These no bake Halloween cookies are creepy crawly nibbles that are great to make with the little ones, and are a good healthier alternative to traditional seasonal treats. They say you shouldn’t play with your food, but these cute little critters are crying out to be brought to life before being gobbled up. These little Halloween cookies also make a great topping to any Halloween themed cake or cupcakes, and great edible decorations too – simply place them on a ‘web’ of candy floss with some candy worms. No bake treats are a great way to get kids involved in baking as you don’t need to worry about hot ovens causing any nasty burns. Halloween is full of tasty treats – but that can mean a big spike in your kids’ sugar intake. We’ve used dates in these Halloween cookies to add natural sweetness without adding much refined sugar, and bulked them out with oats, which are high in fibre and help control blood sugar levels. If you can’t find Mikado biscuits for the legs, you could use pretzel sticks instead.
- 50g peanut butter
- 100g milk chocolate, melted
- 200g oats
- 50g dates
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 75g pack Mikado milk chocolate biscuits, broken up, for the legs
- silver balls, for the eyes
Blitz the peanut butter, melted chocolate, oats and dates in a food processor until combined. Shape into 3cm ovals and roll in the dessicated coconut.
Insert four pretzel sticks into each side of the rolled biscuit body. Roll the remaining oats mixture into small balls and press a silver ball into each one, attach to the front of each creature for eyes.
Use a spoon to make a small indent to look like a mouth in each spider.