I don’t mind if my kids have a bit of sugar around Halloween but it can all be a bit much. Sure, it’s tasty, but that gross feeling after you’ve overdone it isn’t fun for anyone.
If you are looking for a fun and healthy Halloween treat, we’ve got you covered! Bat Bites are a sure-fire hit at any Halloween celebration and these sugar-free treats are fun for kids to help make.
I pulled this idea off of Pinterest when I needed a sugar-free treat for a homeschool Halloween party. My kids were amazed when they thought I had come up with any type of food that even looked decorative. I’m typically more of a “cut the food up in pieces and throw it on a plate” kind of holiday chef. They loved the novelty of these though and even though they took only minutes to throw together they were a favorite with my kids.
- Blue corn chips
- Cheese cubes (we used medium cheddar)
- Red grapes
Cut the cheese into cubes. Make sure your cubes are wide enough to provide a sturdy base. Some of the larger tortilla chips will throw this off balance with a smaller base.
Stick a toothpick into your cheese cube and put a grape on the top of the toothpick.
The blue corn chips will be your bat wings. You can break the chips into smaller pieces if you are feeding younger kids (or just don’t want to work quite as hard to balance everything). Stick a chip in each side of the grape. We found this was easiest if you stick the chip near the top of the grape sloping up so that it doesn’t fall out as soon as it is touched. You may need to play around a bit though to find something that works for you.
Cooking with Kids – Older kids can help you assemble these with a bit of supervision. I’ve found my kids are always much more willing to eat something that they played a roll in making . . . although these are so fun that they aren’t really a tough sell for any kid.
Variation – You can switch these up a bit by using grape tomatoes or olives if your kids will eat them. I’d serve these up with a side of ranch if you used tomatoes to make it more likely that my kids would eat them.