Halloween Recipes- Halloween is a type of holiday where you see people dressed up in goofy and creepy costumes. Such as those of dead people, vampires, monsters, murderers, imagine any creepy thing, and you’ll see people dressed like that when it’s Halloween.
Apart from the spooky costumes, children are also given the ultimate freedom to pack as much candy and eat on refined sugar as much as they can in the name of Halloween.
Although Halloween is mostly about doing something crazy and fun, not everybody likes the sight of these disturbing costumes, especially if you are like me that freaks at sight of spookiness.
You may decide to stay indoors that day and not hit the roads as most people would. In this article, I’ll share with you 8 amazing Halloween recipes to make your ‘stay at home’ interesting just for the fun of it!
Healthy eating necessarily does not have to be boring or have a routine. Try any of these recipes and spice things up on holiday!
Since Halloween is all about creepiness, why not try out one of these healthy Halloween recipes?
1. Spiderweb Cupcakes
They are usually grain and gluten-free cupcakes with a spider web decoration on top of any frosting you choose. Chocolate peanut butter frosting is the best because it goes well with Halloween.
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1-ounce liquid red food coloring
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups canola oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 180c/350f.
- Place the bananas in a large bowl and squash them up with a fork. Then, add the buttermilk, eggs, water, and oil.
- Mix until combined. Whisk in the sugar, then add the flour, cocoa powder, soda, and salt.
- Divide the mix between the cupcake cases and place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes
- Once cooked, remove the cupcakes from the oven. Leave to cool off entirely.
- When you’re ready to decorate, melt the chocolate in a separate bowl.
- Spoon 3 tablespoon of the melted dark chocolate into a piping bag with an excellent tip.
- Spoon 3 tablespoons of the melted white chocolate into a piping bag with an excellent tip.
- Take one of the cupcakes and spoon on 1 tablespoon of melted white chocolate – so it covers the top. Now pipe three concentric circles on the top, using the dark chocolate.
- Finish with a dot of the dark chocolate in the middle. Next, use a toothpick to drag lines from the center to the outside of the cupcake to look like a spider’s web. Six or seven lines will be good.
- Repeat with the rest of the cupcakes – alternating between a white chocolate base and a dark chocolate base.
- Then, serve immediately with the chocolate still warm.
2. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Can there be any Halloween without pumpkin? Oh, no!
Roasted pumpkin seeds are another of the healthy Halloween meals. Just after you are done with your pumpkin, save the seeds for a very delicious and healthy Halloween snack.
- 1 1⁄2 cups pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoons melted butter (olive oil or vegetable oil work well) or 2 teaspoons melted oil (olive oil or vegetable oil work well)
- Garlic powder (optional)
- Cayenne pepper (optional)
- Seasoning salt (optional)
- Cajun seasoning (optional)
- Combine your pumpkin seeds with either melted butter or oil of your choice and add your seasoning.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F, approximately 150 degrees C.
- Spread your seeds evenly on the baking sheet and bake until it turns golden brown.
- Stir as you bake.
3. Silly Apple Bites
- 2 green apples, quartered
- ½ c sunflower seed butter
- 32 sunflower seeds
- 3 strawberries sliced
- Edible googly eyes (you can make use of cheese and raisins or even some dark chocolates).
- Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth.
- Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower seed butter.
- Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
- Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
- “Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunflower seed butter to stick. Give some faces 1 eyeball, some 2.
4. Snack-O-Lantern Fruit Cup
Hey, zombie lovers, dessert has never been served this good! Apart from candies and sugar everywhere, this is a nice treat for your loved ones this Halloween.
This recipe provides that you serve dessert in carved out oranges. They also make a good cup for serving fruit salads.
- Varieties of diced fruits- watermelon and berries work just fine.
- Slice the top part of the orange off and hollow the inside out.
- Carve faces on the orange, put in the diced fruits and top with whipped cream.
- Set lid back and serve.
5. Grape Caterpillar Skewers
Since this post is about healthy Halloween recipes, grape caterpillar skewers are a must-try this Halloween.
All you need for this recipe are:
- 1 bunch of green grapes,
- Bamboo skewers,
- A bowl of white frosting and
- Few chocolate chips.
- Rinse your grapes and slide them onto the skewer until full.
- Make two dots with your frosting to serve as the eyes then stick a mini chocolate chip in the middle of the frosting.
- Easy and healthy!
6. Veggie Chips
Veggie chips are a must-try for all the Halloween recipes. They are easy to make, colorful, and the combinations of the fruits make veggie chips a snack with added benefits.
You can use as many fruits as you like ranging from beet to carrot and much more.
- 1 large beet
- 1 large carrot (trimmed)
- 2 teaspoons salt (Kosher)
- 1 large parsnip (trimmed)
- 1 sweet potato
- Canola oil for frying
- 1 Yukon Gold potato
- Canola oil for frying
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to about 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add the sweet potatoes, oil, and salt, or other optional flavorings.
- Using your hands, make sure the chips are evenly coated with oil and salt and then lay them out in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, rotate the pans and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Ensure to check periodically for chips that are turning brown around the edges and remove them sooner if needed.
- Perhaps you have some chips that are still a little moist, leave them in for another 5-15 minutes as needed to crisp them up.
- Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
7. Sticky Sweet Popcorn Balls
Since snacking on candies and refined sugar is a norm while celebrating Halloween, this sticky sweet popcorn ball is a healthy alternative, easy to make, and gets done in minutes.
- 7 quarts popped popcorn
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Food coloring, optional
- Make your air popcorn add a little salt and leave to cool.
- In another saucepan, bring your maple syrup to boil, stir continuously for 2 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat and leave the syrup to cool and thicken.
- Pour half cup of the syrup over the cooled popcorn and mix to combine well.
- Add the dried fruit at this point (you can add any spice to it).
- Make sure the popcorn is evenly coated and not soaked with the syrup, then make the popcorn into balls by putting bits into a plastic bag and mold them with your hands.
- Squeeze hard then put on a paper-lined tray.
- When done, put in a plastic bag and keep in the fridge as too much exposure to air will make it stale.
8. Strawberry Ghosts
Chocolate dipped strawberries are not only meant for lovers to gift out to each other on valentine’s day.
Strawberry, as one of the healthy recipes featured in this article, is a mixture of strawberries, white chocolate, shortening, and semi-sweet dark chocolate chips.
- 30 fresh strawberries
- 8 ounces white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon of shortening
- 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract
- ¼ cup of semisweet chocolate chips.
- Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towels.
- Melt white chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl over medium heat, stir continuously.
- Add the extract.
- Coat strawberries with the chocolate and place on a paper-lined baking sheet.
- Allow excess chocolate drip down to form the tail.
- Press on the chocolate chips to make the eyes. ‘
- Freeze for 5 minutes and melt the remaining chocolate chips, stir until smooth.
- Dip a toothpick into the melted chocolate and use it to draw a mouth on each ghost.
There you have it! 8 amazing Halloween recipes that are healthy. I hope this article has helped you to stay healthy and cut out on those refined sugar this Halloween? Let’s hear from you.