This recipe is simple to make and can vary in creepiness depending on what type of silicone molds you use. The pumpkins made it more of a cute and fun treat, where the eyeballs produced an “ewww” reaction from many of the taste testers. This recipe is great for sharing as it is gluten free, vegan and can be nut free, if you skip the almond butter.
Strawberry and chocolate always pair well together, so I felt that this was an easy match. Including strawberries and chia added fibre to this treat. In addition, the strawberries also added some Vitamin C. Did you know strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C? Sometimes holidays can make you feel like you need some fresh, healthy food to eat after having so many candies, chocolates and sweets around, so the addition of California strawberries added some nice balance.
If you have never made a chia jam, this is a great one to try. Any leftover strawberry chia jam can be spread on toast, added to oatmeal, used for birds’ nest cookies, etc.
Snack on 8, which is one serving of California strawberries, to fuel up before you go out to celebrate Halloween. It can also help fill those tummies on Halloween night. Another option is to bring these to a party.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween.
1.5 cup California strawberries
1 Tbsp. Maple syrup
1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
- Process strawberries until slightly pureed.
- Put strawberries into a pot and add maple syrup.
- Heat on medium for about 5 minutes.
- Add in chia seeds. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 5-8 minutes.
2/3 cup. Chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
2 Tbsp. Almond butter (can omit for nut free)
- Melt coconut oil, almond butter and chocolate chips in a pot on medium, when ¾ have melted, lift off heat and stir until smooth.
To form chocolate oozers:
- Add melted chocolate to bottom of silicone chocolate mold. Freeze for 5 minutes.
- Pull out of freezer and add a small amount of strawberry filling. Top with chocolate. Place in freezer until set.
- Repeat until all chocolate is used up.
You can store these in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
Looking for more ideas of fun Halloween treats? Contact Jill, Nurture The Future's Registered Dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org