7 Healthy Halloween Treats For KidsOctober 23, 2020
These healthy Halloween treats are scary delicious. But making them? Now that’s not scary at all. These festive recipes are simple enough for anyone to conquer. All it takes is a little creativity, a whole lot of imagination, and a BIG appetite.
1. Apple Monsters
Granny Smith apples are best when cooked, tossed into salads, and blended into juices. But there is another very important use of this tart fruit: Carving 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 creamy 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 thick 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. Watermelon Head
We contemplated calling this a vomiting watermelon, but we’re not sure that would have been the most appetizing idea. Then again, he is throwing up watermelon and pineapple, which are two of our favourite fruits. So let’s be real, whatever you call it, we’re going to eat it.
4. Jack O’Apples
Once you’ve carved your fair share of pumpkins and gotten the stringy bright orange flesh all over, take a stab at apples… literally. Use a knife to carve out eyes, a nose, and a matching 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! You could always blend them into a juice or smoothie. Once you have the full peel remaining, carve eerie faces and overload the insides with berries, apples, kiwis, and whatever else you have on hand.
6. Creepy Crawly Toasts
Ewww spiders. But also, YUM! These creepy toasts are made by slathering a layer of either goat cheese or cream cheese on thick slices of toasted French baguette. Halve some 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!
7. Apple Chips
Who needs potato chips when cinnamon apple chips are available? Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and carefully slice apples into super thin pieces, about 1/8 to 1/4 inches, bust out your mandoline if you have one. Remove any seeds and immediately dip the slices into lemon juice. Transfer to baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake until apples are dehydrated and slightly crunchy (about 2 hours), flipping halfway through. Bonus: Your kitchen will smell like apple pie while these sweet chips are baking away.
Now that you’ve got your fill of healthy Halloween treats, you’re probably wondering what to do with all your Halloween pumpkins. Have no fear, we’ve got some Pumpkin Recipes that will do the trick!