Healthy Halloween Snacks
My girl friend Paula Hankin is an amazing chef with a fun company called Clueless in the Kitchen Not only is she a super cool BROOKLYN mommy to Max but she is an awesome friend to me :) I love her because she accepts the fact that I don't/won't cook. Paula is always trying to get me to use some of her easy breezy recopies. I enjoy 2 things when it comes to "cooking" I can bake till the cows come home.. and I love to do the DIY kids school snacks. I asked Paula to put together some super cute super fun, Halloween kids snacks for us! Happy Halloween :)
You will need: pre made or store bought mini cheddar cheese balls (you can use round cookie cutter to form cheese balls from block of cheese), 1 raw string bean, pretzel sticks
Directions: Slice string bean in small pieces so that it looks like a leaf, stick pretzel stick in the top of the cheese, then add the 'leaves'
You will need: sprinkles, cheddar string cheese, popsicle sticks (or straws or pretzel stick), 1/2 teaspoon of either black sesame seeds or black rice
Directions: Cut string cheese in 2 inch pieces from each side, then fray the bottoms with scissors. Stick popsicle stick in the top and add sesame seeds for eyes and mouth.
You will need: Melon baller, 2 green apples, soft room temperature cream cheese, sprinkles of any kind, short popsicle stick or straws cut in 3s
Directions: Ball apples using mellon baller (you can also cut in squares if you don't have a melon baller). Roll the apple balls in cream cheese and then in sprinkles. Place stick in the top.
You will need: Plain yogurt, cookie sheet, banana, chocolate chips, 1 sheet of parchment paper, popsicle sticks
Directions: Cut 2-3 inch pieces from each side of the banana then roll in vanilla yogurt. Place the stick in bottom and then place chocolate chips on for eyes and mouth. Add any other decorations you wish. Place banana on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Freeze for 4-5 hours.
Egg and Spider Deviled Eggs
You will need: Deviled eggs, black and green olives
Directions: Have deviled eggs prepared. Slice black olive in half use one half to serve as the body. Then slice thin pieces for legs and place all of them on the eggs. Slice green olives and place on top of eggs.
You will need: Red apples sliced in wedges, peanut butter, yogurt covered raisins or cranberries
Directions: Spread peanut butter on the inside of both slices and then place raisins/berries in the middle