Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Baby-Making!

Happy Halloween fellow bloggers!

BOY are YOU in for a treat!  I am loving a new blog, Chocolate Covered Katie, and, thanks to Miss CCK, I have discovered the joys of 'Baby-Making'!!! OMG. I am addicted. And you know what?  Making them is almost more fun that eating them!

So far I've made 4 batches, each different! In fact, though I made two last night, I did the other two today and the Beebits helped! A baby makin' babies.. LOL. Well he's a toddler but that doesn't sound quite as cute ;) He loved helping and he LOVED eating haa! AND the best part is they're sugar free, and (relatively) healthy, so I didn't mind him having them!

Here's the Babies we did (my version, of course), ingredients are listed, and the process is just pulse in a processor or (I use my magic bullet) until everything's mixed then shape into lil Babies!: 
Cashew Babies
80g dates, 30g raw cashews, 1/8 tsp vanilla
Cocoa-Coconut Babies
80g dates, 30g raw cashews, 10g coconut butter (I used Artisana), 5g unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/8tsp vanilla

 The Cashew and Cocoa-Coconut Babies side-by-side

Trail-Mix Babies
50g dates, 30g raisins, 30g raw cashews, 5g unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/8tsp vanilla

(And without an in-the-bullet pic) Coco-Pine-nut Nut Babies (ran out of cashews, decided to see what it was like with pine nuts, not bad!)
80g dates, 32g unsalted pine nuts, 1/8tsp vanilla, small sprinkle salt

These are the Coco-Pine-Nut (far) and the Trail Mix Babies (near) together :)

Also on our Halloween agenda.... lil crispy corn Ghosties!  Inspired by this post, and since I happened to have a package of qhite corn tortillas just sitting in the fridge, I decided to try my hand
at homemade chips!  The Beebits helped of course.  ;)
See our lil ghostie cutter? :)
Boot cookie cutter squished into a ghostie shape!
My little 'Vanna' - The Beebits pointing to our ghosties:)
Ghosties on a tray!
Pile of chips, cooling off
Lookie lookie, my lil ghostie!
I actually overcooked one tray a bit :( so some of them are kinda brown ghosties lol, but they still taste pretty good! I'd make them again :) 

And a fun Halloween morning with the Beebits - my favorite kind of fun time!  We cooked (the chips and made the Babies), we colored, we made snakes... we decorated a pumpkin... What a fabulous morning!  

The pumpkin fell and got a booboo - so we put a bandaid on him :) All better!
Happy face pumpkin! The Beebits decorated all by himself!
Happy pumpkin from the back :)

Mommy and the Beebits and the Happy pumpkin :)
Happy Mommy gettin some love :)
We're meeting up with a little friend of his for some Trick-or-Treat fun too!  I'll post again with pics of that fun time later!

Have a Happy (and safe) Halloween everyone!!!!!


Veg-a-Nut said...

sweetness all about sweetness!

Anonymous said...

Never made any of CCKs babies yet! maybe one day. :)

Your babies look like they turned out great!