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Jill Stone

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Goblin’ Goodies

in: Fun Uncategorized

halloweenNext week is Halloween!  Ghosts, goblins, super heroes, fairy princesses and more are soon to come knocking at your door hoping to “trick” you into handing over some treats.  While I am all for candy bars, gummy worms and bubble gum, it is not a bad idea to also offer some healthier alternatives to your own little monsters. Here are some fun ideas to serve and bring along to your celebrations.

“Eyeball” Appetizers:  Spread peanut butter on round whole-grain crackers. Top with a slice of banana and a mini-chocolate chip to create an “eyeball.”  Other options to try are Nutella or cherry jam (for a “Bloody Eyeball” – ewwww!).

Jack-O-Veggie Tray: Spread baby carrots out onto a shallow round dish.  Add two small bowls or ramekins filled with ranch dressing to create “eyes.”  A small cucumber slice in each bowl/ramekin can serve as the iris of the eye.   Use cucumber slices, cut into fourths, to create jack-o-lantern “teeth” for the mouth.

Ghost Pops: Slice a banana in half crossways. Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the cut side of each banana half. Spread each with vanilla yogurt, use mini-chocolate chips for the ghost’s eyes. Place on a tray with parchment paper. Freeze until firm.

Pizza Mummies: Spread English muffin halves with pizza sauce, top with pizza cheese, leaving a line of space for 2 black olive “eyes” slices. Broil until the cheese is melted and a bit bubbly.

Candy Corn Sundae: To a small juice glass, add a layer of pineapple chunks and a layer of mandarin orange slices.  Top with a fresh whipped cream and a candy corn “cherry.”

These are surely to be gobbled up by goblins and more. Are you ready for Halloween? What are you going as this year? Me, Cinderella, of course; I’m all about the shoes!

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