It looks like we’ve found the winners of this year’s costume
contest. These tasty treats are not only fun and festive, but they’re
healthy and totally guilt-free. So wean yourself off that bowl of candy
and celebrate the spirit of Halloween with one of our favorite ghostly
Whip up these frozen banana pops for a spooky, fruity alternative to all
of those chocolate bars.
Simply cut a banana in half and insert a Popsicle stick, then line a baking
sheet with wax or parchment paper and freeze. When the bananas are frozen,
melt white chocolate in a bowl by microwaving it for 25-30 seconds at
a time; stir until the chocolate is melted. Dip the banana pops into the
melted white chocolate, then place back on the wax paper. You can use
chocolate chips, M&Ms, or any other small round treat for the eyes
– but make sure to place them quickly, before the chocolate melts.
Surprise the kids with a monster in their lunchbox. These fun sandwiches
are easy to customize, so go ahead and experiment to find your favorite monster.
First, use a cookie cutter to cut a round center out of bread slices, and
then stack your lunchmeat and condiments between two pieces. To make the
monster’s teeth, cut pointed edges around a slice of cheese and
place in the sandwich beneath everything else. For the eyes, simply stick
an olive on the end of a toothpick and insert two into the top of your sandwich.
Want to up the ante on your spooky sandwiches? Use ketchup around the edges
for a bloody monster mouth. (Yuck!)
Hot Dog Mummies
Take your pigs-in-a-blanket to the next level by mummifying your hot dogs.
Use a pizza cutter to slice crescent roll dough into long, thin strips,
then wrap a strip or two around a hot dog and bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
Be sure to leave room for the mummy’s eyes, which you can add with
ketchup or mustard.
Jack-o’-Lantern Devilled Eggs
Dress this classic party snack up for your next Halloween party by disguising
the yolk as a jack-o’-lantern.
Start by boiling the eggs, placing them in a layer in a saucepan and filling
with water so that eggs are covered. Heat on high until boiling, then
reduce to low and cover, cooking for another minute. Remove from heat
but leave covered for 15 minutes, then hold the egg under cold water for
a minute and peel. Once the eggs are peeled and dried, slice in half lengthwise
and remove the yolks. Mash the yolks in a bowl with 3 tbsp. mayonnaise,
1 tsp. mustard, salt, pepper, and red food coloring. Scoop the mixture
into the egg whites, sprinkle with paprika, and place a small slice of
green onion on top to serve as the pumpkin’s stem.
Need to whip up something eerie at the last minute? Whether you’re
rushing off to a Halloween party, or want to sneak a festive surprise
into the kids’ lunchboxes, this snack is as simple as they come.
Use a red gel food coloring to paint blood vessels on a wheel of mini Babybel
cheese to create the eyeball. To make the pupil, cut an olive into thin
slices and place on the cheese. For an extra spooky touch, fill the center
of the olive with ketchup, or even marinara sauce, for glowing red eyes.
Have any go-to healthy Halloween treats of your own? Share them in the