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Trick free Treats for Halloween!

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Halloween doesn’t need to be one big sugar rush followed by a subsequent, hazy crash. You can indulge in sweets in a sensible, grown up, but still witching kinda way. These yummy treats wont derail you from your healthy life style; they will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you far, far away from frightening and unhealthy ingredients. I love candy corn and when I came across a creative remake I just had to try it for myself. I took advantage of the tropical ingredients still available at my local market and headed right into the kitchen. I had a blast making them, it’s a fun recipe for adults and kiddies alike. But the treats didn’t stop there, I grabbed a couple of apples from my apple picking adventure last weekend along with some slivered almonds and everyone’s childhood favorite peanut butter and jelly and I created my very own spooky apple bites. And the results where delicious, these festive, new recipes are sure to become part of my Halloween tradition for years to come.HLEHalloween2

Tropical Candy Corn

Ingredients & Method (Makes 40 mini kebabs)

  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Red Papaya
  • ½ Pineapple
  • Couple of squeezes of fresh lime or lemon
  • 40 Mini Kebab sticks or tooth picks

Peel the banana, papaya and pineapple. Cut the pineapple and papaya in half lengthways. Core the pineapple and deseed the papaya.

Slice the papaya and pineapple into 5 rings about an inch thick each. And then slice each ring into 4 pieces. The pineapple pieces should be slightly bigger than the papaya pieces so that they create a triangular shape when you place them on the kebab.

 Slice the banana into 1-inch slices, and then slice each piece into four halves. Place the fruit on the kebab sticks, starting with the pineapple, followed by the papaya and then topped with the banana.

It will take a couple of tries and you may need to cut off small pieces of either one of the fruits to get the perfect candy corn shape, but you will eventfully become a pro, I promise!

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Ingredient & Method

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 red apple
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup almond butter (or the nut butter of your choice)
  • ¼ raspberry jam

Cut off two sides of the apple, leaving the core intact. Slice the two pieces until you end up with 8 equal sized pieces. Insert 6 to 8 almond slivers into each apple piece to resemble teeth. Plate apple pieces, cover bottom half with jam or peanut butter and then place another apple piece on top.

 

*Recipes courtesy of Bitsquareblog and Ohsheglows

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