spooky snacks

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Feeling like getting spooky this halloween? Try making some boo-nanas, mand-o-lanterns or creepy cookies. These halloween creations are spooky as well as nutritious and delicious!

🍴Makes: 12 cookies, 4 boo-nanas and 2 mand-o-lanterns
🕒 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins



  • 2 bananas
  • 12 dark choc chips or 4 currents and 4 choc chips


  • 2 mandarins
  • 2 slithered almonds

Spooky spider cookies

  • 1½ bananas
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • Almond slithers, for decorating
  • Decoration pearls or white choc chips, for decorating



  1. Peel and cut bananas in half
  2. Add choc chips and/or currents for the ghost’s face


  1. Peel mandarins carefully to keep them whole
  2. Press a slithered almond into the top of the mandarin for the stalk

Spooky spider cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking paper
  2. Add all ingredients (excluding ingredients for decorating) into a blender and blend until smooth. Mixture should come together to form a dough. You may need to add a dash of water if mixture is too dry
  3. Using a heaped teaspoon roll mixture into small balls and place on baking tray
  4. Decorate with almond slivers for legs and decoration pearls or white choc chips for eyes
  5. Bake in the oven until almond slithers are toasted, about 8-10 minutes
  6. Allow to cool on baking tray


    Add some extra taste and texture to the boo-bananas by rolling the bananas in coconut.

    Try making frozen boo-nanans by placing the half banana onto the icy-pole stick. Roll banana in yoghut and place on a lined baking tray.  Cafeully attach the choc chip/current face before freezing for at least a couple of hours. Enjoy like an icy-pole.

    You can make the spider cookies as bliss balls, slimply pop in the fridge instead of baking them


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