It’s that time of year again! Fall is here and it is finally October. You know what that means, right? Halloween! Ava and I have so much fun making treats for Halloween especially for her friends in music class. I am always trying to think of non-candy options for the kids along with savory Halloween themed recipes for our October gatherings with friends.
Well, I think I found the answers folks! I have a new appetizer recipe to share and a non candy treat alternative from Wendy’s that only costs $1 and supports a great cause!
This Halloween we are going to give Ava’s friends and the trick or treaters in our neighborhood coupons for a Wendy’s Frosty® instead of candy. That’s right, now through November 1, Wendy’s is selling their popular Halloween Coupon Books. For only $1, you can get 5 or 10 free Jr. Frosty coupons. *
Not only is this a great deal but when you purchase the coupon books from Wendy’s
you are supporting finding forever families for children waiting in foster care. Funds from the sales of the coupons books will go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® to support programs such as Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. ** This charity was founded in 1992 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, who was an adopted child himself. The foundation works to find permanent, loving homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care system.
** $0.85 cents of every dollar from the Halloween Coupon Books will go to support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Learn more about Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Second, I want to share a delicious savory Halloween themed appetizer with y’all!
This Spooky Spiderweb Black Bean Dip can be made in mere minutes and is not only tasty but also gluten free and super cute!
- 1 large garlic clove, pressed
- 14.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper, to taste (about 1/4 tsp each)
- smoked paprika, for garnish
- sour cream, for garnish
- In a large food processor, add all ingredients (except garnishes).
- Blend until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle on smoked paprika.
- Using a squeeze bottle (or a plastic storage baggie with corner cut off) add sour cream spiderweb design on top.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Serve with chips and veggies on the side for dipping.
Adapted from http://www.edibleperspective.com
Bean sure to rinse and drain your beans well before adding to the food processor.
Add in one large garlic clove, pressed.
Pour in water, lime juice, and olive oil.
Now add the seasonings: cumin and salt and pepper.
Now blend until smooth.
Pour into a bowl.
Garnish with smoked paprika.
Add sour cream to a squeeze bottle.
Add a spiderweb design on top of the dip with the sour cream.
I like to add a plastic spider for fun too!
I found these cute corn chips at the grocery store.
They are perfect for dipping in my Spooky Spiderweb Black Bean Dip.
It’s truly Spook-tacular (sorry I couldn’t help myself)!
Mommy-daughter dates often include a stop for a treat
like Wendy’s Junior Frosty® for Ava and a Green Tea with strawberries for me!
I love my sweet girls!
Instead of handing out candy this Halloween,
consider purchasing a Wendy’s Halloween Coupon Book!
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