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‘Bone Appetit’ during Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, so it may be a good idea to creep up on a few facts to help scare away those skeletons from the cupboard and banish all those ghoulish fevers at this time of year too.

California Raisins - Halloween

With California Raisins, you can do both!  Did you know that California Raisins include Copper, an essential mineral, which helps build strong bones and also supports the body’s immune system?  So, if you want to give your kids a good healthy alternative to the usual sweet treats, give them California Raisins to boost their bone health and help them fight off those fevers over the wintertime too. “Bone Appetit” this Halloween with California raisins!

For a fun recipe for a delicious Halloween treat click here .

For more information about California Raisins please contact Dee Cassey at info@ukraisins.com

California Raisin Boo Bats for Halloween 

California Raisin Boo Bats for Halloween 

 

Makes 16 bats 

 

You will need

  • 140g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut in small pieces
  • 140g California raisins, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 140g coarse-grain sparkling white sugar
  • California raisins and mini sweets (Look for mini M&Ms.), for decoration
  • 85g semi-sweet chocolate

 

Method

  1. Measure flour, sugar and baking powder into bowl for food processor with steel blade, and pulse a couple of times to combine. (If mixing by hand, see note.)  Then, add cold butter and pulse until crumbly. Finally, add vanilla and ice water, a little at a time, and pulse until dough comes together and cleans sides of bowl.1a. To mix by hand, measure flour, sugar and baking powder into mixing bowl, and whisk together well. Add butter, several cubes at a time, and work it into dry ingredients with your fingers or fork until crumbly. Add vanilla and ice water, a little at a time, and toss until flour is moistened and holds together.
  2. Knead in chopped raisins. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside.
  4. One piece at a time, place dough on lightly floured work surface, and roll into 10×12-inch rectangle about 3/8-inch thick. With bat-shaped cookie cutter, cut into 16 cookies. Arrange on cookie sheet close together.
  5. Beat egg with pinch of salt and brush lightly onto cookies and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Remove to wire.
  6. When cookies have cooled, melt semisweet chocolate and use a small amount to attach raisins for ears and sweets as eyes.
  7. Cool completely and store in airtight container.