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5 Halloween Treats You Can Make in Your Oster®Versa® Performance Blender

Prepare for Halloween this year by whipping up a few delicious seasonal treats in your Oster®Versa® Performance Blender. This performance blender uses a 1100-watt motor, dual-direction blades and pre-programmed settings to make blending everything from smoothies to soups a breeze. Here are five blended snacks you should try to tackle this October. 

1. Mango Ginger Smoothie 
Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to be unhealthy to get a sweet snack. This vibrant orange homemade beverage is a great way to keep the color theme alive without rotting your teeth. Just mix 2 1/2 cups peeled, sliced peaches with 2 cups cubed mango, 1 cup of ice, 6 ounces of nonfat yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of fresh grated ginger. Blend on SMOOTHIE and serve in clear cups to showcase the vibrant orange hue.

2. Orange-Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 
This smoothie is like having a Jack-O-Lantern in a glass. Combine 12 ounces of lowfat yogurt, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2/3 cup orange juice, 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 2 large ice cubes in your Oster®Versa® Performance Blender jar. Blend it on SMOOTHIE or a high setting until you're happy with the consistency. 

3. The Classic Chocolate Milkshake 
Nothing says "Halloween" like chocolate. Use your Versa to blend some easy-to-make and simple chocolate milkshakes. Just take 2/3 cup of milk, 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce, blend on a high setting and serve. Top off your drink with whipped cream or get really creative and add your favorite fun-sized candy to the mix to get bits of nougat or wafer in your chocolaty shake too. 

4. Warm Cinnamon Applesauce 
Tasty, festive and seasonal, applesauce is the perfect alternative to premade candy and sweets. Cut up and core about 3 apples so that you have 1 pound of your favorite variety. Drop these pieces in the Versa's jar, pour in 1/2 cup water or apple juice, 1/4 golden raisins and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Then you can either place your Oster®Versa® Performance Blender on the soup setting or blend on MEDIUM for 20 seconds followed by 5 minutes on HIGH. 

5. Maple Nut Butter 
This sweet spread keeps the fall alive and is the perfect with a slice of pumpkin spice bread. Mix 2 cups of pecans or walnuts, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons canola oil and 1/8 teaspoon of salt in your Versa. PULSE a few times then mix on HIGH for about 2 minutes. You'll need to make this the night before you plan to serve this butter, as it needs to sit in an airtight container in the refrigerator.