Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween eats

Since my kids don't eat traditional Halloween candy, I try really hard to make sure they have some extra special more healthy treats to enjoy. Here's what I cooked up this year.

Monster eyes! I originally used them for Oliver's birthday cupcakes. Very easy to make, just a drop of melted coconut butter with a mini chocolate chip in the center.

Spiders. These were a huge hit and Oliver's favorite. They were absolutely delicious. They are basically chocolate dipped apricots with fruit leather strips for the legs. I found the recipe here.
 Our treat plate: spiders, ghosts, three musketeers and chocolate coconut clusters. No one in this house complained :)

A few other eats from the day:
Liverwurst jack-o-lanterns, these were a big hit, but now Oliver asks for them every day.
jack-o-lanterns turned monsters with the addition of eyeballs
ghosts, spiders and eyeballs for snack
And dinner was yummy mummies! The picture does not do them justice. They were so good that we will not wait until next  year to make them again. Grass-fed hot dogs wrapped in spiral cut sweet potato and baked until crispy. Then they were dipped in a bloodbath of ketchup :) Recipe is here.

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