Halloween Dessert Ideas

Hey there healthy bunnies! The holiday season is in full effect and that means lots of pumpkin as well as other delicious sweet treats. If you need ideas for a company potlocks, holiday parties, or treats to bring your friends and loved ones, I’ve got something delicious to share with you.

I recently did a collaboration with my favorite YouTube bakers: SimplyBakings, KawaiiSweetworld, Iheartrecipes, and LovelyLadyCakes.

We all came up with unique dessert ideas that you can use for Halloween and boy are they yummy ideas!

My contribution it was the cream cheese pumpkin dip which can make great appetizer. My favorite things to do carrots, celery, and graham crackers!

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bars (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Oil-free, Gluten-free, Clean Pumpkin Bars

 

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This recipe is the wonderful creation of my instagram pal Alex (@The_oc_fab_life ). Her food always looks so yummy and healthy that I asked if she might submit a recipe for my site. She is a busy woman and has found that she is even more concerned with health now that she has a little one who depends on her. It’s awesome to see a mom who works hard to make the food both healthy AND delicious! When you try this recipe, do not leave out the whipped cream. It’s a must! I’m personally experimenting with using coconut cream to make vegan whip, but you can use whatever you like!

  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted and diced (about 1 cup diced)
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • 1 ½ cups rolled gluten free oats, ground into flour in blender/ food processor
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 16 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond milk
Place the 10 pitted and diced dates into a small bowl with the 3⁄4 cup of water and soak for 15 minutes.Put flour and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. In a blender, blend the soaked dates, the date soak water, vanilla, and almond milk. Pour this into the bowl of flour/spices, and also add the pumpkin, and mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.Scrape batter into an 8×8-inch baking pan that is lined with parchment paper (or use a non-stick silicone baking pan). Cook for 25-30 minutes at 375ºF. (If you see a light browning and some cracks on the top, these are good indications that it’s done.) Let cool at least 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving. Add whipped cream as topping!

Check out the video demonstration. This is my first time making the recipe and it came out well!

Harvest Festival & Halloween Party Treats

With Halloween around the corner, I’d like to share some yummy treats that are great for house parties or for your to enjoy as you pass out candy. Some do not officially celebrate Halloween, but it is still a great day to enjoy movies, warm food, and healthy (and some decadent) treats!

Healthy Chicken Strips from Oprah: http://www.oprah.com/food/Chicken-Strips

Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries by The Divine Hostess: https://divinehostess.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/sweet-potato-steak-fries/

Spicy Roasted Butternut Seeds from food.com: http://www.food.com/recipe/spicy-roasted-butternut-seeds-pumpkin-seeds-50958

Roasted nuts by Lemons and Anchovies: http://lemonsandanchovies.com/2012/04/spicy-honey-roasted-almonds/#.UI1kOIbueSo

Halloween Cake Pops by Bakerella: http://www.bakerella.com/eye-popping/

Pumpkin bread from My Baking Addiction: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/pumpkin-bread-recipe/

Butter beer from Bakingdotcom: http://www.bakingdom.com/2010/11/butterbeer-oh-yes-friends-butterbeer.html

Chocolate Lover’s Candied Apple by The Sweetest Vegan: