Make Ghoulishly Green, Dye-Free Halloween Treats with Avocados & Enter For a Chance to Win $1000 in a Recipe Contest

Ever since I started reading articles about artificial food coloring from Health Child, Healthy World and other sources, I try to avoid them as much as possible. But how can you still achieve the bright colors children love or with Halloween around the corner, get those gooey green hues without resorting to food coloring? I love avocados, so I took on the challenge to try and come up with my own Halloween recipe that was a little different than I had seen before and that my husband (who is not an avocado fan) would eat and enjoy. And avocados have a gorgeous or ghoulish green hue that is perfect for making tasty recipes without any artificial coloring.

As I was brainstorming ideas for my recipe I decided I wanted to make something sweet rather than savory, since avocados are technically a fruit and I rarely see them in confections. A few days later, as I was looking in my fridge I saw a pint of whipping cream and though “that’s it!” I was going to make avocado whipped cream, which could be put on cupcakes, cake, served with fruit, milkshakes or anything that called for a creamy topping. I searched online to make sure it was a relatively original concept and I only saw recipes for mousse, fudge, and smoothies.

Excited I had an original and brilliant idea, I went to work slicing, blending and whipping the avocados, then I slowly poured in the cream and powdered sugar into the bowl and watched it started to turn a light green color. Minutes later I brought my stand mixer to a stop and my grin slowly turned upside down as I saw the fluffy mixture sink down into a heavy pudding-like consistency. So that was why the recipe didn’t exist…the avocado puree is too heavy for the whipping cream. I grabbed a spoon and had a lick, and although it tasted fine, it was too heavy to be a cream and too sweet to be a mousse or pudding. So although my chances at the $1000 grand prize in the recipe contest were crushed, it did have a lovely green color that could be used creatively for Halloween decor or gooey slime for someone to dip their hand in.

I won’t give up on finding a new and interesting way to prepare an Avocado dessert, but in the meantime I may stick to my guacamole, avocado and corn salad and putting slices on my salads and sandwiches. If you are looking for some Halloween-appropriate recipes for an upcoming get together, these Deviled Eyeballs (pictured, above) would be perfect and Avocado Mac and Cheese can be a slimy looking twist on a classic kid favorite. Avocado Jello can be placed in molds and why not place some fruit, or better yet veggies, inside to add some frightful texture? Have your own creative recipe using Avocados? Enter the Avocados from Mexico recipe contest for your change to win a grand prize of $1000 or one of four (4) $250 runner up prizes.

For avocado recipes, additional information and a chance to submit your avocado recipe in the contest visit http://avocadosfrommexico.com.

I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.
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  1. Karly Olson says:

    These are so cute! I don’t really like deviled eggs but I LOVE avocado so this might be something I’ll try this Halloween! Thanks for sharing!
    Oh and about the avocado dessert, have you ever tried an avocado milkshake?!?! They are me and my fiance’s favorite. We first had it at a boba tea shop. I watched how they made it so we make them at home when we want to indulge. Would you like the recipe?

  2. yum that looks food and fun! thanks for sharing

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