Spooky Energy Bite Bats

Spooky Energy Bite Bats

Prep Time

55 minutes

Cook Time

-  

Serves

2 people

These Spooky Energy Bite Bats are a delicious combination of walnuts, chocolate chips and oats. A perfect addition to your Halloween celebration.

Recipe courtesy of California Walnuts, created by Jenny Shea Rawn, MS, MPH, RD, recipe developer and healthy food blogger at My Cape Cod Kitchen.

Ingredients

Energy Bites

  • 1 cup California walnut halves
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Bat Wings and Eyes

  • 17 ounce container Semi-sweet dark dipping chocolate (or melting wafers)
  • 24 California walnut halves, halved lengthwise (48 pieces total / 2 walnut wings per bat)
  • 48 White chocolate chips (2 chips per bat used for eyes)
  • 1 tube Black decorating gel, small tube (0.67 ounces)

Preparation

Energy Bites

  • 1 Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • 2 In a food processor, combine walnut halves, raisins, chocolate chips, oats and salt. Pulse until the mixture forms into a thick, but still chunky, paste (1-2 minutes), turning off the food processor and scraping down sides, as needed.
  • 3 Scoop mixture by the tablespoon and roll into balls with your hands, placing bites onto the baking sheet. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Bat Wings and Eyes

  • 1 Prepare a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • 2 Heat dark chocolate in the microwave according to package directions until chocolate is melted. With a fork, dip each walnut piece into the dark chocolate, covering completely with chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the chocolate container to remove excess chocolate and set walnut pieces on prepared baking sheets. Repeat until all wings are chocolate coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3 Gently push a chocolate covered walnut piece into the left and right side of every bat bite to make the wings.
  • 4 Push two white chocolate chips onto the bat's front side to make the eyes. Using the black decorating gel, place two pupils onto each white chocolate chip eye.
  • 5 Serve or refrigerate until just before serving.

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