Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!


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.

Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!

Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!

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
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
First, cut them into four pieces, equally
Take each piece and carve them horizontally in the middle
Take each piece and carve them horizontally in the middle
The final look of the carved apple pieces are now ready to be filled up with peanut buttre jam
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 make thin vertical slices. Use only the slices from the centre of the strawberry
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 hit for 30-40 seconds in the microwave to melt them
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 your local store or nearest supermarket
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
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 buttre jam
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
Apple animal mouths are now ready to wear the tongues out aka strawberry slices
Tongue out!
Tongue out!
What a tease!
What a tease!
Stick the sunflower seeds in the peanut butter jam
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
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 other
You can be creative here- draw one dot on some, two dots on the others
Draw another dot with dark chocolate melt over the white chocolate dots
Draw another dot with dark chocolate over the white chocolate dots

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Voila!
Voila!
You can't see but I already have a BIG smile looking at them
You can’t see but I already have a BIG smile on my face just by looking at them
And I know your kids are too in my gang
And I know your kids are too in my gang

Halloween

2. Boonanas

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

Ingredients to make Boonanas and orange pumpkins: A couple oranges, bananas, celery sticks, small chunk of dark and white chocolate each

Cut the celery sticks into thin fingers
Cut the celery sticks into thin fingers
Cut them into halves
Cut them into halves
Take melted chocolate
Take melted chocolate
Draw three dots on each piece of the banana
Draw three dots on each piece of the banana
Stuck the celery fingers into the centre hole of the orange
Stuck the celery fingers into the centre of orange

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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?

In the mood for a Halloween look?

I’ve got a tragic face for Halloween up my sleeve, scroll down!

I'm going to call it 60's IT girl with broken heart
I’m going to call it 60’s IT girl with broken heart

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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!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
All you need is a medium sized pumpkin, a sign pen to draw and couple of sharp knives
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
First start with drawing the design
Cut a hole in the pumpkin
Cut a hole in the pumpkin
The first step is hollowing out the pumpkin. Use a keyhole saw to cut the hole. If you'll be using a candle for illumination, you can cut the hole in the pumpkin's top (always put the candle in a high-sided glass, and never leave unattended).
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).

Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!

Carve along the pattern with a sharp knife or carving tool
Carve along the pattern with a sharp knife or carving tool

Looks, Treats, Hello Halloween!

Scoop out flesh, pulp, and seeds with a fleshing tool or an ice-cream scooper
Scoop out flesh, pulp, and seeds with a fleshing tool or if you are like me, with an ice-cream scooper
Time to place candles, small flashlights, or battery-operated light sources inside your pumpkin
Time to place candles, small flashlights, or battery-operated light sources inside your pumpkin

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Trick or treat?
Trick or treat?

Happy Halloween Weekend!

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