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Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins – A Healthy Halloween Snack

These banana ghosts and orange pumpkins will have your kids squealing with delight while making sure they get the nutrition from healthy food instead of sugary calories.

October 31 will soon be here and it’s not just Halloween, but also Carve a Pumpkin Day. That means it’s time to gather the kids, grab our tools and carve pumpkins!

Since we need a little snack for the occasion – I thought I’d go for something wholesome and healthy for the kids!

There is so much in the way of sugary candy going on this time of the year. Why not feed your children a much healthier Halloween snack?

Healthy Halloween banana ghosts and orange pumpkins

Healthy Halloween snacks for your kids

The treats could not be easier to make. You will need these ingredients:

  • 1 large orange (make sure it is easy to peel!)
  • 2 large bananas
  • 4 chocolate sprinkles
  • 8 dark chocolate chips
  • 1 small piece of celery

These fun snacks are super easy to make. The banana ghosts and orange pumpkins can be done in a flash when your child is asking for an afternoon snack and you want them to have something that isn’t full of sugar or sodium.

How to make the banana ghosts and orange pumpkins

To make the banana ghosts snack, cut the banana in half. Decorate into a ghost with chocolate chips for eyes and sprinkles for a mouth.

For the pumpkin oranges, peel the orange and add a small piece of celery to act as a stem. Tangerines could also be used for a smaller pumpkin.

That’s all there is to it! A healthy snack in no time at all that your kids will love.

If you want to keep the ghost-themed fun going this Halloween make sure you check out these easy ghost costume tutorials. We have one for adult costumes and one for kids costumes.

Yield: 4 ghosts and one pumpkin

Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

These cute ghosts and pumpkins are made out of fruit for a healthy Halloween snack for your child.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 large orange (make sure it is easy to peel!)
  • 2 large bananas
  • 4 chocolate sprinkles
  • 8 dark chocolate morsels
  • 1 small piece of celery


  1. Peel the orange and remove as much of the pith as you can. (I've also seen these done with tangerines which would be easier in this regard, but they are also smaller and I like the larger orange for the pumpkin.)
  2. Cut the bananas in half. 
  3. Place a one inch piece of celery into the opening at the top of the orange. 
  4. Add the chocolate chips on the banana top to make ghost eyes and one sprinkle for the surprised mouth.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245

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