Call them chocolate hobgoblins or just little monsters. Either way, these mysterious blobs are fun to make and tasty to eat. The recipe was originally shared with us by Enjoy Life Foods, so it’s gluten-free, vegan, and top allergen-free. If you don’t have an issue with peanuts or tree nuts, you can use peanut butter or nut butter in the recipe.
Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Halloween Hobgoblins
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.
- Pour the rice cereal into a shallow pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sunflower seed butter and brown rice syrup. The mixture should be quite stiff. Pinch off about ½ tablespoon and form it into a pear shape.
- Roll the pear shaped sunflower mixture in the cereal, pressing the cereal in to stick. Reshape the "hobgoblins" if needed. Set them in the refrigerator while making the chocolate coating.
- Put the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwaveable container. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat, then heat in 10 second intervals just until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Do not overheat.
- Using a fork, dip the goblins (one at a time) into the melted chocolate. Make sure to carefully tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place them on parchment lined sheet.
- To give those creepy creatures some eyes, use a single rice puff for each eye. You can even give them eyeballs but putting a small drop of chocolate in the center of the rice puff. You could also use frosting to create eyes or even a mouth! Have fun and be creative.
- Let sit to harden. You can quicken the hardening by placing in the refrigerator. Enjoy!