Morgan’s Post: Healthy Halloween Treats

While walking around the market this past Saturday and seeing all the cute kiddos dressed up in their Halloween best, I thought it was only fitting to devote a blog post to them. I decided to attempt making kid-friendly and healthy (except for candy corn and chocolate chips) Halloween treats. I thought of two cute ideas that could be used as party favors or just as little snacks. The first snack are apple faces. These are super easy and you can make them look completely different by adding different fruits, veggies, or even cereals. A cute idea could be to use the mini chocolate chips as teeth. The second snack is my favorite hummus with a little extra something. This could even work for a Halloween party, and it is completely versatile, you can add whatever spices you like. 

Apple Faces

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • Peanut butter
  • Candy corn
  • Grapes
  • Mini chocolate chips (I used dairy-free)

Directions

  1. Slice the apple into small wedges.
  2. Spread the peanut butter onto one wedge and place the other on top.
  3. Put a candy corn sticking out of the opening.
  4. Slice grapes into little circles.
  5. Before placing the grapes on the apples push a mini chocolate chip into the grape with the pointy portion facing into the grape.
  6. Place the grapes on top of the apples.
  7. Enjoy!

Scary Hummus

Ingredients

  • Hummus
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (olive oil works great for this)
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin

Toppings

  • 1 Celery stock
  • 1 Pepper
  • Baby carrots (for the mouth, amount depending on how many individual little bowls you are making.)
  • Olives (I used Kalamata, but others would work just as well).

Directions

  1. Place the chickpeas, minced garlic, lemon juice, oil, and water into food processor and blend till smooth.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, and any other preferred spices.
  3. Process again until the spices are well incorporated.
  4. Now the fun part- the toppings.
  5. Slice celery and pepper into thin strips (this will be the hair).
  6. Place the “hair” sticking out of the top of the bowl, alternating between pepper and celery.
  7. Place the baby carrot (s) where you would like the mouth.
  8. Slice the olives in half and place where you would prefer the eyes to be.
  9. Dig in!

 

Happy Halloween!

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