Halloween is here! Since tonight the kids will be getting plenty of treats I wanted to avoid getting sugar happy during the day, but we still need to celebrate. So I whipped up these healthy snacks so we could be festive and not go into sweets overload: Cheesy Ghosts & Corn Muffins and Ice Screams.
I adapted a cornbread recipe from my childhood Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook to make some tasty corn muffins.
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 vegetable oil
Thaw the corn. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat eggs in a small bowl, then stir in the remaining wet items. Add corn and egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir until blended.
Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full and baked at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
To decorate my savory muffins, I used this mini stamp cutter to make some little ghost cheeses:
The stamp pressed in the face details (and made it super easy to remove the cheese from the cutter). I attached them with toothpicks so they could "float" over the spooky town cups.
And for a healthy Halloween drink, I made some fruity ice cubes by mixing Ribena (blackberry drink concentrate) with water in a fun face silicone mold:
They turned out to be a real scream;)
Now we can enjoy some treats tonight and the kids won't be bouncing off the walls or in a sugar coma before we get started. I hope everyone has a safe & Happy Halloween!
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