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Spookily Delicious Vegan Halloween Cookies
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Spookily Delicious Vegan Halloween Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone!

Today I am going to show you an amazing recipe to not only give you a great substitute for non vegan halloween treats, but this recipe is also the perfect antidote for avoiding that sugar high (and subsequent crash), from typical candies.

For ingredients you need:

  • 3/4 cup pitless dates
  • 4 tbsp nut flour (i ground a mix of almonds, brazil nuts, and walnuts)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Using a food processor, grind the nuts into flour, then add in the other ingredients and blend to perfection.  To make these cookies even more festive, I placed the batter into a Halloween cookie tray, which gave me spooky shapes.  The tray and cookies then need to sit in the refrigerator so they can firm up.  They should take about a half an hour, but the longer they rest, the better!  Also, if you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can add in:

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg  

The best part? Aside from being vegan and raw, the fats in the nuts, along with the cinnamon, will slow down the absorption of the sugars in the dates, so you get less of a sugar rush.  On the other hand, eating candies with more (processed) sugars, has been known to lead the charge on the dreaded sugar rush.  Over time, this not only leads to weight gain, but may lead to diabetes!  

So, enjoy these sweet treats without fear!  And if you enjoyed this recipe feel free to share it, subscribe to me, or vote the article to the top!



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.


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  1. Anita Vegana
    Great recipe, Zack. This seems like a delicious treat. I voted. I just wrote an article about another raw nut dessert that is a hit during parties too: Raving for Raw Vegan Cheescake. Please come vote for me.
  2. SnakeWitch
    I love this. Simple, no bake... great! Voted! Come read my new article to find out why French Women Don't Get Fat. Cheers!
  3. Veganara
    V oted. Mmmm, the perfect treat - they sound delicious AND healthy, like Anita's raw cheesecake recipe! I must start making some of these raw treats. You might like my Mouthwatering Mushroom Croustades recipe, please check it out!
  4. VeganDozen
    Vote # 4 Great simple recipe! Nuts and dates make great snacks! Check out my two new posts: Pumpkin Barley Stoup and Pumpkin Pancakes, and vote if you like!
  5. Veghead
    Vote no 6. Yum!!!
    1. Zack
  6. Zack
    thanks everyone! sorry ive been missing for a bit, i came down with pneumonia that put me out for a while, but im back!
  7. pftsusan
    #7. I have enjoyed reading this and added you to my bloggers, Zack. I like the slowing down of sugars for less of a sugar rush. I invite you to read my new blog on Broccoli with Walnuts and Rosemary. Vote if you like.


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