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Healthy Halloween Trick Treats Candy

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For the health conscious, Halloween candy that can lend to ill health is as spooky as un-fairly traded sweet treats. The sweet treat element of the holiday need not get lost. These are cool alternate-sweets, which you can pass out to the little goblins and ghosts that come knocking at your door!
Ingredients
For apricot and ricotta dates:
  Pitted dates 24
For filling
  Ricotta cheese 250 Gram
  Chopped dried apricot 4 Tablespoon
  Ground almonds 4 Tablespoon
  Caster sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For fruit and nut carob clusters:
  Milk carob 300 Gram, melted
  Chopped dates 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped glace apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Roasted hazelnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Desiccated coconut 2 Tablespoon, desiccated
For carob and sesame rounds
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Coconut 115 Gram (1/4 Cup)
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Coconut 2 Tablespoon (Extra)
Directions

MAKING

To make the Apricot and Ricotta Dates
1. Combine the filling ingredients in a medium-size bowl and mix well.
2. Stuff the dates with the mixture, packing them well.
3. Refrigerate.
4. Slice before serving.

To make the Fruit and Nut Carob Clusters
1. Combine carob, dates, apricots and hazelnuts in a medium bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2. On a foil covered baking sheet, drop heaped round teaspoonfuls of the mixture.
3. Sprinkle with coconut.
4. Refrigerate until the clusters are hard.

To make the Carob Sesame Rounds
1. In a heavy bottomed pan, toast the sesame seeds over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden. Tip them into a bowl and let them cool.
2.Process the seeds, coconut, carob, honey and juice in a blender, until well blended.
3. Shape the mixture into marble size balls between your palms.
4. Roll them in extra coconut until well coated. Refrigerate them until firm.

SERVING
5. Wrap the candies in colorful foil papers or place them in paper sweet cases and enjoy them chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Story
In every American home, Halloween candy is stacked to the rafters. If you are feeling guilty buying those sugary, gummy, chewy, chocolaty, full of calorie candies that are really not good for obese kids and don’t do your waistline any good, here are some great Halloween candy choices that will assuage your guilt and you can still enjoy trick-or-treating! These healthy Halloween candies give you vitamins, fiber, protein, and potassium. There are also great for kids have lunch box snacks and for emergency snacking. These are a fantastic way to beat that mid afternoon cookie snack because they are sweet. Have them with coffee to keep your going when you are feeling sleepy.

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