Halloween is approaching, so we’ve put together some fun and delicious food ideas for you to create.
Halloween is a perfect time to be creative, carve pumpkins, decorate the apartment and be creative in the kitchen and prepare edible creations perfect for Halloween! Below you will find 6 simple ideas for delicious and charming Halloween dishes.
1. Witch hat made from ice cream cone and chocolate
All you need to make a crunchy hat is a cone and chocolate. The preparation is very simple, and the end product is truly exceptional!
- Firstly, break off the end of a cone, spread melted chocolate on the edge of the broken part and press it back to the rest of the cone a little sideways, letting the chocolate harden and the two parts will stick together.
- Then pour the chocolate into a form of a circle on baking paper, place a cone on it, pour melted chocolate over and let it harden. We used dark chocolate and added activated charcoal for a really intense black colour, but you can also skip it.
- Make a ribbon with white chocolate and the hat is ready!
We put it on ice cream made from frozen banana, cocoa powder and activated charcoal.
Cute bats are fun to prepare, very tasty and healthy, because they are made with dates, oats and walnuts. If you want you can add rum or vanilla extract, and we also added activated charcoal for the black color, but cocoa is also excellent. Use chocolate to make wings and eyes and attach them to the balls. Watch the video below to see exactly how they’re made.
Raw walnut balls
- 10 dates
- 20 g oat flour
- 20 g ground walnuts
- 5 g date syrup
- 5 g rum
- You can replace 1 tsp of activated charcoal with 1 tsp cocoa powder
- Mix pre-soaked dates into a smooth cream.
- Add oat flour, ground walnuts, date syrup, rum and activated charcoal (or cocoa powder).
- Mix well and knead into a ball.
- Make small balls, put sticks in them and put them in the fridge for about an hour to make them more compact.
- Melt dark chocolate and add a teaspoon of activated charcoal (optional). Make bat wings (procedure in the video) and put them in the fridge to harden.
- Stick them in balls and make eyes out of white and dark chocolate.
3. Pumpkin shaped buns
Bavarian pumpkin-shaped buns are a great idea for Halloween as they are easy to prepare and very tasty. They are cooked in salted water with baking soda for a few seconds and this gives them a wonderful golden orange colour that makes them even more like pumpkins.
- 500 g semi-white or white flour
- 7 g dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 3 dl plant based drink or water
- 2 liters water
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp salt
- In a bowl mix flour, yeast, salt and sugar and add a lukewarm (but not hot) plant based drink or water.
- Slowly mix the dough with a wooden spatula in a circular motion from the middle outwards, then knead it with your hands for another 5-10 minutes to get a smooth dough. (If the dough is too sticky, add a little flour, if it is too dry and flour remains at the bottom, add a little water.)
- Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes in a warm place.
- When the dough has risen, divide it into 8 equal parts, shape each into a ball with your hands, flatten it and form 8 notches with a toothpick. Place on a floured surface, cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for another 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large pot. When it boils, add baking soda and salt. Place the risen balls in boiling water and cook for 30 seconds on each side, then place them on the cooling rack for a minute to drain off excess liquid. Transfer the balls to a baking tray lined with baking paper and cut on top with a sharp knife.
- Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 200 °C until golden brown (15-20 minutes).
- Once the buns are baked, place them on a cooling rack and allow to cool.
4. Spider cookies
These delicious and juicy cookies are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and flour and oil-free! You can enjoy them without any guilt. Because chickpeas and peanut butter are the main ingredients, they are rich in protein and healthy fats. Peanut butter also makes them extremely soft and juicy. To make cookies, follow this recipe, then form spiders out of chocolate drops and make legs using a toothpick and melted chocolate, make 8 lines, 4 on each side and they will look like spiders!
5. Carved stuffed peppers
Instead of a pumpkin, you can carve an orange pepper! Fill it with a delicious and healthy soy meat stuffing, and enjoy it for lunch or dinner. You can also bake it in the oven.
- 1 onion
- 50 g soy meat
- 250 ml tomato sauce
- 1 cup chickpeas
- dry basil
- dry oregano
- Put water and onions in a pan and bring to a boil.
- Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes to allow onions to soften and all the water to evaporate.
- Add soy meat (previously soaked in boiling water for about 10 minutes), tomato sauce, spices and chickpeas and fry for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Carve out the peppers and stuff them with the filling.
6. Cinnamon slices with tahini and chocolate
A quick and easy idea for Halloween, you can make any bars you like (we made healthy tahini bars), then pour the whole cake with chocolate and make spider web or any pattern on top with a mixture of powdered sugar and water.
7. Spooky vegan pancakes
Perfect Halloween breakfast! You can make these soft and fluffy pancakes in a shape of ghosts and spider web or regular ones and make a ghost shape on top with cacao powder.
- 250 g flour
- 12 g baking powder
- 450 ml almond drink
- filling chocolate spread, jam...
- Put flour and baking powder in a bowl and mix.
- Add almond drink, mix well and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Heat coconut oil in pan.
- When it's hot, pour the batter in the shape of circle in pan and bake for about half a minute on each side.
- You can also make them in a shape of spider web and ghosts.
- Spread them with chocolate or some other filling and make ghost out of cacao powder on top.
- How to make a ghost: put ghost shape cut out of paper on the pancake, sprinkle surface with cocoa powder and carefully remove the paper.