Are you a big fan of Halloween? Trick or treating, funky costumes, pumpkin carving, crisp autumn air- it’s not one of my favourite holidays but I do join and enjoy with you all in the festivity. Especially all of the yummy treats. Who doesn’t love food! So, I have a little treat for you all. In this post, I am going to share three easy-peasy DIY treats that are quite cute to look at but delightful to eat! And if you can ignore the spoonful of peanut butter jam, they are almost healthy as well! Although I do have fun with spooky makeup, I choose to keep Halloween treats cute and fun, rather than scary. Horror is not my cup of tea! The idea of having blood or spooky witches’ fingers on a plate even if it means decorated with food colors or ketchup is something I may consider doing in another life, not this! It’s creepy! Period! I hope you get the chance to make these cuties this year and bring a big smile on the little and not-so-little faces in your family.
1. Apple Animals
To make Apple Animals, you need a jar of Peanut butter, a couple of green apples, a few strawberries, sunflower seeds, a small chunk of dark and white chocolate each First, cut them into four pieces, equally Take each piece and carve them horizontally in the middle The final look of the carved apple pieces, they are now ready to be filled up with peanut butter jam Wash them, remove the crown and cut them into thin vertical slices. Use only the slices from the centre of the strawberry Put the chocolate chunks in two small separate bowls and heat for 30-40 seconds in the microwave to melt them You can get any brand of peanut butter jam available in your local store or nearest supermarket A portion of that much peanut butter jam is good enough to fill up one apple slice Next step is to put them all together- first, filling up the carved apple slices with peanut butter jam Apple animal mouths are now ready to wear the tongues out aka strawberry slices Tongue out! What a tease! Push the sunflower seeds in the peanut butter jam Take a tooth pick, dip into the melted chocolate and draw a dot on the forehead of the apple animal face You can be creative here- draw one dot on some, two dots on the others Draw another dot with dark chocolate over the white chocolate dots
To make these adorable chocolate chip banana ghosts or as I call them Boonanas, you need a couple bananas and a chunk of dark and white chocolate melted in microwave. You can also use readymade chocolate chip cookies. They are fast and easy to make.
3. Orane Pumpkins
It’s the easiest and quickest to make of all the three. If you are like me who finds the smell of celery vile, then use cucumber.
Ingredients to make Boonanas and orange pumpkins: A couple oranges, bananas, celery sticks, small chunk of dark and white chocolate each
Top tip: If your bananas topple over, and a little bit of peanut butter still doesn’t hold them in place, just trim them a little shorter until they’re really sturdy.
The best thing about these fruity snacks is that they can be eaten all year long. What kid wouldn’t want a scary apple creature after school? True, the Boonanas and the Orange Pumpkins are the easiest to make and need as little ingredients as possible but the apple animals are my favourite. Which is yours?
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After some fun treats and a spooky look, I also have gone down the traditional path and carved a pumpkin for the first time. Whether you’re carving, decorating, or using this classic autumn gourd for Halloween inspiration, my pumpkin carving idea will excite you all season and let me assure you it’s the easiest!
The old triangle-eyed pumpkin has its charm. Let’s do it together!
Happy Halloween, everyone! All you need is a medium sized pumpkin, a sign pen to draw and couple of sharp knives or carving tools (if you have) First start with drawing the design Cut a hole in the pumpkin The first step is hollowing out the pumpkin. You can use a keyhole saw to cut the hole if you struggle with a knife. If you’ll be using a candle like me for illumination, you have to cut the hole in the pumpkin’s top (always put the candle in a high-sided glass, and never leave unattended).
Happy Halloween Weekend!0