It is that time of year when we are surrounded by lots of candy and sweet treats. Don't get me wrong, who doesn't love those fun size candy treats for Halloween, but wouldn't it be fun to make some healthier snacks WITH your kids? Here are a few we tried that I think we will be making again next year too!
Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits
These are simple and so cute!
We used small mason jars to make ours and they were the perfect size. You could use any clear glass.
Simple and really looks like candy corn!
Apple Monster Faces
So we decided that these might look a little bit more like frogs with teeth than monsters, but either way they were fun to make and eat! The girls had fun making their own and some versions were messier than others....but all in good fun!
Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cut into a triangle shape
candy eyes (could use chocolate chips, if needed)
sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or sliced almonds
Cut apples in quarters or in half and then cut our a "v" shape for the mouth opening. Spread peanut butter in the opening. Put a piece of the Cabot Sharp Cheddar Cheese in for the tongue and add the seeds of your choice for teeth. Cabot Alpine Cheddar would also work well for this! Add a little peanut butter on the top where you want the eyes to be placed and top with the eyes or chocolate chips. Watch your children smile and laugh at their creations and then enjoy a tasty treat!
Pumpkin Spice Granola Cups
I'm a big pumpkin fan this time of year and I'll admit I might have enjoyed these a bit more than my girls - but they did still eat them! This is also one I made on my own, but could have had them help with.
3 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 chopped nut of your choice
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray two muffin pans with cooking spray.
Mix oats and spices together in large bowl. In another bowl, mix together brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey and vanilla. When smooth, add to the dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Fold in nuts. Spoon evenly into muffin tin. It should make 18-20 granola cups. Press firmly with a spoon to pack down the granola and shape into a slight cup. Bake for 32-35 minutes, until golden. Allow to fully cool before adding Cabot Triple Cream Vanilla Greek Yogurt to the top. You can get creative and add toppings of your choice!
Try some of these fun Halloween snacks out and get creative! We had fun making these and I think your family will as well. We are so happy to carry Cabot products at Fairmont Market. We offer free pick at our farm, 7 days a week and also can ship nation wide for a flat rate of $35.