As the air gets crisper and the days get shorter, jack-o-lanterns appear on porches, costume stores pop-up everywhere, and bags of candy seem to lurk at every turn.
It’s fun to treat yourself and your kids, so why not try out these three Halloween recipes to help ensure a healthier holiday.
Candy Corn Popsicles
Candy Corn’s signature white, yellow, and orange stripes are a traditional Halloween sight. Skip the processed sugar and change things up a bit with these colorful popsicles.
You’ll need a set of popsicle moulds and the following ingredients (amounts will vary depending on how many popsicles you want to make):
Plain or vanilla Greek yoghurt
First add the yoghurt until each mould is about a quarter full. Freeze.
Once frozen, add the orange juice. This will be the thickest layer. Freeze.
Finally, add the pineapple juice, and freeze.
Once frozen, remove popsicles from the moulds by running them briefly under lukewarm water.
Honey Candied Apples
Halloween is peak apple season, and kids love these treats on sticks. Fun to eat, and with the natural goodness of honey, they’re sure to be a hit.
4 apples (red or green is up to you) on popsicle sticks
2 tablespoons of tahini
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup of water
1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
Add all ingredients except apples into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. The consistency should be similar to peanut butter.
Dip apples into mixture, covering evenly.
Optional: Cover with fun decorations like sprinkles, coconut flakes, or nuts.
Creepy Popcorn Hands
This one is very simple and effective. It will be a laugh for adults and kids alike. You will need:
Clear plastic gloves (make sure they are unscented, powdered, or lubricated)
Corn kernels (to make enough popcorn to fill the gloves)
Add the oil and corn kernels to a large saucepan and cover. Make popcorn as usual (you might need to do a few batches to make enough).
Once done, add popcorn to a large bowl, add salt to taste, and allow to cool. Meanwhile, put one piece of Candy Corn in each finger of the gloves—this is the fingernail!
Finally, fill the rest of the gloves out with popcorn, and tie with orange and black ribbon.
Creepy, healthy, and delicious.