Halloween recipes


Hooray for Halloween! The Little Cooks Co have come up with some delicious, nutritious treats for the scariest night of the year! Who’d have thought witches fingers could taste so good?!

Spooky Witches Fingers

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes (in freezer)

Serves: 15-20 fingers

Allergens: Nuts, dairy (optional)

Tasty Tip: If you are using coconut oil instead of butter then it tastes best using an unscented version


  • 50g butter or coconut oil at room temperature (20g + 30g)
  • 35g honey or maple syrup (20g + 15g)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 70g pitted dates 70g cashew nuts
  • 70g ground almonds
  • 20g buckwheat groats
  • 15g chia seeds
  • 15g flax seeds
  • 15g raw cocao powder
  • Flaked almond ‘nails’


  • Small bowl
  • Food processor/blender
  • Teaspoon
  • Plate/tray for freezer
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Cooking instructions:

  1. 1. Soak the dates in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes
  2. 2. While they are soaking add the buckwheat, cashew nuts, ground almonds, flax and chia seeds to your food processor/blender with 20g butter/coconut oil, 20g of honey and 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  3. 3. Strain the dates and pop them into your food processor too and then blitz for a few minutes until the dates and cashew nuts have fully broken down
  4. 4. Ask an adult for help to remove the blade and then start rolling your fingers! Roll a small smount of the mixture (about the size of a 50p coin) into a long finger shape
  5. 5. Pop the fingers onto a plate or small container and place in the freezer while you make the chocolate coating
  6. 6. Gently melt 30g of butter or coconut oil in a saucepan with 15g of honey and then stir in the raw cacao powder until fully combined
  7. 7. Take the chocolate off the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes
  8. 8. Remove the fingers from the freezer and use a teaspoon to coat one half of each of them in chocolate!
  9. 9. Lastly add an almond flake to the chocolate end as a nail and then lay flat on a plate/tray and store in the fridge for up to a week

Spooky Spiders

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 7 minutes

Serves: around 15 spiders

Allergens: Nuts and dairy (optional)

Tasty Tip: Make sure you pack these spiders tightly so they don’t crumble!


  • 80g almond butter
  • 80g honey
  • 50g butter or coconut oil
  • 40g hazelnuts
  • 30g puffed quinoa
  • 30g puffed brown rice
  • 20g buckwheat groats
  • 20g raw cocao powder
  • 10g milled flaxseed


  • Baking tray
  • Food processor/blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Muffin cases

Cooking instructions:

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180c (160c fan assisted)
  2. 2. Scatter the hazelnuts and buckwheat groats on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 7 minutes
  3. 3. While they are toasting make your sauce by melting the almond butter, honey, raw cocao powder and butter (or coconut oil) in a saucepan on a low heat, stirring regularly
  4. 4. Tip the sauce into a mixing bowl
  5. 5. Next place your toasted hazelnuts and buckwheat groats in a food processor or blender and blitz until ground
  6. 6. Pour into your mixing bowl and add the milled flaxseeds, puffed quinoa and puffed brown rice
  7. 7. Stir really well until all the sauce is combined with the dry ingredients
  8. 8. Next, place a muffin case in your palm and put a large tablespoon of the mixture in it. Push the mixture down firmly with the back of a spoon – this is an important step that will stop your spiders crumbling later. Repeat until all the mixture is finished
  9. 9. Place the muffin cases in the freezer for 10 minutes and then remove and decorate as spiders! Store in the fridge for up to 5 days

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