Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Halloween Hobgoblins

Chocolate Halloween Hobgoblins
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These little hobgoblins treats were shared in a Halloween newsletter from Enjoy Life Foods, but you can make them year round!

This is a fun recipe to make with kids, and is quite easy. But do allow time for the chocolate to set up in the refrigerator.
Serves: bumches of little goblins
Chocolate Coating:
To make the Hobgoblins:
  1. Pour rice cereal into a shallow pan and set aside.
  2. Mix Sunbutter with the brown rice syrup. Mixture should stiffen upon mixing. Pinch off about ½ tablespoon of filling and form into a “pear” shape.
  3. Roll the pear shaped sunflower mixture into Perky’s Nutty Rice cereal, pressing the cereal in place. Reshape if needed. Set in refrigerator while making the chocolate coating.
To make the chocolate coating:
  1. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a microwaveable container. Cook 30 seconds, stir. Continue until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. 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 on parchment lined sheet.
  3. 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.
  4. Let sit to harden. You can quicken the hardening by placing in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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