Kid Friendly Recipes
Healthy Halloween Treat: Fruit and Nut Bar Boo Bites Recipe
Everyone is crazy for cake balls these days. They're cute and creative, and they're on a stick. Give a child anything on a stick and they're sure to squeal with joy. Here's a way you can contain the same joy and festiveness without having to make and crumble a cake because inside these cute treats are simple fruit and nut bar goodness.
The premise is simple. Rather than starting with cake, we're starting with chewy fruit and nut bars. Pick a good and chewy one, as it's easier to press them. My favorite is to use LÄRABARs for this endeavor. They're soft and squishy and malleable as the nuts are already ground into the dates. (My favorite are the peanut butter chocolate chip.) Pure Bars work well, too, and I've also used chewy granola bars for this.
Health Bar Boo Bites
10 chewy fruit and nut bars
6 ounces chocolate chips or candy melts
6 ounces white candy melts
Black Decorator's Icing or Gel
Cut the bars into thirds and shape as desired. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler. Dip the end of the paper stick into the chocolate and then insert into the bar pieces. (The melted chocolate will help to secure it better. At this point, you can chill the bars slightly to make dipping easier.
Dip the bars into the chocolate to coat. Stick the sticks into a piece of foam or a container filled with rice so they stand while they are drying. Repeat this process with the white candy melts.
Decorate the bites with gel, allow to dry again, and serve. These can be packaged in cellophane and given out as treats for Halloween parties.
For the tombstones: Dip rectangles with rounded edges in semisweet chocolate. Decorate with RIP or other markings.
For the ghosts: Dip rounded rectangle bars into white candy melts. Decorate with eyes and open "o"-shaped mouths.
For the mummies: Make rounded bar shapes. Dip in white candy melts and allow to dry. Drizzle additional white candy melts over while spinning to create a mummified look. Add eyes after the candy is dry and set.
Makes approximately 30 boo bites