Halloween is a great time to pull out all the stops when it comes to playing with your food. Have a little fun with these spooky snacks as you enjoy them together or on their own. Some assembly required.
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Mini Spider Pizzas
Mini whole grain pitas
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray.
Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of pesto on each of the pitas. Add approximately ¼ cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese on each pita.
Building your spider on top:
Select one larger grape tomato for the body of each spider and one smaller grape tomato for the head.
You will need four slices of olives for each spider. Cut three in half and place them as legs around the body; three on each side. Cut one olive slice in quarters. Place two as antennae. (Technically an insect; you can do four legs on each side if you are an arachnid purist.)
Bake your pizzas for 8-10 minutes; until the cheese is melted and the pita toasts.
Note: Some pre-made pestos can be thick and need to be diluted. If so, start with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to 1 tablespoon of pesto. Increase the oil in half-teaspoon increments until the consistency is spreadable.
4 cups ice
2 lemons, fresh
2 cups water
½ cup honey
½ cup fresh frozen mixed berry medley
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon raspberry extract
Triple berry seltzer
Raspberry sherbet (optional)
Cut the lemons in half. Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemons.
Note: If you have a citrus juicer simply squeeze the juice right into a blender pitcher. If you have to squeeze by hand, squeeze the juice into a glass or bowl first so that you can remove any seeds with a spoon before adding the juice to the blender.
Add the ice, lemon juice, water, honey, frozen mixed berry medley and extracts into the blender. Blend the ingredients together well.
Depending on the size of the glass, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the triple berry seltzer to add fizz to the mix. Fill the rest of the glass with the blended fruit mixture.
Optional: Add a scoop of raspberry sherbet on top.
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