October has moved along at quite a clip and Halloween is finally just a few days away. My kids, like yours I'm sure, are filled with excitement and the countdown for costume-day has officially begun. I was never much of Halloween fan when I was younger, but I appreciate it now that I see the day through the eyes of my boys. And to tell you the truth, I love it. So much so that Rob and I are planning on surprising the kids with our own costumes this Hallows Eve. Shh...don't tell them!
In thinking of ways to inject a little spooky fun into our week, I thought these witchy sandwiches might make for some eerie edible fun. They are a wonderfully versatile Halloween treat that I think any kiddie would love to eat. They can be made for classroom parties, school lunches or just for fun if the kids are bored and looking for something to do. Filled with tuna, cream cheese, ham and plain old peanut butter, they are a healthy treat that will keep your kids from climbing to the top of the Glycemic Index Mountain.
And we all know how scary that can be!
Witchy Finger Sandwiches
- 5 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
- 5 almonds, pained red or black with gel-colouring paste)
- Fillings of choice: peanut butter, jam, Nutella, cream cheese, tuna, etc.
Remove the crusts from each piece of bread and roll flat with the rolling pin
Spread or top each slice with your choice of filling (I used peanut butter for these) and roll lengthwise into a thin log.
Cut around the top to round the tips of the bread, then score it with a sharp knife where the "knuckles" would be.
Add the almonds (paint them first with gel colour or food colouring) and stick them into place by adding a dab of your filling to the back of the almond before placing it on the bread.
Platter the sandwiches to make a hand, and slip a spider or spooky ring onto the third "finger".