With Halloween being the first occasion to kick off the harvest season, what better than easy Halloween snacks for that party you’re planning. Pumpkin soup and chili are all very nice, but Halloween finger food is much more fun and can be enjoyed whenever you’re feeling peckish.
String Cheese Broomsticks
You’ll be tempted to make these eyecatching savoury snacks a centerpiece on your buffet table. Cut your string cheese into 4 or 5 pieces, then make some parallel cuts into one end of each piece to simulate the flaring end of a broom. Press a pretzel stick into the top end of the cheese to form a broom handle. If you want to get fancy, you can tie a string of green onion around the top of the cheese for some cute witch broomsticks.
Creepy Mozzarella fingers
Everyone loves mozzarella cheese, it’s healthy and makes the perfect base for creepy fingers. Cut a stick of mozzarella into 2 or 3 pieces with rounded tips to simulate fingertips. Create knuckles by cutting shallow lines where appropriate. Make an indentation at the tip of each finger and use nut butter to glue on the nail – all the better if it oozes out – it’ll just add another level of creepiness. Use your imagination for the fingernails: slivers of nuts, olives or radishes maybe.
With all the candy associated with Halloween, it is not easy to produce sweet treats that are yummy and healthy at the same time without threatening the waistline. Halloween vegetables and fruit to the rescue!
Carefully take the peel of some tangerines, making sure to keep them whole. Cut small pieces off the core of a celery and stick them in the center to create a stem.
You can use either peeled small bananas cut in halves or hulled strawberries. Dip your fruit into melted white chocolate till fully covered and set on a tray lined with parchment paper. Use candy decoration such as Cinnamon Imperials or licorice for the eyes. Refrigerate the tray to speed up the hardening process.
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
Though candy corns would rank rather low on a list of healthy treats, this copycat is actually the healthiest of our quick and easy Halloween treats. Using small clear plastic cups, start with a layer of orange fruit, add a layer of yellow fruit, and top off with a little whipped cream.
For an adult party, add a few drops of orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier to your fruit for a touch of festivity.