Easy Halloween Treats

Easy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween treats banana ghosts and orange pumpkins on a plate with holiday decor

Even the very youngest cooks can get in on the fun with these super-simple Halloween goodies!

Tangerine Pumpkins

For each pumpkin you will need:
• 1 Tangerine/Cutie/small orange of your choice
• 1 piece of celery
• A knife sharp enough to cut the celery into small pieces

Cut the celery into pieces approximately ½ to ¼ inch long and ¼ inch wide. They do not need to be symmetrical. For each pumpkin, peel a tangerine and insert a piece of celery in the top to look like a pumpkin stem. That’s it. You’re done! If you plan to make these ahead of time cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

Monster Hands

For each monster hand you will need:
• 1 single-use transparent food grade plastic glove, available at restaurant supply and grocery stores. (Do not use anything with powder or latex, as they will make your popcorn taste like rubber bands.)
• 1 twist tie or 4-5 inch length of string, ribbon or cord
• 1 to 11/2 cups of popped popcorn
• 5 candy corn, gumdrops, M&Ms, or Bugle chips, for fingernails

Place one of the “fingernails” in each finger of the glove. Fill the glove with the popped popcorn. Tie shut with the twist tie or string. You are done! This can be a fun activity for a Halloween party and a large bowl of monster hands looks just creepy enough without being scary.

Banana Ghosts

For each banana ghost you will need:
• Half a banana, peeled
• Two mini chocolate chips for eyes
• One standard-size chocolate chip for a mouth

Poke the eyes and mouth into the banana near the rounded end to make a ghost face. Banana ghost accomplished! You can stand it up on the flat end, if you like. Note: bananas will brown when exposed to air, so plan to eat these ghosts quickly before they get really gruesome.

Guest Writer-Elizabeth Wagner is a special needs educator with over 10 years of experience working iwth special needs children in the classroom and home setting.

Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at cindy@whatsupforkids.com.

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