Photos by Jamie Plain
Are you hosting a spooky movie night for your kids and their friends? Since they are likely already getting overloaded with sugary candy when they go trick-or-treating, we created a fun snack board with healthier (but still tasty) alternatives to help balance things out! These are all simple to make and can be thrown together fairly quickly. The list below explains how to create some of the different elements, but feel free to add your own healthy snacks (including fruit and veggie sticks) to the mix. Adding candy eyes can basically turn any snack into an “on-theme” treat!
›› Apples of choice
›› Peanut butter
›› Almond slices or sunflower kernels
›› Strawberry slices
›› Candy eyes
Core and cut some apples into slices, then spread about a teaspoon of peanut butter on one side of each slice. Press almond slices or sunflower kernels on each slice to act as the “teeth,” and a strawberry slice as the tongue. You can also stick some candy eyes on top with more peanut butter!
This one is as easy as peeling some oranges and sticking celery on the top to give them a pumpkin shape!
Mummy Hot Dogs
›› Crescent roll sheet
›› Hot dogs
›› Candy eyes
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough out, and squish the seams together, before using a pizza cutter to slice the dough into long, narrow strips. Wind the dough around each hot dog, leaving a little gap for the faces. Bake following crescent roll instructions and stick candy eyes to the “face” with ketchup or mustard.
Fun-shaped Chips and Dip
›› Spray oil (avocado or olive)
›› Dip of choice
›› Halloween cookie cutters
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use cookie cutters to cut out Halloween shapes from your tortillas. Transfer the chips to the baking sheet, and lightly mist with your spray oil. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until browned – let cool!
›› Round crackers
›› Pretzel sticks
›› Peanut butter (or cream cheese)
›› Mini chocolate chips (or raisins)
Spread peanut butter on a cracker, then break four pretzel sticks in half to fan around the cracker and make spider legs. Top with the other cracker and stick chocolate chips to the top with more peanut butter!