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Healthy Halloween Snack Recipes from Disney FamilyFun

Thursday, October 15, 2009 20 Post-It Notes

With Halloween right around the corner it's always a fun time to make some creepy and tasty Halloween snacks. This year I was looking for some healthy recipes and found these fun ideas from Disney FamilyFun. Enjoy!

Edible Eyeballs: Set out a platter of these creepy peepers, and your party guests are bound to do a double take. Simply slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive, and they’re ready to serve.

Salty Bones: It wouldn’t be Halloween without a skeleton—in this case, one that’s been disassembled into a pile of tasty bones to pick. Unroll a tube of refrigerated breadsticks we used an 11-ounce tube to make 12 bones) and separate the rectangular pieces. Working with one piece at a time, stretch the dough to lengthen it a bit and then use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut a 1K-inch slit in the center of each end. Shape the resulting four flaps of dough into knobs that look like the ends of a bone. Place the dough bones on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart, and sprinkle on a little coarse salt. Bake the bones at 375° until they are light golden brown, about 12 minutes.

English Mummies: These yummy mummy pizzas make a quick and fun Halloween lunch or dinner. To create one, first spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like). Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy’s wrappings. Bake at 350° until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty, about 10 minutes.

Melon Brain: Created from nothing more than a small, round seedless watermelon, this spooky cerebral creation is bound to turn heads. First, use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind. Then slice off the bottom of the melon to make a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain. Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp paring knife (a parent’s job) to expose the pink fruit beneath the rind.

I'm definitely trying out some of these fun recipes. Doesn't the brain melon look creepy? If you are looking for more fun Halloween snacks be sure to check out Disney FamilyFun.  "Boo! Happy Halloween from @waystosave. Found the magic tweet at http://www.southernbellaswaystosave.com/"

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  • Katrina said:  

    Wonderful ideas - thanks for sharing, definately better than all the sugary treat!!
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  • Jessica said:  

    Awesome, I love the ideas

  • Matthew said:  

    Those bones look cool! Now I have to do them :)


  • Sheilacakes said:  

    Looks frighteningly tasty!

  • Kimberly Kihega said:  

    Great ideas! I also saw the brain watermelon on Family Fun and had to make it! :)

  • Cat@3KidsandUs said:  

    Oh I love the idea of the carrots with olives and maybe substitute it with ranch. Great ideas! Thank you!

  • Amanda said:  

    Those are really cool ideas! I love the watermelon brain.

  • Kristie. said:  

    These are great!

    I love the bones, what a neat idea. Would work well for homeschoolers studying the human body too!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenna said:  

    I saw these and thought they were the coolest ever!


  • sneakpeekatme.com said:  

    That melon brain...ahhhh...don't think I could do that to a melon without losing my lunch. BUT my nephews would LOVE it for sure!!!

  • Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said:  

    OMG, friggin genius! Bookmarking for sure!

  • Angry Julie Monday said:  

    Ok, seriously, some of those freak me out. Am I weird like that?

  • tiff snedaker said:  

    Wow, those look so cute! Definitely great ideas for Halloween!

  • Dee said:  

    I love the English Mummy but mine would be blind, I don't like olives. Wonder how little pieces of sausage or cut up beef sticks would work in their place?

  • Courtney said:  

    what a yummy mummy! I'm craving english muffin pizza now :)

  • Brandy said:  

    Great post! I love the first one with the carrots! We are having a Halloween party this year. That one looks cheap and easy!

    Not So Average Mama

  • TGW said:  

    The creepy eyes with the carrots are my favorite! Believe it or not, my preschoolers actually love raw carrots!


  • Brittany said:  

    I am definitely going to have to try these out with my kids! Looks so fun!

  • mom2boys said:  

    These look great! My kids would love them. :)