Spooky and Healthy Halloween Monster Treats

October 1, 2017
Recipe by: RJ Manoni

This time of year adults and children alike go crazy for scary treats.  Most are loaded with sugars and artificial flavors, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Enter these spooky monster faces.  Made from fruits, nuts and just enough sweet bits to make them fun for the whole family, these Halloween time treats will be the hit of the party.  Aside from being healthy, spooky, and fun, this is something the kids can help with!


Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Yield: 6 ghosts & 10 monsters
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, peeled and halved
  • 2 granny smith apples, cut into 5 portions and cored
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocktail peanuts, skins removed
  • 10 marshmallows
  • 5 oz chocolate chips
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Directions

  1. Cut a portion out of each apple slice to resemble a mouth.
  2. Spread peanut butter inside of each apple “mouth”
  3. Insert peanuts to look like teeth, selecting the correct size (largest in the middle and smallest on the outside).
  4. In a Swiss Diamond saucepan melt the chocolate chips until fully melted.
  5. Using a pastry bag, or squeeze bottle, “paint” the faces on the bananas and eyeballs on the marshmallows.
  6. Allow chocolate to fully dry.
  7. Using a tooth pick, secure one marshmallow to the top of each apple “mouth”
  8. Arrange on serving platter and enjoy.