Disclaimer: Blue Diamond provided the almonds that were inspiration for this post.
What do Paleo families do about Halloween? Well, I can't speak for all Paleo families, but I can speak for mine!
Our kids do go trick or treating to a few houses of friends and family. They are allowed to keep (and eat) a bit of the very non-Paleo candy as well. However, they are also provided with plenty of Paleo-friendly treats around here. Hubby and I choose to stick to only the Paleo-friendly treats.
OK, enough, chit-chat...
For these Paleo Pops you will need:
2 Cups Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
2 Tablespoons Raw Local Honey
1 1/2 Bars Alter-Eco Blackout Chocolate (use your favorite, but I prefer this brand as it's the cleanest I've found. They are 2.82 ounces)
Lollipop sticks (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Parchment or Waxed Paper and a try or cookie sheet
If you choose to decorate you will need:
Black and White Tissue Paper
Black Pipe Cleaners
String or White Floral Wire
Blend the almonds about 2 minutes on lowest setting in your food processor.
Add the honey and blend two more minutes, or until it will come together to form balls nicely and hold its shape.
Measure out 1 or 2 Tablespoons to form balls. We did 2 Tablespoon size. This will make 12 servings. 1 Tablespoon size will make 24 small pops.
Shape into balls and insert lollipop sticks.
In your double boiler break up the Alter Eco chocolate and melt slowly. Stirring as needed. I don't have a double boiler and so just use a small metal mixing bowl and sauce pan filled less than half with water.
Remove from heat and coat each Paleo Pop with chocolate.
Cover a cookie sheet or tray with parchment paper or waxed paper.
Refrigerate about an hour, or until set.
You can of course serve them just like this.
|Oh my, what's that pumpkin? A preview|
of tomorrow's post perhaps?!
Or you can choose to decorate. This makes a fun craft to do with your kids. First, wrap each pop in plastic wrap.
For the spider:
Cut the black tissue paper into 6 inch sqares. Wrap the pops with the tissue paper. Then, wrap the pipe cleaners around the stick to form legs. Next simply glue on the wiggly eyes.
For the ghosts:
(If you cut the excess chocolate off your ghosts to form a proper circle they won't have flat heads. I didn't do that.) Cut the white tissue paper into 8 inch squares. Take 2 squares and stagger them, then wrap each pop. Tie with string or floral wire and then glue on the wiggly eyes.
Delicious and FUN!