Halloween Snack Attack

Unfortunately my kids will never open their lunch boxes and find a replica of Fenway Park somehow artfully created out of a sandwich, or a teddy bear made out of fruit salad, or even a puppy made out of rice balls.  ( Sorry kids, mommy is lacking both the talent and time to create edible lunch art.)  BUT these two easy snacks are right up my alley — healthy, cute and quick!

A couple of spooky little surprises for their school snack:  pumpkin muffins and clementine “spiders”.


For the spiders, just take two long pipe cleaners and cut each one into quarters.  Insert four “legs” into each side of a clementine and bend them to look like spider legs.


I made the pumpkin muffins in a little silicon muffin pan that’s shaped like pumpkins.


For the muffins, I modified a pumpkin muffin recipe from the National Honey Board (www.honey.com).


Pumpkin Honey Muffins
Author: modified from National Honey Board
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
  • 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup) – softened
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients).
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.
  4. Add the honey, egg, and pumpkin to the butter and beat until combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture until just combined.
  6. Spoon into prepared muffin pan (either greased or lined with cupcake liners).
  7. Fill each cup about 2/3rds full.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.


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