Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Vegan S'mores Ghosties!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love playing dress-up. Love witches and ghosts and goblins. I delight at my neighbors' elaborate yard displays with tombstones and bones sticking up from the ground like dead hands rising from the earth. Love blood and gore and spooky stuff. Love the night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead are thinnest, when we can make connections with ancestors and spirits.

So yea, of course I love to make Halloween-themed treats. But I kept it simple this year some easy-peasy three-ingredient Vegan S'mores Ghosties!

Dandies sent me some bags of their jumbo and mini marshmallows to experiment with, and I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-y with the jumbo mallows. I googled around and found lots of ideas, but most involved dipping marshmallows in dyed white chocolate or colored Wilton candy melts. I do have some vegan white chocolate, but it doesn't melt all that well. And Wilton melts aren't vegan. And there just wasn't time in the week to make homemade white chocolate.

But then I stumbled upon this super-easy recipe for S'mores Ghost Marshmallows on Blondie and Brownies. I used that for inspiration, but I made the recipe vegan and decided to use chocolate for the eyes rather than Wilton markers (because I'm not sure if they're vegan). There are only three ingredients!

Note: I've been having trouble finding vegan graham crackers lately since all the ones sold here contain honey. So I've started buying the Kroger brand graham cracker crusts (which are honey-free!), and then I just crush them up. One crust makes more than you'll need for the recipe, but you can save extra crumbs for another recipe.

Here's the easy recipe (adapted from Blondie and Brownies).

Vegan S'mores Ghosties
1 bag Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
1 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is melted. Place the graham cracker crumbs into a bowl.

Carefully dip the bottom of each marshmallow into the chocolate and then into the crumbs. Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment and allow the chocolate to cool and set.

Take the leftover melted chocolate and spoon it into a plastic baggie. Cut a very tiny hole in one corner of the baggie, and use that to carefully squirt eyes onto the ghosts. Eat!


Adi said...

So delicious!

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Emma Timson said...

These are the cutest! I got a friend to bring me over some Dandies from the US, but they melted into one giant lump on the plane :(

Jennifer Bliss said...

OMG! Those are SO cute! You should link up to this 'munchie' for MidWeek Munchies :) YUM!

vegan.in.brighton said...

These are adorable...um, I mean scary! Love them!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you gave your note about vegan graham crackers! I can't find them anywhere and a lot of recipes call for them like it isn't a big deal to find.