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!
Begin by combining fresh or frozen raspberries with your chia seeds and honey in a saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until the raspberries have broken down and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
You will need puff pastry, your raspberry chia mixture, and cream cheese. (so simple!)
Place your puff pastry on a nonstick baking mat and roll it onto a lightly floured surface.
With a circular shape cutter, cut out as many circles as will fit on the dough.
Place about 1 tsp of cream cheese in the center of each circle, and spread around slightly with the back of a spoon.
Next add about 1 tsp of the raspberry chia mixture on top of the cream cheese.
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!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!