Yay! It’s almost Halloween! My favorite holiday. There is something about Halloween I’ve always loved. And it’s not all about the candy and treats (as you might know, I’m not a huge sweet tooth). Truth be told… I’m a big ole’ scaredy cat and don’t even believe in ghosts, but man I love the spirit of Halloween. It’s so fun to dress up and I remember how exciting it was as a kid walking around in the dark gathering candy with the anticipation of being scared out of my Princess Leia buns any minute. My kiddos participate in Halloween, but they agree to eat mommy’s healthy treats and they turn in their trick-or-treating candy for a gift from the “Great Pumpkin” (who comes the morning of November 1st). I’ve done this for years now (since my daughter was 2) and my kids love it. We usually come in early from trick-or-treating and I make some popcorn and other favorites like caramel apples and ginger cookies (via Ricki Heller) and we snuggle up on the couch and watch a low-key Halloween cartoon. And I’m the nerdy neighbor who does NOT give out candy (I know…booo to me) please don’t egg my house. I hit up the dollar store for festive stickers, pencils, erasers, and other little trinkets and that’s my “treat.” It’s nice to have some variety, right.
Below are my family’s favorite treats for Halloween. Continue reading