Adorable Chocolate mice made using Almond Flour are healthy, no bake, vegan and gluten free and no bake - Perfect Halloween snack idea for kids!
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Ain't these Halloween mice the cutest ?? It's the perfect project that both kids and adults will enjoy making. After all the sugary treats that the children will be consuming on Halloween night, you will glad that they get to eat something healthier.
The body is made using a healthy no bake chocolate brownie dough, raw pumpkin seeds for ears, broken pretzel for tails and sesame seeds for eyes. Cuteness overload!
Why you'll love these rats?
- Healthy - This edible recipe is made using super nutritious ingredients like almond flour, almond butter (or use peanut butter), maple syrup and cocoa powder.
- No Bake - No need to turn on your oven or air fryer. Dark chocolate chips are melted in the microwave and then combined with all remaining ingredients.
- Tastes amazing - These are actually as good as they look and tastes delicious. I roll them into balls and enjoy as a healthy snack all year long (Check out no bake brownie bites).
- Perfect for kids to make - There is no dealing with a hot stove or oven. It's like making fun creatures with play dough. So fun!
- Diet Friendly - These are naturally gluten free (use gluten free pretzels) and can be made dairy free and vegan when using plant based milk.
- Almond flour - Use super fine almond flour and not almond meal.
- Almond butter - Creamy almond butter or peanut butter.
- Cocoa powder - Dutch process cocoa powder
- Maple syrup - Or replace with honey
- Chocolate chips - Use semi sweet chocolate chips
- Pumpkin seeds (to make ears) - Preferably raw pumpkin seeds.
- Sesame seeds (to make eyes) - White sesame seeds to add contrast.
- Pretzel twist (to make tail) - A broken part of a pretzel.
HOW TO MAKE
Melt - Melt almond butter, maple syrup and chocolate chips in microwave. Once it gets hot, stir well until becomes smooth.
Make chocolate dough - Add almond flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir well and make into a smooth dough.
Shape - Divide dough into 6 portions, shape into rat like body (refer pictures).
Attach 2 pumpkin seeds for ears, 2 white sesame seeds for eyes and a broken pretzel for tail, using water as glue. Let rest for a few hours or overnight to firm up.
More Halloween Treats for Kids to try:
- Skull Cookies
- Halloween Pizza Recipe
- Finger Cookies
- Bone Cookies
- Witch Clementine
- Halloween Bark
- No Bake Halloween Treats
Chocolate Mice with Almond Flour
- 12 pumpkin seeds, refer notes
- 12 white sesame seeds
- 6 (or more if required) pretzel twists (use gluten free for gluten-free option)
Make mice body,
- Add almond butter, maple syrup and chocolate chips into a medium microwave safe bowl. Melt for about 45 seconds or very hot. Remove from microwave and stir well, until it becomes a smooth mixture.
- Add almond flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir well to make a make a smooth dough (use hands to finish shaping the dough smooth). Dough should be soft yet slightly firm. If it feels too soft to shape, then add about ½ tablespoon (or more if required) additional almond flour and knead again. If it feels too firm to shape without cracks, then add couple of drops of water (or more if required) and knead again.
- Divide dough into 6 portions.Working with one portion at a time, shape into a smooth ball. Form the ball into a oblong shape and then make one end pointed to form a mouse (refer pictures)
- Break pretzels gently to get curved pieces (refer pictures). I was able to get one tail piece from each pretzel.
- Insert a pretzel into the rounded end of each mouse to form the tail.
- Have a small bowl with about 1 teaspoon of water and a paper or kitchen towel handy.
- Dip the tip of your finger in water to dampen (not dripping wet - gently blot off excess in a paper or kitchen towel). Dampen the eye area (refer pictures) with the wet fingertip and then using the same finger gently place two sesame seeds on the dampened area (this will help it stick as it dries). The sesame seeds will stick to your damp fingertips and help in transferring to the mice very easy. Similarly, wet two pumpkin seeds and blot excess water on the paper or kitchen towel. Insert dampened pumpkin seeds into the ear area (refer pictures).
- Let brownie mice rest at room temperture for several hours or overnight to firm up.
- Sliced almonds can be used instead of pumpkin seeds.
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