Peanut Treats

babypeanut.jpgMy kids are already counting down the days until Halloween. It’s one of their favorite holidays… they love to pick out the perfect costume (we spent over an hour at the costume store last week) and of course the CANDY. Between the school parties, neighborhood parties and trick or treating the amount of sweets can get out of control.
Besides throwing some out, hiding it or eating it yourself (we all do it), the National Peanut Board has cooked up some tasty alternatives to standard sugar-loaded treats with fun new recipes just for the occasion. USA-grown peanuts and peanut butter are smart options because they’re packed with protein, nutrient rich and full of antioxidants. So grab your little witches and ghosts, make these yummy treats and then gobble them up!
• Peanut Butter Ball Spiders (Peanut butter, wheat pretzels, chocolate chips)
• Witch Faces (Peanut butter, frozen waffles, raisins, fruit leather)
• Zombie Fingers (Chicken breast cutlets dusted in peanut flour and pan fried)
• Mummy Milk (Milk blended with peanut butter and chocolate syrup with whipped cream)