Raw Chocolate Halloween Treats

I talked last week about Samhain being the Autumn Cross Quarter Festival, a time for celebrating the changing season and the coming of winter – the Celtic New Year.  So I was interested to find out how Halloween has evolved to be a time of celebrating with sweet treats.

It was believed that at the New Year, the realms of the living and the dead would overlap, allowing the souls to walk again on the earth. So it was traditional to dress up to fool the spirits that we were one of them. In the Middle Ages, people used to dress up as spirits and go door to door asking for songs and prayers on behalf of the dead. This was called ‘souling’. This eventually led to asking for treats such as fruit. In the 19th Century, ‘souling’ had changed to ‘guising’ in the UK, where children would perform a song in exchange for a treat. Then in the early 20th Century, the practice made it’s way over to North America where it eventually became Trick or Treating.  By the 1920s, fruit made way for confectionery, and by the 1980s, the practice of trick or treating had made it’s way back to the UK from North America. (The Tradition of Trick or Treating – TodayIFoundOut.com)

Halloween Pumpkins

So now we’ve had a little history lesson, I think it’s time for a treat! It’s been ages since I’ve made raw chocolate and it really is so delicious. It’s very rich and creamy, and you only need a little bit for a big chocolatey hit. It also happens to be dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Raw Halloween Chocolates

Ingredients:

100g Cacao Butter

6 tbsp Cacao Powder

4 tbsp Agave Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Powder

Edible Gold Lustre Spray

Halloween Moulds (I got mine from Lidl)

Method:

Melt the cacao butter in a pyrex jug over a pan of hot water, on a medium heat.

When the butter has completely melted, add the cacao powder, agave syrup, and vanilla powder. Stir until completely combined. Pour the chocolate mixture into your moulds and pop into the fridge for a couple of hours.

Then, remove the chocolates from the moulds, spray liberally with gold lustre, and really treat your trick or treaters! (And remember to enjoy a few yourself too!)

Halloween Raw Chocolates

Vegan Halloween Chocolate

About The Author

thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Tori | 25th Oct 17

    I loved the history lesson – its so interesting to learn where all our traditions come from. I love learning about Christmas traditions too!
    Your chocolate treats look yummy!

  2. Stephanie Sherlock | 25th Oct 17

    Yum! We love chocolate and never thought to make our own. It looks simple enough and fun. My granddaughter loves chocolate.

  3. Mel | 25th Oct 17

    Those treats look incredible! So interesting to learn more about Halloween
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  4. jhilmil | 26th Oct 17

    Awesome , looks really halloween treat and delicious as well. Didn’t knew things could be that simple. Shall try doing few for my son:)

  5. Stephanie Merry | 26th Oct 17

    Oh wow, these look amazing! I love that they’re vegan too x
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  6. Kacie Morgan | 26th Oct 17

    I had great fun making raw chocolate before. I think I prefer milk chocolate, but if I have raw chocolate I tend to eat less of it.

  7. London Mumma | 26th Oct 17

    I love this, we have gone totally halloween mad in my house and weve been looking for new treats to make.
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  8. Super Busy Mum | 26th Oct 17

    Halloween is such an exciting time of the year, isn’t it and these look amazing!
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  9. Joanna | 26th Oct 17

    This looks so delicious and such a great alternative for vegans! I used to date someone who was vegan and always found it hard to go places to suit him x

  10. Joanna | 26th Oct 17

    Love this post great alternative for healthier choice x

  11. Ellie | 27th Oct 17

    Mmm I love anything chocolate. I like that these are raw chocolate with agave syrup instead of all the refined sugars and processed chocolates.
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  12. Kara | 27th Oct 17

    They look brilliant and I bet they taste delicious too
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  13. Thena | 27th Oct 17

    Wow, these look totally awesome! Creative and fun too. I would love to try these, my kids would love ’em too!

  14. fashionandstylepolice | 27th Oct 17

    These Halloween treats look fab. So creative too. I bet they taste amazing.

  15. Alison | 30th Oct 17

    You forgot something Becky; never make or buy your treats too early, or you end up eating half of them ….or am I the only one guilty of that ……. Happy Halloween!

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