I don’t know what the exact magic is, but you put a face made out of food on a plate and kids absolutely lose their mind for it. Henry was so excited for me to finish photographing these little yogurt granola cups, and he made sure I knew he had dibs on one of the monsters so he could devour it. These are a super fun Halloween snack, and would be perfect for a play date, a party, or a school function. You can make the granola cups ahead of time and then fill them with our favorite Stonyfield yogurt, and top them off with some silly monsters or ghosts for Halloween.
Spooky Yogurt Granola Cups for Halloween
- 3¼ cups traditional rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup chopped almonds (or your nut of choice)
- Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Yogurt
- Various fruits for faces and shapes
- Optional: chocolate chips
Make Time: 15 Minutes Prep, 35 Minutes Cook
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350. Spray two muffin tins with nonstick spray and set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg until thoroughly mixed. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and the honey is smooth. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until even.
Step 3: Gently fold in the almonds until combined. Spoon 1/4 cup of the mixture into each cup on your muffin tin. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the mixture into the tin, creating a cup shape out of the granola. You’ll want to pack them as firmly as possible.
Step 4: Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden. The granola should be firm and spongy to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing them from the muffin tin. Allow to fully cool.
Now that you’ve got your cups, you can fill them up! We made our granola cups ahead of time and filled them for snacks the next day. We found that the Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Maple flavor is so good with this pumpkin spice granola recipe! The fall flavors come together perfectly. I also chose Stonyfield for this particular recipe because the smooth, creamy texture of the organic yogurt really holds up well for putting the fruit decorations on top. The Smooth & Creamy is just the right consistency to fill up the cups without getting runny or overflowing – it’s like a pillow of yogurt deliciousness. Not to be biased or anything, but we’re just into Stonyfield in general. We use the big tubs of yogurt at home for everything from snacks to recipes to smoothies and more. I love that it’s non-GMO, pasture-raised, and full of great nutrition for the kiddos. So it’s perfect for a healthy snack like this!
Spoon a dollop of the Stonyfield into each yogurt cup, being careful not to overfill. Then start planning your toppings! We used sliced bananas with tiny chocolate chips to make ghosts. We also made silly monster faces using sliced grapes or bananas with chocolate chips for eyes, and jagged slices of avocado for toothy mouths. But use your imagination! The sky is the limit, and you could even have your kiddos get in on the face-making action with their own fun ideas.
Once the yogurt and toppings are added, these are best enjoyed right away! If you bake the cups ahead of time, they’ll store well in an airtight container for up to a week. Have fun, and enjoy! xoxo
This post is sponsored by Stonyfield. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking! xoxo