In honor of Halloween and the fall season, here are some simple and healthy snacks that are great for all ages! Most are pretty self explanitory.
Literally all you need is a Sharpie and a bag of Cuties. What a fun surprise when the kids open the fridge or their lunch box!
Tasty! Layer pineapples (or mango), a peeled and segmented Cutie, and top with a little bit of whip cream. There you have it! A candy corn fruit parfait!
Peel some cuties and cut up some celery. Stick the celery in the middle of the Cutie to make little pumpkins!
This one is a bit more time consuming, but oh so delicious! We found this recipe on Fast Paleo.
Candy Corn Popsicles
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/8-1/3 cup honey
1 mango, peeled
1 orange, peeled
2-4 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups pineapple with juice (fresh or canned)
1-3 tablespoons water
In a blender, combine the coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut extract, and honey (depending on desired sweetness, add more or less). Blend on high. Put a small amount of the coconut layer in the bottom of each popsicle. Freeze 2-3 hours until the surface is partially frozen.
In a blender, blend the peeled and pitted mango, the peeled orange, desired amount of honey, and 1 tablespoon of water. Blend on high. If the mixture is too thick to pour, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and continue to blend. Then, pour or scoop this mixture into each popsicle mold.
Blend the pineapple with any excess juice with 1 tablespoon of water on high. Add additional water if it is very thick. Spoon or pour this on top of the mango/orange layer. Push popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze for 8 hours.
Note: Depending on the colors of your fruit, your layers may be a little pale. If this is the case, you can buy natural food coloring to enhance the colors. Add a small amount of red and yellow to your orange layer, and a small amount of yellow to your pineapple layer.