Fall is officially here and Halloween is just around the corner! One of Chipper’s favorite Holidays, Halloween is all about dressing up and eating treats! What are you and your little one(s) going to be for Halloween? Let Chipper know on Facebook for a chance to win some fun prizes! Just LIKE, COMMENT, & SHARE to be in the running!
As a parent, it can be hard to avoid all the unhealthy candy given away at school or received Trick-or-Treating. As Chipper always says, “Healthy before sweet, can’t be beat!” So how can you get your kids to eat carrots instead of candy corns? Get creative and make some of these spooky treats your kids are sure to love!
• 1 banana
• creamy peanut butter
• pretzel sticks
• 2 mini chocolate chips, 2 peppercorns, or 2 pieces of black olive
• A red fruit snack, a small piece of red apple or strawberry
Slice the banana into 1-2 inch pieces. Spread a layer of peanut butter between each slice of banana. Break the pretzel sticks in half and press into the sides of the banana slices. Place of dollop of peanut butter onto the chocolate chips and stick on the front for the eyes. Dip the fruit snack in peanut butter and place that on the front of the banana for the tongue.
Spooky spider eggs
If deviling your eggs isn’t enough this Halloween, spider them too! First, devil your eggs. Then cut pitted black olives in half lengthwise. Place one half on top of an egg for the body, and cut the other half crosswise into thin slices to form the creepy legs. Presto, Deviled Spider Snack!
Ghost eggs are another fun yet simple snack! Just place peppercorn eyes on boiled eggs with the bottom cut off so they sit flat. Remember to remove peppercorns before eating them or try black olives and gobble up. Add a mouth by carefully slicing out a hole in the outer layer.
Vampire Bagel Bites
Sink your teeth into this well-clad Transylvanian bagel. We dare you to count the number of bites it takes before this spellbinding treat disappears.
1. Spread cream cheese on a mini bagel half.
2. Add triangle strips of red pepper for a colorful collar.
3. Cut one Kalamata olive in half lengthwise, then slice one half lengthwise again. Use the two slivers as eyebrows. Slice the other half horizontally to make a triangle and use as the widow’s peak hairstyle.
4. Use a shred of carrot as the nose and capers as the eyes.
5. Decorate with thin slices of green onion for the mouth.
Ghost PB&J Sandwich
A simple but spooky ghost sandwich makes a lunchtime staple into a fun Halloween treat. For multiple hungry goblins use a variety of Halloween-theme cookie cutters such as pumpkins, witch hats, and cats to make a festive and tasty sandwich platter.
1. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
2. Use a ghost-shape cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into a ghost shape.
3. Press two raisins into bread — use peanut butter if necessary — for the ghost’s eyes.
Banana Ghosts and Orange Pumpkins
This is as healthy, cute and simple as you can get! Make the Banana ghosts with Bananas and Chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. To make the pumpkins, remove the core from oranges or tangerines (cuties work great!) and chop small pieces of celery for the stems! Easy-peasy 🙂
So simple, just sharpie on tangerine skins and you have a jack-o-lantern in no time. It helps to make sure you buy smooth skinned tangerines as rougher skinned oranges do not take the marker well. The ink on these dried completely and didn’t smear when peeled.
Making real orange jack-o-lanterns is so easy! Cut the top just as you would a real jack-o-lantern, remove the top, use a spoon to remove the orange pulp and finish by cutting out the face. The pulp can be made into healthy orange smoothies!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Save all those pumpkin seeds from you Jack-o-lantern and use them for a yummy, healthy snack full of fiber! Find the BEST PUMPKIN SEED RECIPE HERE!
• 1 cup pumpkin seeds
• 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
• 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika (or smoked paprika would work nicely too)
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. On a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, add pumpkin seeds. Try to remove as much pulp from the seeds as possible.
3. In a small bowl, combine oil, paprika, chili powder and salt. Stir to combine. Toss oil with pumpkin seeds, and coat evenly.
4. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool, and serve.
A cool twist to a classic veggie platter! Arrange your baby carrots in a pumpkin shape and use 3 small square or triangle dip dishes for the eyes and mouth, filled with ranch or your favorite sauce. Create the mouth with sliced cucumbers and add a large piece of broccoli for the stem.
What are some healthy, spooky snacks you like to make? Or what other Fall Recipes do you like to make? Let Chipper know and have a Happy and Healthy Halloween 🙂