Healthy Halloween Treats
Spooky season is in full swing, and with that comes all of the Halloween-themed treats. But, before the trick or treating starts, why not try a few healthier options that kids will truly love!
Grapes/Jelly Beans/Yogurt covered berries
One snack that is scary delicious is Monster Teeth. This simple yet tasty treat can be made with the family and makes a spooky addition to any party! You can start by using any type of apple you prefer and cutting it into reasonably large slices with the skin on. Now, this is where you can add your personal touch! Choose any type of nut butter you like, whether natural peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter. You are going to slather the apple slices with the nut butter of your choice, and then you will add your “teeth,” because what monster is truly complete without their teeth? For the teeth, you can use green grapes, white jelly beans, or even yogurt-covered berries for a true teeth-like effect! Once they are all assembled, all that’s left is to serve and watch them disappear!
Small chocolate chips
This simple but tasty treat requires just three ingredients and is a great make-ahead snack that you can keep in the freezer. First, you will start cutting a whole banana in quarters, so there is one flat side. You will then insert the skewer into the bottom of the banana to be used as a handle for dipping and then eating. Next, you are going to submerge the banana half into your choice of yogurt fully. This can be any flavour you prefer, and once they are fully coated, it is best to put them onto a baking tray with parchment paper to stay flat in the freezer and easily remove them once fully frozen. The last step is to add your ghost eyes, so you will put two mini chocolate chips onto the banana and into the freezer they go! Once they are fully frozen, they are ready to serve and enjoy, and maybe spook!!
Candy Corn Parfait
This sweet treat is a real crowd-pleaser! A healthy take on the infamous candy corn, which is sure to delight in this recipe. You only need three ingredients for this dessert, and the best part is that this treat is so quick and easy to assemble you can get the whole family involved. You want to make sure you have your fruit ready to go, so that includes breaking your orange or tangerine into small segments and cutting up your pineapple into bite-size pieces. To assemble this treat, you will follow the colours of the candy corn so that the pineapple will be the base, the orange/tangerine will be the next layer, and you can top it off with whipped cream! You can do homemade or store-bought. You can even use coconut whipped cream to make this treat completely dairy-free. Last but not least, garnish with a few candy corn on top, and you are ready to serve!
Whether you are hosting some Halloween guests or just having a cozy night in, these treats are sure to delight boys and ghouls of all ages!