No tricks here! These cute little Halloween Graveyard pots are 100% Vegan made without adding any refined sugar or oil and they're GF. Who said Halloween had to be hard for Vegans? These treats were such a hit (especially with non-vegans) that I had to keep making more because they ran out so fast! This will definitely be a huge hit for your family and friends :)
A Vegan Halloween!!!
Halloween is known for sweets and baking and yummy yummy desserts - FOR VEGANS TOO!!! Don't think you can't enjoy some of the same spooktacular treats non-vegans bake and eat, because you CAN! These graveyard pots were something I used to make often on Halloween in my pre-vegan days and 2.5 years of being Vegan I decided to try them again..except Veganized! Let me just say...HOLY COW! These were SO DAMN GOOD! My brother in law (who I must say, is an avid "I can taste the difference") licked the cup clean and wanted more!
The best part about this recipe is that there is NO added refined sugar or any added oil so it's so much healthier than any store bought or overly processed sweets. It also makes a fun activity for the kiddos to join in on too!
Let's talk layers..
The first layer is the chocolate mousse, which is the easiest 4 ingredient mousse you'll ever make.. YES, only 4 INGREDIENTS!!! It really doesn't get any easier than that. On top of the mousse, we add our dirt, which is just crumbled up vegan brownies (check out the recipe here), the final layer is the tombstone, which is a 5 ingredient peanut butter cookie. This all looks like a lot, but the recipes are so easy and quick that it ends up being a really simple recipe :)
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Peanut Butter Cookies:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
For the chocolate mousse:
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips - melted
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
(if you are using my brownie recipe, be sure to make those ahead of time and let them cool down completely prior to using)
1.Preheat oven to 350º F 2. In a bowl, add the peanut butter, almond flour, agave, vanilla extract, and baking soda - mix well until a soft (almost gooey) dough forms
3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, take about 2 tbsp of peanut butter cookie dough and form a small ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet - do this for the remaining dough, leaving at least 2 inches distance between each ball
4. Take a fork and gently press down on each ball to flatten (this will help the cookie get its shape)
5. Bake in the oven 8-10 minutes
6. Let them cool down on a cooling rack completely -it's very important to let them cool down at least 30 minutes before using them in the final assembly (this will help the cookies crisp up after they come out from the oven)
7. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the mousse.
8. Melt the vegan chocolate chips and transfer to a high speed blender (I only trust Vitamix) along with the tofu, dates, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth
9. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for 45 minutes
10. Take a couple of tablespoons of the mousse and transfer to a piping bag (or a baggie with the corner snipped off) - this will help you write out the 'RIP' letters easier on the cookies
11. To assemble the pots, use a small dessert cup or mini mason jar. Fill it up about 3/4 with the chocolate mousse, then add a generous amount of dirt (crumbled vegan brownies), and take a peanut butter cookie and write out RIP with the piping bag, add it into the cup and secure it in place with more dirt (brownie crumbles) if need be.