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Spooky bat energy bites

15 October 2018

A healthy Halloween treat that's ideal for small hands.

Spooky bat energy balls
Spooky bat energy balls

Preparation time

45 minutes




For the energy bites

  • 100g California walnut halves
  • 100g raisins
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 100g quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the bat wings and eyes

  • 300g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 24 California walnut halves (2 per bat)
  • 24 white chocolate chips (2 per bat)
  • 1 small tube black decorating gel


1. For the energy bites, line a baking tray with parchment or baking paper.

2. In a food processor, combine the raisins, oats, dark chocolate chips, salt and 100g of walnut halves. Pulse until the mixture forms into a thick, but still chunky, paste (1-2 minutes), turning off the food processor and scraping down the sides as needed.

3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 15g (around tablespoon-sized) balls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

4. For the bat wings and eyes, line another baking tray with parchment or baking paper.

5. Gently melt the dark chocolate in a microwave, or in a bowl over simmering water. With a fork, dip each walnut piece into the melted dark chocolate, covering it completely with chocolate. Tap the fork on the side to remove excess chocolate, and place the walnut pieces on the prepared baking tray. Repeat until all wings are coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6. Gently push a chocolate walnut piece into the left and right side of each bat bite to make the wings.

7. Push two white chocolate chips onto the bat's front side to make the eyes. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 15g (around tablespoon-sized) balls. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

8. Serve, or refrigerate until just before serving.

Our thanks to California Walnuts for providing this recipe

Visit our Halloween section for more spooky food and party ideas


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