Spooky Spider Snacks

Need an easy, inexpensive, healthy Halloween snack for your child’s classroom or to put together as a fun family afterschool treat?  These Spooky Spider Snacks are fun for your kids to make AND eat!  My kids (even Nyah, at almost 2-1/2) get a very twisted enjoyment out of plucking the spiders’ legs one-by-one and then chomping them to bits!  Whatever, they’re eating whole grains and protein-packed peanut butter (or cream cheese) – no complaints here! 

Yield|  8 snacks 

Ingredients
16 round whole grain crackers
1/2 c. reduced fat cream cheese, softened (do not use fat-free- learn why here)
     (OR natural peanut butter)
16 raisins or dried cranberries
64 chow mein noodles (or pretzel sticks)

Directions
1.  Spread each of 8 crackers with 1 tbsp. cream cheese.
2.  Position chow mein noodles into cream cheese along sides (these will be the spider legs)
3.  Top with remaining crackers.
4.  Place 2 pea-size dabs of cream cheese on top cracker (to secure eyes) and top each with a dried cranberry or raisin.

This recipe is the second in a series of 3 Halloween treat ideas I found online and altered to make them healthier.  Keep your eyes peeled for the next in my series of Healthy Halloween Treats coming up this week.  Or, you could get a cute printable version of all 3 recipes delivered straight to your inbox by signing up here.

Happy Haunting!!!

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