Trick or Treat, Let's Make Something Good to Eat

Trick or Treat, Let's Make Something Good to Eat

October 28, 2020

Happy Halloween!  As we know, traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating is not recommended this year in Peel, Toronto and York Region. However, that does not mean there will be a shortage of holiday treats and fun!  Here are three of my favourite, healthy, family-friendly Halloween cooking activities!  These will definitely earn you “Mummy of the year. 

Frozen Banana Ghosts 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup white chocolate 
  • 4 medium ripe bananas 
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut 
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips  
  1. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. 
  2. Melt the white chocolate. 
  3. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Push a chopstick or popsicle stick into the middle. 
  4. Spread the coconut out in a shallow bowl or plate. 
  5. Coat the banana in white chocolate and then sprinkle with coconut.  
  6. Place on the baking tray and use the dark chocolate chips to add eyeballs and a smile. 
  7. Freeze for 4 hours and enjoy! 

Cobweb Brownies 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick) 
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • ½ cup flour 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 1 cup marshmallows 
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease an 8x8 inch baking pan. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, cocoa and sugar and stir until dissolved. 
  3. Whisk in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla and stir to combine, 
  4. Sir in flour and salt until mixture is combined (be careful not to overmix). 
  5. Spread over pan and bake for approximately 20 minutesuntil centre is set. 
  6. Once cooled, melt the marshmallows until gooey.  Using a fork, stretch about a tablespoon of the melted marshmallow into a thin strand and drape over the brownies. Repeat until a web-like pattern is formed and enjoy! 

Chocolate Witches’ Hats – this is a great activity that kids of most ages can do themselves. 

Ingredients: 

  • 20 flat cookies (I like to use a chocolate iced cookie but it works well with any flat cookies) 
  • Orange icing 
  • 20 Hershey’s kisses 
  1. Squeeze ½ tsp icing onto the cookies. 
  2. Place the Hershey’s kiss flat side down against the icing and press down so that the icing slightly spreads. 
  3. Enjoy! 

All recipes inspired and adapted from BBC Good FoodGimme Delicious Food and Cook the Story. 

Eat well, be well

Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO