Zombies and ghosts aren’t the only scary things about Halloween. All of the candy and junk food we eat during this fun holiday is pretty spooky too. Here are a few simple, fun, festive, and healthy treats without all the sugar and processed ingredients that your entire family is going to howl for.
Rice Cake Spider Webs:
- Take a caramel flavored rice cake and spread peanut butter over the entire cake.
- Then take chocolate frosting place in plastic bag making a snip in the corner of the bag use a pastry bag. Pipe chocolate mixture in spiral atop filling. Using small sharp knife, begin at center and draw tip of knife toward edge of tart. Move knife over 1 inch; begin at edge and draw tip of knife toward center. Repeat to form web pattern. Tasty and nutritious!
Spooky Jell-O Jigglers:
- Use your favorite fruit juice and plain gelatin to make healthy Halloween Jell-O cut outs. I used 100% grape juice and V8 splash tropical juice in mine to get the orange and black for Halloween, you can also use blueberry juice or mango juice to get the Halloween colors….These are just option but use whatever you and your kids like!
- 2 ½ envelopes gelatin
- 4 cups real fruit juice divided
Take 1-cup juice sprinkle gelatin over your juice of choice and let soften for about 10 minutes. In the mean time bring the remaining juice to a boil, pour over gelatin mixture and stir to dissolve. Pour Jell-O into a 9×13 pan chill in the refrigerator at least 3 hours. Use Halloween shaped cookie cutters to make festive shapes with the Jell-O. Serve on a spooky platter and they will be a hit for all ages!
Creepy crawler dates
Roll date in coconut and dust with sweetened coco powder. Then place pretzel sticks into the sides of the date roll to make spider legs. (You might need to break the pretzel sticks in half.) Place rice crispy or cinnamon candy to make eyeballs and you’ll have a spooky spider in minutes that tastes amazing!
First arrange carrot and celery sticks on a platter. Then place a dab of hummus on one end of the stick use a sliced almond and place on hummus to make fingernails. Use a side of hummus for dip or homemade ranch using hidden valley buttermilk ranch mix replacing the mayo with nonfat Greek yogurt.
Jack O’ Lantern Pizza:
- Use whole-wheat pita bread for the crust spread ¼ cup of your favorite jar of tomato sauce over entire crust.
- Dab about 2 Tbsp of low fat cottage cheese and 2 Tbsp shredded skim mozzarella cheese over the pizza.
- Finally take olives or halves of cherry tomatoes and place over pizza to make the face. Use bell pepper or spinach to make stem. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
Rice Crispy Treat Eyeballs:
· 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
· 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
· 6 cups chocolate rice puff cereal
Melt butter and marshmallow in pan until marshmallows are completely melted. Turn off heat and stir in the rice cereal. Place mixture in 9/13 pan let cool about 1 hour, take 1/3 cup of cooled rice crispy mixture and roll into ball shape place one brown m&m or chocolate covered almond to make an eye ball then use red decorating gel to draw lines on the sides on the eye ball. Serve these at your Halloween party and they will be the hit of the neighborhood!
Happy and healthy Halloween to you and your families. Remember to sprinkle Sensa on all of your holiday treats (I heard it keeps the vampires away.)