(WXYZ) - How about some Halloween treats with a healthier twist?
Here are a few of the recipes featured on 7 Action News and WXYZ.com by Meijer Healthy Living.
Create monster mouths using two apple slices (dipped in pineapple juice to prevent browning) and peanut butter to form monster mouths/lips. Use sliced almonds teeth or Candy Corn for fangs.
Pumpkin Veggie Platter
On a large cutting board or serving platter, use baby carts or carrot coins to create a round pumpkin. Use cucumber slices to form a mouth and a few broccoli florets to create a stem. Use small bowls (ramikins) filled with light ranch dressing for the eyes and nose.
Peanut Butter Cereal Treats
30 large marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon peanut butter
6 cups Peanut Butter Cereal, such as Puffins
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate M&M's
Nutritional Facts (1 bar): 147 calories, 5 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein
Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
For ghosts: Peel bananas and cut in half. Use two mini-chocolate chips for eyes and one regular chocolate chip for mouth.
For clementine pumpkins: Remove peel from clementine, keeping sections in tack. Cut celery into small stems (about 1” long and 1/4” thick) and insert into center of clementine.
Sweet Pumpkin Dip
Makes 8 servings (2 1/2 cups total)
To reduce calories simply switch to a low fat cream cheese
1 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened *
1/2 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. McCormick ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. McCormick ground ginger
Beat cream cheese and pumpkin in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, cinnamon and ginger; mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with fresh fruit (apple slices), bite-size cinnamon graham crackers or cinnamon oat sticks, gingersnap cookies, toasted mini-bagels, toast slices, muffins and/or English muffins.
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