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I used to join my friends to trick or treat growing up. It is something most of the children in my hometown is looking forward to Halloween. Aside from the fact that I can roam around the neighborhood with my friends, I also have the chance to get tons of candies and chocolate. But that experience will haunt me until now. I was hospitalized for having sick due to a serious tooth problem days after Halloween. The dentist advised me it had been triggered by eating so much candy and sweets. I mean, I think I get it why it happened because I know I ate more than what I should and because I was so tired with what we did. I slept without brushing my teeth.

Now that I am a parent, it makes me worry every time Halloween approaches. To ease my worries, my husband takes his time to search recipes to substitute candies and chocolate, not just for Halloween, but for everyday life. We wanted to limit our children’s candy and chocolate intake as much as possible. Luckily, he did find one. This Mandarin Pumpkins (Healthy Halloween Snack) is a lifesaver. You can prepare this healthy snack ahead of time, so you can have time to bond with your family while you have a dessert waiting for you. The delicious treats are easy to assemble and can’t be any cuter. These healthy pumpkin snacks are full of natural energy that boosts vitamin C and sugar. You can use oranges or other citrus fruits, including tangerines or oranges. Try this recipe for Mandarin Pumpkins (Healthy Halloween Snack), and enjoy it with your loved ones.
Prep: 10mins | Total: 10 mins | Servings: 10 | Yield: 10 mandarin pumpkins



  • (10) (2-3/8″ dia)s medium mandarin or clementine oranges, peeled, pith removed
  • (2) stalks celery


  1. Slice celery into small pieces, stick a piece of celery into the middle of each peeled mandarin orange.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 45.8 calories; fat 0.3g; cholesterol mg; sodium 8.1mg; protein 0.7g 2% DV; carbohydrates 11.4g 4% DV.

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