Healthy Halloween Snacks

Orange Jack-O-Lanterns

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


  • 3 naval oranges
  • 1 packet of gelatin powder
  • 500 ml (2 cups) cottage cheese
  • 1/2 brick (4 oz or 120g) cream cheese
  • 5 dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Cut off the tops of the oranges and scoop out the flesh. Place the flesh and packet of gelatin in a blender and blend until smooth-ish.
  2. Pour into a microwave safe dish and microwave on high until bubbling (or heat on stove).
  3. Return to blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth then pour into a lidded container and place in fridge.
  4. Meanwhile, carve faces into your oranges using a sharp paring knife.
  5. Once the fluff has set a bit… like a marshmallow salad (this will take a few hours), scoop and fill the oranges. You will have extra fluff 🙂
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