Healthy Halloween Treats!!
Hi Friends! I hope you are getting ready for a Happy Halloween! We always get enough candy and treats, so this year I thought I would search the web, test some recipes ourselves, and give you some super cute healthy options to mix in for your Halloween events!
Super scary!!!!!!!!!! –these carrot stick fingers with almond nails mounted in humus add a bit of spooky to any after school snack! Maureen from our office tested this fun recipe and served it at our Halloween meeting. Finger licking good!!
Bell Pepper Jack-o-lanterns!
I love this idea from Sunset. So easy to make and super cute!! You could put dip at the bottom or fill these mini Jack-o-lanterns with chicken or tuna salad!! What a fun Halloween lunch!
Kids will gasp in delight these adorable ghost, juicy strawberries, chocolate and a lick of almond flavor make these little bites a howling success! – Nancy Mueller, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie!
This sloppy joe pie is so much fun to do and kids love it! You’ll never have to worry about leftovers. It’s even good for adult parties, but you might want to increase the heat level with a hotter salsa or seasonings. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Fluffy Caramel Apple Dip!
This sweet, smooth and fluffy dip is really a crowd-pleaser. Be careful—it’s so good that you won’t want to stop eating it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
For this one I would add that just using cookie cutters on so many different items makes the food festive for the event—like the ghost sandwiches!
Witching Hour Chips and Dips!
Cast a spell on your next Halloween party with this savory snack. Though it might look like you should wear them, these fashionable witch hats are actually taco-flavor cheese balls atop tortilla chips. These bite-size appetizers are the Halloween finger foods your party is missing!-Better Homes &Gardens
Transform plain peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into ghostly Halloween snacks. For multiple hungry goblins, use a variety of Halloween-theme cookie cutters like pumpkins, witch hats, and cats to make a festive and tasty sandwich platter.- Better Homes & Gardens
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!
Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.- Recipe by Rosemary
Every party needs a few savory offerings to balance the snacks and sweets. Turn a favorite stew into a ghoulish delight with this ghostly garnish. To make, spoon servings of stew (or soup) into individual serving dishes, filling about two-thirds full. Using a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip, pipe hot mashed potatoes into a ghost shape on top of each serving. Use capers for ghost eyes, and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese around the base of each ghost. Boo! Easy Halloween party food at your service.-Better Homes & Gardens
Here are a few more easy food ideas we tested here at Segreto. You probably have most of this products already in your kitchen!
Monster mouths are simply cut apple slices for lips, marshmallows for teeth and peanut butter as the glue. Yum Yum!! Alien Apples use almonds for the teeth, peanut butter and toothpicks with marshmallows for the antennas. What a fun Halloween activity to do with your kids or grand-kids!!
Witch Cheese Brooms!
These Witch Broom Sticks are a little bit more labor intensive, but they are so cute we had to make them. Chives seem to work best as the ties. They are very easy to break so I cut a slit around the cheese where the tie is supposed to go. Then just cut the cheese with scissors and stick the pretzel on the end for the broom stick!
This is super easy and fast. Just chop the carrots and top with a small piece of parsley with a toothpick. Lay them in a bowl of hummus or ranch dip and you have a healthy pumpkin patch!
Clementine Jack O’Lanterns
This is a super easy fun project the kids will love! Just grab some sharpies, cuties and start creating Jack-o-lanterns!
At last but not least, who doesn’t like 7 layer dip and adding a with a spider web made of sour cream on top makes it the perfect compliment to any Halloween event!! Hint: To make the skinny sour cream lines simply put sour cream in a Ziploc bag, cut a very small hole in one corner and squeeze it out. Like a pastry bag but you can just throw it away!
And of course we can’t have a Segreto Secrets’ post without a beautiful holiday inspired room!! I hope this gave you some good healthier ideas for your Halloween celebration!! Stay safe and have a super time with all your goblins and ghouls!! Till next week!
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