Last year, Cookerati brought you some of our favorite creative (not so healthy) Halloween treats. This year, I looked around to find you a few more that you can use to put on your display table and surprise your Halloween guests. Everyone loves when some one puts out the extra effort to make something special. I hope everyone enjoys a spooky delicious Halloween.
VILE BILE WITH BLOOD CLOTS
The walking dead can refresh their bones with Chef Ruskell’s kalamanzi and habanero brew
- 1 ½ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup kalamanzi juice, frozen or fresh
- 1 habanero chile pepper, roughly chopped
- One pint of raspberries
- One litre Club Soda
Remove the raspberries from the package and lightly rinse …Diana
This year Halloween will be on a Sunday – that means that more adults than usual will be participating in the fun. So I offer to you spooky, fun cocktails to help you celebrate Halloween. These are the adult treats, because with our more sophisticated palate a couple of fun bars, isn’t going to do it. You can put the Boo in Booze with these drinks. You have a couple of days to hit the liquor store and stock up on the ingredients and if you are really missing the chocolate treats skip down to the bottom for a couple of chocolate cocktails.
- 1 oz. Riazul Silver Tequila
- 1 oz. Creme de Cassis
- 1 lime wedge
- Ginger Beer
Combine Riazul Silver, creme de cassis and squeezed lime juice with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Fill with ginger beer. Bonus points: garnish with …Deb Ng
Ok, I’m going to come out and say it. There are plenty of people searching this blog for “healthy Halloween treats.” While this is admirable, let me just state for the record that working hard to have a healthy Halloween sort of defeats the purpose of trick or treating and Halloween parties. Seriously.
Last year my son’s second grade teacher was a health nut. For the class Halloween party she decided that kids eat unhealthy enough and that she would give them all yogurt and fruit for the Halloween party. First of all? It’s not up to my son’s teacher to determine that everything we feed our kids is unhealthy and therefore she must step in to save us all. And Second? The kids thought the party sucked. Exact words were, “yogurt? This party sucks.”
So if you’ve come here looking for healthy Halloween treats and you’re looking for something made with carrot sticks or applesauce, move along. There’s absolutely nothing to see here.
Halloween is the one day of the year we allow our children to indulge and that one day won’t kill them. As for the candy that …Diana
Halloween parties are a wonderful time to put on a costume and make some cool treats. My friend Josephine’s son just turned 16. Since it was so close to Halloween she decorated, dressed up in a fun hat and apron, and made fun stuff for the kids to eat. We were all blown away with her ideas, so I took great pictures in order to share them with you. Okay, maybe the pics aren’t great, it’s my husband’s cell phone after all.
- Half of a graham cracker for the base
- Mini Snickers
- Chocolate Covered Graham Cookie
- Chocolate Icing
- Pumpkin Candy
- Green Food Coloring
- Coconut flakes
- Tube of white decorator icing
Ice the graham cracker. Place snickers near the back, icing the whole backside of it. Push the graham cracker into icing. Place …Deb Ng
My son’s teacher has decided the kids are going to be having a healthy Halloween. That’s right, instead of a party filled with candy and other goodies, these second graders are going home with a bag of …healthy stuff. I’m all for healthy eating, but I don’t equate Halloween with carrot sticks and granola bars.
I’ve been trying to think of ways to make Halloween healthier without making it any less fun. Here’s a few of the things I came up with:
- Bobbing for apples.
- Apple slices dipped in peanut butter – Except there’s an allergy kid in my son’s class so this wouldn’t fly.
- Cheese sticks and mustard dip.
- Trail mix
- Flavored rice cakes – Ok, I don’t even think flavor makes them attractive, but some kids’ll eat anything.
- Berries and melon with yogurt dip.
What are some things you would send to school for a healthy Halloween party?
…and for the record my contribution was Halloween pencils for the goodie bags.Diana
- Screen treats for safety and health: You already remove and discard anything that’s not properly wrapped. Take the opportunity during your sort to pull out the worst trick-or-treat offenders: fried chips, sticky candies that are hardest on teeth, and anything containing hydrogenated shortening or oil.
- Share or donate: Cut your child’s candy consumption by encouraging them to donate a portion of their candy to the food bank, or share with family members. They can feel like they’re taking positive action, rather than being deprived.
- Split and save: It’s tempting to gorge on a huge pile of treats. Teach your kids how to make good things last by splitting their haul into several smaller portions stored in Ziploc bags. Each week, they’ll have a whole new supply of candy to enjoy.
Every year on the weekend before Halloween, my husband and son find a couple of pumpkins to carve and put out on our front porch for Halloween. This isn’t for any visiting Trick or Treaters, because we don’t get any of them here. We live off the beaten path. Heck we don’t even Trick or Treat here. But The Boy and The Husband love to carve them some pumpkins, and it keeps them amused for an hour or two. So who am I to discourage? I only wish it took longer.
We like to visit local farms for pumpkin picking. I believe in supporting local farmers as much as I can, plus the pumpkins are much nicer and bigger than most supermarket pumpkins. I think finding the perfect pumpkins is part of the fun.
My husband and son usually carve two different pumpkins. They either make their own patterns or find jack o’lantern patterns online. This year they …