Halloween can be HEALTHY and fun ...
I find these cookies a little on the sweet side. But considering that your Halloween trick-or-treaters are looking for a sugar hit, they are very suited to the task:
2 cups raw, plain almonds
2 heaping Tbsp raw, pure honey
1 heaping Tbsp raw, carob powder
*Place the almonds in your food processor (fitted with the S-blade) and grind them into a fine flour. Add the carob powder and continue to process. Then add the honey and process into a sticky mass of 'cookie dough'.
*Roll out the dough onto a flat surface. Place a bit of cling-film plastic wrap over the dough and with a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/2 an inch thick. You should get quite a bit of surface area. Now, using traditional cookie-cutters/shapers, press out infamous bats (or any other seasonal shapes you may have on hand).
*Refrigerate the cookies for 20 or 30 minutes to firm up a bit before serving. Enjoy!
These are too easy to make and oh so loved! I put these in my kids' lunch boxes the other day and just watched their little faces crinkle up with laughter when I picked them up after school. Here's how to do it:
First, score a seasonal ripe orange on all sides so it's easier for your child to peel the orange at snack time. Then, wrap the orange up with cling-film plastic wrap, leaving a little 'poof' at the top. Tie it up with some string and then with a permanent marker make a jack-o-lantern face.
Don't fret this Halloween ... get creative in the kitchen and serve up some healthy, yummy festive treats for your kids!