Spooky Snacks Your Kids Will Love


Halloween is so close, and your kids are probably champing at the bit to start the celebration.  Well, that usually means candy and sweets and more craziness from the kids.

Not necessarily.  You can surprise them with a wicked cool lunch and rest assured they’re eating well.

Spider Pigs
Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a spider pig does… like taste great!

You’ll need:
1- 11 ounce can of refrigerated breadsticks
24 cocktail-size smoked link sausages (Lil’ Smokies)
¾ cup shoestring potato sticks from a can

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Pop open the can of breadsticks and split them up along the perforation.  Cut each bread stick into two pieces horizontally.

Wrap each sausage with the dough leaving the ends of the sausage exposed like a pig-in-a-blanket.  Pinch the seam together.
Place them on a cookie sheet, seam side down.  Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediately remove from the cookie sheet and cool for 2 minutes.

Insert shoestring potatoes into the dough to resemble spiders’ legs.  Serve with ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce.

Witch’s Wheel
Craft stores have all sorts of fun Halloween food accessories.  Our favorites were these fun broomstick tooth picks.  Use them for these healthy and tasty roll ups.

You’ll need:
2 medium sized zucchini
4 slices of packaged deli ham
4 thin slices of Co-Jack cheese

Slice off the ends of the zucchini.  Using a wide vegetable peeler, create 16 long strips of zucchini.  Sprinkle with seasoning if you wish.
Stack the ham and cut into four strips.  Layer them on top of the zucchini strips.

Do the same with the cheese, creating 16 long strips and layer on top of the ham and zucchini.

Like sushi, roll them up, and use the broomstick toothpicks to hold them in place.

Zombie Eye Eggs
Eggs are packed with healthy protein and lutein, crucial for brain and eye development.  And this is an easy way to make them just a little creepier for your kids’ lunches.

You’ll Need:
1 hardboiled egg per child
Light olive oil mayo
Red food coloring
Black Olives

The best way to hard boil eggs is to set them in the water before the water begins to boil.  Once the water reaches a rolling boil, set a timer for five minutes.  When the timer goes off, turn off the heat and set the timer for ten minutes.  At the ten minute mark, move them to a bowl of ice water.

Once the eggs are cool to the touch, crack them, but do not peel them.  Add a few drops of red dye to equal parts water and white vinegar in a bowl deep enough to cover the eggs. Set the eggs in the red dye until the egg shell is the appropriate shade of red.

Cut the eggs lengthwise and remove the yolks.  Mix up the yolks with a little mayo until creamy.

Use a piping bag, squeeze the yolks back into their holes so they look pretty.

Cut a black olive in half horizontally and place in the center of the yolk, just like an iris.  Tada!  Creepy little deviled egg eyes!



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