Baked Smart Cookie - The Perfect Halloween Treat!
We all love to get festive for the Halloween season, but let’s face it - as parents, the sugar overload can get pretty overwhelming and spook us a bit! And with COVID-19 making trick-or-treating or Halloween festivities anything but normal this year, that won’t stop kids’ from scarfing down as much candy as they can get their hands on.
If you want to find a way to have you and your child enjoy sweets without spoiling the fun, then you’re in luck. Today your Baked Smart Cookie team will list a few healthy and cute Halloween-themed treats as a clever way to curb their sugar intake in the safety of your own home, and why our very own cookie also happens to serve as the perfect Halloween treat!
1. Candy Corn Fruit Pops
If you want to give your munchkin the novelty of one of Halloween’s favorite candies without all of the corn syrup and dyes, you should give making candy corn fruit pops a try!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup agave nectar
- ½ cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2 medium orange
- ½ cup pieces mango
What to Do:
Combine coconut milk in a blender with yogurt and agave until smooth. Pour about an inch of the mixture into popsicle molds. Save it for the next layer. Use half of what’s left from the white layer and add oranges and mango.
Blend well and pour in a glass then set it aside. Use the remaining half of white later on, adding banana and pineapple.
Blend it again, pour it in a glass, and set it aside until it’s ready to layer.
Once the initial layer is slushy (don’t freeze completely or you won’t be able to insert the popsicle stick at the end), pour the orange layer into the molds until there’s a little more than an inch left for the yellow layer.
Freeze again for 30 minutes, until the orange layer is slushy. Top it off with the yellow layer. Then place the popsicle sticks in and freeze until completely frozen!
2. Silly Apple Bites
These are fun and easy to make! All you need are green apples, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, a strawberry tongue, and some homemade googly eyes.
- 2 green apples, each quartered
- Sunflower butter
- 32 sunflower seeds
- 2-3 strawberries, sliced
- 1-2 homemade googly eyes per apple bite
Then Do This:
Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to make a mouth. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
Place 4 sunflower seeds on top of the mouth for teeth.
Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue. Glue each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.
3. Mummy Raisin Boxes
These mummy wrapped raisin boxes can make it cute and fun for kids to eat healthy this spooky season! Your kiddos can also make these by themselves!
To make them, you’ll need:
- Masking tape
- Googly eyes
- Food-safe, non-toxic glue
- Small boxes of raisins
Wrap the raisin box with masking tape. No scissors are necessary since it tears easily with your hands.
Then, proceed to glue on 2 googly eyes to the top part of the box, and just like that, you have adorable and healthy Halloween treats for everyone!
Baked Smart Cookie: The Perfect Treat This Halloween Season - No Tricks
As parents, we know how important it is to treat our kids by finding ways to please their sweet tooth without overdoing it. This healthy cookie we developed may look like your average chocolate chip cookie, but you’d be quite shocked to know that it’s packed with 4 different fruits and 4 nutritious veggies and all-natural ingredients - oh my!
The true fear we hold as parents are the preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, and ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Take that fear out of an already frightful Halloween with Baked Smart Cookie, the perfect treat for your kids this Halloween. While they think they are eating a delicious, sugary cookie, you’re the smart one pulling tricks into getting them to eat their full servings of fruits and veggies.
Give your little one a treat without the tricks.