Friday, October 30, 2015

Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Fruit Treats

Halloween is tomorrow and my kids are so excited to get dressed up and go trick-or-treating.  I know their plan is to ring as many doorbells as possible to get as much candy as their sacks can hold.  Free candy is nice... but it's also nice to put out some healthier Halloween treats for them to enjoy as well.  

I have noticed these three fun ideas all over the internet in the last couple of years. So, I thought the kids would have a blast making some mandarin orange pumpkins, apple and peanut butter teeth and banana ghosts in an episode of "Kids in the Kitchen".  We had such a great time making our little fruit treats. 

I know my kids will still love a candy bar from time to time.. but it's nice that the fruit treats were so enthusiastically enjoyed by them too.  I hope you like what the kids cooked up this time!


  • Seedless clementine or mandarin oranges
  • Celery and with  celery leaves
*optional (regular and mini chocolate chips to make jack-o-lantern face)

Peel clementine orange and insert a small piece of celery as the stem. Then garnish with celery leaves. 

  • Apples sliced
Note: soak cut apples in a bowl of water and 1 tsp of salt solution to keep from browning
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows

Apply a thick layer of peanut butter one side of two slices of apple slices.  Wedge together and place mini marshmallows for teeth. 

  • Yellow banana (firm)
  • Mini chocolate chips for eyes
  • Regular chocolate chips for mouth

Peel yellow banana and slice in half. Make sure to keep a flat bottom to make the banana stand up.Use a skewer to make holes for eyes and mouth.  Press chocolate chips as needed to make eyes and mouth.  

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