I never knew how much fun Halloween could be until I realised we could have it on our own terms! As previously mentioned we are not major Halloween fans, partly due to the ‘not wanting to be scared’ feeling and partly because it seems like a lot of money and unhealthy foods all rolled into one stressed out ball. Not to put a downer on it at all! Hahaha!! Or should I say “Mwah ha ha ha!!”
This year we have decided to go all in but in a cute, family fun and healthy food kind of a way. So, we have our games evening planned, we are working on our decorations (watch this space) and today we turned our attention to what we were going to eat. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a treat as much as the next person but I spend such a lot of time considering my children’s health that I don’t want to undo all of that positive work by then throwing a few bags of sweets at them. On the other hand, I have a heart and would hate the thought of my kids missing out on a festive treat or two. This is why this recipe was born. Not only are these treats super fun, but they are also sweet, delicious and loaded with nutrition! Yay! Better still, the kids got a chance to have fun making these with us. Here is a little video of the day the Frankenstein head recipe was born. Enjoy!
Healthy Halloween Treats
- 3 cups puffed quinoa
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 3 tsp barley grass powder
- pinch salt
- 100 g dark chocolate orange
- vegan white chocolate buttons
- vegan ‘milk’ chocolate chips
- You will need a shallow dish and greaseproof paper also.
Line your shallow dish with greaseproof paper.
Pop your maple syrup and peanut butter into a saucepan and gently heat until runny and combined. (Approximately 5 minutes.)
Stir through your puffed quinoa.
Add in your barley grass powder and stir thoroughly.
Pour into your lined dish and pop into the freezer for 30 minutes.
When you remove your cakes from the freezer cut into rectangles using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
Melt your dark chocolate using a Baine Marie method. (Pop your chocolate into a bowl and then pop that bowl into a larger bowl full of boiling water. Be careful not to burn yourself.) You can use a microwave if you prefer.
Dip the top of each rectangle into the chocolate and lay onto a piece of greaseproof paper.
Then using a teaspoon or a cocktail stick, use a small amount of melted chocolate to stick your eyeballs and pupils onto your cakes.
Using the side of a teaspoon, drag a melted chocolate mouth across the cake to finish off its face.
Repeat this process for all of your cakes.
Pop into the fridge to set until ready to use.
I hope I have inspired some of you to make some healthy Halloween treats this year. I’d love to hear your recipes too so don’t forget to tag us in on your social media posts! Have a thoroughly happy and healthy Halloween peeps.
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