Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Silly Apple Bites with Googly Eyes

With Halloween coming, think about the fun making these as well as eating them! Healthy too.

2 green apples, each quartered
sunflower butter
32 sunflower seeds
2-3 strawberries, sliced
1-2 homemade googly eyes per apple bite

Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don't worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.
Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the "mouth" for the teeth.
Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
"Glue" each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.

Homemade Googly Eyes

1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. corn syrup
2 tsp. nondairy milk
¼ tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)
mini chocolate chips

Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Add the remainder ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix until combined. It should be a thick paste at this point.
Place into either a piping bag or Ziploc baggie and pipe dots into one row onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Gently top each dot with the mini chocolate chip--you don't want to wait too long to place the chocolate chip in the middle or it will set.
Repeat until all the paste is gone.
Allow the googly eyes to set for at least 24 hours on your counter.

Thanks to for the recipe and ideas.