Healthy Kid Snack For Halloween: Fruit Spiders Recipe

These healthy Halloween fruit spider snacks are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.com

Creepy and crawly but deliciously cute, these healthy Halloween fruit spiders are so fun, your kids will be begging for more. I’m thinking of making some for Mops this week, even though I’m not scheduled to bring any food. I just think it would be fun to get people freaking out that there are spiders on the brunch table!

This kids snack is almost as easy as my ghostly boonanas, but a little spookier, perfect for the little boy or brave little girl in your life. The legs of the spiders are simply raisins threaded onto uncooked spaghetti sticks, which are then poked into a grape.

A couple tips for making these successfully:

  1. Make sure to use dark black grapes rather than the purple grapes. Grapes that are a little more oval than round are easier to get all eight legs into.
  2. Serve your spiders within an hour of making them, any longer and the spaghetti will start to get soggy.

These healthy Halloween fruit spiders are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.comThese healthy Halloween fruit spiders are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.comThese healthy Halloween fruit spiders are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.comThese healthy Halloween fruit spiders are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.com

Corban thought these spiders were pretty amazing, even though he’s not quite old enough to eat them yet. I have a feeling he will love these next Halloween. Does your little one have a favorite Halloween snack?

These healthy Halloween fruit spider snacks are so creepy crawly, kids will beg for more! | EatingRichly.com

Fruit Spider Healthy Halloween Snack Recipe

Prep time: 10m
Cook time: 0m
Total time: 10m
Yield: 3 spiders
Serving Size: 1 spider
Calories per serving: 108
Fat per serving: 3.61g

Ingredients

  • 72
    raisins
  • 9
    uncooked spaghetti noodles (gluten free works as well)
  • 3
    black grapes

Cooking Directions

  1. Thread 3 raisins onto the end of a spaghetti noodle, and break the noodle about 1/4 inch above the first raisin. Repeat until you have 24 legs.
  2. Poke the exposed end of each noodle into the grapes, 8 per spider, 4 on each side. Use the photos as a guide.
  3. Serve within one hour of assembling.

Saturated Fat 2.4g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 27.1mg, Total Carbohydrate 18.22g, Dietary Fiber 0.67g, Sugars 15.79g, Protein 1.33g, WW Points Plus 3, WW Old Points 2

Approximate cost/serving: This is cheap! I used organic raisins and grapes and it still just came out to less than 20 cents per spider. Pretty cheap snack! A toddler will only eat one spider, bigger kids will most likely want two.

Vegetarian/Gluten Free: This is vegan and easily gluten free if you use the right noodles.


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3 Responses to “Healthy Kid Snack For Halloween: Fruit Spiders Recipe”

  1. Corrina
    October 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Hey there! I love these and want to make them for my son’s Halloween party, but I plan to assemble them the night before, is there an alternative to the noodles for the legs?

    • Diana
      October 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      Great question Corrina. I used spaghetti so it would all be edible, but I think you could definitely use toothpicks if the kids are old enough to know not to hurt themselves. Have fun! I’d love to hear how they go and see a photo!

  2. afracooking
    November 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    AAAAH how horrible to have discoverd this recipe after halloween ;-) But I have bookmarked it and am sure I will try these next year!!

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