These crafty hacks mean kids with allergies can enjoy Halloween safely
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Having allergies doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the spook-tacular fun and games of Halloween. With our crafty hacks for the most hair-raising time of the year, kids can enjoy themselves safely without fear of allergies getting in the way.
Meringue Bones - Dairy Free
- 5 Eggs
- 200g Caster Sugar
- Raspberry jam - Raspberries and sugar
- Preheat oven to 170F.
- In a large heat proof bowl, crack an egg and remove the yolk by using a bottle.
- Squeeze the bottle, place over the yolk and release the bottle which will suck up the yolk.
- Repeat this process for 4 more eggs.
- Add 200g of caster sugar to the egg whites.
- Place the bowl over a pot with simmering water, the pot should hold the large bowl over the water without touching it. (Adults only)
- Whisk the mixture continuously with a whisk until it reaches 130F.
- Remove from the heat and using a hand mixer, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form and the bowl is room temperature.
- Once it's cooled down, transfer the mixture into a piping bag with a round nozzle.
- Pipe bone shapes onto a baking paper with a baking tray.
- Bake for around 2 hours depending on your oven. The meringues should be easy to come off the baking paper, if it’s still sticky then bake for a bit longer.
- Once baked, turn off the oven and leave the bones inside to cool slowly to prevent them from cracking.
- You can serve them with jam (raspberry guts) for a dip.
Pumpkin Oranges - Dairy Free
- Dark Chocolate - Dairy free
- Peel an orange.
- Melt some dark chocolate and transfer into a piping bag.
- Pipe a spooky face on the orange.
- Keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden the chocolate.
- Stick some herbs and celery into the top of the orange for the pumpkin stork.
- Create more oranges with spooky faces.
- Apples - red or green
- Dark Chocolate drops - Dairy free
- Lemon juice
- Cut an apple in half and remove the inner stork.
- Using a potato peeler, peel the skin in strips to create the mummy wrapping effect.
- Stick dark chocolate drops into the apple for the eyes.
- Cover them in lemon juice to stop them from going brown.
- You can also use green apples too.
Mummy Treat Bowl
- 1 large white bowl
- Cling film
- Kitchen roll
- PVA glue
- Masking tape
- Black paint
- Gluten free sweets and snacks
- Turn a large plastic bowl upside down and cover with cling film.
- In a smaller bowl, mix 2 parts glue to 1 part water.
- Cut up strips of kitchen roll and dip them into the glue.
- Cover the base of the bowl with kitchen roll and glue to create a thick layer.
- Leave to dry.
- Remove the kitchen roll bowl and cling film from the larger bowl.
- Cut out a large mouth from the kitchen roll bowl.
- Using masking tape, attach extra pieces of kitchen roll and the allergy label to the plastic bowl.
- Attach the kitchen roll bowl to the main bowl also using masking tape on the inside
- Paint the eyes and lines to create the mummy effect.
- Stick on paper teeth.
- Fill the bowl with your treats and you are ready to go.
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