Three Deliciously Spooky Halloween Treats
In October, my kids and I love to make fun Halloween-themed treats for parties, snacks and school lunches. Not only are most of these healthy, but they’re fun to make and eat, too.
These recipes also make a great playgroup or play date activity or girl scout or cub scout project. Feel free to vary the recipes as you see fit.
Hot Dog Mummies
- Hot dogs or chicken apple sausages
- Crescent roll dough
- Mustard or ketchup
Heat the oven to 350ºF. Cut crescent roll dough into strips about 1/4 inch wide. Wrap hot dogs or sausages with dough so they resemble mummy wrappings. Make sure to leave a space where the face will be. Put hot dog mummies on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown. Use dots of mustard or ketchup to make eyes for the mummies. Serve with additional mustard or ketchup for dipping.
Halloween Apple Bats
- Prepared caramel sauce or peanut butter for dipping
- Lemon juice
Slice apples about ¼ inch thick. Cut out pieces with a bat-shaped cookie cutter (other Halloween shapes work fine, too). Rub apple slices with lemon juice so they don’t turn brown. Serve with caramel sauce or peanut butter for dipping.
Banana Ghost Pops
- 1 cup dried shredded coconut
- 12 chocolate chips
- 6 raisins
- 3 bananas
- Orange juice
- Popsicle sticks
Cut each banana in half and insert a popsicle stick into the cut flat end. Put bananas in the freezer for a few hours.
When you’re ready to make your ghosts, remove bananas from the freezer and dip in orange juice (you can drink it afterwards), then roll in the shredded coconut.
Place two chocolate chips for eyes and a raisin for the mouth.