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skeleton made of vegetables, with a cauliflower skull, holding a bowl of dip

Skeleton Veggie Tray

Looking for a healthy snack this Halloween? Use extra veggies to make this spooky and adorable skeleton veggie tray or a veggie monster!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 440kcal


  • cutting board
  • kids' kitchen knives
  • toothpicks


  • 1-2 cauliflower heads sliced in half
  • 2 bell peppers sliced lengthwise intro strips
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 3-5 carrots peeled and cut into strips (see how to cut carrot sticks for tips!)
  • 5-10 stalks celery peeled and cut in half and into strips
  • 4 grape tomatoes
  • 1 black olive
  • 1 red onion sliced crosswise
  • 1 cucumber sliced into rounds
  • ranch or veggie dip optional


  • Form the Skull: Make the skull using cualiflower. *Slice the head of cauliflower in half and use toothpicks to carve out holes for the eyes, nose and chin structure. Fill each eye socket with a grape tomato and the nose hole with a olive. Note: The carving is a task for adults, not small children.
  • Make the Body: Use a combination of celery, carrots and tomatoes to create the outline of your skeleton's body, arms and legs. Onion slices can be used for the hip bones, and mushrooms work great for the kneecaps! Combine carrot sticks and peppers to create your skeleton's ribs. 
  • Create Hands & Feet: Use (peeled) celery slices for your skeleton's hands and carrot sticks for the fingers. Use remining onion slices for the skeleton's feet.


  • A variety of vegetables can be used for this recipe, so feel free to get creative with ingredients!
  • Use toothpicks to carve cauliflower's head structure (a task for adults or older children).


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 4313mg | Fiber: 31g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 39722IU | Vitamin C: 627mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 6mg