You’ve got to pick your battles, and doing a no-sugar Hallowe’en is probably beyond the measure of most of us. However, you can choose not to fry their little brains with crazy food colourings.
Our headstones are made with Oreo cookies and condensed milk (ughly sweet) but really do look like granite stones. The witches fingers are just a simple shortbread with flaked almonds for nails and raspberry juice colouring.
The cupcake pumpkin buttons are coloured with a carrot juice and orange zest reduction and dark chocolate and we also used the dark chocolate to make eyes on the ghost tuiles.
So, your little dotes may be terrified but, hopefully, they won’t be climbing the walls!