Spooky Chocolate Sesame Treats


Our No-Bake Chocolate Sesame Treats are favourites in our families and now in many of our readers’ families as well. They have no added sugar, are easy to make, and fit with many different dietary needs and preferences such as dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.

For Halloween, these Sugarproof classics get a spooky makeover. This no-bake “dough” is so easy to work with that you can transform it into many different shapes like spiders, bats, monsters, and tombstones.

This is an easy project that gets everyone in the Halloween spirit but doesn’t involve a bunch of extra sugar. In fact, these treats have no added sugar at all, and are balanced with fiber and healthy fat that gives kids steady energy. If your kids have these treats instead of typical Halloween cookies or cupcakes, they will be less likely to have a sugar high and crash. And best of all, they taste so good that you will likely find your kids wanting to eat the “dough” while making their own spooky creations.

To make them, just follow the recipe for the Chocolate Sesame Treats here. You do not need to press the mixture into a pan or chill it as we do for the squares, just simply work with the “dough” right from the food processor. You can either roll it out and cut shapes out of it, or form it into 3D shapes with your hands as it if were modelling clay. You do not need to chill the dough before working with it, but you can chill the finished creations if you want to make them even sturdier.

If you are going to roll the dough out, we suggest making a flat disk of it, placing it on a piece of parchment paper, and then placing another piece of parchment on top of it. This makes for easier rolling and prevents it from sticking to your work surface or rolling pin.

To decorate your creations, you can use a variety of different items. Here is what we chose:

–Pretzel sticks (regular or gluten free): arms or legs

–Goji berries: fangs or eyes

–Pumpkin seeds: fangs or eyes

–Plain Os cereal: eyes

–Coconut: hair

We would love to see the Spooky Sesame Treats you come up with. Post them on Instagram or Facebook and tag us @sugarproofkids or send us an email with pictures to hello@sugarproofkids.com

For more recipes like this one, see our book Sugarproof, available here or anywhere books are sold.


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