Monster Spooky Tart

Monster Spooky Tart

Boo! Halloween is here, and so is all the sugar. One could argue that it’s one of the “sweetest” times of the year — you can’t go to the grocery store without seeing shelves lined with Halloween treats. And, while these treats are seasonally cute, the ingredient lists are sure to give you a fright! Traditional Halloween candy is often loaded with artificial flavors, dyes, and of course, sugar.

But it’s not all doom and gloom! Enjoying Halloween with a healthy twist is possible. Swap out artificial, sugar-loaded Halloween candy with better-for-you options like these simple Monster Spooky Tarts.


Spooky Hail Merry Tarts Monster Face


*Better For You Recommended Ingredients

Before diving into the recipes, you’ll see an asterisk next to certain ingredients listed in each recipe. Refer to this list for a healthier recommendation. Using these recommended ingredients will help you avoid those yucky artificial colors and flavors commonly found in store-bought Halloween candy!

Chocolate
Natural Food Coloring
Decorating Sugar & Sprinkles
Frosting


Ingredients:

  • 1 Hail Merry Tart of choice (we used Hail Merry’s Chocolate Almond Butter Tarts)
  • *Vegan white chocolate chips
  • *Natural food dye: Blue, green, and red
  • Icing piping bag (Small piping bag tip is optional. You can also just cut a small tip off the bag)
  • Edible googley eyes


Directions:

  1. Start by adding about ¼ cup of the vegan white chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 15 seconds. Remove and stir, adding back to the microwave and microwaving for 10-second increments until completely melted. Set aside.
  2. Next, make your natural back food dye by mixing equal parts of the blue, green, and red food dye to a mixing bowl (start with just a few drops of each) and mix well. You may have to adjust the color by adding a drop of each color at one time and stirring until your desired shade of black is reached.
  3. Add a small amount of the black food dye to the melted white chocolate and then add to the piping bag.
  4. Using the piping bag, create a mouth and add two dots for the eyes. Stick the edible googley eyes over the two dots.
  5. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge until ready to eat!

 

If you give these treats a try, don't forget to share your creations with us on social by tagging @hailmerrysnacks and using #cleanhalloween.


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