Apple monsters make a great, healthy Halloween treat for all the little monsters in your life.
Coming up with fun and silly ways to present foods at Halloween can be just as much fun as seeing the reactions these creations get. Who can't help but smile when presented with a plate of these little monster apple snacks? They are a great treat when your little monsters can't wait to go trick or treating. They also work great as snacks at a Halloween party.
The candy eyes are listed as optional in this recipe only because the calorie count can vary depending on the type/size and how many you choose to add to each monster. The ones I use are about 10 to 15 calories each, but check the label and factor in the additional calories and sugar.
(Makes 8 servings)
2 large apples, quartered
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/8 cup sunflower seeds, shelled
4 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
12 to 16 edible candy eyeballs (optional)
Wash and dry each apple before cutting them into quarters and removing the cores. From each quarter cut out an additional, shallow wedge where the monster's mouth will go. Lightly apply some lemon juice to the exposed apple flesh to avoid excessive browning and pat dry.
Smear 1/2 a tablespoon of the nut butter onto one side of the mouth opening. Press the sunflower seeds into the opposite side of the mouth opening to act as teeth. Add a slice of strawberry onto the nut butter as a tongue.
If using edible candy eyes, adhere them to the apple above the mouth with a light smear of nut butter, or use lollypop sticks for elevated eyes. Serve and enjoy.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 84 | total fat = 4.32g | saturated fat = 0.81g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 39.96mg | net carbohydrates = 8.84g | dietary fibre = 2.02g | sugars = 6.95g | protein = 2.1g