My first though to make fruit ghosts was to slap a couple of raisin eyes on the pears and call it done! But the raisins looked ridiculously large. An they rolled right off! Keep reading to find the simple tricks to make ghosts eyes that are just right and say put for this healthy Halloween snack. Your kids will gobble up these ghosts before you can say “Boo!”
Before your little goblins head out to spook the neighborhood, fill their tummies with some healthy fun Halloween food. This is one of my fruit ideas for a healthy Halloween snack for school lunches – pear ghosts. Also great for a healthy fruit option at a Halloween kids party or class party. Super easy!
Healthy Halloween Snack Pear-half Ghosts
If you get the pears in fruit juice instead of syrup, these cute ghosts won’t have any refined sugar!
You’re looking for fruit like this – pear halves in 100% real fruit juice:
Pear Ghost Ingredients
- canned pear halves in light syrup or fruit juice
Pear Ghost Directions
- Drain pear halves and blot dry with paper towels. (This helps the eyes to stick.)
- Place the halves, cut side down, on a plate so that the smaller end is at the top.
- Trim the pear half into a ghost shape and cut a scallop along the bottom.
- Cut a raisin into fourths.
- Use the tip of a small knife to make small holes in the pear where you want the eyes to be. Push one of the raisin pieces into each hole for an eye.
- Refrigerate until serving.
Check out my other Halloween (sometimes) healthy snacks and treats my kids like to eat before going trick-or-treating!