It’s fall and Halloween is almost here! Of course, we all know that Halloween is full of lots of sugary candy and snacks. But if you are trying to get your kids, and yourself eating healthier, it’s nice to have some healthy options. If you’re looking for a festive and creative snack idea, these healthy apple monster mouth snacks may be a great option for you!
These snacks are simple to put together and require just a few whole food ingredients. Apples, nut or seed butter, strawberries, and almonds are what we used.
These apple monster mouth snacks are great to serve at a Halloween party. But they are also great if you are looking for a simple and healthy snack anytime!
How to keep the apples from browning
Of course, anytime you use apples, once they’ve been cut, they tend to oxidize and turn brown pretty quickly. And that makes them less than appealing to eat. But it also can impact taste and nutrient levels. Luckily there are a couple of things you can do to help keep the apples from browning too quickly.
Saltwater helps to slow down the browning process. Mix 1/2 tsp. salt in two cups of water. Place apples cut side down in the water and let them soak for 5-10 minutes.
Most people know about using lemon to prevent browning in apples. Use 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice with 2 cups of water. Place apples cut side down in the mixture and allow to soak for 5-10 minutes.
Be sure to pat the cut apples dry after soaking. Not doing so will prevent the nut butter from sticking!
This recipe makes 16 mouths so feel free to double it if you are using these apple monster mouth snacks for a party.
Looking for ways to have a healthier Halloween? Check out this blog post!
Healthy Apple Monster Mouth Snacks
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 2-3 Strawberries sliced
- Nut or seed butter
- Almond slivers or sunflower seeds
- Cut apples into 8 slices.
- Cut off the apple core and any seeds.
- Soak cut apples, cut side down in either saltwater or lemon water for 5-10 minutes and pat dry.
- Cut a small wedge from the peeled side of the apple.
- Fill the wedge with nut or seed butter.
- Take a strawberry slice and stick in into the nut butter at the center of the apple.
- Add almond slivers or sunflower seed "teeth" along the top