So last night I finally ordered my Halloween costume (well, parts of it) on Amazon. I’m just so excited! The countdown begins and Halloween is less than 1 week away!
It’s good I’m going to get my hair done tonight because I couldn’t show up to my party looking like I do for the character I’m going to be. Tiny details
There’s just so much going on in my life now that I feel completely overwhelmed, but in a good way. I’ve got this allergen free blog and company (thank you for reading), I’ve got an engagement party for Adam and I coming up in a few weeks which, though I would love to, I’m not planning, photography lessons this weekend and a concert, Halloween parties to attend, and a wedding to plan! I love it.
And something I’ve been craving for awhile now are allergen free brownies, probably because I’ve been so stressed! I really shouldn’t be making brownies because I need to fit into my wedding dress, but it’s Halloween, right?! And I’ll get back to the gym next week… I promise!
This recipe is also coming as a request on my Facebook page that I add a dairy and nut free Halloween recipe – and this one is super fun to make.
As you can see, Adam created the monster that had the MOST candy stuck in it. I told him if he decorated one he could eat it… so he put as much candy in as possible so he could eat all the candy… haha men!!
Allergen Free Monster Brownie Bites
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Peanut Free
- Tree Nut Free
- Shellfish and Fish Free
Note: You could use the below recipe, or, I also recommend Pamela’s Brownie mixes. They are super delicious and if you don’t have the time, they’re perfect (just check the ingredients on the back).
- 1 19-oz can of black beans
- 3 eggs
- 3tbsp olive oil
- 1/4c cocoa powder
- 2/3c sugar
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4c Enjoy life allergen-free choc chips (if you like.. I added them)
Line a cupcake pan with wrappers (since when baking gluten free cakes, brownies, etc tend to be heavier, this helps so your brownies don’t get stuck to the pan since they’ll be super moist. Place the black beans and eggs in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the bean mixture into a large bowl and add all other ingredients, stirring until blended. Fill cupcake wrappers 1/2 full and bake 20 min at 350F, or until done in the middle.
- 1c Spectrum shortening
- 1 pinch of salt
- 7tsp of rice milk or water
- 4c powdered sugar
- 1tsp lemon juice
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Food coloring (if desired)
Combine shortening, rice milk, and salt in a bowl and blend until smooth. Add in the sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla and blend until smooth. If too thick, add in more rice milk, 1tsp at a time. Divide and mix in desired colors to decorate your monster brownie bites!
Toppings (choose any of the below to decorate your brownies, make sure to check ingredients):
- CVS brand candy corn and candy pumpkins – NOTE: not egg or soy free
- Allergen-free chocolate chips (enjoy life makes some great ones)
- Licorice – NOTE: most licorice isn’t wheat-free, check ingredients
- Gummy worms
Now all you have left to do is decorate! Create monster faces by icing all of your cupcakes in different creepy colors (think white, orange, dark black-ish purple, green) and then making faces with your toppings.
This is especially fun to do with little kids because they’re probably the best decorators out there and it’s definitely a fun project to keep them entertained for awhile (I know decorating these entertain me haha).
I like to cut the airheads in thin strips with a knife to make hair (or use licorice). And if you need help, just check out some more pics of the ones I created!
And here’s a better shot of the monster brownie bite Adam made!!