Veggie Jack O’ Lantern and 6 other festive Halloween treats!

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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!

Enjoy!!! 🙂

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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