This weekend is my youngest child’s first birthday! Somehow my little baby is turning one. Not sure how this happened so quickly. Since he’s born only a few days before Halloween, I feel it’s appropriate to host a Monster Bash. So, there will be a monster cake and monster decorations of course. We will be playing pin the eye on the monster. And just for good measure there will be these delicious monster themed, healthy Halloween cookies.
Okay, so healthy cookies right? Yes! It’s totally possible. The main ingredient?? CHICKPEAS. Yup, you read that correctly. These cookies are made from chickpeas. There is absolutely no flour, no refined sugar, no dairy, no eggs. Just wholesome ingredients. But shhh, don’t tell your kids. They won’t even notice the difference! I figure that with all the chocolate and candy in surplus around Halloween, these healthy cookies could provide some needed balance! Plus your kiddos will just fall in love with these fun little monsters. I bet you could put candy eyes in their broccoli and they’d love that too!
Okay so back to the cookies.
How cute are these little monster cookies??
I also made some tissue paper monster puffs for the party as well, so those had to make the shot of course. 🙂
So I made two batches of these healthy Halloween cookies so I could have different shades of green. Feel free to experiment with other colours as well. I went with these because it will go with his theme this weekend. I’ll admit, I also tried to make orange ones, and well…those didn’t turn out as great. Although they looked orange prior to baking, they ended up looking brown once baked. So it kind of defeated the point! But hey, they still taste great, and that means extra cookies to enjoy. So it wasn’t a total loss. 🙂