It's Halloween soon , so here's my take on a spooky treat. It's super easy and only takes about 10 minutes, a few ingredients and an ice cube tray to create the "tombstone" mold!
No fancy tools needed, just a cheap $1 ice cube tray.
Chocolatey, crispy, sweet goodness!
Yields 1 dozen
Halloween Rusty Tombstone Candy
Chocolatey, crunchy and super simple to make!
5 minPrep Time
Chocolate tombstone ingredients:
1 1/4 cups vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Natures Path Gluten Free chocolate crisp cereal (or your preferred rice puff cereal)
1 1/4 teaspoon grapeseed oil (omit for an oil-free version)
Non Food Materials needed:
1 ice cube tray, the deeper the molds the larger the tombstones will be
food writing gel for spooky writing (white works best)
pack of Halloween stickers all the same shape
Add the chocolate chips and oil into a measuring cup with a pouring spout (makes it much easier) and microwave at 30 second intervals a few times, stirring in between each session, until almost all melted. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons only of the cereal. (The remaining 2 tablespoons are for the tops.)
Spray the ice cube tray lightly with non-stick spray. Pour the chocolate carefully about two-third's full into 12 molds. Depending on the size of your ice cube tray molds, you may make more. The deeper mold trays work best. When pouring the chocolate into the molds, it helps to guide it with a spoon.
Add the remaining cereal on top, slightly pressing into the chocolate so it will stick once hardened. Use more cereal than the recipe calls for, if necessary. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, only.
Next, flip over the tray and tap or press into the molds and the chocolates should slide right out. Write spooky "Rip" if desired, or leave plain. The non-stick spray serves 2 purposes, easy removal and once it dries, it creates a rusty tombstone effect. 🙂
Next, insert the toothpicks on top of the chocolates.
Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free
The Vegan 8
Notice the rusty tombstone effect that the non-stick spray leaves once it dries....pretty cool effect, huh!
If using the stickers, simply place 2 stickers back to back at the top of the toothpick. They need to be the same exact shape of stickers for them to match up on their opposite sides.
Chocolates are best stored at room temperature. They remain hard and will not melt. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Brandi is a devoted Mommy and wife who is passionate about cooking and baking delicious vegan dishes. She believes healthy food can be simple, quick and taste incredible. She gets creative in the kitchen to make recipes that will fool anybody that they aren't missing traditional non-vegan ingredients. Be sure to follow this blog for all recipes and updates.
Hi! I'm Brandi, a wife and mom behind this blog who healed my husband's gout and my digestion issues through a plant-based diet. I'm not complicated, I keep things simple. All my recipes are 8 ingredients or less, not counting salt, pepper or water. They are allergy-friendly, as they are all vegan, oil-free and nearly all are gluten-free. You'll find lots of baked goods here, as I've been a baker all my life, it's my passion!