I’ve teamed up with some blogging friends to bring you a post full Halloween food creations! 🙂 My contribution to the fun is this good ‘ole veggie jack o’ lantern. Last October, I had some Halloween recipe fun with black olives. But, the spider cheeseball kinda overshadowed the other projects. So, I thought the veggie jack o’ lantern needed some love of its own! It’s easy to make and is perfect for a healthy, festive Halloween treat!
Veggie Jack O’ Lantern
– 2 to 4 1 lb. bags of baby carrots (depending on the size of your platter)
–2 cans of black olives
– cucumber, broccoli, or celery for the stem
Fill a large plate/platter with baby carrots and use black olives to make the face of the jack o’ lantern. Start by outlining the spaces for the olives with carrots. Once they are somewhat in place, put one layer of olives down (most of them cut in half). Then to make the platter look fuller & more 3D, add more carrots and a second layer of olives. It made a big difference in it looking more like a pumpkin! The stem is a just a cut cucumber chunk. Super easy & a perfect, healthy option for a Halloween party!
For more great Halloween treats, take a look at all these other spooktacular ideas:
Halloween Cookie Pops from Always in Wonder
Pumpkin Patch Cookie Cupcakes from Madigan Made
Mini Candy Corn Cookies from Always Expect Moore
Veggie Jack O’ Lantern (above)
Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats from Rhonda at Mrs. Greene
Halloween No Bake Cheesecakes from Honeybear Lane
Monster Mallows from The Country Chic Cottage
I love the diversity of the ideas! We’ve got spooky, general fall, healthy, sweet & cute all covered. Hopefully you see something you like! Now head over to their blogs and get all the directions!
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Love this! Pinned it to make later in the month!
I totally need to make that! Too bad my daughter doesn’t like olives,
a great healthy snack for a potluck event