EEk-O-Friendly Treats Just in time for Halloween

Are you trying to add sustainability to your everyday lifestyle? This Halloween you can give out healthy treats that not only taste good but healthy for the earth and the children. Here is a list of items that you can feel good about giving out to your trick-or-treat:
• Organic apple sauce snack packs
• Real-fruit strips and rolls from Stretch Island Fruit
• Boxes of organic raisins and other organic dried fruits.
• 100% honey sticks
• Raw or roasted nuts (ask parents before giving out nuts due to allergies)
• Organic Twisted Fruit
• Organic licorice bars, rope, and gum
Something else to think about is making treats for your trick-or-treat that they will enjoy. Here is a recipe for kid-friendly granola:
Ingredients
3 c old-fashioned oats
2 c rice cereal
1 c shredded coconut
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c maple syrup or honey, warmed slightly
1/4 vegetable oil
3/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon (optional)
1 c raisins (optional)
1/4 to 3/4 c chopped nuts (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Combine all ingredients except raisins in a very large bowl and mix until everything is well combined. You may need to slightly warm the syrup or honey if it is too sticky – it needs to be runny to coat everything.
Spread onto a cookie sheet and place in oven. Stir about every 10 to 15 minutes until everything is golden brown, usually about an hour. Keep an eye on it – don’t let it burn!
Remove from oven and add raisins or other dried fruit, if using. Let cool completely and store in airtight containers.
Courtesy of: Farm Bell Recipes submitted by Kelly in TX
After your granola is made it can be packaged individually in small brown paper or you can even make pouches out of wax paper my ironing the edges to create a sealed bag.

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