Hello, spooky snackers! Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re as excited about it as we are, as a braces-wearer you might be thinking, “What Halloween foods can you eat with braces?” Well, your South Jersey orthodontist has got you covered! Here, Dr. Piskai and the team at Piskai Orthodontics offers 10 braces-friendly Halloween snack ideas so you can still indulge in the festivities.
1. Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Anything that’s hard or crunchy is on the list of foods to avoid with braces. That includes hard or crunchy cookies, including ones with nuts. Instead, enjoy soft-baked cookies like these pumpkin cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction. They’re a Halloween treat that melts in your mouth, are easy to chew, and won’t stick to your braces.
2. Mummy Hot Dogs
Kid-approved and easy to chew, mummy hot dogs are a great, go-to Halloween snack or dinner idea! Wrap up some hot dogs in prepared crescent roll dough, leaving a gap for the eyes.
3. Banana Ghosts
Braces-friendly Halloween treats can be healthy! Take half a banana, press in some chocolate chip eyes, and you’ve got a paranormal, potassium-packed Halloween snack you can eat with braces. Prep these for your kiddo’s lunch kit for a spooky surprise!
4. Gelatin Worms
Wiggly, squishy, realistic-looking gelatin worms are a super fun option to include in your list of food you can eat with braces. As one of the screamiest, squeam-iest Halloween treat ideas on our list, we dare you to eat these, braces or no braces!
5. Pudding Graveyard
Puddings, yogurt, and jello are definite snacks you can eat with braces. So turn a cup of chocolate pudding into a tiny graveyard with a sprinkling of oreo crumbs for dirt and a piece of soft sugar cookie for a tombstone. Frightfully good!
6. Cream Cheese Pumpkins
A braces-friendly food that’s healthy, too. Roll up some cream cheese mixed with shredded carrots into little balls. Stick a tiny piece of rolled up piece of whole wheat wrap into the top for the stem and you’ve got mini pumpkins!
Balance the sugarfest of Halloween and start the day with these nutritious, braces-friendly avocado toast faces you can eat with braces.
These little cuties from Gimme Some Oven will be a hit for your chocolate-loving braces-wearer. Justy skip the nuts and caramel. And since the chew mein noodles are bite sized, they shouldn’t be a problem for braces. If you’re worried about the candy eyes, use white chocolate chips or mini M&Ms.
Put these savory snacks at the top of your Halloween snack ideas list for a yummy yet creepy bite that won’t damage braces.
10. Halloween Sushi Ball
Do your kids love rice balls or sushi? Make boo-tiful Halloween-inspired rice balls that look like jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and skeletons, oh my! Eating with braces never looked so cute.
Your Fun and Friendly South Jersey Orthodontist
So, there you have it — our list of 10 fun, Halloween snack ideas from a fun and friendly orthodontic team who love Halloween just as much as you do! If you’ve got more questions — specifically about Halloween candy — we’ve got you covered there, too. Check out our guide to navigating Halloween candy with braces.
Haven’t started your braces or Invisalign journey yet? Contact us today. We’re your South Jersey orthodontist for high quality, personalized orthodontics. Dr. Cara Piskai is a board certified orthodontist serving patients in Voorhees, Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Medford, Marlton, Runnemede, Lindenwold, and surrounding towns with fun, customized orthodontics.