We’re not here to say you should skip candy and opt for fruit this Halloween — there are so many great options About once a year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little creative and turn fruit into dessert in addition to enjoying all the other goodies. Children and adults alike will want to dig deeper when they see these interesting pieces. The fact that they come with a little extra nutrition? It’s nothing to be afraid of!
These frozen banana ghosts (pictured above) are a fun Halloween snack that’s also super easy. They absolutely love the sweet and creamy peanut butter dip, and the cobwebs made with melted chocolate are especially creepy. Feel free to add apple and pear slices, as well as graham crackers, to round out the plate. Ghosts and dips can be made ahead of time, but the dip will harden as it cools, so be sure to take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.
Here’s another frozen banana option, but for chocolate fans. This recipe is great because all you need is semisweet chocolate, bananas, candy eyeballs, and marshmallows, and your fridge will do most of the work.
Cute little monsters share the stage with pumpkins and ghosts on this Halloween dessert platter. For variety, you can make samples with different colors of granulated sugar (just make sure the melted candy wafers match the sugar). Stir these treats a few hours in advance and refrigerate, but don’t refrigerate the samples for more than an hour – moisture in the freezer can cause candy eyes to run!
Here’s a fun way to treat yourself: Mix orange segments with a dash of orange liqueur, then serve them in a brandy glass (or similar) with lemon curd and whipped cream.
Turn apples into mummies, cats, skeletons, and more with this fun recipe. Just microwave the white candy to melt, coat with apples, and decorate.Our step-by-step instructions make it easy for you design Just right.
Instead of a simple syrup, this fruit salad uses raspberry jam to wrap and flavor mixed fruit. It has enough natural acidity to keep salads fresh. For the scariest of fruit salads, let it sit for a few hours and the lychees will continue to absorb the ruby glaze.
The juice flavors in this delightful punch pair well with a touch of gin. The finished punch may look scary, but looks can be deceiving. The floating “eyeballs” are actually sweet and delicious lychee fruits with blueberries tucked inside.