These 4 Halloween Treats for kids are easy and the best part is, it is naturally sweet. For those that celebrate Halloween, I think we can all be honest and admit to the fact that our children eat too much sweets on this day.
As a mother, I see the excitement in my kids when Halloween is approaching and although I don’t enjoy spoiling the fun for them, I also don’t want them to go crazy on the sweets as well . That is why every Year , I try to create treats that are not only DO It Yourself but also less sugary and fun to eat . Plus at the end of the day, I don’t feel too guilty knowing that their sugar intake on this day, was unter control.
Am starting off my Halloween treats for kids with these super easy and quick,
2 Ripped Banana
Dark Chocolate Chips (I used big ones for the mouth and small for the eyes)
Peel and cut banana in half, split each half into 2 with the cut side facing down. Place 2 dark chocolate chips to form the ghost eyes and the big chips for the mouth and let the kids enjoy.
1 Zucchini (200 g)
1 Ripped Banana
Wholewheat Flour (200g)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dates Syrup (90 g)
Sunflower/Rapeseed oil ( 75 g)
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk / Buttermilk (100 ml)
Pinch of salt
Whip cream or Icing Sugar (90 g) with 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
Blueberries for Eyes and Cucumber slices for mouth
Wash and grate zucchini . Squeeze out all thee excess water and set aside. In another bowl, using a fork, mash the banana and combine with grated zucchini.
pre-heat oven to 180°c/356°f
Using a wire whisk, whisk the eggs for about 2-3 minutes, add dates syrup, oil and vanilla extract. Add banana and grated zucchini then the flour. Using a spatula/ whisk, mix batter until it is well incorporated. Line the muffin pan and distribute batter evenly then bake for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center middle comes out clean .
Let muffins cool completely, now choose whether you want to cover the top of the muffins with whipped cream and place blueberry eyes and cucumber lips on or mix icing sugar with lemon juice and whisk until it is creamy and use that as your glue to put eyes and mouth in place . let the kids take part in most of the preparation, that way they will enjoy it even more when eating them.
Coconut Sugar Caramel Kids Popcorn
Popcorn Maize (50 g)
1Tablespoon Coconut oil / Sunflower oil
2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
Butter (50 g)
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of salt (optional)
Heat up the oil in a medium size pot. Add popcorn maize and cover pot with lid and wait till they are all popped. Give the pot a few shakes here and there to help with the popping of the maize.
In the mean time , meld butter, add coconut sugar and cinnamon. Stir till the coconut sugar melts. When the popcorn is done, combine both and enjoy with the kids .
Grape Fruit heads with berries:
Berries of your Choice
First wash grapefruits and towel dry. Using a sharp knife, cut the bottom off just like you do with Halloween pumpkins and save that . It will be the lid then. Run the knife the side to release the flesh from the skin. With the help of a spoon, scoop out the flesh. Watch full video here.
Do the same to the lid and if needed, rinse under water and towel dry both the side and outside. Fill grapefruit heads with your berries and keep in the refrigerator for a few minutes and you are all done with your homemade halloween treats that you and your children can be proud of.
I hope you give these Halloween treats a try with your kids this Halloween season and if you are looking for tips to help your child eat better, then check out these 10 steps guide.
And for my first time mommies, find out why it is very important to start making your own baby food.