Friday, October 30, 2015

Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Fruit Treats

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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!

 




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

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

 Ingredients:
  • 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

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

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


Directions:
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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11 comments:

  1. Dear Ramona, I love these healthy and festive, Halloween treats. What a great alternative and a fun way to keep on the right track when surrounded by all that candy! Such a creative idea! xo, Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine! It's great for the kids and me too! I love anything that keeps me from eating a whole bag of peanut butter cups. :)

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  2. This is the BEST way to add some fun to Halloween. LOVE all these ideas and do everyone with my kids!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! It was certainly fun to make these with my kids. :)

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  3. These treats are just so cute. Almost too cute to eat!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I think the kids liked biting the ghosts heads off... ha!ha! :)

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  4. I like your healthier treats! They are now saying just 10 days without sugar makes a difference to the body for the better.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. :) So true about giving up the sugar!!

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  5. Such cute (and healthy) ideas! Love those decked out clementines!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz! Yes, the clementines were a big hit. :)

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  6. These are really cute and fun. So many possibilities for other holidays also.

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