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How to Make These Scary Homemade Halloween Treats

October 3, 2018

You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone, adults and kids alike, who doesn’t associate Halloween with candy. But you don’t need a doctor to tell you that the mound of candy kids eat during the Halloween season isn’t good for them. While a little sugar here-and-there is fine, days of Halloween parties leading up to the big day can leave your kids with a week-long sugar rush. Instead of relying solely on regular old candy this season, try (sneakily) adding these monster-inspired snacks into your little one’s next Halloween celebration.

The Googly Eyed Monster

What you’ll need:

Serving size: 4

  • 1 large apple
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 large handful of unshelled almonds
  • Black sprinkles
  • 1 ripe banana, chopped
  • Chocolate covered hard candies
  • 4 toothpicks

Directions:

Step 1: Core and slice your apple into four even pieces. Then, make a small, triangular cut into the apple to make the mouth. Be careful not to cut through the apple entirely.

Step 2: Spread one tablespoon of peanut butter into the “mouth” of the monster that you just made.

Step 3: Add teeth to your monster by placing long almonds into the mouth of your monster. For the best results, add them in size order with the longest almonds in the middle and the smallest in the back.

Step 4: To make the eyes, cut your banana into pieces about 1/2 inch thick and press a chocolate hard candy into each piece. Then, take your sprinkles and carefully insert three or four into the top of each banana, to make the eyelashes.

Step 5: Lastly, secure your banana eyeball in place by sticking a toothpick from the top of the banana into the apple. If your toothpicks are too long, carefully take a scissor and cut them down so that they’re not sticking out of the eye or mouth.

Green Monster Apple Bites

What you’ll need:

Serving size: 3

  • 1 large apple
  • 1 strawberry, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 handful of raisins
  • Candy eyes

Directions:

Step 1: Core and slice your apple into three even pieces. To make the mouth, cut the middle out of each large apple slice.

Step 2: Coat the inside of the mouth with peanut butter. You can also use almond butter, jelly, or hazelnut butter if you’re worried about allergies or simply want to change it up a bit.

Step 3: Stick small raisins into the roof of the mouth to create the teeth.

Step 4: “Glue” the eyes in place by adding a drop or two of peanut butter to the back of each eye and sticking it onto the apple.

Step 5: Place a slice of strawberry into the mouth to resemble a tongue.

Banana Ghosts

What you’ll need:

Serving size: 2

  • 1 banana
  • Colorful sprinkles
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • Black, mini chocolate hard candies

Directions:

Step 1: Peel your banana and cut it into two equal pieces (horizontally). If you’re noticing the banana isn’t able to stand on its own, coat a plate in a thin layer of peanut butter.

Step 2: To create the face, add two miniature hard candies near the tip of the banana and a raisin for the mouth.

Step 3: Now it’s time to give your ghost a little character! Dress him up by adding a handful of sprinkles to the base of the banana.

 

Don’t have the time to handcraft dessert? Then leave it up to us! From spooky spiders to monster berries, we’ve got everything you’ll need to scare up some smiles this Halloween!