It's safe to say that Aiden has totally adopted my love of Halloween, and we basically pulled out all the stops this week with spooky home decor, costume coordination (can't wait to share that with you over on socials!), haunted crafts, and of course, we had to add some scary treats to the mix.
I'm all for the occasional baked goods and treats in their non-healthy aka classic versions, BUT I know this weekend we'll all be indulging in the sweets big time (sour candy is totally a vice of mine, if you didn't know), so I wanted to make something healthy for Aiden to indulge in before the sugar rush kicks in.
We came up with these ridiculously easy, healthy treats that are guaranteed to be loved by your kiddos. And because Aiden loves dessert (thanks Grandma!), I can give this to him after dinner without worrying about having a sugar-crazed lunatic on my hands before bed time lol
And if you're feeling like dishing out a trick rather than a treat to your littles, you can even pull a Jimmy Kimmel "I ate all your Halloween candy!" prank on Sunday (Youtube it if you haven't seen it, you're gonna die lol!), and hopefully these healthy treats can make up for it. Or you may just have to video record the bawling tantrum that ensues afterwards.
You better believe I'm gonna pull this one on Aiden ;)
Prep Time: 10min | Fridge Time: 30min | Total Time: 40min
peanut butter - or any nut or seed butter
yogurt-covered raisins - or cranberries
Slice apples medium thickness, then squeeze some lemon juice over them to keep them from browning. Place half of them on a plate with the skin facing you. These are the "lips" so you want to see them.
Using a small spoon, place a dollop of nut butter on the slices.
Arrange yogurt-covered raisins along the "lip" and place another slice of apple on top, skin facing you.
Refrigerate for at least 30min so the nut butter sets, especially if it's natural nut butter that's more runny than say Jiff's PB.
Have fun with decorating these - they don't have to be perfect looking to get a giggle out of your kiddos!
Prep Time: 10min | Freeze Time: 1 hr | Total Time: 1hr 10min
plain Greek yogurt
small chocolate chips
small popsicle sticks
Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of parchment paper on it.
Peel and cut bananas in half lengthwise and width-wise for 8 pieces. Using the popsicle sticks, press them into the bananas from the bottom up (pointy side up)
Put about a cup of yogurt in a small bowl, then dip the bananas into yogurt to cover them. Place them on the baking sheet.
Using two small chocolate chips, place them on the "ghost" to make his eyes.
Place the banana ghost in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Thaw and eat immediately when ready.