Spooky Halloween Treats

It’s Spooky season, New Yorkers ! Halloween is filled with fun tricks and yummy treats! If you’re looking for some scary treats for your next Halloween get together, here are our favorite treats! The only trick? These treats are good for you! Yup! Celebrate Halloween eating something sweet, and feeling good about what you’re putting into your body!

 

Caramel Apples

Nothing says “fall season” like a yummy caramel apple! It’s the perfect snack to pair with the chilly weather, pumpkin patches, and apple cider! However, it’s no secret that the caramel coat defeats the healthy purposes of the apple. Caramel is just sugar, and while it tastes good, it does add extra calories and let’s not forget that caramel is your teeth’s enemy! However, pair your apple with a delicious dark chocolate coating, and you have a spooky treat that is chock full of antioxidants to help protect your heart and health! Not to mention a bit more tooth friendly! 

What you’ll need:

  • Apples: we like the extra sour green apples add to our Dark Chocolate Apples!
  • Sticks: add extra spookiness by running to the craft store and getting little spiders and bats to glue onto the sticks!
  • 1 cup dark chocolate baking chips
  • Parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Remove apple stems and insert sticks into the top of the apples
  2. Melt down dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Start off with 30 seconds, stir, and then add on 15 seconds until it’s melted down. This keeps the chocolate from burning!
  3. Lay out parchment paper! 
  4. Dip apples into chocolate, getting a good even coating! Let cool and harden on the parchment paper!
  5. enjoy!

 

Witches Fingers

We’ve all seen those spooky, almost borderline gross looking, witch finger cookies! What we don’t realize is that those cookies are both delicious and healthy! Using low sugar and all natural jam rather than sugar filled food coloring, almonds for finger nails, and a good healthy recipes for the cookie, this one is sure to make everyone happy! Here is our favorite and spooky witches finger cookie recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup butter (226 grams), softened
  • 1 cup (115 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups (167 grams) white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (167 grams) white whole wheat flour, whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour1
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (105 grams) blanched almonds
  • 1/2 – 1 cup (118 – 236ml) strawberry jam

Instructions:

  1. Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy
  2. Add egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract to the fluff mix, combine well
  3. Then add flour and salt, cover, and refrigerate for 40 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 325
  5. Take out about ¼ of the dough from fridge and start rolling out fingers. You want them to be about the same length and width as your pinky finger.
  6. Add the almond fingernail, and press to make sure it’s secure. 
  7. Start sculpting the finger, to look more lifelike. Use a knife to form creases and the knuckles. This is where you can start to get creative. Repeat with the rest of the dough until your cookie sheets are full. 
  8. Bake for 17-22 minutes. 
  9. Remove the almonds, add jam in crease, and put nails back. You can add jam to the knuckles, or anywhere else on the cookie for added creepiness. Put more jam into a bowl as the dip, and enjoy

 

Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treat

These Rice Krispie Treat pumpkins are ADORABLE! But I need to tell you right out of the gate – if you make them, your hands are going to get messy. Very messy.

What you’ll need:

  • Rice Krispies
  • Butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Food Colouring
  • Mini Rolo’s
  • Green M&M’s

Instructions:

Now this one only has a few steps You’re pretty much making regular Rice Krispie treats, except before you add in the Rice Krispies, add food colouring to the marshmallow and butter mixture. Then add the Rice Krispies and stir it all together to combine. You’ll want a small bowl of cooking oil to coat your hands and keep the balls from sticking to you. After you’ve rolled the balls, set them on parchment paper. Gently press a Mini Rolo into the top of each pumpkin for the stem while the Rice Krispie treats are still warm. If it gets too hard, use a thick marker, apple corer or some other round object to make a small indent for the chocolate to sit in. Then for the leaf, gently press a green M&M into the Rice Krispie treats (about half way in so it sticks) right next to the Rolo. Easy peasy, you have your cute little pumpkins!

 

Strawberry Ghosts & Creatures

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (16 oz) package Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating (food dye depending on the creature)
  • 24 Fresh strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips
 
Instructions:
 
  1. Melt Candiquik in tray according to directions on package.
  2. Place a large piece of wax or parchment paper on a flat surface.
  3. Dip strawberries in melted Candiquik Coating with desired color for Halloween creature
  4. Before coating has set, decorate the stawberry with face and eyes for a spooky effect !

Yummy spooky treats with a healthy trick are the best Halloween treats! Enjoy these recipes with your friends and family at your next Halloween Bash! Stay spooky!