Halloween is coming, but depending on where you live, you might prefer to keep it spooky at home. But why should that mean you have to tone down the Halloween fun?

If you are preferring to have the little superheroes stay at home, we have a few fun recipes to help keep them entertained from prep to mouth.

Fun Halloween Treats Recipe #1

In my home, a few of my family members don’t get along with gluten. That is why I love adding meringues to all of my holiday dessert spreads. The main ingredients are air, egg whites, and sugar so they appeal to gluten-free guests. Their light and crispy texture is welcomed among the usual Halloween treats, which are often much too rich for those of us over the age of 10. All you need is this super simple recipe and some melted dark chocolate to have your guests screaming over how adorable and tasty these little ghosts are.

Remember: meringues have a reputation for being tricky. Just trust the process and let your mixer do its job.

Ghostly Meringue Cookies

AvatarAnna Fera
Crisp, gluten free treats to add to your Halloween menu
5 from 1 vote

Equipment

  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Whisk Attachment (For stand mixer)

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Melted dark chocolate for ghost faces

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 225° F
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in large mixing bowl. Beat with whisk attachment on either a standing or hand held mixer, starting on medium speed. Once mixture becomes foamy, switch to high speed.
  • The mixture will become white and fluffy and soft peaks will form. Once this happens, gradually begin adding in sugar with mixer still on.
  • Mix until glossy and stiff peaks are formed. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Transfer meringue into a piping bag and form ghost shapes. You can pipe them pretty close together because no spreading will occur.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Let them rest in the oven with the door slightly propped open for another hour to cool and dry out. No-one likes sticky meringue!
  • Make your ghost faces with melted chocolate. You can use a piping bag or a toothpick to create the desired effects.

Fun Halloween Treats Recipe #2

Halloween is my family’s favorite holiday. We love it so much that we celebrate all month long. Obviously I save the candy bars and costumes for October 31st but I do like to add a special twist to our healthy snacking. Here is a recipe for a light fruit dip, sweetened with honey, that my kids love. Just use your imagination and some melted chocolate to transform regular fruits into fun Halloween treats!

Let us know in the comments what kinds of Halloween fruits you come up with!

Halloween Fruit Dip and Spooky Fruits

AvatarAnna Fera
A fun and festive way to eat your favorite fruits
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Ounces light cream cheese softened
  • 5 Ounces ounces vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Your favorite fruits
  • Melted white & dark chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Usea hand or standing mixer to combine cream cheese, yogurt, honey, and vanillatogether until smooth and creamy
  • Transfer into serving dish
  • Put melted white chocolate into piping bag and create a web on top
  • Create fun creatures by piping some melted chocolate onto fruits.I like to turn my bananas into mummies, grapes into bugs, blueberries intoeyeballs, and strawberries into monsters. Use your imagination and have fun!

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Anna attended the University of Hawaii and later graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She holds a degree in Pastry and Baking Arts and spent years working as a baker and volunteering at various events including the James Beard Awards. After having children Anna shifted her focus to researching and creating healthier recipes that still satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.

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