I’ve got a couple of Halloween swipes for you today!
Ok…. let’s dive in…
Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s basically a sugar fest for the entire family.
Did you know the average child will eat about 3 cups of sugar on Halloween?!
I have some fun ideas to help your clients / community (and their kids) enjoy the holiday and still have fun!
You can share both of these on your social media accounts or via email.
First … MEET THE SWITCH WITCH.
I share this every year because it’s SO GOOD.
This is a win-win tradition where kids can still go trick-or-treating, but afterward, they’ll gladly give up their candy for a good cause!
Here’s the Switch Witch poem. (and there’s a social swipe graphic at the bottom if you want to use it.)
“Have you heard of the Switch Witch, who loves Halloween?
She comes for the Halloween candy, left after trick or treating!
She’s the nicest but sneakiest witch of her kind,
She swipes up candies and sweets and leaves presents behind!
She swoops from doorstep to doorstep on a long violet broom –
Her black cat rides on the back since there’s plenty of room.
She keeps all her magic in her tall skinny hat,
She trades you and then she flies off! Just like that!
So take your leftover candy, set it out by the door,
and in the morning you’ll find what she traded you for!”
Here’s how it works:
Just before the kids go to bed after going trick-or-treating, have them set their candy by the door. After they go to bed, parents swap it out for a toy (or basically any non-candy surprise their kids would like).
Not only do the kids get to go trick-or-treating, but they also get a surprise gift when they wake up the next morning.
Meanwhile, the parents can donate the Halloween candy to a local food pantry, homeless shelter, or the organization Soldier’s Angels (Treats for Troops) and get a tax-refundable donation receipt.
Pretty awesome, right?
SECOND … Here’s a fun recipe to share.
Peanut butter cups are one of the most popular Halloween treats, according to industry experts. But they’re loaded with not-so-healthy fats and sugar – a single serving contains 5½ teaspoons!!
Share this healthier no-cook version with your clients. It’s easy and quick to make.
Healthier PB Cups
- ⅔ cup creamy natural nut butter, divided (almond, peanut, walnut – your choice)
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil, divided
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp raw cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- Himalayan sea salt, to taste
Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners (you can use a regular or mini muffin tin for this, but the regular tins will be ready sooner!). Spray the liners with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, make the bottom layer by combining ⅓ cup of nut butter, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
In a separate bowl make the top layer by stirring together ⅓ cup peanut butter, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey. Taste and adjust seasoning.
To assemble the cups, place about ½ tbsp of the chocolate (bottom) layer into each muffin cup. Shake the muffin tin until the layer is evenly set.
Repeat with the top (peanut butter) layer. Move the tin around till the topping is level.
Sprinkle salt on top of each peanut butter cup. Put the muffin tin in the freezer until the candy is firm, around 30-45 minutes. Remove from the freezer and muffin tin, and place the candy pieces in a covered container. Store in the freezer.
I hope your members love these healthier Halloween tips!
As I mentioned, you can use one or both of them on any of your social accounts or via email.
Have an amazing day!
P.S. Here’s the graphic we made down below if you want to swipe it for social media. It comes straight from my Content & Social Media Club, so if you’re not yet a member… what are you waiting for!? Click HERE to check it out <—-