Bat Crackers and Guacamole: Spooky Halloween Snacks

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: October 30, 2023

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Black bat shaped cracker hovering over a bowl of guacamole

If you’re looking for a unique and tasty Halloween snack for your spooky gathering, look no further than these bat-shaped Halloween crackers with guacamole. These crackers are not only delicious but also packed with nutritious ingredients like black sesame seeds and chickpea flour. They’re the perfect addition to your Halloween spread.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy to Make: Just mix, roll, and bake.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Packed with seeds and nutritional yeast.
  • Versatile: Great as a snack or salad topping.
  • Vegan: Completely plant-based ingredients.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Begin by preheating your oven to 320F. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it rest for 5 minutes. Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool and break them apart.

Ingredient Notes

Black Sesame Seeds: Rich in antioxidants.
Chickpea Flour: A good source of protein.
Nutritional Yeast: Adds a cheesy flavor.
Charcoal Powder: For an homogenous black color, optional. Ensure it’s food-grade. We love it for a fun Halloween recipe, but charcoal can interact with certain medication. So we don’t recommend consuming it without chatting first with your health care provider if you’re currently on medication.

FAQ

  • Is this recipe vegan? Yes, it’s 100% plant-based.
  • Is it gluten-free? Yes, thanks to the use of chickpea flour.
  • Can I make it without charcoal? Absolutely, it won’t be as black but just as delicious!

Variations and Tips

Spice it Up: Add some chili flakes.
Flavor Variants: Try adding herbs like oregano or thyme.

Why You’ll Love These Halloween Crackers with Guacamole

  • Yummy
  • Nutritious
  • Easy
  • Spooky, Halloween-ready snacks
Black bat shaped cracker hovering over a bowl of guacamole

Bat-Shaped Halloween Crackers with Guacamole

5 from 2 votes
These bat-shaped crackers are perfect for Halloween. Made with nutritious ingredients like black sesame seeds and chickpea flour, they’re a hit at any spooky gathering.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

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Servings 10

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp charcoal powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cup warm water

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 320 °F (160C) for optimal baking.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix them well and let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Place the dough on a piece of baking paper. Cover it with another piece of baking paper and roll it out to a thickness of about 0.25-0.5 cm. Remove the top layer of paper.
  • Use a cookie cutter or a sharp knife to cut the dough into bat shapes.
  • Bake the bat-shaped crackers in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Once done, allow them to cool down before breaking them apart with your hands.

Notes

If you have small pieces left over after using a cookie cutter, these make a great, crunchy topping for salads!

Per Serving

Calories 144kcalCarbohydrates 7gProtein 5gFat 11gSodium 129mgFiber 3gCalcium 62mgIron 2mg
COURSE Snack
CUISINE American-Inspired
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