Does the thought of your children chowing down on a bowl full of Halloween candy give you the shivers?
There’s no need to hide the costumes or close the curtains on All Hallow’s Eve. We’ve rounded up recipes for not-scary treats that are guaranteed to delight your kids. And they’re made with lots of whole-food ingredients and without tons of added sugar, so you’ll love them, too!
- 2 red apples
- Peanut butter
- Mini marshmallows
- Cut apples into eighths.
- Spread peanut butter on the inside of two slices.
- Sandwich a line of mini marshmallows along the red edge of the apple slice. Bam! Apple smiles!
- 1 package graham crackers
- Cream cheese
- Raspberry or strawberry preserves
- Get your favorite flavor of graham cracker. Break into the predivided strips.
- Place a smear of cream cheese in the middle to look like the “bandage”.
- Then, add a dollop of raspberry or strawberry preserves. Serve!
- Other favorite small fruit
- Carve out a large orange as your would a pumpkin. Once the pulp of the orange is removed, set aside. Carve a small face into the orange peel. If you do not want to carve a face in such a small fruit, you can use a black sharpie marker. You will not be eating the orange rind, so it is OK.
- Cut up grapes, pineapple, bits of orange and any other berries or small fruit pieces and mix. Spoon into the orange. You can add a bit of orange juice over the top to keep the fruit fresh looking or a bit of whipped cream. Pop on the top and serve!
Bugs on a Log
- Peanut Butter
- Get two or three celery stalks and cut into thirds. Put peanut butter into a ziplock bag and cut a corner off. Squeeze a bead of peanut butter down each piece of celery.
- Finish with a few raisins and a dash of cinnamon and you’re done!
Spooky Caramel Apple Dip
- 1 package (8oz) of softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of apple butter
- 1-2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 3 apples (different colors if possible)
- Beat the cream cheese, apple butter, brown sugar and vanilla until combined. Stir in peanuts, saving a small spoonful of the nuts for garnish.
- Slice apples in 8ths, or lengthwise. Serve in wedges or, if you’re feeling extra creative, pull out your favorite Halloween-themed cookie cutters and cut the apple slices into those shapes.
- Serve the dip in a bowl surrounded by apple wedges.
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