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Scary good Halloween treats

While Halloween is usually about sweets and candy, we thought it a great idea to try some healthier recipes too, without losing the flavour of Halloween. Here are a few freakishly good Halloween treats.

Fruit Monsters

From One-eyed Apple Monsters, Ghost Bananas, Kiwinstiens, Strawberry Mummies to Grape-eyed Monsters, your Halloween fruit plate will be a thing of nightmares. All you’d need for the most part are simple ingredients such as dark, white, and milk cooking chocolate, peanut butter, tiny marshmallows, and some candied eyes. For the Apple Monsters, you can use sunflower seeds for the teeth. With all that at hand, a tiny bit of carving skills, and a little imagination, you’ll have your nightmarish fruit monsters ready for a good time.

Ghostly Meringue

Meringues are a healthy alternative to candy as they are low in calories. All you’ll need are egg whites, cream of tartar, some sugar, vanilla extract, and a decent electric mixer. The egg whites bring the protein while the cream of tartar offers potassium. As soon as the egg whites and sugar are mixed to form stiff peaks, squeeze the mixture into ghostly shapes using a piping bag and bake them to perfection. Once they are cooled, you can use some chocolate to create eerie faces and your Ghostly Meringue is ready.

Jack-o’-Lantern Oranges

Simply take oranges, carve faces onto one side, and cut the top to scope out the pulp. Mix the pulp with apples, blueberries, red grapes, or the fruit of your choice, and spoon the mixture back into the orange peel. With that you’re Jack-o’-Lanterns are ready for display and consumption.

Oatmeal Cookie Mummies

If you think oatmeal cookies are the toughest-to-make option on this list, you’d be wrong. With a ready-to-bake cookie mix, like the HappyChef Eggless Oatmeal Cookie Mix, your cookies will be baked in a jiffy. Simply top these with white chocolate strands, strawberry syrup, and candied eyes to create the perfect cookie mummies.

Devilled Eggs

Devilled eggs are classic party food. However, to make these even better for Halloween, here are a few simple tricks. Boil your eggs along with a cup of frozen blueberries. Then pick them out and when they are cool enough to handle, crack their shells with a few sharp blows using the back of a spoon. Now without removing the shell, put them back in the blueberry water for another five minutes. Soon you’ll have hairline blue veins formed on the whites of your eggs. With that your spider web eggs are ready. Cut your boiled eggs into half, remove their yolk and whip them up with some Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic powder, and paprika to have a healthier version of deviled eggs. Scoop the mixture back into the egg whites and top your deviled eggs with some black olives shaped like spiders for that extra bit of fiction.

Spooked Figs

This one’s an easy pick. Figs, with their red, fleshy insides are simply made for this trick that also makes for a great treat. Simply carve a large mouth and stick some candied eyes using melted chocolate to get these creepy-looking figs.

With that, you’re all set for a very spooky Halloween. May you have a wicked celebration!

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