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Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites
October 23, 2014 | Home >Healthy Kids >Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites

Halloween is a great time to create fun foods using ingredients that are healthy and maybe some that your kids haven’t tried before.  There are so many creative and spooky ways to serve up wholesome food to your kids during October.  We have found time and time again that when a food is presented to kids in a new, fun way they actually want to try them without the whining and complaining that is often accompanied with foods they haven’t tried before.  These yummy raspberry chia vampire ‘bites’ are a treat that is mostly sweetened by the natural goodness of fruit.  Add in some nutrient packed chia seeds, and this treat will make it onto the A list for kids and parents!

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Begin by combining fresh or frozen raspberries with your chia seeds and honey in a saucepan.

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Cook over medium heat until the raspberries have broken down and the mixture thickens.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

You will need puff pastry, your raspberry chia mixture, and cream cheese.  (so simple!)

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Place your puff pastry on a nonstick baking mat and roll it onto a lightly floured surface.

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

With a circular shape cutter, cut out as many circles as will fit on the dough. Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Place about 1 tsp of cream cheese in the center of each circle, and spread around slightly with the back of a spoon.

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Next add about 1 tsp of the raspberry chia mixture on top of the cream cheese.

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Fold the top half over and press around the edges with a fork or you can use a dough press to form the shape. Leave 2 small openings for the ‘teeth’. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 12 minutes.  They will start to puff up and turn golden brown.  Some of the filling may start to leak out, but it is ok!  That is all part of the spooky fun!

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!Once they are baked add your teeth!  We used cashew halves, but there are lots of options!  You can use slivered almonds, pieces of apple or pear cut to look like teeth, or even small pieces of crackers.   These are absolutely delicious fresh out of the oven.   Serve as a dessert or for a fun after school snack!  Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites. Make your Halloween memorable with this festive treat!

Raspberry Chia Vampire Bites

Serves: 12
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 241 12%
  • Fat: 4 g 6%
  • Carb: 54 g 18%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 1 g 2%
  • Sugar: 47 g

Ingredients

  • 3 cup – raspberries
  • 2 tbsp – honey
  • 2 tablespoon – chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp – vanilla extract
  • 2 shell – puff pastry, frozen, ready-to-bake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a a medium sauce pan, combine raspberries, honey and chia seeds. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a low boil. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the raspberries break down and the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Set aside.
  3. Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.  Using a circle dough cutter or press, cut out as many circles as will fit on the dough.
  4. Place 1 tsp of cream cheese in the center of each circle and spread around with the back of a spoon.
  5. Next, place 1 tsp of the raspberry mixture on top of the cream cheese.
  6. Fol circle in half and press edges with a fork, leaving 2 very small openings for the 'teeth'.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Place 2 'teeth' in the edges of each pastry to look like vampire teeth.  Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 241 12%
  • Fat: 4 g 6%
  • Carb: 54 g 18%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 1 g 2%
  • Sugar: 47 g
written by
Natalie Monson

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