We want to share with you some of our favorite fall foods and spooky Halloween treats that you can make with your kids. These are recipes that we made with our kids, and now we enjoy doing with our grandkids. These make for a fun time with your family, and you may even entice picky eaters to enjoy some fruits and veggies.
First, we have some healthy snacks: Ghosts and Pumpkins. The ghosts are really bananas cut in half, and the eyes are mini chocolate chips pressed into the bananas. The pumpkins are clementine oranges. How easy is that? And it looks really fun.
Our next spooky treat is Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers. Use your favorite stuffed pepper recipe. But use orange, or maybe red or yellow peppers instead of green peppers. Before you bake the peppers, cut out jack o’lantern eyes, mouths and noses out of the peppers. Then bake and stuff the peppers according to you favorite recipe. If some of the filling spills out of the eye or mouth holes, it just looks spookier. The cutting of the peppers should be done by an adult, but kids can help with the rest of the recipe. Our kids were always more eager to eat veggies and food in general if they got to help make it.
Of course, we can’t leave out dessert. These spider cookies are so easy and fun to make, and of course to eat. Use your favorite creme-filled sandwich cookie for the body of the spider. Use some frosting to glue on the eyes. The eyes could be any colored round candy or even candy corn. The legs could be red or black licorice. You could also use pretzel sticks or shoestring potatoes for the legs. These are also called potato sticks, but they taste like potato chips. We used chocolate sandwich cookies with both white and red frosting in the middle. You could also use vanilla sandwich cookies to make brown spiders. Just use your imagination or what you have around your kitchen.
Dr. McVey as Himself
Becky McVey as Herself