Spooky Wild Blueberry Boo-Berry Snack Balls


If you’re a parent, you know that the scariest thing about Halloween is usually the mountain of candy your kids bring home after trick-or-treating. So why not ease up on sweets in the days leading up to the big event? One way to do that: Opt for healthier treats that you can bring to kids’ Halloween parties.


These Spooky Wild Blueberry Boo-Berry Snack Balls would make fun finger food for partygoers. They’re made with wholesome, filling ingredients like fruit, oats, and nuts (so always be aware of any nut allergies among your guests before serving them). They get most of their sweetness from fruit, both dates and frozen Wild Blueberries, with just a bit of honey added.

And of course they get their deep blue-purple hue from Wild Blueberries, which are more intensely colored than regular high-bush blueberries. That dark blue pigment is also why Wild Blueberries pack double the antioxidants.


A food processor makes quick work of these snack balls, and once you’ve rolled them in coconut, add a pair of candy eyeballs for a silly touch that will make kids giggle. (You can find candy eyeballs at a craft supply store.)

I hope your little hobgoblins enjoy these sweet and spooky snack balls!

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Spooky Wild Blueberry Boo-Berry Snack Balls

½ cup raw cashews
4 large Medjool dates (pitted)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed
1 tablespoon honey
1 pinch salt
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
candy eyeballs (optional)

  1. Place the cashews and dates in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the oats, thawed frozen Wild Blueberries, honey, and salt and process until the mixture comes together into a dough. It will be sticky.
  3. Roll into tablespoon-size balls (I use a cookie scoop) then roll in shredded coconut until coated.
  4. Optional: Add a pair of candy eyeballs to each snack ball

About the Author

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, author, educator, and mom. She blogs about feeding kids and staying sane at Real Mom Nutrition. She’s also a blogger for Parents magazine. Her work has been published in nearly 20 consumer magazines including Eating Well, Health, and Prevention and she collaborated with Cooking Light on a cookbook for busy families called Dinnertime Survival Guide. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, two sons, and one dog.