Bat Snack Bags
Bat snack bags make an easy and fun Halloween treat for kids! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic, though all opinions are my own.
Halloween is upon us and our kids and their friends are bursting with excitement. Costumes are ready to go and festivities lined up. Our favorite Halloween movies have been playing on repeat. Hocus Pocus is my personal favorite. I never get tired of those three crazy witches.
For a Halloween play date this week the kids and I made bat snack bags. The pretty butterfly version of these snack bags is common as a school or post soccer game snack. I’m not sure who came up with the clever butterfly snack bag idea, unfortunately. They are easy to make and kids love them. Creating a spooky Halloween makeover for the butterfly bags was easy and we had all the supplies at home already. I wanted to share these with you in case you’re looking for an easy last-minute Halloween treat.
Snack bags take just a few minutes to assemble and can be filled with any dark foods you like. We used dark purple grapes and Horizon Organic chocolate grahams. Please note: young children should never be given whole grapes. They should be cut lengthwise into quarters as whole grapes pose a choking hazard. I still cut grapes for my 7 year old. For a special Halloween treat we used Horizon chocolate grahams. I love the rich chocolatey flavor in these little bite-sized cookies. I also like that they are made with organic whole wheat flour and cocoa. Other dark Halloween fillers could include: raisins, blackberries, blueberries, olives and seaweed snacks. Can you think of any others?
We used regular wooden clothespins for our bats’ bodies, and painted them black. I think some black or silver glitter would make these even better! Some craft stores carry clothespins in a variety of colors, but we used what we already had in our craft supplies. For the bats’ eyes we tried small google eyes as well as painted on eyes.
Aren’t they cute? These bat snack bags are a fun craft for kids to help make and are just as fun to eat. Whether for a Halloween party or play date, or for a school party, these friendly bats are as kid-friendly as it gets.
Quick fact: a group of bats is called a colony or a cloud!
Want more wholesome Halloween snack ideas? Here a some of my favorites from the past:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.
- 1 box zipper snack bags
- 12 clothespins
- small bottle of black craft paint
- small bottle of white craft paint (or small wiggle eyes and glue)
- 1 bunch dark purple or black grapes (quartered for young children)
- 1 box Horizon chocolate grahams
- To make the bat bodies, paint the clothespins black. You can paint one side if you're in a hurry, or both. Let the black paint dry. Use a small paintbrush or toothpick to paint white dots for the eyes. Let dry and then even smaller black dots for the pupils. Alternatively, you could glue small wiggle eyes on to the clothespins. Let dry.
- Fill the bags with about half way up with the snacks. One of the snacks goes on one side and the other on the other side. Use your fingers to separate them. Fold the zipper of the bag down the back and clamp with the clothespin. The first one may feel strange to make, but you'll get the hang of it!
Notes: Make sure your grapes aren't too wet and the bats aren't assembled too far in advance or the grahams will get stale or soggy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g