There are no guarantees that the Halloween treats kids receive while trick-or-treating will be healthy unless parents purchase and distribute the treats themselves. Actually, this is a good option for a group of friends and family members. Agree on the treats that will be handed out, plan a numbered, house-by-house route for trick-or-treating, then have a wrap-it-up party at the last house.
Individual-sized packaged fruit snacks, like raisins, sweet prunes, apple/cinnamon chips or dried cranberries are sweet treats parents can feel better about handing out. There are now individual-sized pistachio nuts, along with cashews, almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts.
Home-made granola mixes can be spooned into snack-sized plastic bags or purchase granola bars by the box and hand out the individual servings. Find out what ingredients any child in the group might have an allergy for and prepare that one separately, immediately attaching a name label to the bag.
Homemade cookies, brownies or popcorn can be served at the wrap-up party, making the party the big event of the evening. Good Housekeeping has a recipe for a healthier brownie.
Make sure every child is wearing something reflective and go over the rules for safety while crossing streets.