Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lil' Pumpkins Made From Oranges

For Tyson’s Halloween, class snack, I felt the need to add a little fruit to the menu, so I turned tangerines and clementines into little pumpkins. 
Here’s what you need:
Oranges/Tangerines/”Cuties”
Green Licorice

It’s very simple. Peal oranges. Cut licorice. Insert licorice as the stem. It’s the quickest and cutest snack I have EVER made. 
Where in the word did I find green licorice?  The DOLLAR TREE!!!!

The benefits to this snack:
It’s HEALTHY
It’s cute.
It makes your house smell good while your making it.
It’s simple.
It’s quick.
It’s fairly cheap too!
The downfalls to this snack?  Have you ever peeled more than one or two oranges at a time?  It’s TORTURE and painful.  I mean, beyond painful.  By the 13th orange, I was screaming, out loud, in pain. If you don't believe me, ask Darren.  The acid from the orange juice was burning my nail beds.  OWIE!  I had to make two rounds of these, one for Ty’s class, the other for our church Reformation celebration. I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to see if I could find an orange peeler for the second round. I did!!!!  And it helped a ton.  My fingers still hurt, 24 hours later. 
 Above: Tangerines
Below: "Cuties"