Sweet Halloween Treats!

Strawberry Chia Vampire Bites



  • 3 cup – Strawberries
  • 2 tbsp – Honey
  • 2 tablespoon – Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp – Vanilla Extract
  • 2 sheets – Puff Pastry, frozen, ready-to-bake
  • ½ cup – Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup – Cashew Halves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine strawberries, honey and chia seeds. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a low boil. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the strawberries break down and the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Set aside.
  3. Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.  Using a circle dough cutter or cookie cutter press and cut out as many circles as will fit on the dough.
  4. Place 1 tsp of cream cheese in the center of each circle and spread around with the back of a spoon.
  5. Next, place 1 tsp of the raspberry mixture on top of the cream cheese.
  6. Fold circle in half and press edges with a fork, leaving 2 very small openings for the ‘teeth’.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Place 2 cashew halves in the edges of each pastry to look like vampire teeth.  Serve warm.

Zucchini Goblin Eyeballs



  • 1 medium – Zucchini
  • 1/4 serving 1/2 cup – Marinara Sauce, store-bought
  • 3 oz – Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 jumbo – Black Olives, canned


  1. Cut zucchini into diagonals, about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Arrange slices on a baking sheet.
  3. Top with marinara sauce, cheeses, and olives.
  4. Broil in oven, on high for 2-4 minutes. Watch carefully- they cook fast!

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Don’t forget, the Exploreum has their Halloween spectacular this weekend.

Halloween at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center will feature spooky, gooey fun for kids of all ages.  Here are some of the activities scheduled for Saturday, October 31.


Science Squad Headquarters

Vampire Veins

Zombie Slime


Scratch Factory

Ghost Bubbles

Banshee Balloons



Marshmallow and Candy Corn Towers

Airbus Skull Flyer Challenge


iHealthy Lab

Strawberry Chia Vampire Bites

Zucchini Goblin Eyeballs

In the BASF Kids Lab, young scientists can explore the chemistry of a “ hair raising” product that helps keep you looking your best and observe and compare some interesting properties of matter, such as viscosity. For the grand finale, kids will create and bottle their very own hair gel.


Most of these activities will also be presented on Sunday, November 1. For more information including presentation times, visit the website at www.exploreum.com or call the Gulf Coast Exploreum Education Office at 251-208-6817.  #



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