Healthy Halloween Cookie & Cake Recipes: Do you find every year when Halloween night comes around, not only do you have to cater for your own clan, but everyone else's too? I refer to those little freaky spooks, devils, monsters and imps that come a calling to your door trick or treating. |
You can never know how many callers you will have on the evening, so more times than not you will either end up buying too many treats, or heaven forbid not enough. Did anyone ever tell you what "TRICK" stands for!
This Halloween play it safe and make your own treats to give to the kids October 31st.
A sure way to make "everyone else's" children happy is give them cookies or cake of the healthy kind that you have made yourself. And the plus to doing this is, is nothing will go to waste because depending on the foods you bake for trick and treat night can likely be put in the freezer.
Cake and cookie treats you will find every ghoul will gladly remove their mask for, so bear this in mind mom and dad if your little Dracula or Zombie flatly refuses to take off his or her scary Halloween costume for bed.
Below are some simple to bake yummy healthy Halloween cookie/cake recipes
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CHIP COOKIES
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup any kind vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup white chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 370°F.
Note: If using butterscotch chips, use butter rum extract or butterscotch schnapps rather than vanilla for extra flavour.
Mix pumpkin, egg, oil and sugar. Combine and beat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to first mixture. Dissolve the baking soda in milk and add to batter. Stir in chocolate (or butterscotch) chips, nuts and vanilla.
Drop by the teaspoonful onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 370°F degrees for approx 10 to 12 minutes.
Recipe can be doubled even tripled which is something you need to consider doing if you are to keep up with the number of witches and wizards that are likely to knock at your door trick or treating on Halloween night.
Freeze leftover cookies, somehow I don't think you will need to do this if the kids come back dressed as Oliver Twist asking for more.
30 fresh strawberries
8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon shortening
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Rinse strawberries and dry using paper towels. In a microwave bowl melt white chocolate and shortening at 50% power; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.
Dip strawberries in chocolate mix; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. Quickly press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for approx 5 minutes.
In the microwave, melt remaining chocolate chips until it is smooth. Using a toothpick prick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face.
Nutrition Facts: 1 strawberry equals 54 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
1 to 2 16 ounce tins of chocolate frosting
Cupcakes of your choice
Green and black sprinkles
M&M's miniature baking bits
Candy coated liquorice
Cover cupcakes with frosting. Spread a light coating of corn syrup over marshmallows. Roll sides of marshmallows in green sprinkles; dip tops in black. Place a marshmallow in the center of each cupcake. For eyes, attach baking bits to the face of each marshmallow with a little amount of frosting; pipe pupils using frosting. Attach liquorice candies to sides of head for bolts. Pipe frosting onto faces for mouths and stitches as desired..
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup butter, cut into squares
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 tablespoons seedless strawberry/raspberry jam
16 to 18 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
Combine confectioners' sugar and cornstarch in baking bowl. Cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add eggs and beat. Add extract and whisk. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and blend well. Shape dough into a ball; flatten into a disk shape. Wrap in plastic wrap; and allow to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/2-in. bone-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges start to turn brown. Remove and then allow them to cool. On the bottoms of half the cookies, spread 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon jam down the middle; top with remaining cookies. Melt white chocolate in microwave at 70% power for 60 seconds; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip each bone cookie in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie equals 155 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Make sure the little ones clean their teeth after eating their treats. Although they are all healthy recipes, children couldn't care a less whether they are or not just as long as they are yummy that is all that matters to a kid, and this is why it is up to you to inform the Halloween ghost or fiend in your midst that even ghouls and witches clean their teeth, because how else could they eat their bat and mice stew
Go on be devil and get baking to avoid the "trick" by giving a "treat".
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