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
- 1 cup white chocolate
- 4 medium ripe bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Melt the white chocolate.
- Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Push a chopstick or popsicle stick into the middle.
- Spread the coconut out in a shallow bowl or plate.
- Coat the banana in white chocolate and then sprinkle with coconut.
- Place on the baking tray and use the dark chocolate chips to add eyeballs and a smile.
- Freeze for 4 hours and enjoy!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350° F and grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, cocoa and sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Whisk in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla and stir to combine,
- Sir in flour and salt until mixture is combined (be careful not to overmix).
- Spread over pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until centre is set.
- 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.
- 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
- Squeeze ½ tsp icing onto the cookies.
- Place the Hershey’s kiss flat side down against the icing and press down so that the icing slightly spreads.
Eat well, be well
Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO