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A fun and very healthy Halloween treat, these Frankenstein Avocados will become an annual favorite! Follow my step-by-step instructions and you’ll be whipping these fun snacks up in about 5 minutes, tops.

❤️ Why you will love this recipe

  • They’re SO cute: Aren’t they though?! Okay, granted, my 1-year-old wasn’t too sure why his food was looking back at him, but he still gobbled them right up!
  • Easy: No cooking required, just a little cutting out for the eyes and mouth. It’s really simple!
  • Quick: I whipped all 6 of these up in just over 5 minutes.
  • Healthy: 3 simple ingredients: avocado, blueberries, and cheese! You can serve a few extra blueberries on the side if your wee one wants a few more =]
  • Plant-based option: You can easily make these Frankenstein Avocados dairy-free or vegan by using plant-based cheese.

🗝️ Key Ingredients

  • Avocado: The perfect fruit for Frankenstein’s skin is avocado! I did think about using kiwi, but avocadoes just go down much better in our house, and they’re much easier to cut out.
  • Cheese: I used a slice of mild cheddar cheese, but any of your favorite hard or block of cheese would be great. I like the lighter color of this mild cheese, but if it’s more orangey that’s totally fine! Orange is perfect for Halloween.
  • Blueberries: I sought out the smallest blueberries from the punnet (box). Larger ones are fine too, the eyes will just be a wee bit bigger!

🥣 How to make Franken-Avocados

1. Cut the avocado: Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed.

2. Scoop out the face: Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh keeping it intact. Now you have a face!

3. Cut the hair: Using some kitchen scissors, cut around the avocado skin about 1/3 of the way down, in a zigzag pattern. Smaller and larger zigzags are great – keep the pattern random!

Scissors cutting a zig zag line for hair in the avocado skin.

4. Place the hair on Frank.

5. Cut the eyes: I used a 20mm diameter (3/4 of an inch) circle mini cookie cutter to cut out the eyes from a slice of cheese. You could carefully use a knife for this as well.

6. Add blueberries: I rolled the end of the blueberry in some of the extra avocado that was stuck to the spoon that removed the green flesh from the avocado skin to make it stick to the cheese.

7. Cut the smile: Line a slightly larger circle fondant cutter/cookie cutter up with the top of the empty circle in the cheese slice and cut out a moon shape. My second cutter was 27mm in diameter (just over 1 inch). Slice off the pointer ends (these can be used as the electrodes in Frankenstein’s neck later). Cut the moon in half with a knife and carefully cut out a stitching pattern. If it’s too fiddley, a regular smile of cheese will be great too!

8. Electrodes: Add a couple of discarded bits of cheese on either side of Frank’s neck for the electrodes.

🫙 Storage Instructions

I made a few extra and stored them in an airtight container. They turned a little brown but were still edible for the next 2 days. Squeeze a little lemon juice over them and store the avocados with their seeds in the container to help keep them fresher for longer.

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Use fresh avocados: You want the to be ripe but not over-ripe and turning brown. I used the avocados the same day I bought them.
  • Check the hair: Check which side of hair fits before cutting the skin.
  • Try different cheese: Any slices of cheese will work!
  • Make it vegan by using vegan cheese.

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Overhead shot of Frankenstein avocado on a baking tray.

Frankenstein Avocado Recipe

Bethany Galloway
A fun and very healthy Halloween treat, these Frankenstein Avocados will become an annual favorite! Follow my step-by-step instructions and you’ll be whipping these fun snacks up in about 5 minutes, tops.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Halloween
Cuisine British
Servings 6 servings
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 avocados
  • 2 slices of cheese regular or dairy-free
  • 12 blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed.
    Avocado sliced in half.
  • Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh keeping it intact. Now you have a face!
    Spoon scooping out avocado flesh from its skin.
  • Using some kitchen scissors, cut around the avocado skin about 1/3 of the way down, in a zigzag pattern. Smaller and larger zigzags are great – keep the pattern random!
    Scissors cutting a zig zag line for hair in the avocado skin.
  • Place the hair on Frank.
  • Use a 20mm diameter (3/4 of an inch) circle fondant cutter/cookie cutter to cut out the eyes from a slice of cheese. You could carefully use a knife for this as well.
    Pressing a cutter into cheese on a plate.
  • Roll the end of the blueberry in some of the extra avocado that was stuck to the spoon that removed the green flesh from the avocado skin to make it stick to the cheese.
    Dipping a blueberry in avocado on a spoon.
  • Line a slightly larger circle fondant cutter/cookie cutter up with the top of the empty circle in the cheese slice and cut out a moon shape. My second cutter was 27mm in diameter (just over 1 inch). Slice off the pointy ends (these can be used as the electrodes in Frankenstein’s neck later).
    Hand holding up moon shaped cheese over a grey plate with avocado.
  • Cut the moon in half with a knife and carefully cut out a stitching pattern. If it’s too fiddley, a regular smile of cheese will be great too!
    Cutting the moon shape into a stitched smile out of cheese on a grey plate with avocado.
  • Add a couple of discarded bits of cheese on either side of Frank’s neck for the electrodes.

Notes

Storage Instructions:

I made a few extra and stored them in an airtight container. They turned a little brown but were still edible for the next 2 days. Squeeze a little lemon juice over them and store the avocados with their seeds in the container to help keep them fresher for longer.

Tips:

  • Use fresh avocados: You want the to be ripe but not over-ripe and turning brown. I used the avocados the same day I bought them.
  • Check the hair: Check which side of hair fits before cutting the skin.
  • Try different cheese: Any slices of cheese will work!
  • Make it vegan by using vegan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4gFat: 16.4gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 65mgFiber: 6gSugar: 0.6g
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