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Crazy Apple Creatures and Creepy Finger Sandwiches
Robin Cohen
For the Crazy Apple Creatures you need some nice big apples (I used Cortlands from Kimball Fruit Farm), a sharp knife, creamy peanut butter, creamy nut butter, or cream cheese, plus jam and an assortment of nuts, seeds, raisins, and dried fruit.

You will also need a about two cups of water mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice in a small bowl.

Start by cutting the apple into quarters and then remove the core.
Cut a V-shaped piece out of the skin side of the apple.
Dip the cut apple in the lemon juice mixture and they are ready for the kids to decorate.
For the Apple Ghosts just peel the apples, cut the same as for Crazy Apple Creatures and decorate nuts or currants for eyes. The Creepy Finger Sandwiches start with a few slices of whole wheat bread, a rolling pin, local goat cheese (I used Crystal Book Farm) or cream cheese, a few sliced almonds, and a bit of red jam, such as strawberry, raspberry, or cranberry (you know we used Doves and Figs).

Cut all of the crust off of the bread and roll flat with the rolling pin.
Spread the cheese on the bread and roll up tightly as you would a jelly roll.
Cut a few shallow slashes to look like knuckles Place a dab of cheese at one end and top with a sliced almond for the fingernail.
At the other end smear a bit of jam for the super creepy blood (eeeewwww)


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