Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe

| September 27, 2019 | 10 Comments

Ancient Meanings of Halloween

Halloween on October 31st, or All Hallow’s Eve, used to be known as Samhain, meaning ‘summer’s end’. Some say it was the point the Celts used to mark the end of a year and the start of a new one. Today the ancient meanings of Halloween have largely been lost as it has become a commercial event. You will find below more information on the ancient meanings of Halloween and a Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe to enjoy with your family!

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites

Ancient Meanings of Halloween

Celtic Festival of Samhain

The ancient festival of Samhain can be pronounced as SAH-win or SHAH-vin. According to Christan Hummel in The Lost Meaning of Halloween, during this special time, the Celts believed that the normal laws of space and time no longer applied. The veil between worlds was thin, and this meant that members of the family who were now dead could return to celebrate with their loved ones.

Samhain occurs at the opposite point to Beltane, the celebration of spring, on the Celtic calendar, which can be pictured as a wheel. Key to the meaning of Samhain is the concept of the in-between: a time of neither summer nor winter, but a meeting place between. An ideal time for magic because of the blurring of boundaries between Earth and Otherworld.

Ancient Meanings of Halloween
Pumpkins and and different types of squash.

Offerings to the Ancestors on Samhain

According to Rosemary Roberts in Celtic Spirituality: Simple Blessings, Wisdom and Guidance for Daily Living, during Samhain people shared their good fortune by making offerings of the harvest’s fruit to their ancestors. This custom continues today in Ireland where food is left for the family spirits at Halloween time.

During Samhain, Roberts explains, families would put out all domestic fires and ceremonially rekindle them from the king’s grand fire.These new home fires would then be maintained throughout the following year.

Meanings of the Jack-o-Lantern

The word ‘Jack-o-Lantern‘, says Hummel, came about when the ancient Irish carved out turnips and placed candles inside, to light the way for ‘Jack’, a trickster spirit who was trapped between the two worlds of the dead and the living.

Ancient Meanings of Halloween
Carved pumpkins

Samhain Becomes All Saints Day

When the Church came into power, it could not sanction a festival for the dead, but turned Samhain into All Saints and all Souls Day, in honour of the blessed dead. This festival came into being during the 17th Century, according to Gregor Beatty in Happy New Year.

Honouring the ancient meanings of Samhain, this Halloween is a good way to reconnect with and celebrate the natural cycles of life, which are often lost in our fast-paced modern lives. One way to do this is by lighting candles and meditating on one’s ancestors and what they have passed on.

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites
Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe

Ingredients

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites

Instructions

  • Add pumpkin puree to a bowl.
  • Add in sugar and cinnamon.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour in half way with vanilla yogurt.
  • The drop a half of a teaspoon full of pumpkin into each hat.
  • You may swirl it with a toothpick.
  • Freeze for 3 hours until solid.
  • Serve cold for a nice seasonal snack!
Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat mould

Add pumpkin puree to a bowl. Add in sugar and cinnamon. Stir well.

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat mould filled with yogurt.

Pour in half way with siggy’s vanilla yogurt. The drop a half of a teaspoon full of pumpkin into each hat.

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat mold with with pumpkin puree, yogurt ,and other ingredients.

You may swirl it with a toothpick. Freeze for 3 hours until solid. Serve cold for a nice seasonal snack!

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe
Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites

Notes: If the mold is larger, you will need more yogurt and more pumpkin puree.

 

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: halloween, pumpkin, yogurt, yogurt bites
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • witches hat mold or pumpkin mold
Instructions
  1. Add pumpkin puree to a bowl. Add in sugar and cinnamon. Stir well.
  2. Pour in half way with vanilla yogurt. The drop a half of a teaspoon full of pumpkin into each hat.
  3. You may swirl it with a toothpick. Freeze for 3 hours until solid. Serve cold for a nice seasonal snack!
Recipe Notes

If the mold is larger, you will need more yogurt and more pumpkin puree.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are cute but I’m not a pumpkin fan at all. Loved your history of Halloween.

  2. Shirley says:

    The bites look tasty Thank you for the information on Halloween very interesting

  3. micheline says:

    I think these frozen bites would be very tasty.

  4. Paresh Pandya says:

    those are pretty cute

  5. Calvin says:

    I like yogourt covered snacks, great recipe! Nice frozen treat.

  6. Erin N says:

    These are so awesome!

  7. Emily says:

    my family love all things pumpkin this time a year, thanks or sharing this delightful recipe!

  8. krisha4444 says:

    LOVE THESE! so cute and easy to do. a nice healthy snack option

  9. T Schmidt says:

    This is so cute!

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