Spooktacular Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween 2020 may look a little different than other years, but that doesn’t mean the fun should stop! There are so many ways to enjoy Halloween from home (and your kids can still have a great time too). Here are some of my suggestions to make this Halloween a special time:

  • Host a get together with close friends (safely). Have close friends/family over and host a mini Halloween party! I love Pinterest for finding fun halloween party tricks and treats.
  • Put on some spooky tunes and get artsy! This is fun for kids and for you too! There are so many fun crafts (even beyond carving pumpkins)! Getting crafty is a great tool to use for easing stress too. There are many crafts on Pinterest that require minimal tools too (some of which you may have at home so you don’t have to go to the store or spend money).
  • Watch your favorite Halloween film. There are Halloween movies from extremely spooky to movies like Charlie Brown. I love watching the classic Hocus Pocus and so many other good ones! Get a little set up together with lots of blankets, some spooky glow-y lights and some of your favorite Halloween treats! You can also do your craft while you watch your favorite Halloween movies!
  • Make a spooky treat – but make it healthier!! These Spooktacular (spider) Chocolate Chip cookies below are fun for Halloween… plus they are refined sugar free, gluten free and grain free! Check out the recipe below!

Yields: 12-14 cookies

1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cassava flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 egg
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp almond butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl mix together the coconut oil, egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond butter. Then combine the dry and wet ingredients together. Once well combined, fold in the chocolate chips. Then begin scooping out 2 tbsp of batter and molding into a cookie shape. Place on the parchment paper. On each cookie, put a few chocolate chips on top (these will be used to make your chocolate spiders!) Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a toothpick, begin to transform your chocolate chips into spiders. Drag the chocolate away from the center to create the legs (I did 3 lines on each side! Then let them cool and enjoy!

No matter what you do this Halloween, it is important to stay safe and healthy. Enjoy!


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