We always tell our kids not to play with their food, but these banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins invite play. While we don’t usually associate Halloween with fruit, this treat can provide a nice reprieve from all the sugar. Plus, it’s easy and fun to make, and can also be used as an edible centerpiece for a Halloween party. However you choose to use it, it’s sure to be a big hit.
Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins (Serves 6)
- 3 large bananas
- 18 dark chocolate chips
- 6 clementines
- 1 celery stalk
Peel bananas and cut in half. Place bananas on a plate, cut side down. Place 2 chocolate chips on the banana for the eyes and 1 chocolate chip for the mouth. Peel clementines and remove pith. Slice the celery stalk, lengthwise through the middle. Cut celery into 1/2-inch pieces to use as a stem to fit the center of each clementine. Arrange clementines around the banana ghosts on a plate and enjoy!
Content submitted by Janyce Gately, MS, RD, LDN, CHC