Spooky Pretzel Ghosts
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 10 pretzel rods
- 30 raisins
How to Make Them:
- 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.
- 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.
- Press in the raisins to make eyes and a mouth. Chill about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- Toss the yogurt-covered raisins, candy corn, and pretzels together with the popcorn.
- 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!