At Blue Ridge Dental, your local Minnetonka and Maple Grove, MN dentist office, we want all of our patients to enjoy some tasty Halloween treats without suffering from the dental repercussions of a sugar over-load! This is why the doctors at Blue Ridge Dental have decided to provide our patients with some healthy and fun alternatives to hard candies and caramels that can cause cavities and tooth decay. Check out one of our favorite Halloween recipes below!
Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins!
Some of our favorite Halloween treats are the ones that use fruit and vegetables to create something kid-friendly and dentist approved! Our banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins are a great way to celebrate Halloween without having to worry about your child’s cavities!
What you will need:
-Bananas peeled and cut in half (as many as you would like to make, 10 bananas will make 20 ghosts)
-A bag of mini and regular chocolate chips
-A bag of peeled clementines
-Celery sticks cut into small stems
To assemble your spooky banana ghosts, simply take your cut bananas and place two mini chocolate chips as eyes with one large chocolate chip underneath as the mouth. You can be creative and decorate your ghosts however you wish! Try adding melted white or dark chocolate to make eerie details on your ghosts!
To create your pumpkins, simply peel your clementines and place a celery stick stem at the top of the clementine where all of the pieces come together.
Last but not least, add your finished ghosts and pumpkins to a fun fall serving platter and place them on the table for kids to enjoy! We guarantee these will be a great healthy hit at your next Halloween get together!