Five healthy Halloween treats for kidsOctober 29, 2020
Are you looking for a healthier way to treat the little ones this Halloween? These delicious and healthy Halloween treats are simple enough for anyone to master. All it takes is a little creativity and a lot of imagination!
1. Apple Monsters
Granny Smith apples are best when cooked, tossed into salads, and blended into juices. But there is another important use for this, carving them into Halloween monsters!
Quarter each apple, then cut a wedge out of the skin-side to create a mouth. Slather the inside with a smear of peanut butter, stick sunflower seed teeth into the mouth, add a thinly sliced strawberry tongue, and stick 1-2 sugar eyes onto the “head” with a dot of peanut butter.
2. Booooonana Ghosts
These bananas are pale as a ghost thanks to a coating of white chocolate.
Cut the fruit in half lengthwise, then in half lengthwise again to make four quarters. Insert a popsicle stick into the banana’s wider end, place on parchment paper, and freeze for 24 hours. Add 100g white chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until it’s smooth. Dip the frozen bananas into the chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Add dark chocolate chips as eyes while the white chocolate is still warm. Place back in the freezer for 2 hours to harden the chocolate.
3. Jack O’Apples
Use a knife to carve out eyes, a nose and a creepy smile. Then, take a bite with the spooky face staring back…we dare you. For an extra frightful sight, add your Jack O’ Apples to a bowl of apple juice!
And then, when you’ve carved all the pumpkins and apples in sight, get started on the citrus. Scoop out the insides, but don’t throw them away! Blend the fleshy insides into a juice or smoothie. Once you have the full peel remaining, carve eerie faces and overload the insides with berries, apples, and whatever else you have on hand.
5. Creepy Crawly Toast
This spooky toast is made by slathering a layer of either goats cheese or cream cheese on thick slices of toasted baguette. Halve black olives and place 1 half in the centre of the toast as the body and slice the other half into 4 smaller slices to place on either side of the spider body as legs. Sprinkle with finely chopped basil and you’re done.
Happy Halloween and happy cooking!