If you’ve put off making your Halloween candy run, check out my list of vegan supermarket candy and cookies (and prepare yourself for the coming zombie invasion while you’re at it). But if you’re already sick of the junky sweet stuff, but still want to indulge in something yummy for Halloween, try these
Chocolate Salty Balls* Cocoa Truffles. They’re chocolatey, but not overly sweet. Plus they’re easy to make and super-duper nutritious!
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Vegan, No-Bake Cocoa Truffles
1/2 cup chopped Almonds
one 15-oz can Black Beans, drained
2/3 cup canned mashed Pumpkin
1/3 cup chopped Cranberries
1/2 cup toasted Wheat Germ
1/4 cup ground Flaxseed
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
8 – 12 packets Stevia-blend powder packets (8 for less sweet, 12 for more sweet)
2 tsp Vanilla extract
*optional- pinch of Sea Salt
Mix all ingredients, except almonds, by hand or in a food processor (Mixture will be too thick for a regular blender.) Blend until uniform. Roll into balls. Roll balls in almonds. Chill. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days, or in freezer up to 1 month.
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While you’re chilling your balls, check out my entry in my “Crypt Dwellers” flash fiction challenge– if you dare (inspired by a true story)!