10/7/09

Halloween5!

Welcome back to the haunted raw kitchen! I am still in the creepy cuisine mode:) I know some of you may be planning a Halloween party and would like ideas in advance.

This is another Halloween novelty treat that has been around for a while, but this time it has gone raw! It will be added as a link on the bottom of my main Halloween post.

Creepy Creature Finger Food

Ingredients:
¾ cup dried shredded coconut
¾ cup almond flour
½ cup dates, soaked and pitted
1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon agave, honey or maple syrup, or can omit
1 tablespoon coconut butter or olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
½ teaspoon nutmeg, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon cardamom, or to taste...this is a strong flavor :)
1 pinch sea salt

For fingernails:
10 Almonds soaked, peeled, split in half

Makes about 18

Preparation:

1. Combine all cookie ingredients in food processor fitted with "S" blade until dough holds together. You may want to lessen the spices for very small children:)

2. Pinch off a finger sized:) ball of dough.

3. To form the fingers, roll the dough in your hands into a long 'snake', about the size of your finger, with one end a little narrower than the other. To create the bony knuckles, spread your fingers slightly apart and gently roll dough between your fingers only. Push on the wider end of dough to shape as shown.

4. Lay finger down and gently press 1/2 an almond into narrower end as shown for fingernail. Don't worry if the 'nails' are chipped or jagged, creatures rarely get manicures.

5. Place on mesh sheets and dehydrate at 112 degrees approx 24 hours.

6. Serve with favorite red jam if desired. This is about 1/2 raspberry and 1/2 soaked dates blended.

Cookie recipe is adapted from Caramel Coconut Cookies.

This could be made with your favorite cookie recipe since creatures come in assorted colors:)

If you are looking for something savory, I think these could be made with my almond cracker recipe as well since I have made some mini-breadstix. Serve with a red pepper dip maybe?..lol!

Unless I have scared you away, please come back soon for more healthy raw Halloween recipes!

9 comments:

Connie said...

Too too cute! Another good one Evergreen! Thanks for the inspiration.

Love & Sunshine!
Connie

VeganCraftastic said...

Those are awesome!!!

evergreen said...

Thank you both for the comments!

I found myself laughing as I dipped them in the jam and took a bite:)

malilies said...

These are awesome! Im so making them and taking them to our Halloween party at school (with my preschoolers)

evergreen said...

Hi malilies! Aren't they funny?!!!!

I just added a suggestion to lessen the spices in this recipe if serving to little ones:)

If you need any 'nut-free' treats, take a peek at my clementine punkins:)

Angelique said...

These look great!! I'm a sucker for anything w/cardamom and they look so fun. Can't wait to try them! Thank you for posting the recipe and pix!

evergreen said...

Thank you for the sweet comment, and the twitter RT:)!!

Ricki said...

They actually DO look creepy! Perfect for Halloween. And the flavors sound delicious.

evergreen said...

Hi Ricki...lol, next time I make them I'll try a different shape:)

Also, I checked out some of the blogs you lovely ladies have. WOW!!! All so beautiful, creative, and informative:)

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