Oct 12

Baby Carrot Monster Hands…

by Hannah Holt »


…with grape tomato eyeballs! A spooky snack for monstrous little appetites!

What you need:

  • 1 piece lettuce
  • 5 baby carrots
  • 1 grape tomato
  • 1 raisin
  • 1/2 tsp cream cheese

Step 1: Cut the ends off the baby carrots. Each carrot should be a slightly different length. Like this…

Step 2: Make the grape tomato eyeball by topping the grape tomato with the cream cheese and raisin. Like so…

Step 3: Place the piece of lettuce on a plate, and arrange the carrots (flat end down) on top of the leaf into fingers of the hand.

Step 4: Place the eyeball in the center of the monster hand. Eat it before it gets you!

Oct 02

Spooky Chips

by Hannah Holt »

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I have lots of spooky projects planned this month. Let’s start with a bite-worthy snack that will have you howling with delight.

Prep time = 30 minutes
Bake time = 7 minutes

Print these directions.

What you’ll need: 

  • 2-4 tortillas
  • 1 potato
  • 1 pkt unsweetened drink mix (0.15 oz)
  • sharp knife
  • 1 paper towel
  • 1 bowl
  • nonstick baking spray
  • baking sheets

Step 1: Make a spooky potato stamp. For detailed directions on making potato stamps, click here.

Step 2: Pour drink mix into bowl and add 1/8 cup water (we used black cherry flavor). Stir and place a paper towel over the mixture.

Step 3: Press the spooky potato stamp into the paper towel and then onto the tortillas.

(We used a combination of white flour and spinach tortillas.)

Step 4: Spritz both sides of each tortilla with baking spray, and then cut into quarters.

Step 5: Place tortilla quarters in a single layer on baking sheets, and bake in an oven preheated to 400 F for 6 to 7 minutes (watch closely after five minutes to prevent burning).

Step 6: Serve plain, with fruity salsa, or your favorite sweet dip.

The chips will have a slight sweet/sour taste from the unsweetened drink mix.

Sep 20

Circles and Squares Snack

by Hannah Holt »


Practice shapes while making this tasty treat.

Print these directions.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 graham cracker squares
  • peanut butter
  • a butter knife

Step 1: Slice the bananas into circles, like this… (little ones will need help)

Step 2: Put the banana circles and a dollop of peanut butter onto your plate. Then spread the peanut butter onto the crackers (little ones will also need help with spreading).

Step 3: Place one to three banana slices onto each graham cracker square.

Step 4: Great work! Enjoy eating your circles and squares snack.

Just for fun… What other shapes and colors can you find around the kitchen?

Sep 06

Martian Munch

by Hannah Holt »


In this easy kitchen craft, vegetables become Martians and then Martians disappear…

Print these directions.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • dollop cream cheese or peanut butter

Step 1: Have an adult cut the vegetables into pieces, like this…

Step 2: Put the vegetable pieces on your plate. Use the cucumber cuts to form the Martian’s head and body. Carrots for arms and legs. Raisins for ears, eyes, and mouth.

Step 3: Add a dollop of cream cheese or peanut butter to your plate.

Step 4: Dip your vegetable pieces into the cream cheese or peanut butter and gobble up your Martian. YUM!

Just for fun… What else can you make?