I absolutely love the cute and creative food ideas that pop up for Halloween. But sometimes, they’re a bit intimidating. Luckily, this spooky eyes toast recipe is so easy, even kids (and less crafty adults, like me) can make it. It calls for basic, everyday ingredients, and takes minutes to make. You can serve these little toast pairs as a fun surprise for breakfast, pack them into lunch boxes for a little fright, or serve them at a Halloween party. They’re great for kids, but I also like this concept for work gatherings or casual Halloween get togethers.
This recipe with photo was shared with us by Dole, in honor of their ‘Fruits and Vegetables Don’t Have to be Scary’ collaboration with Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
Special Diet Notes: Spooky Eyes Toast
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
For nut-free spooky eyes toast, you can substitute sunflower seed butter, or use peanut butter if it’s safe for your needs.
- ¼ cup natural strawberry preserves
- ⅓ wheat or gluten-free baguette, cut diagonally into 12 (1/4-inch thick) slices
- ¼ cup almond butter, plus additional as needed
- 1 small banana, cut into 12 slices
- 12 blueberries
- Heat the strawberry preserves in small saucepan. Strain into a small bowl and cool.
- Toast the baguette slices.
- Spoon the cooled preserves into a small plastic storage bag. Snip off one bottom corner.
- Spread about a teaspoon of almond butter on each bread slice.
- Place a banana slice on top for “eye ball”. Use a dot of preserves to attach each blueberry “pupil”. Pipe the preserves onto the almond butter to resemble bloodshot eyes.