We are just a few days away from Halloween. Who is excited? I am super excited for Halloween this year. It is Emma’s second Halloween but it will be her first trick-or-treating. Last year I dressed her up as a little witch (the cutest witch ever I may add). She was only nine months so we didn’t take her out for candy. She wouldn’t have had any idea of what was going on and probably would’ve just ended up tired and cranky. Instead we just hung out with family and they got to see her in her cute costume.
This Halloween she’s definitely big enough for trick-or-treating. She’s almost two, walks, runs, talks, and loves to have fun and be outside. She’s not shy at all (even if she acts like it first) so I’m sure she will warm right up to people and ask for her piece of candy. I can’t wait to see her enjoy her first trick-or-treating experience.
As far as costumes this year we have been planning on doing a family theme and all dressing up as minions. That is the plan so far, however, I must say I have been slacking so I’m not sure if I will be able to pull it off now that we’re getting so close to Halloween. If all else fails, I’ll just dress her up as a minion or I will have to think of another last minute costume. Really have no idea what that would be but I should probably get on that as soon as I’m done typing this post.
It should come to no surprise to you guys that one of my favorite parts of Halloween is the food. I love seeing fun and creative ways to turn foods into Halloween themed treats. I’ll be honest, I’m not too creative when it comes to making art or designs out of food. I usually just turn to Pinterest when it comes to finding spooky foods. What I am good at though is finding ways to turn some of these foods or treats into healthy options. I do this all the time with regular recipes so I find it easy to do with Halloween foods as well.
There is so much candy everywhere during this holiday so keeping it clean and healthy for our usual meals and snacks is a must around this time. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have been sharing some of the Halloween snacks I have been making for us the last couple of weeks. I have been feeling a bit inspired and creative and been having a lot of fun making these for my baby girl. These are all ideas I have come across Pinterest and I have just replaced some of the ingredients to make it healthier. (Follow me on Instagram to see some of these @thepeacheepear).
For my featured treat for this week’s Fun Treat Fridays I wanted to feature a Halloween themed treat. I have come across many recipes for Ghosts in the Graveyard desserts. I thought it was so cute and a fun way to celebrate Halloween. It can also be a very nice treat to make with the kids and have them help out. Obviously I wanted to turn it into a healthy alternative and make it a nutritional treat.
Back during Easter I made a similar dessert where I used flourless brownies and chia pudding as my dirt and mud. I decided to use the same concept this time around to make these Ghosts in the Graveyard. For the ghosts I used the bottom of bananas and placed mini chocolate chips in them for the eyes and mouth. Super cute right? I made the chia pudding out of banana too to keep the flavors similar.
This is a much healthier option to the original versions of this desserts. I made them in individual plastic cups so that each person can have their own individual serving. This treat is perfect for a Halloween party. Especially a kids party where there may be kids who have allergies. There’s no dairy, refined flours or sugars, and no preservatives. Uses real fruit and superfoods. You can actually even make these for your kids as a fun Halloween breakfast, or as a cool treat to enjoy this weekend while watching some Halloween movies and decorating your pumpkins. Hope you guys have a wonderful Halloween weekend and a fun and safe trick-or-treating.
Ghosts in the Graveyard (healthy alternative)
- Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding:
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp raw cane sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Chocolate sauce:
- 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- bananas and more mini chocolate chips for ghosts
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
In a mason jar mash banana and mix all other ingredients for chia pudding. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours.
In the meantime, in a large bowl mix dry ingredients for brownies.
In another large bowl mix all wet ingredients for brownies.
Mix dry ingredients into wet ones and combine very well.
Grease a banking pan and add batter. Bake for 20 minutes.
Let brownies cool off and cumble up.
Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave for 1 minute.
Stir together and pour over crumbled brownies. Mix well so that it's blended and a darker shade of brown.
Take small see through plastic cups and divide chia pudding into them. Fill them up a little more than half way up.
Divide crumbled brownies into each cup on top of chia pudding.
Take banana and cut ends at about 2-3 inches. Place mini chocolate chips as eyes and mouths.
Place banana ghosts on top of cups. Enjoy!