Non-Candy Halloween Lunchbox Snacks are a spooky, fun and festive addition to your child’s lunchbox this fall season. Get inspired with these easy ideas to turn your child’s lunch into a ghoulishly fun treat.
The chill is in the air and the kids are finally back to school. While it felt like summer flew by this year, I am happy that we have chilly nights and crisp days back! It also means that one of the most fun holidays is coming up–Halloween!
My kids love the playful, and fun side of Halloween and so do I. It means enjoying pumpkin everything, and spooky, fun treats like these Non-Candy Halloween Lunchbox Snacks.
With a non-toxic dry erase marker, you can add ghost faces to string cheese, and pumpkin grins to tangerines (from my experience this type of marker does not soak through the peel).
When the kids head back to school, I always love to jazz up their lunchboxes with seasonal treats, fun notes, and surprises.
I try to be that “Pinterest mom” whenever time permits because my girls love fun gestures like these chocolate-dipped Goldfish® crackers treat bags.
They are fun and easy to make and really put a fun smile on kid’s faces. Plus, they are not only perfect for fall back to school snacks but also Halloween parties.
Halloween Snack Mix
To make this Halloween snack mix, you will need Goldfish crackers, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, and Halloween sprinkles. ( Printable Recipe DIY Below).
When people think of Halloween, they typically associate it with candy, but that does not have to be the case as you can see.
There are plenty of smarter choices to add to your child’s lunchbox or afternoon snack. My kid’s loved the chocolate and cheddar flavor combo too!
These non-candy Halloween Lunchbox snacks are also cute for Halloween parties for little ones with certain food allergies.
Most convenient of all, you can dip some Goldfish crackers in melted chocolate, add some Halloween themed-sprinkles, allow them to harden, and then place them in a clear baggie with some festive ribbon for an adorable themed snack.
Paired with these smarter snack offerings and you have a fun lunchbox idea for the end of September/October months that your child will love!
More Non-Candy Halloween Snacks for Your Child’s Lunchbox
- Mummy Cookies by Ann’s Entitled Life
- Baked Vanilla Mummy Donuts by Savvy Saving Couple
- Gingerbread Halloween Donuts by A Magical Mess
- Witch’s Broom Snacks by Thrifty JINXY
- Salty Bones: Spooky Halloween Breadsticks by Thrifty Recipes
- Vampire Soft Pretzels by Cutefetti
- Lightsaber Halloween Treats by Tastefully Frugal
- Halloween Jokes Waterbottle labels by Tastefully Frugal
- Black Cat Pudding Cups by Persnickety Plates
- Banana Mummies & more by Crayons & Cravings
What are some ways you add some fun to your child’s lunchbox?
Goldfish Halloween Snack Mix
- 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate morsels
- 2 cups of Goldfish® crackers plus 2 cups
- 3 tbsps Halloween Sprinkles
- Heat chocolate in the microwave or double boiler until smooth
- Once creamy, either dip each Goldfish® cracker halfway into the chocolate, or you can bulk swizzle the Goldfish® with chocolate using a dipped fork shaken over the crackers (faster).
- Sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles and allow chocolate to harden for about 20 mins in the fridge.
- Once harden, mix Goldfish® crackers with non-chocolate crackers, and disperse into the bags
- Tie off bags with Halloween Ribbon
- For the String cheese and tangerines, use a non-toxic dry erase marker to draw faces. I found this type of marker worked the best.
Dawn gibson-thigpen says
i am such a goodie girl. lol. i would love to have these at this very moment. lol
What a fun way to take a healthy snack and turn it into a Halloween snack. So simple to do and unexpensive too.
I love these ideas for Halloween lunchbox snacks. I can’t wait to try the goldfish dipped in chocolate. My son will love those.
Claudia Krusch says
Love all your ideas! Can’t wait to use some of them!!!
I love this post so much I want to kiss it!! All these ideas aRe truly so unique and perfect for families who are trying to keep that sugar Halloween intake to a minimum!
Those are so super cute! I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas to liven up my son’s lunches and we’re only a month in to the school year! He would appreciate these for sure. lol #client
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
What a clever idea to give kids Halloween treats that are sweet, but not candy. Your orange jack-o-lanterns and string cheese ghosts are absolutely adorbs.
Oh my gosh how cute are these ideas! I always have Goldfish in the cupboard and oranges in the fridge so these are perfect!
Amanda West says
These are so cute! I just saw Halloween GoldFish at the store tonight, but couldn’t tell if it was just the box or if the fish were different too. I’m gonna use some of these in my kid’s lunches.
Those are such cute ideas! My kids would definitely love getting chocolate dipped Goldfish in their lunch boxes.
Lisa Bristol says
Dipped Goldfish are a fantastic idea. I will have to make some for the kids lunches this weekend.
I am always looking for healthy snacks to put in the kids lunches. They are going to love these ideas.
Ann Bacciaglia says
These are great Halloween lunch box ideas. I love how easy it is to make the ghost cheese sticks.
O…m…g… how cute!! What a great idea with the oranges and cheese! Haha
Liz Mays says
Oh these are so clever! I like the idea of adding some of them to the kids’ lunch boxes. The goldfish are cute!
Lisa Favre says
I love all of your ideas! It’s still within the Halloween theme (love the orange colors that you took advantage of from these tasty snacks). My nieces would love to find this in their lunch boxes.
Reesa Lewandowski says
These snacks are so adorable. My kids would love to get these in their lunches.
I absolutely love these ideas and can’t believe how simple they are! My kids would love all of these!
Jenn Gerlach says
I love these ideas. So easy too. I think dipping gold fish would be a bit tedious for me.
Pam Wattenbarger says
These are great snack ideas for Halloween! I love the idea of providing healthier options.
This is very cute! It’s a great idea to do for a Halloween treat for the kids. My son would actually love anything that’s dipped in chocolate LOL.