The last three years we’ve had an International Student living with us. First Germany, China and now Spain. You learn a lot about yourself and sometimes the student when you allow them into your home to share their culture and learn about yours. Of the 3 students, we’ve had two good experiences so far, 1 not so great.
Did you know Halloween is not something celebrated by those who live outside of North America? We North Americans tend to do holidays BIG, HUGE in fact. It humbles me every time a student comes to live with us and I quickly realize bigger is not always better. You soon realize you really don’t need all the things. Except well maybe the food (food blogger, what can I say).
We love to have fun with our food and what’s more fun than putting edible Googly Eyes on snacks and sending them to school with your kids lunches? As I prepared the fruit and juice boxes my kids were chomping at the bit to bring them to school. Keeping their lunches interesting ensures they will continue eating well.
Recently we were in the kitchen with Deb Matejicka from The Weather Network talking about googly eyes and fun Halloween treats for the kids.
Tip: Pick up googly eyes at your local craft store, Bulk Barn or buy them online.
This is how we make these fun treats for the kids!
1. Remove straws from juice boxes. Poke a hole in a strip of white tape and place over drink spout for straw. Wrap juice boxes up in white duct tape, white electrical tape or medicine tape. Add googly eyes and secure with a mummy bandage (piece of tape). Tape straw to back of box.
2. Using a tube of white icing as your glue, glue two eyes to pears, apples, bananas or oranges. Completely edible minus the peels.
3. Make your favourite rice krispie recipe and lay out on a rimmed baking sheet. Chill until firm. Cut into rectangle shapes. Pick up some candy melts and carefully melt the chocolate. Dip one corner of your rectangle rice krispie into the chocolate. Add 2 googly eyes to the chocolate part and lay on baking sheet. Chill to set.
4. Add googly eyes to granola bars, cookies, brownies and squares, chocolate bark, caramel popcorn, cupcakes, vegetables (why not), and using icing glue them on to straws for your smoothies or milkshakes.
Here’s the Youtube link with Deb Matejicka.
Have you used edible googly eyes before? What’s your favourite way to use them?!