Halloween can be a nightmare for parents who are trying to keep their children on a healthy eating plan. It can also be a time where adults living a health-conscious lifestyle have to implement some creativity when planning a Halloween party for kids, adults or both. Halloween night and the parties associated with this treat-centered occasion can be a fun and very tasty event without abandoning healthy snacks. Healthy Halloween trail mix can be the starting point for a unique, nutritional and most of all creative Halloween experience. Party guest will be awed and children wowed when they discover all that you can do with a healthy combination of goodness.
Halloween Trail Mix Ideas
There are two ways to approach the idea of making trail mix a key component of Halloween. If you’re in a pinch for time, you can order a variety of trail mix combinations to make preparing for the big night or for parties a little quicker and easier. Your party table decorations can include bowls filled with various flavors of trail mix. Devilishly hot and spicy mixes such as Spicy Siracha or Cajun trail mix might be a favorite Halloween trail mix for adults. A dried fruit trail mix would be perfect on the table because it has all of the typical Halloween colors in it. Healthy trail mixes include ingredients such as roasted nuts, seeds and dried fruit that are ideal colors for Halloween and for all autumn related celebrations. Using edible items such as trail mix is a budget-friendly way to decorate a party table. It also makes clean-up quick and easy because it’s highly likely that your edible decorations will have vanished by the time your guest leave.
Buying an assortment of individual trail mix ingredients allows you to get creative. You can prepare mixes, package them in numerous ways such as cellophane wrappers or small Halloween theme bags, boxes or tins and give them as treats or party favors. Trail mix can be packaged as monster food for a monster theme party. Yogurt chips and yogurt covered nuts and fruit are perfect for a ghost theme party. There’s an abundance of spices available that you can add to homemade trail mix to create unique flavors. Cinnamon, curry, pumpkin pie spice, clove and cayenne pepper are just a few spicy ways to flavor your trail mix. Mix some dark chocolate covered espresso beans in a mix you’ll be serving adults to add a little jolt to their party treat.
Halloween treats for kids
When you offer your kids fun, tasty alternatives to all of the sugary Halloween treats, you can avoid feelings of deprivation. Instead of making candy the star feature of Halloween, focus on family activities such as preparing healthy Halloween treats for kids to munch on or to give to party guest and trick-or-treaters who arrive at your door. For a fun family activity, you can place an assortment of healthy trail mix ingredients on the table or kitchen island and let the kids help prepare a large bowl of their own unique trail mix blend. Don’t be afraid to let their adventurous ideas become a reality. Kids often like unconventional combinations of foods. Be sure to have some squishy, squiggly gummy worms available. Yogurt chips and yogurt covered pretzels as well as chocolate chips and chocolate covered nuts and dried fruit can provide the sweet treat kids anticipate on Halloween. The mix can be served at a party in paper cups that the kids decorated or in ice cream cones so that the entire treat is edible. It can also be packaged up in small bags to give kids who stop by on Halloween night.
Another fun family or party time activity starts by giving the kids a large cookie with peanut butter or a thin layer of chocolate spread on it. Also provide them a bag of trail mix or make bowls with trail mix ingredients available to them. Have them use the trail mix ingredients to decorate the cookies. They can create ghosts, monsters, witches, scarecrows, black cats or any other type of Halloween cookie they desire.
To create an astounding treat for your kids or guests at a Halloween party, find a simple recipe for making candied or caramel apples. When you gather the ingredients, include a bag of trail mix. Place the mix in a bag and crush it slightly. As soon as you have the apple coated with a candy or caramel coating, press the crushed trail mix into the coating to give the apple amazing flavor and a unique appearance.