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Foodie Friday: Healthy Halloween Treats!

Hello and happy happy Friday!!  I am linking up again with my girls: Farrah from Fairyburger, Montana from Pretty Lil Mudder, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats and Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama and Cassandra from Powered by BLING!!  Today’s theme is Healthy Halloween Treats!!

Well, I am not really much of a Halloween person.  We never really participated growing up, and the one time I remember trick-or-treating, it was a let down at the end of the night.
Anyways, I DO love the fall, and this week I found some cute snacks to make with the twins that I thought were cute!

Ice Ring Pops!
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Ingredients:
1/3 cup apple juice
1 cup water
Ice cube tray
fake spiders or rings

Directions:
1. Mix apple juice and water
2. Pour into ice cube trays
3. Add fake spiders or rings
4. Freeze overnight

Candy Corn Treats
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Ingredients:
1 whole pineapple
2 peeled oranges
Whipped cream
Candy corn

Directions:
1. Cut pineapple and oranges into small peices
2. Place a layer of pineapple in the bottom of a clear cup, about 1/3 cup.
3. Place a layer of orange on top of the pineapple, about 1/3 cup.
4. squirt a small layer of whipped cream on top
5. Add a piece of candy corn on top
(If pre-making these, save the whipped cream and candy corn till it is time to eat them)

Monster Mouths
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Ingredients:
Apples
Almond butter (you can really use any type of nut butter, or sun butter)
Small Marshmallows

Directions:
1. Slice apples into 10-12 wedges
2. Cover the top of each apple with almond butter
3. Place 4-6 marshmallows on half of the apple wedges ( kids LOVE this part)
4. Add the other apple wedges on top of the marshmallows, almond butter side down
Munch, munch, munch

Spider Web Treats
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Ingredients:
Stick pretzels
Chocolate Chips
Candy eyes (optional)
Parchment paper
sandwich bag (or piping bag if you have one)

Directions:
1. Place a layer of parchment paper on a cookie sheet
2. Lay 8 pretzels in a star-burst shape on the parchment paper (8 for each web)
3. Heat about 1/2 chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish for 35-45 seconds till melted and smooth.
4. Clip a small corner of a sandwich bag and fill with the melted chocolate.
5. Drizzle the chocolate in a swirl starting from the center and working your way towards the outer edge of the pretzel circle. Place candy eyes in the middle if you desire.
6. Place pan in the fridge or freezer until eating time.

Take a look at all the amazing ladies sites and check out their recipes!

Have a safe and healthy night!
XO,
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-

Foodie Pen Pals August!

For the past 2ish years I have been participating in the Foodie Pen Pal program set up by Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean!

This month I was matched up with the amazing Debbie from Accidentally Delish! It was great to be paired up with a fellow blogger.  As we emailed back and forth we found out we have some things in common, which is always a bonus!!
Debbie sent me a wonderful package and it came on my birthday which was another added bonus!
When I opened the box this is what I found!
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A lovely note and tissue paper in my favorite color! IMG_9538

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Ice tea mix which is PERFECT for these HOT summer days here in Houston!
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These toasted coconut chips were amazing!  I crushed some up and added them to my latest batch of energy balls, and they added amazing flavor and texture!  Will have to get more of these soon for sure 🙂
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You can never go wrong with Justin’s Almond butter in a package for me!  Love it!
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I mentioned that I want to do more Thai cooking, and Debbie sent me this amazing looking curry powder.  I can not wait to try it!
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I have never heard of moon cheese before.  I added it to a salad and it was like a yummy cheese crouton!
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Debbie was recently having a giveaway on her blog for some Energems.  She saw that I entered the contest and sent me some to sample!  Will be trying them out this weekend on one of my long bike rides!  Thank you Debbie!!
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And chocolate!  Having a blog with the word ‘chocolate’ in the title, I LOVE that I get all sorts of chocolate items to try!  This was super yummy and I love that it was organic too!

Thank you again Debbie for all the great treats!  (My hubby also says thanks!)

If you want to get involved with the Foodie Pen Pals here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treatsThe spending limit is $15The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
– Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

***If you’re in Europe, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at rocksalt@thisisrocksalt.com to get involved!

If you would like to be a part of this amazing program you can sign up HERE by Thursday, September 4th.

Have a healthy day!

Xo
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-