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Homemade Halloween Snack Attack

October 16, 2017 by

Spooky Pretzel Ghosts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 10 pretzel rods
  • 30 raisins

How to Make Them:

  1. Place the white chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds, stopping and stirring every 10 seconds, or until melted and smooth.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Dip the top half of the pretzels in the melted chocolate in the bowl. Place on the baking sheet.
  3. Press in the raisins to make eyes and a mouth. Chill about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

Serving Ideas:

  • Offer as a kid-friendly dessert with sliced apple wedges after lunch or dinner
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and tuck into a lunch box for a spooky surprise!

 

Sweet and Salty Halloween Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag natural-flavored microwave popcorn
  • 1/3 cup regular candy corns
  • 1 cup yogurt-covered raisins
  • 1-2 cups small pretzel sticks or mini pretzels

How to make them:

  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave according to the package directions. Carefully pour the contents of the bag into a large bowl and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Toss the yogurt-covered raisins, candy corn, and pretzels together with the popcorn.

Serving ideas:

  • For a party—offer this salty-sweet mix in a plastic pumpkin bowl.
  • Scoop the mix into sandwich baggies and tie with orange and black ribbon for trick-or-treaters or a seasonal lunch box sweet treat!

 

 

BLAST from the PAST

In an advertisement from 1960’s: “Do you know one of the most healthful, delicious and popular hand-outs you can give to visiting goblins and their friends? Why Sun-Maid raisins, of course! Their natural fruit sugar makes them temptingly sweet and satisfying.” Sun-Maid raisins were a hit with trick or treaters back in the 1960’s. It just goes to show that sometimes no change can be a good thing!

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About The Author
SUZANNE NELSON, ScD, RDN
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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