While Halloween is not traditionally a British holiday, each year, it seems more and more kids are ringing the doorbell come the 31st of October. So what to do if your kids want to celebrate Halloween?
Host Your Own Party
Having your own party allows you to go wild in the kitchen, cooking up all the healthy/vegan recipes you can think of. Having the kids in the house lets you to make sure they’re only eating the good stuff- and makes for a fabulous time for the adults as well.
Trick or Treat, then introduce the Swapping Fairy
If your kids are adamant about going trick or treating, they don’t have to miss out. Let them go wild, then when they come home with a bag full of sugar, swap each non-vegan/sugar-laden treat with something more enticing. This could be a Black Bean Brown (recipe below), money, dried fruit- whatever your kid’s favourite treat is! You can even have them put it at the end of the bed and have the ‘swapping fairy’ come overnight.
Black Bean Brownie Recipe
to make for your party or to swap the bad lollies for!
1 can black beans (rinsed)
2 chia eggs
3 tbsp coconut oil
3/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cashew butter
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Lightly grease a medium/small sized cake tin.
- Prepare chia egg by combining 2 tbsp of chia seeds with 6 tbsp water in a glass. Refrigerate for five minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients (except cashew butter) and pulse in food processor until smooth.
- Evenly distribute the batter into the tin and smooth the top.
- Optional: Melt cashew butter and drizzle through batter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops are dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. The insides are very fudgy so don’t worry if they seem slightly moist inside.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a few days.
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker’s Black Bean Brownies.