We are breaking from tradition & making healthy snacks this Halloween! While they may not be filled with sugar or coated in chocolate, the fun designs are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! Below are 3 recipes that not only taste great & are a more healthy option, but they make the perfect addition to any Halloween party! They’re also a perfect activity for the kids because they can customize their spooky treats however they want!
Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins Healthy
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes
These healthy ghouls may be cute, but watch out!
1. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Place the cut side down so the banana halves stand up.
2. Use small chocolate chips to make ghost eyes and large chocolate chips to make ghost mouths.
3. Peel the clementines.
4. Cut the celery lengthwise into thirds and then across into 1/2 inch pieces. Insert the celery pieces the tops of the peeled clementines to resemble pumpkins.
Apple Monster Mouths
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes
This healthy bite is creepy & delicious!
1. Slice off the sides of the apple leaving a 1″ section in the middle which includes the core.
2. Slice each of the sides in half and then cut out a wedge in each to make a mouth.
3. If you are making these up in advance, use lemon juice on cut areas of apple to minimize browning.
4. Fill the mouth with the peanut butter.
5. If your apples are small, only one row of teeth will fit.
6. Place the almond slivers or yogurt covered raisins to form one row of teeth on the top and then a row on the bottom (if you have room).
Rice Krispie Jack-o-Lanterns
Serves: 16 Prep Time: 25 minutes (includes cooling)
This healthy take on rice krispies is not only delicious, but they are also fun to make!
1/2 Cup brown rice syrup
1/3 Cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tsps pure vanilla extract
1/2 Tsp kosher salt
3 Cups crispy rice cereal (regular or brown rice)
Orange food colouring
1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some hanging over the sides like handles. Coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown rice syrup, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Stir and heat until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, salt & food colouring, then the crispy rice cereal, stirring until the cereal is evenly coated.
3. Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray & scoop a handful of the cereal mixture. Press it firmly in your hands, forming a ball shape. (Make sure the balls are compact otherwise they will fall apart). If the balls don’t form at first, allow the mixture to sit for another minute and cool, this seems to help them hold together.
4. Place the rice balls on the prepared baking sheet and allow them to firm up at room temperature.
5. Once the rice balls are set, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Place the chocolate in a Ziploc bag and cut off a very small triangle from one of the corners.
6. Using this makeshift decorating bag, draw jack o’ lantern faces on the orange balls.