These Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins are Vegan, Gluten Free Healthy Trick or Treat Recipes that your little witches and goblins are going to gobble up!
Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays. I like dressing up. I like being scared. And I obviously love candy. And while I’m never going to be one of those crunchy moms that hands out tooth brushes to trick or treaters, I get that you may want to have some healthier treats on hands for the kids on October 31st. Fruit is always a legit healthy treat, and these Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins fit the bill as fun and good for you.
How to Make Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
I’m a fan of anything with chocolate, so turning hum drum bananas into amazingly delicious ghosts and mummies on a stick is a pretty sure fire way to get anyone to eat their fruit. To make these Halloween Banana Ghosts, you just pop half of a banana onto a popsicle stick and put some melted dark chocolate into a piping bag with a tiny hole cut out. Then draw two eyes and a big O for a mouth. BOO!
The Halloween Banana Mummies are similar, except we put eyes and a bunch of stripes like mummy wrapping.
As for the clementine pumpkins, these are just peeled clementines (every kid’s favourite anyway), with a tiny piece of celery for a stem, and some more chocolate drawn on as a face. So cute, right?
Heck, I don’t even have kids, and I’m pumped about making these Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins for my adult friends. Way more fun than a traditional fruit platter- and totally tasty, too! I also love them because they’re naturally vegan and gluten free, so they’re perfect for entertaining a group with a wide range of dietary restrictions.
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Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
- 2 oz dark chocolate vegan if needed, chopped
- 2 large bananas halved cross-wise
- 4 clementines peeled
- 1 stalk celery
- Popsicle sticks
- In a microwave on 50% power, gently melt the chocolate for about 30 seconds at a time. Transfer to a piping bag.
- Place the cut sides of the banana halves onto the popsicle sticks.
- Cut small pieces of the celery and insert them into the tops of the clementines.
- Draw faces on the clementines and bananas and let set before eating, about 1 minute. Enjoy!
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.