Healthy Halloween Treats

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy halloween treats

Halloween is nearly upon us and Sykes Cottages have challenged bloggers to come up with some healthy Halloween treats. As my boys are aged between 2 and 6, I decided that I wouldn't be too gruesome with the menu.

First of all I made a Spooky Spider Sandwich. Here I used a garlic stuffed olive cut in half for eyes, a ham sandwich (but any filling is fine) and made legs from cucumber slices.


I used a round cookie cutter to cut the sandwich and then placed the legs around the side and the olives on top. This would be good served with some spider web shaped crisps, or you could make your own web using twiglets.


Certainly not too scary to eat, but maybe too cute!

Next I decided to make a pudding of snail porridge. I started by making the snails out of strawberries and melted milk chocolate. 


I added detail with a drizzle of white chocolate.


I then heated up some rice pudding and added some strawberry jam.


I then placed 2 snails in the centre. Big man was very keen on this and requested more snails!


Last but not least to wash down your Halloween meal, why not try a witches brew with ogres eyeballs? Here I used limeade, a blob of vanilla ice cream and a slice of kiwi.



So which is your favourite? Do you enjoy making spooky dishes for your children at Halloween?


This is my entry to the Sykes Cottages Healthy Halloween Treats Competition.



I received the cost of ingredients and a recipe book for inspiration.

43 comments:

kitty kaos said...

The spider sandwich is just adorable!! X

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks! He is pretty cute but the hardest to make. x

Lorraine Granville said...

I love the spider sandwich it may get my ds to try cucumber!

maci234 said...

fandabidozy

Debbie Skerten said...

Love these, especially the spider sandwich x

Christopher Packer said...

The chocolate coated strawberries look fab on their own to give the kids as treats (adults too).

Heather Macklin said...

They all look good, but the sweet ones will impress my kids the most!

Alan Burrows said...

The spider sandwich looks good

Kazz Usher said...

Brilliant ideas that Im going to steal and make for the kiddies this week! Thanks!

Katie Simmonds said...

They all look delicious :-)

Abigail Cullen said...

Witches Brew with Ogres Eyeballs, sounds great! Lovely Recipe...

Susie Wilkinson said...

I love the look of the Spooky Spider Sandwiches!

Louise Fairweather said...

My kids love cucumber - worth a go x

Louise Fairweather said...

true - my boys were very happy with that idea

Louise Fairweather said...

I liked the foam for the brew

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Louise Fairweather said...

Witches brew is by far the easiest x

Louise Fairweather said...

Quite a cute spider

Louise Fairweather said...

Yep like it or not the kids want the sweet stuff don't they

Lorraine Granville said...

Here is my spider and he ate the cucumber!

Sam Williams said...

These look like lots of fun, and delicious too!

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks - I'm really chuffed that one of my readers has made one after this and got her boy eating cucumber!

Felicity Smith said...

love the kiwi eyeballs

Rebecca Taylor said...

Great ideas I love the spider sandwich :-)

Melissa Breckon said...

Awesome healthy ideas! Love it :)

Sheila Reeves said...

I love the eyeball drink! Really effective - and a great colour too

PamGregory said...

These are wonderfully creative!

leanne perrett said...

i love the spider sandwich my kids would love it

Kat Glynn said...

Spooky Spider Sandwiches! x

Rebecca Nisbet said...

very creative!

tarbs said...

very clever!

Claire Woods said...

fab ideas

Robert Price said...

Some great ideas

Lee Hardy said...

Great ideas & fab pictures.

Sarah Lewis said...

fab ideas

Tina Lighten-Duncan said...

great idea's, like the ogres eyeballs

Laura C said...

wow those strawberries look delicious!!

Natalie Gillham said...

very create :) x

kim1957uk said...

The snail porridge looks delicious

tamara foster said...

They are great,my sons would love them x

Louise Fairweather said...

It was the boys favourite

Louise Fairweather said...

I liked them too!

Louise Fairweather said...

I think that was most peoples favourite x