Happy almost Halloween!! I’m totally in the spirit. Halloween is my all-time favourite holiday. Growing up, I have the best memories of helping my dad decorate our house. We would walk around town scoping out potential competition and then brainstorm ideas. We would fill hazmat suits from his work with leaves and hang them from our tree. We would take red spray paint and leave “blood spatters” everywhere. We had black lights and creepy music. The whole 9 yards! I loved very minute of it. So it’s not surprise as an adult, I still like to go all out.
One of the things I enjoy most aside from decorating, is making fun holiday-themed food. I’ve made similar recipes the past few years, so I wanted to make some different things this year. On the menu were the amazing Gut-sy Spider Cupcakes from Lazy Vegan Baker (complete with green pudding in the middle for brains!). I also made these Witches Fingers:
And my some Chocolate Graveyard Cups (I put crushed Newman O’s for dirt & vegan gummy worms):
Not pictured is the Nacho Dip from the OhSheGlows cookbook (because it’s orange and INSANELY delicious) and a veggie tray with purple carrots and orange pepper slices with black bean hummus. Guests brought some cute things too:
Cute pumpkin cookies with vegan nutella in the middle.
And Robin made these adorable little BATs (Bacon Avocado Tomato bites). She even made them gluten-free for me. Sorry for the bad picture quality… I was too excited to eat some!
There were some great costumes too! Can anyone guess who I was????
Would you believe this is the ONE PICTURE that turned out(ish) out of the 12+ pictures my husband took? Darn.
Sunny even dressed up.
And now that I’ve spammed you with pictures… on to the recipe! How cute are these little eyeballs???
I was at a party store, checking out all of the fun things they had and came across some edible eyeballs. I was SO EXCITED as I normally just use skittles or vegan m & m’s. They were actually vegan too. But they had some scary sounding ingredients. Things I couldn’t pronounce, things I have never heard of and a bunch of number and colour combinations. Talk about scary food! That’s not the kind of scary I want for Halloween. So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own.
Vegan Eyeballs (adapted from Fork and Beans Googly Eyes)
1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 tsp of arrowroot
1 tsp of agave (or liquid sweetener of choice)
1 tsp of almond milk
20 chocolate chips
Combine all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a ziploc bag, cut a tiny opening in a corner and carefully pour a bit of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in little circles. Add your chocolate chips. Freeze until ready to use. I found they broke when I tried to remove them, but if you use a butter knife and carefully use it to separate the eyeball from the parchment paper, it will remain intact. Voila!
Perfect for Spider Cupcakes!
What fun recipes are you trying out right now?