As today it is National Apple Day, it would be rude not have some fun with apples and why not mix it in with Halloween! Who doesn’t love some spooky fun ideas! Healthy and scary snacks, perfect for kids this halloween!
This is a great, fun way to get children choosing the healthier option. Easy to make and fun to eat! All you need is:
- 1 Apple (Code: APPGD)
- 2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
- 2 Strawberries (Code: STRAWB)
- 24-28 Sunflower Seeds
- Edible Eyes
- Cut the apple into quarters. Lay the apple quarters down, and cut a 1 inch wedge in the middle of the peel side of each quarter.
- Lay the apple quarters down, and cut a 1 inch wedge in the middle of the peel side of each quarter.
- Do not cut all the way through because you want each quarter to stay in one piece. It will look like a mouth.
- Cut the strawberries in slices lengthwise so that you have 4 pieces.
- Spread peanut butter on the bottom of each mouth, inside the cutout.
- Place a strawberry inside the cutout to resemble a tongue sticking out.
- Poke 6 or 7 sunflowers into the top edge of the cut out to resemble teeth.
Inspiration taken from https://www.theinspirationedit.com/funky-apple-monsters-kids/
You can’t be scared of these spiders. Tasty and delicious mix of chocolate and apples treat… all you need is:
- 250g dark chocolate
- 100g peanut butter
- 3 apples (Code: APPGD)
- 36 pretzel sticks
- White ready-to-roll icing
- Black writing icing (optional)
- Melt the dark chocolate. Slice each apple into 6 discs, to give 18 slices. Spread each with peanut butter.
- Halve 36 pretzel sticks, and place 8 ‘legs’ onto half the apple slices. Place a cocktail stick or lolly stick down the centre of each, sticking out from the spider’s body to act as a handle.
- Spoon the melted chocolate over the apple slices and pretzel stick legs to coat and place on a baking paper-lined tray to set.
- Roll 18 small balls of white ready-to-roll icing and stick on to form the spiders’ eyes. Dot with the remaining melted dark chocolate or black writing icing to give the pupils, then leave to set.
Inspiration taken from https://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/recipes/snacks/spooky-spider-apples
It wouldn’t be halloween without a toffee apple now would it now. Quick and easy, all you need is…
- Apples (Code: APPGD)
- Sugar (2992)
- Heat 550g (11⁄4lb) sugar and 300ml (10fl oz) water until sugar dissolves.
- Spear six apples with a stick or fork. Once the sugar has dissolved completely (otherwise it will crystallise) turn up the heat and let the mixture boil until it turns a caramel colour. Take off heat and immediately dip the pan in cold water to stop the caramel cooking further.
- Quickly dip each apple into the caramel to coat, then place on non-stick baking parchment to cool. They should last for 2-3hr before the caramel starts softening.
Inspiration taken from https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/recipes/a537868/toffee-apples/