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Vegan, Gluten-Free Halloween Rolo Candy

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Halloween is my favorite holiday. I am into watching horror films (Michael Myers scares the sh*t out of me!), carving pumpkins and dressing up in costume.

For the last two years I went trick-o-treating as a deer, my spirit animal.I’m still undecided about this year. Do you have your costume figured out yet?

 

Halloween Deer Costume

 

When it comes to Halloween candy, I have to be reals and tell you I can’t resist Kit Kats. I’ve been working  on how to make a clean version but I haven’t gotten the  right taste for the wafers yet. I’m determined!

Kit Kats are #1, following Snickers and Rolos. I love to put them in the fridge and have them for a snack. I usually get my fix of a few bars and then I’m done. The sugar is crazy! I feel like I’m getting a blood transfusion of buzz.
I’m always finding ways to “clean up” favorite foods and this time I think I hit the jack pot.

I made “clean + sexy” Rolos! I also added an ingredient to make the Snickers too!

I used dates and nut butter to make the caramel and I can’t believe how much these treats taste like the original ones but without the processed sugar spike.

I’m bringing these gems to a neighborhood Halloween happy hour today and I know everyone will LOVE them!

Here’s how to make Rolos vegan and gluten free (and sugar-free!):

 

“Rolos”

Ingredients:

Dates (pitted soft mejool dates, soak for 1 hour if not soft)- I used 16 dates)
1 1/2 Tbsp. nut butter (I used peanut butter but sunflower also tastes great)
1 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan + gluten free brand)
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. chia seeds
Sea salt

 

 

dates

 

ingredients for vegan rolos

For the Snickers, add the nuts (I only had raw almonds but I would prefer you get sliced ones for the recipe).

raw-almonds

Directions:

Pulse dates and butter in Vitamix or food processor until smooth consistency. Make 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet with wax paper.  Freeze for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile melt chips, oil,  chia, and salt in a medium sauce pan over low heat for 5 minutes.

chocolate for "rolo" recipe

Dip the chilled balls in the chocolate and place on cookie sheet with paper. Freeze for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Vegan gluten-free "Rolo" recipe

Take out of freezer whenever you are ready. The “Rolos” will stay at room temperature and not melt. Enjoy!

Makes about 16.

Vegan glutenfree Rolo recipe

 

Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? Let me know and let’s try to re-make it clean and sexy!

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