Also known in my house as Bat Wings and Slime. I grew up eating blue corn chips and calling them “bat wings” year round. They are more fun that way, don’t you think? Halloween can be a challenge for health conscious parents who don’t want their kids overdosing on sugar. I have a hard time too – all the fun fall foods are hard to resist – pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, and don’t even get me started on peanut butter cups (my weakness). So I’ve been brainstorming healthier Halloween foods that are just as fun and tasty as the naughty ones. I made this Mango Guacamole in a Jack-o-Lantern Pepper and served it with bat wings (blue corn chips). The girls loved this spooky after school snack and it would be perfect to bring to a Halloween party. Fill up those kiddos with good fats and fiber before they head out for the night. You really can keep kids happy during Halloween without candy.
This is super easy and can be done a couple of hours before you serve it. I made homemade guac but I won’t tell if you use store-bought. Simply cut off the pumpkin’s “hat” using a paring knife and then carve a jack-o-lantern face.
Fill with guacamole for healthy Halloween fun!
Mango Guacamole in Jack-o-Lantern Peppers
Yield: about 1 cup of guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 shallot or red onion, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
- 1/2 ripe mango, diced
- sea salt to taste
- 1 bag blue corn chips for serving
- 1 orange bell pepper, carved like a jack-o-lantern
- Halve avocados, remove the seed, and scoop into a bowl. Add lime juice, shallot, garlic, and mango and mash together with the back of a fork. Season to taste with salt.
- Spoon guacamole into your bell pepper jack-o-lantern. Serve with chips.