{Almost} Raw Vegan Halloween Bites

Channeling my favorite diva.... Xtina! #letsgetdirty #pinkhair #nosebling

Channeling my favorite diva.... Xtina! #letsgetdirty #pinkhair #nosebling

Today was Diva Day at our Pure Barre Studio and I have to say, all this Xtina prep has really got me fired up for Halloween! Normally, Halloween is just kind of, "meh" for me. While it's fun getting the kids their costumes, I'm honestly like, why did I just spend that much $$ for one night where it's either going to be too cold to see their cute costumes because they will be bundled up in layers or in Emma's case, the costume probably won't even stay on. But, I'm so much less of a scrooge {uhhh... Frankenstein?!} this year thanks to all that PB excitement surrounding Diva Day. I'm so lucky to work at such an amazing studio with incredible coworkers, inspiring #girlboss and cute outfits because really, everything is so much more fun with a little tuck, a little shake and a whole lot of PBFF love! And a fantastic Diva-fied playlist!

How I felt teaching today. #divaday #purebarre

How I felt teaching today. #divaday #purebarre

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OK... moving on now to the point of this post... I DO, however, always get excited about the Halloween FOOD! Making it look gross or fun or anyway special to get smiles from my kiddos just makes my life. Trying to think of something fun for this year to surprise them with {like this candy corn smoothie here} and well, my train of thought went something like this,

"hmmm... dracula, blood, white smoothie with cherry 'blood' on top oozing down the sides, balls, Frankenstein BALLS!, no no, bites, ooh vampires, even better... boo bites. Yes!" 
ALOHA Coconut Water Powder makes a great substitute for refined, white powdered sugar in these spooky bites.

ALOHA Coconut Water Powder makes a great substitute for refined, white powdered sugar in these spooky bites.

So, here you have it my friends. This recipe is not only easy to make, it's also an easy and fun way to get your little ones in on the action too. And with a simple ingredient list and your imagination, you might even be able to turn this 1 master ball recipe {I crack myself up!} into goblin and witchy bites too. Whatever your creation, post a pic on instagram and tag @pb_n_julie. Can't wait to see your spooky bites! 

{Almost } Raw Vegan Halloween Bites

makes approx 10 spooky bites

{Almost} Raw and entirely vegan Halloween Bites in "Boo", "Bat", "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" Fun and easy way to celebrate the Halloween fun!

{Almost} Raw and entirely vegan Halloween Bites in "Boo", "Bat", "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" Fun and easy way to celebrate the Halloween fun!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup almond flour {I use Bob's Red Mill}

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp maple syrup or coconut nectar

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 coconut oil, melted

1-2 tbsp water {as needed}

Optional:

ALOHA coconut water powder

matcha tea

powdered dried strawberries

raw cacao

cacao nibs/chocolate chips

sliced almonds

goji berries

dark chocolate

Directions: Place ingredients in food processor and blend until combined into a sticky dough. Add water, starting with 1 tbsp, adding more as needed. Roll spoonfuls of dough between your palms until a small ball forms. Roll ball in desired colors. 

Green Frankenstein or Witch Bites: Matcha tea powder {culinary grade}, with chocolate bolts

White Boo Bites: Powdered sugar, desiccated coconut or ALOHA coconut water powder with cacao nib/chocolate chip eyes

Brown Bat Bites: Raw cacao with goji berry teeth

Blood Red Dracula Bites: Powdered, dried strawberries with sharp coconut or sliced almond teeth