Oct 282016

Halloween Treats!

Dressing up and going door-to-door with friends exciting, but let’s face it – if you’re a kid, Halloween is about CANDY!

This year it doesn’t have to be.

Looking for big box, sugar filled alternatives? We’re sure the below recipes will satisfy that sweet tooth…7a1abd03719c39040c4b9b05bda3a335

Banana Ghosts
6-12 bananas (each banana makes 2 ghosts)
Mini Chocolate Chips
Nut Butter of your choice (optional)
Popsicle Sticks
Peel the bananas and cut in half (width wise) The tapered end will be the top of the “ghost”. Use two mini chocolate chips to make eyes by pressing the pointed end into the banana, you can use the nut butter or the chocolate chips for the mouth. If the chocolate chips just won’t stick use your choice of nut butter as the “glue”. Push the Popsicle stick into the bottom (flat / cut) end of the banana. Voila!


Tangerine Pumpkins

  • Tangerines (mandarin oranges or clementines, seedless)
  • Celery stalks and leaves
  • Orange peeler
  1. Peel tangerines (oranges) keeping tangerines in tact.
  2. Wash, dry and slice celery
  3. Cut 1-2 inch narrow pieces from the tops of the celery and insert into the peeled tangerines
  4. Cut leaves from the celery tops and arrange to look like pumpkin leaves.

Grapefruit Jack-O-Lanterns with Fruit Salad

3 large apples (at least one granny smith)
2 medium oranges
2 large lemons, juiced
1 cup of grapefruit chunks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 – 3/4 cup pistachios
1  Tbsp craisins
2 Tbsp golden raisins
1. Using a serrated knife, cut out a top and scoop the insides out of the Grapefruit. Save the top and as big of chunks as you can.
2. With a small pairing knife, carve out a jack-o-lantern face.
grapefruitjackolanterns23. Fill it with Fall Harvest Salad – ingredients from above(adapted from here):
3 large apples (at least one granny smith)
2 medium oranges
2 large lemons, juiced
1 cup of grapefruit chunks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp Lakanto Maple Syrup/Liquid Syrup of Choice
1 Tbsp honey/sweetener of choice
1/2 – 3/4 cup pistachios
2 Tbsp golden raisins

Apple Monsters

  • 2 green apples, each quartered
  • JEM Hazelnut Spread
  • Cacao nibs
  • 2-3 strawberries, sliced
  • 1-2  per apple bite
  1. Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth.
  2. Coat the inside of the cut gap with Hazelnut Spread.
  3. Place 4 cacao nibs on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
  4. Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
  5. “Glue” each Cacao Nibs above the mouth with a dab of JEM Spread to stick.
  6. ENJOY!

Spooky green apple monsters for Halloween party

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