Costumes, treats, decorations ... celebrating the different seasons and holidays with family and friends can come with so much enjoyment! To get in the Halloween spirit, we’ve decided to put together a list of three treats that can be fun to make with your kid(s). These treats might be on the healthier side, but they’re cute, taste great, and well, they don’t come with as much cavity potential.
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This treat only requires three things, an orange peeler, tangerines, and celery. Kids love things that come in mini sizes. Make five plus of these treats, and you’ve got yourself a pumpkin patch! Who said playing with food can’t be fun?!
2. Banana Ghosts
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How fun are these?! Take a few bananas, cute them in thirds, stick each piece with a popsicle stick. Next, get three bowls ready. One with plain yogurt (vanilla could work as well), one with coconut shavings, and one with chocolate chips. If the coconut shavings are a little big, you can put them in a food processor before using. Once everything is prepped and ready, you’re all set! Just dip the bananas in yogurt, then the coconut flakes, and finish them off with two chocolate chip eyeballs.
Take your banana ghosts, place them on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze. In just an hour, your treats will be frozen and ready to eat!
3. Apple Teeth
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As a dental blog, we have to say; this might be our favorite! Little chompers for your little chomper.
Apples, peanut butter, and marshmallows - easy and affordable! After you purchase all three ingredients, you’re ready to go! You should be able to get a couple of teeth out of one apple, so that should help you gauge how many apples you’ll need. Next step, slice the apples, let the kids spread a layer of peanut butter on each slice then line with mini marshmallows. Place an apple slice on top of the marshmallows to complete the mouth and voilà! These are great to take for lunch or for an after school snack!