Pepper Brain Monsters (capsicum) are the perfect Healthy Halloween Food. As soon as we head into early October my girls start asking for them. They’re a great way to get some healthy fun into your kids over Halloween and older kids can help make them! Although if you do fancy some Halloween sweet treats then have a look at these spooky candy melt spoons or if you’re after a real show-stopper of a cake try our Kransekake Halloween Cave
Something to bear in mind, is a lot of children don’t like the texture of cooked peppers. So the trick (and treat!) with these is ‘not to cook them’ and to use the sweet red, orange and yellow peppers.
Ingredients To MAke Healthy Halloween Pepper Brain Monsters
Red, orange or yellow peppers (capsicums) – Choose nice round fat peppers that will stand up.
Bolognaise (bolognese) sauce – I have a great vegetarian recipe here using quorn.
Spaghetti or linguine.
How To Make Healthy Halloween Food Pepper Brain Monsters
To start slice the top off the peppers and carefully pull out all the seeds and stalk.
Using a sharp knife cut some eyes and a mouth out of the pepper like you would with a pumpkin.
Hang the end of the pasta down inside the pepper and hang the rest of it down the outside and on to the plate. Don’t be tempted to use drop the centre of the spaghetti into the middle of the pepper as there won’t be enough room for the sauce and the hair ends up being short. Do this all around the pepper.
Carefully spoon in the space, piling it up like a brain at the top. The sauce should naturally drip out through the eyes and mouth which adds to the ghoulish look … Perfect Halloween Food Fun!
A word of warning these are very filling, so don’t be surprised if your children struggle to finish it… I don’t always manage a whole one myself !