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Raw Food Recipe for Halloween: Creepy Creature Finger Food

Posted Nov 01 2012 8:08am
Written by Tera on November 1, 2012 – -

By Angela (from the happy raw kitchen)

It’s that time of year again, when swampy green smoothies, spooky fresh fruit carved into monsters, and dragon blood green juices are all the rage! That’s right, you can have a healthy Halloween celebration where fun and costumes are enjoyed by all without the sugar crash and tummy aches. Enjoy our series of healthy raw vegan Halloween recipes, and share them with your friends and loved ones!

Even though another Halloween has come and gone, we couldn’t resist sharing one more recipe with you. Today is Dia de los Muertos in Mexico or All Saints’ Day in some traditions. Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate with this “finger food”?

This is another oldie but goodie Halloween novelty treat, but this time it has gone raw!

  • ¾ cup dried shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup dates, soaked and pitted
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon agave, honey, or maple syrup, or can omit
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom, or to taste – this is a strong flavor
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  •  For fingernails:  10 almonds, soaked, peeled, and split in half,  Makes about 18

  • Combine all cookie ingredients in food processor fitted with “S” blade until dough holds together. You may want to lessen the amount of spices for very small children.
  • Pinch off a finger-sized ball of dough.
  • To form the fingers, roll the dough in your hands into a long ‘snake’, about the size of your finger, with one end a little narrower than the other. To create the bony knuckles, spread your fingers slightly apart and gently roll the dough between your fingers only. Push on the wider end of dough to shape, as shown.
  • Lay finger down and gently press 1/2 an almond into narrower end, as shown, for fingernail. Don’t worry if the ‘nails’ are chipped or jagged, creatures rarely get manicures.
  • Place on mesh sheets and dehydrate at 112 degrees for approximately 24 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite red jam, if desired. This jam could be about 1/2 raspberries and 1/2 soaked dates, blended.
  • Cookie recipe is adapted from Caramel Coconut Cookies in “Living Cuisine” by Renee Underkoffler. This could also be made with your favorite cookie recipe since creatures come in assorted colors. If you are looking for something savory, these could be made with an almond cracker recipe, and maybe serve with a red pepper dip.

    In February 2007, Angela discovered the benefits of raw food. Since then, she has enjoyed the challenge of creating healthy, delicious meals using fresh vegan ingredients. You can read her blog filled with scrumptious and original recipes on her blog,

    Joanna Steven is the director of the Raw Mom Club. She’s also the author of Well-Rounded:The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy and The Milky Way – The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding on a Raw Food Diet.

    To learn more about Joanna and get more delicious family friendly recipes, access our free online community of thousands of raw food enthusiasts doing their best to raise healthy families and help their kids enjoy a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also interact with Joanna at the Raw Mom Facebook Page!

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