Healthy Grinch Kabobs Recipe

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Do you believe it? Grinch Kabobs!!! I’m rolling on the floor laughing!!! And they’re healthy, too!!! Grinch and Healthy don’t seem in any way, shape or form to be healthy . . . but this is a definite exception!!!

You probably don’t need a recipe, but I have to give you one . . . just to feel important . . . please indulge me.

Let’s get the ingredients together:

  • Strawberries
  • Green Grapes
  • Banana Slices
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Lemon Juice
  • Toothpicks¬†

No surprises there ūüôā

Now to put them together:

  1. Wash/Rinse the strawberries.
  2. Cut the tops off the strawberries. Do it like slicing off the top because this is Santa’s hat and it’s going to fit on top of a sliced banana, so you want the strawberries to have a flat surface.
  3. Slice the banana and brush on a little bit of lemon juice to coat them — you don’t want them turning brown.
  4. Wash/Rinse the grapes.
  5. Push a toothpick gently through the top of the strawberry, the banana slice and into the grape.
  6. You’ll probably need another toothpick to push down into the strawberry so you can add a mini marshmallow on top for the pompom fur-ball thing on top of Santa’s hat.
  7. Then repeat the assembly process.

There you go! Now that wasn’t so difficult, was it?¬†

Oh, I forgot the sign! You have to have a “Grinch Kabobs” sign!¬†

Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!

Banana Mummy Rolls Recipe

I decided to give myself a bit of a break. I’ve been trying out recipes and also doing some of the paper crafts I’ve put on the website.

I know how important it is to relax and enjoy the crafts you do regularly. I know my family enjoys crafts. It’s a quiet time. It’s also a time to unwind a bit and enjoy creating something out of paper or wood. Do some painting and just enjoying life at a quieter pace. It is just too easy to get into overload or focus on all of the wrong things. Or even try to do too much and accomplishing nothing.

I was talking with some friends who got into the creepy houses. They’ve made a whole village. I’ve been working since Friday on the Haunted House. I know I could put it together faster, but I’m enjoying doing it at a leisurely pace. Then I’ll add the grave yard. I know Halloween is getting closer, but I enjoy haunted houses and just spooky stuff all year round, so I’m in no hurry.

I mentioned recipes earlier. Yes, I’ve been going through some things and I’ve gotten a bit creeped out by some, so I think I’ll go for the fun. Gross just isn’t for me at this time. I do have some gross recipes on this website, but I prefer to think of things that would be a little different, yet would fit the season.

Banana Mummy Rolls Recipe

Easy Halloween Treat from Our Best Bites intro

I like this recipe because it is a make ahead recipe for a great breakfast on the go and also wonderful for an after school or after work snack. Maybe even a mid afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients
1 package Pillsbury Crescent sheets
1 small container Nutella or Peanut Butter of your choice Smooth or Chunky
2-3 bananas
heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the glaze
milk or water for glaze
Candy eyes or you can use some M & Ms or Skittles

Instructions

  1. Roll out crescent sheet to about 10-11 x 6-8 inches.
  2. Slice into 6 equal squares.  Lightly score each square in 3 equal sections, vertically (without cutting through the dough).
  3. Using a knife, cut horizontal strips about 1/4 inch wide down each side section.
  4. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter or nutella down the middles section, leaving about 1/2 inch on both the top and bottom and place a slice of banana on top.
  5. Fold the right two cut sections over the head and then then alternate right and then left, leaving a small space for the eye section.
  6. They’re now ready to pop into the oven.
  7. Bake at 375 until golden brown, probably about 12-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan and let cool to room temperature.
  9. Mix powdered sugar with enough milk or water to form a glaze and then lightly drizzle it over the mummies.
  10. Let dry to the touch before serving.
  11.  Makes 6.

This is a real crowd pleaser for the whole family — especially the kids. They get a mummy and the sweet banana favor along with a peanut butter/nutella flavor. It is a variation of the popular banana and peanut butter sandwich or putting peanut butter/nutella into a sliced banana.

As I said earlier it is great for breakfast and also as a healthy snack. Yes, you may want to serve these at your Halloween party. I think mummies could be fun all year round, so I’d keep this recipe handy for those times you just want something different.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and the crafts I spoke of earlier. You’ll find a wonderful selection in the archives of this website.

Thanks for stopping by.