Kiwi Frankenstein Halloween Treats are easy and healthy Halloween snacks for kids and adults! These no-bake treats are a great way to add fruit to your fun Halloween party food trays.
If you're looking for easy Halloween party treats to make for a Frankenstein party, this is one of the best spooky fruit ideas. Only 4 ingredients!
They are kid friendly because they are fun and cute. Although these treats fall in the fruit and veggie category of finger foods for Halloween, they are still sweet with a bit of chocolate.
Why parents will love these easy Halloween treats
Parents and adults will love these easy Halloween party treats for so many reasons!
- Perfect for last minute Halloween treats because they are no-bake goodies.
- Fruit Halloween treats will balance out all that sugar overload.
- These Frankenstein treats are fast and easy and only take about 5 minutes to make one for those last minute party ideas.
- Egg-free. Nut-free. Make them gluten-free with gluten-free pretzels and dried currants for the eyes. (Always check the package ingredients to confirm.) To make them dairy-free, use candy melts in stead of chocolate.
- Inexpensive. Compared to buying a bag of chocolate candy, these kiwi Halloween Frankenstein Halloween treats are inexpensive. Especially, if you already have chocolate chips and pretzels in your pantry.
- Low fat. The only fat in these homemade fruit snacks is in the tiny bit of melted chocolate.
- Easy no-bake Halloween treats. Keep it cool without turning on the oven.
Lastly, it's always fun making Halloween treats together. Kindergarten kids can place the eyes on the kiwi faces and press in the pretzels. For younger kids, use raisins, dried currants, or mini chocolate chips for eyes. Adults can peel the kiwi fruit.
Make a whole tray of these Frankenstein kiwi treats or arrange them on a tray of different Halloween treats. Another easy fast Halloween treat are Mandarin Orange Pumpkin Treats. You can also make them with tangerines, satsumas, and clementines.
The Banana Ghosts are as easy as melting chocolate chips in a plastic bag, snipping the tip and piping on a ghostly expression.
- No pastry bag needed to pipe the chocolate onto the kiwi. Just melt them right in the storage bag and snip the tip.
- Use the same melted chocolate to "glue" the eyes on as you created the mouths.
What you will need to make these fuzzy fruit Halloween snacks.
Scroll down to printable recipe for exact ingredient quantities.
- Kiwi fruit
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Candy eyes
Candy eyes can be bought at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, cake supply stores and here on Amazon.
How to make Kiwi Frankenstein Halloween Treats
Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe with detailed instructions.
- With a paring knife, make a cut "just through the peel" around the top of the kiwi.
- Peel kiwis leaving top third of peel at top.
- Cut off the tough bottom "stem". Either leave them whole to stand them up or cut them in half to make two flat faces from one kiwi.
- Melt chocolate chips in a plastic bag according to instructions below in the printable recipe. Snip the tip from the bag with scissors. "Glue" on the eyes with melted chocolate.
- Using the melted chocolate in the plastic bag, pipe mouth expressions on the kiwi.
- Press pieces of pretzel sticks in sides for ears.
Pro tip: Be sure to pat dry the peeled kiwi before piping chocolate on them.
Substitutions & Variations
Trade "this" for "that" in these easy Halloween party treats.
- Minion Halloween Treats - If you can find yellow kiwi (often called golden kiwi or gold kiwi) at your grocery store, make little Minions for a non scary kids Halloween party.
- Eyes - If you can't find or don't want to use candy eyes, chocolate chips, raisins, and dried currants will also work.
- Chocolate- Milk chocolate chips and candy melts can also be used.
Depending on the size of the kiwi, one kiwi fruit has approximately 42 calories.
Absolutely! It may not look appealing, but think of it as being similar to peach fuzz. Plus, it's good for you! There are more antioxidants packed into the "hairy" skin of the kiwi than the fruit itself.
What to serve with Kiwi Frankenstein Halloween Treats
Whether you're hosting a Frankenstein Halloween party or taking treats to the office, here are some ideas to serve along with these healthy fruit snacks. Decorate the table with spooky toys like these plastic eyeballs.
- Mandarin Orange "Pumpkin" Treats
- Easy Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts
- 20 Minute Venison Chili
- Jarcuterie Add a plastic spider on the top!
How to store these fruit Halloween treats
Store in the refrigerator, covered loosely or in an air tight container up to 8 hours. They are best made the day of servings. Do not freeze.
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Have a happy healthy Halloween!
Kiwi Frankenstein Halloween Treats
- 1 (16-ounce) container kiwi fruit (6 kiwi)
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 12 or 24 candy eyes (12 if using whole kiwi. 24 if cutting them in half for flat treats)
- With a paring knife, make a slight cut "just through the fuzzy peel" around the top third of each kiwi. Do not cut deeply into the fruit of the kiwi.
- Starting at the top of the cut in the peel, insert the paring knife just deep enough to start peeling the skin. Bring the knife downward all the way around to peel the lower two-thirds of the kiwis. Cut off the bottom of the tough stem as you go.
- Either leave them whole at this point to make 6 kiwi that can stand up or slice them in half to make 12 kiwi that lay flat.
- Place the chocolate chips in a storage or freezer, plastic bag and microwave them for 1 minute on HIGH. Then, squeeze the chips to completely melt them.
- Snip off a tiny amount of one tip on the plastic bag. Squeeze a small amount of chocolate on the back sides of the candy eyes and "glue" them onto the kiwi.Squeeze additional chocolate onto the kiwi for the mouths.
- Press pieces of pretzel sticks in the sides of the kiwi for ears.
Nutrition analysis on GritsAndGouda.com recipes are mostly calculated on an online nutrition calculator. I am not a dietitian and nutritional information is an estimate and can vary based on products used.