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Trick-Free Entertaining

We’ve got some killer ideas below for fun, spooky bites. Your friends will thank you for better-for-you entertaining. These are great for a fun, easy, and edible project with your kids, too. We encourage our customers to explore unconventional and more nutritious party tray recipes, and tag us @raleys so we can see how you like to healthify your Halloween!

Tangerine Pumpkins

Tangerine pumpkinsSo easy to make, and super cute, these little “pumpkins” will make your ghoul-friends smile while also providing fiber and vitamin C that you won’t find in candy!

  1. Chop celery sticks into narrow, one- to two- inch pieces, and include some of the leafy greens in your cuts.
  2. Peel tangerines, removing as much of the pithy white part as you can.
  3. Assemble pumpkins by stuffing a celery stem into the top center of each tangerine. Add additional celery leaves, if you like.

Banana Ghosts

Banana ghostsSimply bewitching, banana ghosts are a sweet treat with a potassium punch. Dark chocolate details give them a ghostly boo-tiful look.

Recipe with Dark Chocolate Icing

  1. Peel bananas and cut the two ends into three-inch long pieces. The middles can be frozen to use in smoothies later on.
  2. Roll banana ends in a bowl of lemon juice. Lay flat on a parchment lined baking sheet or cutting board.
  3. Melt dark chocolate chips in a small pot over low heat or microwave in a glass bowl until gooey.
  4. Pour melted chocolate into a parchment paper icing bag or a plastic food storage bag with the corner snipped off to draw the eyes and mouth. The chocolate will harden in place as it cools.

Recipe with Dark Chocolate Chips

  1. Same first step as above.
  2. Same second step as above.
  3. Use whole chips for the eyes and mouth instead of melted chocolate to save time.
  4. Use a toothpick to hollow out a place to stick the chips.

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Apricots

Dark chocolate dipped apricotsYour guests will adore these quick, delicious delights, where a little decadence is supplemented with vitamin A, vitamin E, and antioxidants. These can be made ahead of time without compromising freshness, flavor, or presentation.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt dark chocolate chips in a small pot over low heat or microwave in a glass bowl until gooey.
  3. Dip half of each dried apricot into melted chocolate, letting the excess drip back into the pot or bowl. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

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