Halloween Trick Or Treat
Are you spooked by all the sugar in trick-or-treat sweets? This year, why not try some alternatives to candy and hand out more nutritious goodies to the children who come to your door? Also, try these yummy recipes below to share with friends and family or to bring to a Halloween party!
Halloween Cereal Balls
2. Add the orange gelatin and mix well. Stir in cereal and add candy corn.
3. When the mixture is cool enough to touch, butter your hands and form the mixture into balls. Sit them to cool on wax paper and then wrap in plastic wrap.
4. Instead of making them into balls, you can also press the mixture into a 13 x 9-inch pan and serve.
Mini Carrot Cakes with Spider Web Frosting
Ingredients for the cupcakes:
2. In a bowl, beat together the sugar, honey* and eggs.
3. Add oil, orange juice and carrots.
4. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and allspice and mix well. Pour mix into tins and fill about 3/4 of the way.
5. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tins after cupcakes have cooled.
*Make sure not to give honey to children under the age of one because of the risk of infant botulism caused by the botulinum spore sometimes found in honey.
2. Add the powdered sugar gradually until frosting is creamy and then set it aside.
3. Chop the chocolate and melt in a double boiler on low.
4. Frost the top of the mini carrot cakes with the cream cheese frosting and pour the chocolate into a pastry bag with the smallest opening or into a zipper sandwich bag with a small opening cut out of the bottom.
5. Make one small circle in the center of the cupcake. Repeat several times to create the spider web design.
Apricot Cranberry Balls
2. Spread the dried cranberries on a plate and roll the balls in them to create a coating. Serve on a platter.
Pumpkin Almond Cookies
2. In a different bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3. Stir flour mixture with ingredients in other bowl and mix well. Divide dough into three balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to roll out.
4. Roll out each ball to a 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface and press with Halloween cookie cutters.
5. Place cookies on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350 F for 8 to 12 minutes or until firm.
Sweet Potato Bread Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Banana
Ingredients for bread:
Ingredients for filling:
2. Sift together the dry ingredients, add to the batter and mix.
3. Coat a standard-sized loaf pan with cooking spray and pour the batter in to it.
4. Bake for 1 hour at 350 F or until an inserted toothpick emerges clean.
5. Allow bread to cool completely and then refrigerate for at least an hour before slicing.
6. To prepare the sandwiches, spread peanut butter on one slice of bread and top it with sliced banana. Spread honey on the other slice. Place the slices together and cut into small finger sandwiches.
Quick Pumpkin Cupcakes
2. Blend the cake mix, eggs, oil, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and the water or juice until moistened and beat with a cake mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon batter into tin and bake at 350 F for 18 minutes or until done.
3. Cool in pan before frosting and add candy to decorate the frosting.