Braces Friendly Treats For Halloween!

Recommended by Your Tucson Orthodontist

It’s coming! Halloween time is approaching. Even more importantly, it’s National Orthodontic Health Month! What better way to get in the spooky spirit than to prepare some braces-friendly snacks for the family or for your child to show off at school? Take a look at some of our favorites.

Strawberry Ghosts


  • 1 16oz pack of Vanilla CandiQuik coating
  • 24 fresh strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips


  1. Melt the CandiQuik according to the directions.
  2. Put a large piece parchment paper on a flat surface.
  3. Dip strawberries into the CandiQuik coating.
  4. Creating the Ghost Tail: Remove from the coating and let it drip onto the paper and set the strawberry down and leave to dry.
  5. Before hardening, create a face with the mini chocolate chips.

Credit to the Miss CandiQuick Blog for this fun recipe. Fun fact: strawberries also help whiten your teeth!

Candy Corn Pudding Cups

Don’t have a lot of time? Want to impress with less effort? This is the recipe for you. We understand families are constantly on the go and want to provide you with multiple ideas for various lifestyle paces.


  • 1 small pack of Jello instant vanilla pudding (sugar free)
  • 2 cups of fat free milk
  • 1 cup of Cool Whip (fat free)
  • 4 drops of yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop of red food coloring


  1. Grab 2 medium sized bowls. Split the vanilla pudding dry mix between the two.
  2. Add one cup of milk in one and whisk until thick. Add 2 drops of yellow food coloring. Mix and set aside.
  3. Repeat in the other bowl. Add 1 drop of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow and mix until orange.
  4. In 4 small cups, evenly divide the yellow pudding. Then evenly divide the orange pudding on top. Then top it off with Cool Whip and candy sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate.

Credit to Peanut Butter & Peppers for this clever recipe.

Contact Dr. Marisela Bedoya at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics

Thank you for visiting our blog. Dr. Bedoya is proud to serve the greater Tucson and Green Valley, AZ area with superior orthodontic care. We offer braces, Invisalign, retention, and more for all ages. You’re never too old for orthodontics! We can help correct a smile at any age. If you believe you may be in need of orthodontic treatment, or have any questions about orthodontics, feel free to reach out to us. You may call at (520) 201-7311 or email We would be happy to help you!