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Candy-Alternative Halloween TreatsHalloween doesn’t have to be filled with candy and other sugary treats! This year, try these homemade snacks you can feel good about.

Monster Mouths

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium green or red apples
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Core apples
  2. Cut each into 8 thick slices
  3. Make each mouth by spreading about 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter on an apple slice
  4. Add about 5 peanuts for teeth
  5. Spread another apple slice with about 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  6. Press on top of first apple slice

 Mummy Hot Dogs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 hot dogs
  • 1-2 cans prepared dough of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce for serving

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Roll out the dough very thin, then use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut skinny strips of dough. Wrap each hotdog. Leave a little bit of open space around the “face” of the mummy. Keep wrapping in a crisscross pattern until covered. Tuck the end underneath the mummy dog (so that it doesn’t unravel during baking). Repeat with all hotdogs. Lay them on on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the glaze all over the top of each mummy dog.
  4. Bake 18-20 minutes, until the dough is nice and golden brown.
  5. Before serving, dot the mummy dogs with a little mustard, ketchup, or BBQ sauce for the eyes.

Boonanas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bananas
  • 8 mini chocolate chips
  • 4 chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp peanut butter (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Peel the bananas then slice them in half.
  2. Try standing them on the cut end and continue trimming the base until they are able to stand on their own.
  3. Press two mini chocolate chips into the banana, pointy side first, about ½ inch down from the tip.
  4. Press one chocolate chip pointy side first into the banana, below the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Serve standing on a plate, use a little peanut butter to help them stay standing if needed.

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