Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The last day of October is largely known for ghosts, costumes and trick-or-treating. With that in mind, the list of Halloween essentials just got a little sweeter, as Florida Dairy Farmers is proud to recognize chocolate milk as the official drink of Halloween.
Serving chocolate milk on Halloween is a great way to give your trick-or-treaters a nutritional boost disguised as a sweet indulgence. Chocolate milk, like white milk, contains nine essential nutrients – calcium, protein, vitamins A, D, and B12, phosphorus, potassium, niacin and riboflavin – which help maintain a balanced diet.
Research shows that kids who regularly drink low-fat or fat-free chocolate milk are less likely to opt for sodas or other sugary beverages. They are also more likely to maintain a healthy weight compared to kids who drink little or no milk at all.
With Halloween right around the corner, here are some “spook-tacular” recipes to help supply your little ghouls and goblins with nutritious dairy foods dressed up as tasty treats.
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For the chocolate pudding
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, cornstarch, salt and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil while stirring, cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Cover and set aside for assembly.
For the creamy vanilla pudding:
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