It’s almost that time of year again, where big cartoon-like spiders hang from shop ceilings, cotton wool spider web covers the walls and the first thing you see when you enter any supermarket is a big display of pumpkins and halloween goodies. This year, we’re doing things differently.
Though we all don’t lives in areas where kids come knocking on doors (NYC definitely has London beat in this regard), we’ve found some fun, healthy and easy treats to make this halloween season which we hope you’ll love as much as we do.
What you’ll need (makes 8)
- 3 bananas
- 1 tub of greek yoghurt (or melted white chocolate if you’re feeling naughty)
- A small pack of chocolate chips
- 8 skewer / popsicle sticks
First, peel the bananas and cut them in half down the middle, then quarter them length ways. Stick one popsicle stick or skewer through the flat edge of each banana then coat them in yoghurt or white chocolate. Pop them all on a small baking tray, place two chocolate chips on teach lolly to look like eyes, and finally freeze for two hours.
What you’ll need (makes 4)
- A red apple
- Almond slithers
- 8 toothpicks
- 8 small marshmallows
- A tube of green icing (optional)
First, cut the apple evenly into 4 wedge shaped quarters. Cut a smaller wedge out of the middle of each original wedge. Stick the almond slithers into the top and bottom of the dent you’ve made in each wedge to make the monster’s teeth. If you’ve got icing, put a little dot on each of the marshmallows and once dry, place them carefully on the end of each toothpick. Finally, stick 2 toothpicks into the top of each apple slice.
Orange Jack O’ Lantern fruit bowls - via Chocolate Covered Katie
What you’ll need (makes 6)
- 6 oranges
- Mixed berries or fruits
First, cut the top off of each orange. Hollow them out and then carve little eyes and a mouth on each one (triangles for eyes work well, go for as much of a zig zag as you can with the mouth. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, it’ll still look great!). Chop up the other fruits into little bite sized pieces and fill each orange up to the brim.