With Halloween right around the corner, we’re bringing you three vegan treat ideas that are perfect for those who wait until the very last minute.
Watch the video to see how to make Mice Krispie Treats, Mummy Dogs, and Clementine Jack-o-Lanterns, and find the full recipes for each below.
Mice Krispie Treats
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bag (10 oz.) of Dandies vegan marshmallows
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies or another similar cereal (I used brown rice crisps from Whole Foods)
- 3 Tbsp. Earth Balance butter (plus an additional dollop for buttering the pan)
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Small plastic bag to use for piping
- Prepare the Rice Krispie treats according to The Kellogg’s Original Treats™ recipe, replacing butter with Earth Balance and marshmallows with Dandies vegan marshmallows.
- Using a sheet of wax paper, form into a block approximately 1.5 inches tall and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool. Using a sharp knife, cut into rectangles approximately 2″ x 1.5″ x 1″.
- Melt the vegan chocolate in the microwave or a using a double broiler. Let cool to room temperature, and then spoon the chocolate into one corner of a small plastic bag. Tie off the chocolate-filled corner of the bag with a twist tie and snip a very small hole at the tip. Use this DIY piping tool to create the mouse face and ears.
- To create the ears: draw out all the ears that you will need on a piece of paper. Tape down the paper, place a piece of wax paper over it, and then tape that down. Trace the ears with chocolate on the wax paper, and then place all of the chocolate ears in the freezer until they have completely hardened (at least 20 minutes).
- To create the face: the 2″ x 1.5″ side of the rice krispie treat will be the face. First draw two whiskers on each side of the face, wrapping them onto the outer edge. Then dot a nose just slightly higher than the top whisker, and finally add both eyes. Flip over and draw a tail.
- Once the ears have hardened, pipe a good amount of soft chocolate onto the head where the ears will go; this will anchor them in place. Push each ear into the mouse head, and when they are all done, pop the mice krispies into the freezer for another 10 minutes until the ears are solid and steady. Then you’re done!
Find the full recipe here.
Instructions: Wash clementines with soap and dry thoroughly. Take a black Sharpie marker and draw jack-o-lantern faces straight onto the peel of each clementine. Have a pad of paper nearby, as the wax from the oranges can block the sharpie ink, so scribble on the pad whenever necessary until the ink flows well. That’s it!
Tip: If you’re serving these at a party and want them to be easier to eat, you can pre-peel the clementines and stick a small slice of celery in the middle to create a pumpkin look.