As Halloween is just a few days away, we can't help but wonder what could be more tasty and spooky than a pumpkin-themed lunch box? You can get as creative as you like when it comes to your Halloween lunch box, to help you get started - here are some of our snacks that we have added to our box this year.
If you haven't got a pumpkin cookie cutter, or you don't want to spend money on one - you can print out a simple Halloween stencil and use a knife to cut around it to make your shapes.
- 2 slices of bread
- Peanut butter
- Stack to slices of bread on top of each other and use your cookie cutter or your stencil to cut out pumpkin shapes out of your bread.
- Put your pumpkin shapes into pairs and add a layer of peanut butter to one side, and jam onto the other.
- Stick your pumpkin shapes together.
- If you want to add a little face to your pumpkin, you can make the smile and nose out of extra peanut butter.
Serving: 20 biscuits
- 140g icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 250g butter
- 375g plain flour
- 200g icing sugar
- Orange food colouring
- Black food colouring
- Add the icing sugar, vanilla extract, egg yolk and butter into a mixing bowl and combine together with a wooden spoon or add to a food processor.
- Once combined, add the flour and mix to a firm dough.
- Wrap the dough with clingfilm and pop it into the fridge for around 30 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 190c and add baking paper to two baking trays
- roll out your dough onto a lightly floured surface until its about as thick as a £1 coin.
- Get your pumpkin cookie cutter and cut out as many pumpkins as you can.
- With the extra cuttings, roll them out again and cut out a few more pumpkins.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown
- Once the cookies have cooled, you can make the icing by mixing the icing sugar with a few drops of cold water.
- Separate your icing into two bowls so you can make an orange batch and a black batch.
- Cover your cooled cookie with the orange icing and leave it to dry for around 10-15 minutes.
- Next make out the eyes and mouth with the black icing. You can use a toothpick to make the thinner lines.
The team at Citron hope you have a happy Halloween. If you make any of our spooky treats, make sure you tag us on Instagram!