Halloween is awesome. I think we've talked about this before, but I'm a big fan. To get you all amped up for Halloween I figured I'd recreate my Spider Truffles. My first creation of these was so long ago! Lots has changed since then and I just figured I'd make two options for these little cuties. Since I became vegan I've realized that all living things deserve to be treated with kindness and that's what I try to give them. I've stopped killing bugs and feel bad whenever I see others do it so carelessly. They're just hanging out and doing their lives without trying to harm you. So why do we harm them?! I simply catch them and release them outside if possible. Yes, even spiders. I am slightly afraid of spiders still but do my best to catch them and release them out into nature so they can carry on with their days. It's a scary thing but I enjoy it and everyone's happy!
Obviously these spiders are much better to have hanging around your house. Although I can bet that they won't be hanging around for long once you make them because they are so dang good. Happy spider making, friends!
Halloween Spider Truffles
makes 8-10 spiders
1 1/2 cup dates
4 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon water
1 vegan chocolate bar (I use this)
Blend together dates, cacao powder, almond butter, and water until smooth. Roll into medium sized balls and set aside. Melt a bit of the chocolate bar and use a piping bag to create 16-20 spider legs on parchment paper. Place legs in refrigerator to set up for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and place four legs on each truffle ball. (Two legs on each side.) Use shredded coconut to make a mouth and eyes. Serve, enjoy!