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When planning a Halloween party, my focus is usually on the sweets – cupcakes, cakes, candy, etc.  I used to believe that the entire reason Halloween was created was to give us an excuse to indulge on sugar before Christmas.  Now that I have kids, though, my view has changed.  Although I still like to set the Halloween tablescape with sweet goodies, I also like to include some healthier options.  It helps cut down on the sugar overload and I find fellow parents are quite appreciative.

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As I start to plan this year’s Halloween party treats, I created a candy corn vegetable tray (without a single piece of candy corn in sight).  It’s easy to put together and filled with vegetables that the kids are sure to love.

You Will Need:

1 to 2 Cucumbers (depending on size)

2 Yellow Peppers

1 Bag of Baby Carrots

French Onion Dip (pre-made or a mix)

A large serving platter

A small bowl for dip

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1.Slice up the cucumbers and yellow peppers into kid friendly sizes.

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2. Add carrots to the bottom portion of the candy corn.

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Above the carrots, add the yellow peppers as a second layer of the candy corn.

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3.  Place the small bowl filled with dip on top of the yellow peppers.

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Add cucumber slices around the dip bowl to fill it in.

You can serve your vegetable tray at a Halloween party, classroom event or other fall themed celebration.  If taking it to a celebration, pack each vegetable in separate containers.  Bring along a large serving platter and lay out the vegetable platter once you’re at the party.

Planning a Halloween party?  Check out our shop’s new Halloween invitations and party designs.  They will help make your Halloween fun Boo-tiful this season!

Happy Celebrating,

Natalie