No Tricks, Just Treats

This post has been mostly complete for months, so in the spirit of just doing it, I’m releasing it late rather than waiting another year. . .

My philosophy around sweets is that if I’m going to eat them (which, of course, it would be better if I didn’t), I’ll only eat ones I make.  That way I know the ingredients, and in particular I can buy organic sugars to avoid GMO beet sugar which is in all non-organic sugary foods and food-like products.  Avoiding food dyes is another great reason to make your own goodies.

IMG_2236Jack-o-lantern Sweet Potato Pies

Follow this recipe, but instead use a glass to cut the dough into circles.  For half of the dough circles, use a knife to “carve” a jack-0-lantern into the dough.  After assembling the pies, crimp the edges with a fork or moisten your finger tips with a few drops of water to seal the edge of the pie.

Peanut Butter Cups

Loaded Apples

Slice crispy green apples into thick slices or wedges and arrange (dump) on a plate.  Melt a tablespoon or so of peanut butter and drizzle over the apples.  Melt 1/4 c non-dairy chocolate chips and drizzle over the apples.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut, granola, raisins, crushed pretzels or cereal- whatever you’ve got that sounds good.

Enjoy your goodies and happy Halloween!!!