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Healthy Halloween recipes
Names of recipes have been changed to rally the Halloween spirit.
Blood-red candy apple recipe
Traditional and delicious, it's hard to go wrong with this classic Halloween sweet. The fruit – which is the majority of the treat – makes it a must-have for you and your little goblins.
8 (6-inch long) dowels
8 (4 ounces each) apples, stemmed
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup cinnamon decorator candies
1. Line a large baking sheet with foil, and coat with cooking spray. Insert a dowel into the stem end of each apple
2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and candies in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 300 degrees F., about 8 minutes.
3. Remove pan from heat. Working quickly and with 1 apple at a time, hold apple by its dowel and dip in syrup, tilting pan to evenly coat apple. Let excess syrup drip back into pan.
4. Place apple, dowel side up, on prepared baking sheet and allow it to harden, about 5 minutes.
Source: Cooking Light magazine, October 2005
Halloween brownie recipe
Makes 8 brownies
There have been some pretty interesting ideas floating around in regards to "healthy brownie recipes" but here is a low-fat, high-fiber one you should try. Consider adding festive Halloween sprinkles on top.
1 (15-ounce) can of black beans
1 box brownie mix
1. Spray 9-inch baking pan with oil or nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Pour beans and liquid into blender and puree. In a mixing bowl, combine brownie mix with pureed beans. Stir with a spoon. Fold into pan. Bake as directed on box.