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Mmmm, baby! Is there anything better than a dessert? And is there any time better for something sweet than on Halloween? Follow these recipes for something sweet that won't rot your teeth or make the kids freaky-hyper!

PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: Be aware in the kitchen! These recipes are great for little kids to help with- as long as they *DO NOT*: use knives, the stove, the oven, or any sharp/flame-related object without supervision!

Batty Dippers
They're magic! At least, you'll think they are with how fast these will disappear!
You need:

  • a package of whole wheat tortillas
  • butter
  • about a cup of cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 medium-sized jar of applesauce (10-12 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp each clove & nutmeg
  • bat-shaped cookie cutter appx 3-4inches across
Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Cut as many bat shapes as you can out of each tortilla. Brush lightly with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mix. Arrange on a baking sheet and (SERVES 10)

Sliced Zombie Sandwiches
A new twist on an old teatime favorite
You need:

  • 1 loaf white bread
    (Get a high-quality enriched white bread with a mild flavor- don't sacrifice your family's nutrition!)
  • low-fat mayo
  • 1-2 large cucumbers
    (1 will make appx 10 whole sandwiches)
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring, 2 drops blue
  • 1 cup nasturtium petals
    (If these are difficult to come by in your area, use fresh dill- many grocery stores carry this in their produce section)
Slice the cucumber(s) in half across the width, then into thin strips lengthwise and set aside in an easy-to-reach place. In the jar of mayo, add the food coloring and mix until the color is even- if you don't use all of it here, you'll at least have interesting sandwiches at work or school for a bit! Take about 3 tbsps of this mix and put it in a zipper snack baggie, then cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners of the baggie and set aside. Spread the mayo over two slices of bread, sprinkle lightly with the "funeral bouquet" (nasturtiums) or "grave grass" dill. Add the sliced "zombie flesh" (cucumbers)to one slice of bread, then put the other slice on top. Cut away the crusts and halve the sandwich down the middle to resemble tombstones. Once you have made as many as you think you'll need, use the mayo in the baggie to write R.I.P. and the year on each sandwich half. (SERVES 12-24)

Sweet Cous-Cous
An updated international favorite; perfect for the little gothlings who are still a little freaked by all the creepy Halloween foods, don't need sugar, but still have to satisfy their sweet tooth!
You need:

  • 2 cups cous-cous, any size
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsps clover honey
  • shoestring carrot slices
  • 1 small can young peas
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, julienned (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange zest
Bring the water to a simmer, then add everything except the cous-cous itself. Cook until the carrots are tender, but don't fall apart. Bring the water to a boil, add the cous-cous, stir well, then cover and remove from heat. Depending on the size of your cous-cous balls, let sit between 5-15 minutes- longer time for larger size pasta. Serve warm. (SERVES 10-15)

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