Halloween is almost here!

And whether you have children or not, you will most likely enjoy a treat or two..

So today, we are sharing a few plant-based recipes, made with whole foods, and that do not require any baking! Check out the video on how to assemble the cakes (and learn some great dance moves). All recipes are posted below.

Graveyard Cakes

Makes 4-6 Individual Cakes
For the Chocolate Avocado Mousse:
-2 ripe avocados
-1/2 cup cacao powder
-6 tbsp. pure maple syrup
-2 tbsp. almond milk, optional
-1 tsp. vanilla
-1/2 tsp. espresso powder or cinnamon, optional

Scoop out the flesh of the avocados, and place them into a food processor or blender (a processor will work best). Then add in all remaining ingredients, except for the almond milk. Blend until smooth. If you like the consistency, leave as is, or add almond milk 1 tbsp. at a time and blend. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate until ready to use (can be made a day in advance if needed).


For the Raw Brownie Crumble:
-1 cup walnuts
-8 dates, pitted and soaked for 10 minutes
-1/4 cup cacao powder
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. sea salt

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything crumbles together. If you are using for the graveyard cake, leave as is and sprinkle on top of mousse. However, if you’d like a plain raw brownie, then pat brownie mixture down into a baking dish or Tupperware container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Coconut Macaroons:
-1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
-3/4 cup almond flour (if you have a nut allergy, can sub with 1/2 cup coconut flour)
-3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
-2 tbsp. melted coconut oul
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-Pinch of sea salt
-Melted dark chocolate for writing

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Once combined, firmly pat mixture down into a parchment lined baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (can also make the day before). When ready, remove from the fridge and lift the parchment paper out of the dish. This will make cutting the shapes a little easier.

Using Halloween cookie cutters or a knife, create the various shapes that you want. Please note, you will have excess “scrapes” of coconut macaroon. You can roll these into balls or pat down again to cut out more pieces.  Once ready, use your melted chocolate in a piping or plastic bag with a small hole cut out of the corner, to write various halloween phrases. Place on top of the graveyard cakes and enjoy! If not eating right away, the coconut cookies will soften a little, so we recommend storing them in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Note: You can double all recipes to make one big graveyard cake versus individual cakes.

Monster teeth and mummy apples featured. See Mummy Apples here.

Monster Teeth

-As many apples for as many sets of teeth as you’d like to make
-Slivered almonds or other nuts like pecans, or seeds like sunflower or pumpkin
-Peanut, almond, or sun butter
-Mini dark chocolate chips

Quarter your apples, and then, using a small, sharp, knife (or pairing knife), slice the centers out of each quarter of apple. Then, spread some nut butter on the inside of your apples, and begin to decorate. The nut butter will act as your “glue.”

We stuck on strawberry slices for the tongues, and then stuck the almonds on the top “lip” for teeth. You can optionally stick “eyes” onto your monster teeth by using mini chocolate chips and sticking them over the top lip. Have fun and use whatever fruits or nuts you’d like. If your apples start to turn brown, drizzle a little lemon juice over the cut parts to keep from browning.

Monster Cookies 

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