October has always been my favorite month. Fall is such a beautiful season. Crisp air, changing leaves against the bluest skies, and some of my favorite fruit, like honeycrisp apples and concord grapes!
It is also the month to celebrate harvest time and Halloween!
I would like to share some of the healthy raw treats I have created especially for Halloween. The first four treats were made last year. I am adding links at the bottom of this post for all the new creepy cuisine from this year:)* More than 10 new recipes and ideas for 2009!!!
Darlin Clementine Punkins
Ingredients are per 'pumpkin'
12x12 square cling wrap
1" clear tape
scraps of felt, cut for eyes , nose, mouth, or googly eyes:)
silk ivy leaf
green floral tape
glue, if not using self stick felt or googly eyes
1. Wrap clementine in cling film and twist tightly.
2. Secure at top with clear tape.
3. Cover clear tape with green floral tape, snip to desired length.
4. Attach ivy leaf to twist tie with floral tape,cover entire length of tie with tape.
5. Twist leaf/tie around stem as desired.
6. Apply face as desired.
Note: choose self-stick felt for really little children. This is a great one to have the kids make with you...they create the cutest faces!
This is the perfect healthy nut-free handout treat for Halloween, and the little ones really seem to love them:)
This pic shows the different steps:
You can also use colored construction paper for features and leaf and masking tape as an alternative for the stem:
Here are some cute faced punkins:
peeled banana, cut in half, each banana makes 2
dried shredded coconut
currants or raisins
1. Sprinkle banana with orange juice
2. Roll in coconut...you may find it a little easier and neater to use a zip top bag for this step if the little ones are making these:)
3. Gently press in currant eyes
4. Place on popsicle stick
Can be frozen if the kiddies like them that way:)
I recently told someone in my HFS about the boo~nanners, and mentioned to just "Google" it for the recipe. I googled it myself to make sure it would come up and was very pleasantly surprised how many websites featured my lil boo~nanners:)
Frightening Fruit Fiends
Servings: 4 per apple
1 apple, cored and quartered
assorted nuts and seeds
berries,grapes,or small fruit like kiwi berries
1. Carefully remove football shaped slice from apple quarter, reserve for tongue
2. Sprinkle all cut surfaces with orange juice
3. Fill with nut butter ,if desired
4. Add nuts or seeds as teeth, tongue is cut from removed apple piece(stick in with a bit of nut butter)
5. Add eyes with toothpicks using berries or grapes
These may be better for a little older boys and ghouls…I mean girls:)
Fudgey the Friendly Bat
2 cups unsoaked, pitted dates
¼ cup cocoa powder
sesame seeds, optional for "eyes"
1. Place dates in food processor fitted with “S” blade, and process until well chopped.
2. Add cocoa powder and process until a ball forms.
3. Roll to desired thickness, between cling wrap.
4. Chill until firm.
5. Cut as desired ..I used a small bat:)...also shown as a truffle in mini cupcake paper with holiday pick.
6. Decorate with sesame seeds for eyes and use the end of a straw at an angle to make a smile:)
Of course , you can use your favorite fudge or brownie recipe for this and make any additions like vanilla bean, or other flavorings:)
If you would like to individually wrap these, let them dry out a bit on the counter before slipping them into lollipop bags.
Store in fridge.
Click here to see these and more healthy raw Halloween treats from Gone Raw.
Oh, and Happy World Vegetarian Day everyone!
I am very honored to be mentioned on Vegan Baking, Raw Halloween Treats From Around The Web by Mike, aka CanarsieBK. Check out his site, and the other awesome links in that post:)
Thanks to Raw Food Nation for including two of my recipes in this post!
Thanks to Recycle Your Day for choosing my Halloween Chocolate to be in the top 5 healthier Hallogreen treats for 2009:)
Thank you for all the love and links in the blogosphere too:)
*I will be adding new raw and healthy Halloween ideas here:
Punkin Bowl for dip
Sarma's Congo Bars dressed for the party!
Creepy Creature Finger Food
The Grim Rimmer
Swamp-water Smoothie and 3 cute kid snacks!
Halloween Raw Chocolate Recipe
Savory Raw Halloween Ideas
Spooky S&M Salad
Ghosts in the Gravy Yard