These adorable orange bell pepper Jack-o-Lanterns are stuffed with guacamole for a fun and healthy Halloween appetizer. 

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Also known in my house as Bat Wings and Slime. I grew up eating blue corn chips and calling them “bat wings” year round. They are more fun that way, don’t you think? Halloween can be a challenge for health conscious parents who don’t want their kids overdosing on sugar. I have a hard time too – all the fun fall foods are hard to resist – pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, and don’t even get me started on peanut butter cups (my weakness).

So I’ve been brainstorming healthier Halloween foods that are just as fun and tasty as the naughty ones. I made this Mango Guacamole in a Jack-o-Lantern Pepper and served it with bat wings (blue corn chips). The girls loved this spooky after school snack and it would be perfect to bring to a Halloween party. Fill up those kiddos with good fats and fiber before they head out for the night. You really can keep kids happy during Halloween without candy.

How to Make Pepper Jack-O-Lanterns

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This is super easy and can be done a couple of hours before you serve it. I made homemade guac but I won’t tell if you use store-bought. Simply cut off the pumpkin’s “hat” using a paring knife and then carve a jack-o-lantern face. 

How to Make Guacamole

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Homemade guacamole is easy! Find my post all about how to make the best guacamole, plus variations here. Fill with guacamole for healthy Halloween fun! Serve with a bowl of our Easy Fresh Tomato Salsa

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Yield: about 1 cup

Mango Guacamole in Jack-o-Lantern Peppers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

These adorable orange bell pepper jack-o-lanterns are filled with mango guacamole for a fun, healthy, and delicious Halloween appetizer or snack.

Mango Guacamole in Jack-o-Lantern Peppers


  • 2 ripe avocados 
  • juice of 1 lime 
  • 1/2 shallot or red onion, finely diced 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed 
  • 1/2 ripe mango, diced 
  • sea salt to taste 
  • 1 bag blue corn chips for serving 
  • 1 orange bell pepper, carved like a jack-o-lantern


  1. Halve avocados, remove the seed, and scoop into a bowl. Add lime juice, shallot, garlic, and mango and mash together with the back of a fork. Season to taste with salt. 
  2. Spoon guacamole into your bell pepper jack-o-lantern. Serve with chips. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.