Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Vegan Ghosts Take Over My Blog!

Is it Halloween yet? No? Too bad - I don't care!

So, I started to make some peanut butter candy things, which were going to be square shaped and boring. Then I changed my mind and decided to shape them into boring balls. Then I changed my mind again and decided to make happy ghosts! I don't know why, my brain can be a bit strange like that.


Happy Vegan (Peanut Butter) Ghosts

1/4 cup of coarsely ground chocolate chips
1 cup of creamy peanut butter (cold)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1/2 tsp of vanilla (optional)

For the coating:
coconut milk
finely shredded dried coconut

For the happy faces:
chocolate chips

1. In a food processor grind up the chocolate chips until they break up into little pieces, but not so much that they turn into a powder. Set aside.

2. In a medium size mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds. Stir in the chopped chocolate chips.

3. Form little balls with the peanut butter mix and pinch the top of each ball to shape them like "ghost tops". They are shaped like pears, aren't they?

4. Pour some coconut milk in a small bowl and dip each ghost into the milk. Roll the wet ghosts on the finely shredded coconut and place them on a plate. If your ghosts are nice and coated in white coconut, you're done, if they're patchy and brown you're going to have to dip them in coconut milk and roll them in shredded coconut again.

5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave (I don't have the patience for a double boiler). My microwave does this in 30 second intervals. Nuke the chips for 30 seconds, stir, nuke 30 seconds, stir, nuke, stir... until they're melted. Use a piping bag with a round decorating tip to draw the eyes and mouths on.

If you don't feel like melting chocolate and dealing with messy piping bags, the lazy way to give them faces is to stick two mini chocolate chips in each ghost as the eyes, and a little row of mini chips as the mouths. 

This recipe makes about 20 happy little vegan ghosts. Keep them refrigerated!

Cooking Lady's Oatmeal Pancakes

Thank you Cooking Lady for such a delicious pancake recipe! These pancakes are just perfect. I made a batch and they were so good that I had to make a second one and freeze them so we can have a quick snack handy anytime! Here's her fabulous recipe.


P.S: I used Ener-G egg replacer for these pancakes and it worked like a charm!

19 comments :

  1. haha so cute!!

    I'll prolly make these for some parties soon (halloween time!)

    yum pancakes :)

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  2. All of your pictures are so pretty! I can't decide which recipe to make first!

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  3. Thank you River. And like I told you, I just posted about a 3 Grain Pancake that makes these oatmeal one look like child's play. Do not get me wrong, these oatmeal pancakes I started making when I first became a vegetarian. But when I found these...Oh My Stars!

    This 3 grain is actually from vegetarian times packet I subscribed to years back.

    So check them out and tell me what you think. And thanks for trying my food. Wee keep this up we can have one heck of a vegan Thanksgiving!

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  4. You're killing me here with all the delicious food you've posted lately. Pancakes and happy ghosts - yum!

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  5. Awww, these are so cute. What a creative idea!
    And please come over, you need to make pancakes for me!

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  6. Thanks guys! Apparently these guys are even better on the day after you make them. I guess the peanut butter firms up more and the ghosts work up some vegan magic or something! :)

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  7. Those have got to be the cutest desserts I've ever seen! I love 'em! They almost look too cute to eat... almost ;o). And the recipe sounds delicious as well, with the pb, chocolate, and coconut.

    And thank you so much for your amazingly kind comment on my last blog post. It just absolutely made my week!

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  8. And I forgot, I am so making these little boogers.

    I am not teaching my homeschool cooking class, because I 'still' recovering form surgery, but these would have been the bomb for my little guys!

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  9. oh my goodness, the ghosts! the ghosts!!!

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  10. Thanks guys! :)

    Cooking Lady, I didn't even know you were recovering from surgery. You always seem to be in such high spirits!

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  11. O, those ghosts are so cute!

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  12. Those ghosts are adorable! I might make those for a family reunion I'm attending in mid-October. Fun!

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  13. Oops, I almost missed this one! I hope you love them, Amanda! Let me know how it goes! :)

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  14. Gauri Radha गौरी राधाMarch 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    How cute are these vegan ghosts?!! So adorable.

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