side or just one in the middle to create a Cyclops-effect Monster mouth.

You can also substitute the almond butter with peanut butter or any other healthy spread of your choice.



These are nutty, chocolatey and frighteningly fabulous – they’re the tastiest fingers you’ll ever eat!

Makes around 20 small fingers

  • 150g raw walnuts
  • 150g cashew nuts (raw or roasted work great)
  • 100g dates
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Blend the walnuts and cashew nuts in a food processor till they reach a flour-like consistency.

Add the dates, vanilla and coconut oil then blend until everything is smooth and evenly mixed.

Remove the mixture from the food processor and roll into finger shapes. Place the flaked almonds at the end of each finger (as the nails) and enjoy!



These super-quick and easy Clementine pumpkins make a pretty tasty decoration and will help your kids eat more fruit! Clementines are just coming into season and are bursting with sweet, juicy loveliness!

Makes 5

  • 5 clementines
  • 1 stalk of celery

Simply peel five clementines and set aside. Cut a stalk of celery into small pieces (approx 2 inches in length) to make the pumpkin stems. Place a slice of celery into the centre of each clementine to form a pumpkin stem (as pictured).

What healthy halloween treats will you be making this year? We’d love to hear your ideas, so why not tweet us @JamieOliver.

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