Nutrageous Grave Bites

We all know Halloween is a holiday of indulgence, so what would it be without something spooky AND sweet? Crazy...that’s what! Being a night with so many cruelty-filled candies, we knew we had to make our own little bite size compassionate candy bars. These are reminiscent of one of our favorite chocolate treats growing up, the Nutrageous bar. A sweetened peanut butter core topped with peanuts and caramel, all wrapped up in a decadent chocolate shell. WOW, what is there not to like?!

It was off to the laboratory and the mad scientists began their work. Mixing & stirring. Blending & melting. Freezing & spreading. Then we had it, the perfect bite! These little mounds look like a fresh grave, so we popped on some fun printed tombstones, and there we had it- our own delicious graveyard. Now don’t think these are only for Halloween; they can be enjoyed anytime of year. They can easily be formed to any shape or size you like. These little treats are so hauntingly delicious that they nearly disappeared before the tombstones made it on them….oops!  

 

Nutrageous Grave Bites {recipe}

30-45 bites depending on size

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Date Caramel

    • 2 c pitted dates

    • ¾ c Hot water

    • ½ tsp Vanilla

  • Peanut Butter Core

    • 1 c Peanut Butter

    • ½ c Coconut Flour

    • ¼ c Powdered Sugar

  • 1-2 c vegan dark chocolate chips

  • 1-2 c salted roasted peanuts


 

METHOD

  1. In a medium bowl, create Peanut Butter Core by mixing the flour and powdered sugar with peanut butter. Place in refrigerator to chill.

  2. Make date caramel by combining ingredients in a high speed blender and blending until smooth.

  3. Form small rounds with the nougat on wax paper on a cookie sheet. They should resemble a thick vanilla wafer cookie.

  4. Then press in peanuts onto the nougat.

  5. Top with date caramel.

  6. Place candies into freezer for about an hour.

  7. Melt chocolate chips, I microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between until melted. (1-3 minutes)

  8. Spoon melted chocolate over peanuts, covering the mounds in chocolate.

  9. Once covered place back in freezer to setup.

  10. Decorate with printed tombstones for a delicious graveyard.

 

NOTE 1: Keep these treats in the freezer before serving, they soften quickly, but then again they also get eaten just as fast.  

NOTE 2: You might have extra caramel, be sure to save it. We love it on apples and especially ice cream.


 

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