These Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles are amazing gluten free healthy Halloween snacks for kids and adult parties, alike!
Guys, I have been having WAY too much fun over here coming up with Halloween snacks. My hubby walked in while we were creating these and was like, “Do you guys even work?” HA! I know, my job is it’s sometimes legitimately that much fun. But what’s even more fun is getting to make and serve these adorable treats for a Halloween party and this one is one of my personal faves. I wasn’t sure what to name them but I asked a friend of mine’s 8 year old and she said “alien smiles” so Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles it is!!
How to Make Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles
These were made exclusively with ingredients I had kicking around my pantry and fridge, so hopefully you’re as well stocked as I am and can easily pull these off.
To make the lips of my Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles, I start with some green apple wedges. I use the green so they’re not alien like, but honestly, any apple will work.
Next, give one side each a healthy smear of almond butter (that’s your glue!), then insert a slice of strawberry for a tongue and as many little sunflower seeds as you want. The sunflower seeds look the best as teeth, but if you’re annoyed trying to put them in (they are so teeny tiny small) then you can totally use pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, almond slices or peanuts instead.
Next you can add eyes if you want to make your Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles even more funny, though they’re super delicious as stand-alone mouths as well. If you omit the marshmallows, these cuties will be totally vegan as well. I take a few mini marshmallows and draw a little eye ball on each, and then insert it into the upper lip using a toothpick. So you’ve got two googly eyes floating on top of a massive green mouth, all of which (well except for those picks) is delicious and edible.
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Halloween Apple and Almond Butter Alien Smiles
- Place two apple slices together so they’re touching on one side, and smear the inside sides on both wedges with almond butter.
- Add a strawberry slice in the middle of the bottom wedge and stick sunflower seeds on the top and bottom of the apple wedges. Using the almond butter as glue, place the top wedge on top of the bottom.
- Meanwhile, place the chocolate in a small bowl and microwave on 50% heat in 30 second increments until melted. Transfer to a piping bag.
- Pipe a small dot in the middle of each of the marshmallows (like eyes), then attach the marshmallow on one side of the toothpick to the marshmallow and the other side into the apple. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.