Healthier Halloween Treats Featuring Apples & Dried Fruit
Oct 14, 2022
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Halloween is all about the treats! We headed to the Life.Style.Live! kitchen to showcase some healthier Halloween treats your little ghosts and goblins will love! They’re still rich and decadent, but we added in apples and dried fruits to cut back on sugar and add in some produce-power!
Pumpkin Spice Apple Dip
Greek yogurt is the base for this dip. Add in almond butter, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and within minutes you have a tasty fall dip. Serve with Crunch Pak® apple slices for the ultimate autumnal treat.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp pumpkin purée
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- Splash of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 bag Crunch Pak Mixed Apple Slices, to serve on side
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pumpkin seeds, for topping
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for an hour. Drizzle maple syrup on top for extra touch of sweetness. Top with nuts like pumpkin seeds, or even chocolate chips! Serve with apple slices. Dig in and enjoy!
Candy corn & caramel apple oatmeal cookies
Adding apples to your oatmeal cookies allows you to cut back on the sugar. And there’s no need to peel the apples! Serve as a breakfast cookie on Halloween morning to start the day off in a festive way.
- 1 family bag of Crunch Pak apples, diced
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 bag of Brach’s Caramel Candy Corn
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- Using a handheld mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth in a large bowl. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the oats, then the chopped apple until fully mixed.
- Spoon a large ball of dough (2 tablespoon sized) onto the baking sheets.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and immediately press 3-4 Brach’s Caramel Candy Corn pieces into each cookie.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling
- Serve or Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
Sheet Pan Caramel Apples
The great thing about bagged apples from Crunch Pak is they do not oxidize or brown, which makes them the perfect choice anytime you’re serving sliced apples on a party tray like this one.
Sheet pan caramel apples are less messy and easier to eat than traditional caramel apples on a stick. Simply arrange a family-size bag of Crunch Pak apples on a serving platter and drizzle with homemade caramel sauce, melted chocolate or Nutella, and top with nuts, coconut, or candy pieces.
Halloween Cheese Ball With Dried Blueberries
Turn a classic cheeseball into a Halloween-themed treat by rolling the outside in dried blueberries, which gives it a spooky dark appearance. Sunrise Fresh is a family-owned farm and also Amazon’s #1 selling dried fruit brand.
Our cheeseball is made from cream cheese, goat cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh green onions, smashed pecans, dried blueberries, and chocolate chips.
Homemade Granola Bars
It’s surprisingly easy to whip up a batch of your own granola bars. And Halloween is the perfect time to do so because you can use cookie cutters — like bats, ghosts, or witches hats — to cut out spooky shapes.