Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The opportunity to dress up and be creative with costumes and makeup inspires me every year. Not only is there the opportunity to be creative with how you look, but also the things you eat. These apple vampire teeth are the perfect sweet, savory and spooky binge-watching snack.
To make this quick and delicious snack you will need:
- 1-2 medium-sized Honeycrisp apples
- Creamy peanut butter
- Seedless raspberry jam
- Mini marshmallows (or vegan, mini marshmallows)
The best part about this recipe is that there are no measurements needed. You can make as little or as many as you like, which allows you to share with others or keep the goods for yourself.
To start, slice your apple(s) into thin wedges. I have an apple slicer from William Sonoma, so feel free to use one if you’d like even-sized wedges. If you don’t have one, just do your best to make roughly 1-inch-thick wedges. If you want your vampire to have thinner lips, you can make the slices thinner as well.
Lay your apples out in pairs. Try to find slices that are similar in size so your teeth stay together. Once you have all your pairs, grab your peanut butter, raspberry jam and mini marshmallows.
Assembly is the hardest part of this dessert. Take both slices of your apples and place them with the skin facing outward. This gives off the illusion of lips.
Then, take your peanut butter and smear it on the insides of the apple slices, like glue. Lay your bottom apple slice on your cutting board and smear some raspberry jam on it. The jam will serve as the blood for our vampire’s teeth. Leave both sides open while you get your mini marshmallows.
Find four marshmallows that are similar in size to serve as regular teeth. Grab two more marshmallows and use kitchen shears to cut them in half, diagonally; these will be the fangs.
The best way to do this is by placing your marshmallow flat-side-down in between your fingers, and cutting diagonally up from the bottom right. When you split the marshmallow in half, you should have two vampire fangs ready to be added to your slices.
Now, place two of the four marshmallows that will serve as regular teeth at the middle of the bottom lip (the bottom apple splice). Then, add your two fangs on either side of those marshmallows. Complete the set of teeth with the last two remaining marshmallows at the ends of both the fangs. Each smile should have six teeth.
Repeat all these steps for each pair of apple slices. If your slices have trouble staying together, add a toothpick to the back of the vampire smile to help them stick. Just remember to remove it before eating. If you want a true vampire feel, add some extra jam to the outside of your fangs to give the illusion of even more blood.
This recipe combines three of my favorite things: apples, PB&J and Halloween. Not to mention this recipe is also vegetarian and can be enjoyed by all.
This snack is perfect to bring to a party or munch on while waiting for trick-or-treaters to come to your door. Just be sure to watch out for real vampires this Halloween. Until the next bite.