Halloween Snack Ideas


Happy Halloween! So I am a big believer in enjoying special days. On Thanksgiving and Christmas I eat all the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie I can get my eyes on. On my birthday I eat real cake - the watermelon idea is cute but not for me. And on Halloween I've been known to consume my body weight in mini-kit kats. But now that I have become a mother I am more aware of the unnecessary over indulgence in candy. Now don't get me wrong I will never be that weird house that gives out raisins or apples; but I also do not want my own 3 1/2 year old eating a lifetime supply of Sour Patch Kids today. So I have decided to create some healthier snacks that are still fun, festive and satisfy a sweet tooth.

  • Banana Nut-Butter Eyeballs

  • White Chocolate Ghosts

  • Spiced Pumpkin Seeds - Taco Style and Garam Masala

  • Fruit Kabobs

  • Veggie Dog Mummies

Each of these contains something healthy mixed with something sweet and not all are foods I would feed my daughter everyday (Im looking at you veggie dogs) but it is really important to celebrate special days.


I know not everyone would call Halloween a special day so why do I love it so much? Nope not the scary stuff. I'm actually pretty afraid of my own shadow. I hate the dark, I've never been to a haunted house in my life and the closest I have been to being a witch is wearing crystals and balancing my Chakras (wait maybe that ones on to something). I love Halloween because it is the most community based of all the holidays. If complete strangers don't go out of their way and spend their hard-earned money to buy candy and decorate a pumpkin or leave on a light for children they don't know the holiday wouldn't exist. To me this is beautiful and so worth every gram of added sugar that makes this holiday so sweet.


Banana Nut-Butter Eyeballs



Ingredients


1 banana

nu-butter (peanut, almond, cashew)

mini marshmallow

mini chocolate chips


Directions


simply slice banana and top each with nut-butter then a marshmallow and one chocolate chip on top






White Chocolate Ghosts



Ingredients


white chocolate chips

1/2 tsp coconut oil

pretzels

candy eyes


Directions


place chocolate chips and coconut oil on a double boiler to melt chocolate

take chocolate off heat. place in pretzels and using kitchen tongs or a fork flip so covered with chocolate then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, repeat for all

place on candy eyes, then put in the fridge to harden. about 30 minutes


note: to create double boiler add water to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. place bowl to melt chocolate on top of the pan


Spiced Pumpkin Seeds



Ingredients


pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin

olive oil

salt

spices of choice


Directions


remove seeds from pumpkin and rinse thoroughly removing all pumpkin flesh

bring a pot of salted water to a boil and boil seeds for 10 minutes

remove from water and dry as much as possible with a kitchen towel

place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper

sprinkle with olive oil and spices


i used salt and garam masala and did a taco inspired batch with 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp cumin and salt


Fruit Kabobs



Ingredients

fruit of choice

mini marshmallows


Directions


simply place fruit and marshmallows on kabob sticks as desired










Veggie Dogs Mummies



Ingredients


Hot dogs of choice

pilsbury crescent rolls


Directions


cut 2 parallel lengthwise cuts to the top of the hotdog, creating a head and arms and one lengthwise cut down the middle creating legs

lay out and flatten crescent rolls so they are one flat sheet and cut into thin strips

wrap hotdogs to look like mummy's

bake as directed on package


*note i recommend using vegetarian hotdogs or organic hot dogs from a good source. be sure to read ingredients lable

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