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Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts

Halloween is hands down the most challenging family-food holiday of the year. With the seemingly endless amounts of sugar and chocolate finding its way from trick or treat bags into our kids’ tummies, many parents resign themselves, figuring Halloween is only one day or assuming it’s impossible to get kids to eat anything healthy with so much junk around.

One strategy that has worked for me so far is a festive pre-trick or treating dinner at our friend’s house complete with Halloween-themed dishes. Not only are they totally adorable, but they’re actually good for you. Now that’s a crazy thought on Halloween, isn’t it?!


Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts

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Posted in: Halloween, Pumpkin
4 servings
Prep Time
10 mins.


  • 4 bananas
  • 24 chocolate chips, regular sized and/or mini
  • 4 tangerines
  • 1 stalk celery


Here are your instructions:

  1. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Place the cut side down so the banana halves stand up.

  2. Use small chocolate chips to make ghost eyes and large chocolate chips to make ghost mouths.

  3. Peel the tangerines.

  4. Cut the celery lengthwise into thirds and then across into 1/2 inch pieces. Insert the celery pieces the tops of the peeled tangerines to resemble pumpkins.

Recipe Notes


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Nutritional Data:

Serving Size 1 pumpkin and 1 ghost
Servings per Recipe serves 4


  • Total Calories 200
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 45g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Sugars 30g
  • Protein 2g