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:

  1. The spider sandwich is just adorable!! X

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  2. Louise Fairweather23 October 2014 at 23:10

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

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  3. Lorraine Granville26 October 2014 at 07:36

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

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  4. Love these, especially the spider sandwich x

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  5. Christopher Packer26 October 2014 at 12:50

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

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

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  7. The spider sandwich looks good

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

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  9. They all look delicious :-)

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

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  11. I love the look of the Spooky Spider Sandwiches!

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  12. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:24

    My kids love cucumber - worth a go x

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  13. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:25

    true - my boys were very happy with that idea

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  14. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:25

    I liked the foam for the brew

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  15. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:26

    Thanks

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  16. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:26

    Witches brew is by far the easiest x

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  17. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:26

    Quite a cute spider

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  18. Louise Fairweather27 October 2014 at 09:27

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

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  19. Lorraine Granville28 October 2014 at 13:54

    Here is my spider and he ate the cucumber!

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  20. These look like lots of fun, and delicious too!

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  21. Louise Fairweather30 October 2014 at 08:57

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

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  22. love the kiwi eyeballs

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  23. Great ideas I love the spider sandwich :-)

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

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  25. These are wonderfully creative!

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  26. i love the spider sandwich my kids would love it

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  27. Spooky Spider Sandwiches! x

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  28. very creative!

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  29. Some great ideas

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  30. Great ideas & fab pictures.

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  31. Tina Lighten-Duncan23 November 2014 at 20:16

    great idea's, like the ogres eyeballs

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  32. wow those strawberries look delicious!!

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  33. very create :) x

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  34. The snail porridge looks delicious

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  35. They are great,my sons would love them x

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  36. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 09:57

    It was the boys favourite

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  37. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 09:57

    I liked them too!

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  38. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 09:57

    I think that was most peoples favourite x

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