Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ghoul-tastic Sweets for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, along with all the Halloween candy!  While I certainly understand it is tempting to "splurge" for the once a year festivities, I encourage everyone to remember the key word: moderation.  So try some of these recipes for a fun treat with friends or kids. They are guilt-free, delicious, and won't leave you with a belly-ache!

Servings: 6
Kcals per serving: 100 kcal
Fat per serving: 4.6 grams
Sodium per serving: 3 mg

1 cup shredded coconuts
3 bananas
12 chocolate chips
6 raisins
1.5 cup orange juice
6 popsicle sticks

Peel banana and cut in half width-wise. Insert popsicle stick in flat end of banana. *Be careful not to break banana in half. Continue with all six "ghost pops".  Place in freezer for 4 hours. Dip frozen banana into orange juice. Roll banana in coconut. Place two chocolate chips on banana for "eyes". Place 1 raisin for "mouth".  Enjoy this potassium-filled treat!

Dracula Teeth
Servings: 4
Kcals per serving: 200 kcals
Fat per serving: 6 grams
Sodium per serving: 5 mg

1 large apple
8 tablespoons peanut butter
20 candy corn pieces
Lemon juice
4 cups water

Stir lemon juice into water. Using an apple slicer, slice/core apple into 8 equal portions.  Place apple slices into lemon water.  Let sit for 15-20 minutes.  Drain and pat dry with a towel.  Spread  1 tablespoon peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.  Push candy corn into peanut butter on apple slices.  Top with another slice of apple.

*Optional: Don't like candy corn? Substitute for mini marshmallows or sliced almonds!

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