Spooky snacks for little monsters

30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Dr Frankenstein isn’t the only one who likes to experiment. Kids also love the opportunity to mess around in the kitchen. This Halloween, challenge your kids to make their own spooky snacks with these simple yet suitably supernatural recipes using Mayver’s peanut butter as the star ingredient. These healthy treats won’t just provide a slower release of energy than sugar-loaded lollies; letting your kids gain confidence and skills in food prep is also a great way to help set them up with healthier eating habits for life.  

Batty bliss balls

Recipe by Natalie Mewing

Prep time 45 minutes
Serves 4-6

You’ll need:

For the bliss balls

1 cup rolled oats
½ cup LSA
¼ cup mixed nuts (eg, almonds, walnuts, cashews)
3 Medjool dates, pitted
½ cup Mayver’s Dark Roasted Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup water

For the decorations

¼ cup desiccated coconut
½ tbsp cacao powder
Candy eyes
Small handful sunflower seeds
6 squares dark chocolate (needs to be thin shards of chocolate, eg, 85% dark Lindt)

Method:

1. Combine all ingredients, except water, in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Slowly add small amounts of water to the mixture, processing after each addition, until the mixture holds together when shaped into a ball (you may not need to use all the water).
3. Roll teaspoon amounts of mixture into balls. Combine desiccated coconut and extra cacao on small plate and roll half of the balls in this.
4. Use a knife to cut chocolate into wing-like shards; insert into balls to create bat wings.
5. Decorate with candy eyes and sunflower seeds as fangs. Store in container in fridge.

Peanut butter eyeballs

Recipe by Susie Burrell

Makes 12-15 eyeballs

You’ll need:

2 cups oats, blended
½ cup honey
½ cup Mayver’s Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
100g milk chocolate, for melting
100g dark chocolate, for melting
15 white chocolate buttons
15 milk or dark chocolate drops

Method:

1. Combine oats, honey and peanut butter and roll into balls. Refrigerate until firm.
2. Dip each ball into melted dark or white chocolate.
3. Top with one white chocolate disc button and chocolate drop to complete eyeballs.

Apple monsters

Recipe by Natalie Mewing

Prep time 20 minutes
Serves 6

You’ll need:

1 green apple
Mayver’s Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
6 cashew nuts
Candy eyes (for decoration)

Method:

1. Slice apple into 12 wedges (6 pairs), and split cashew nuts in half, lengthways.
2. Spread peanut butter on the bottom wedges of each pair and arrange split cashew nuts on top to look like fangs. Spread peanut butter on the top wedges and place onto the bottom wedges to look like a mouth.
3. Use a very small amount of peanut butter to stick candy eyes onto top wedges.

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