Most Halloween treats are sweet, but you can also celebrate the holiday with more healthful savory dishes.
All of the ingredients should be available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store.
Editor’s Note: Turn leftover polenta scraps into croutons. Simply toss with olive oil, and pan-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Halloween Polenta Bites
Makes about 4 dozen treats
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup cooked, puréed sweet potatoes or pumpkin
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- Spray 9” x 13” baking pan with nonstick spray.
- In large saucepan, combine chicken stock, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg; bring to a boil.
- Stir in puréed sweet potatoes or pumpkin; bring back to boil.
- While constantly whisking, add cornmeal in a slow, steady stream, making sure there are no lumps. Reduce heat, and continue stirring until thick, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in cream cheese; stir until melted and smooth.
- Pour into prepared baking pan. Let set at room temperature at least 1 hour, or refrigerate for longer.
- Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Serve.
Recipe and photos courtesy of Wilton Enterprises