Whatever festivities you’re attending or hosting this Halloween, Kim Sujovolsky with Brownble just made it a whole lot easier for you! Check out the video below to learn how to make these fun treats that everyone will adore and devour.
Coco-Choco Spiders, Mini Bats, and Monster Eyeballs
Yields 12 truffles.
- ⅓ cup pitted dates
- ½ cup ground almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1-1 ½ tablespoons of water—as needed
- Black fondant
- White fondant
- Short black licorice sticks
- Vegan chocolate sprinkles
- Extra coconut flakes
- Halved mini oreo cookies—cream removed
- In a food processor, add the dates, ground almonds, coconut flakes, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse until grainy.
- If the mixture is sandy and not sticky, add between 1-1 ½ tablespoons of water and pulse again.
- Form the mixture into 12 balls and set them aside.
- Make the googly eyes by shaping the white fondant into the white part of the eye. I made big round eyes for the monster eyeballs, smaller long eyes for the mini bats, and smaller round eyes for the spiders. Make a tiny ball with the black fondant and use a toothpick to press it into the white of the eye. Set them aside.
- Cut the licorice into thin strips. These will be the legs of the spiders.
- To decorate the spiders, roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles and stick 4 licorice legs into the ball on each side. Wet the back of the googly eyes with a bit of water and press two into each truffle. You might need to remove a few of the sprinkles in that space if the eyes aren’t sticking properly.
- To decorate the mini bats, roll the balls in the coconut flakes so they’re coated only halfway up. This will be the top of the head. Stick two mini oreo halves into the truffles to make the ears. Wet the back of the googly eyes with a bit of water and press two into each truffle.
- To decorate the monster eyeballs, roll the balls in the coconut flakes so they’re coated only halfway up. This will be the top of the head. Wet the back of one large googly eye with a bit of water and press one into each truffle.
- You can make these ahead of time, but make sure to take them out of the fridge 1-2 hours before serving so that they come back to room temperature and are nice and soft.
Happy Halloween! May it be spooky, fun and delicious!