If you are like me, on a diet, and know that the many sugary treats around Halloween time are going to be a bit of a temptation, fear not. A healthy and - more importantly - absolutely delicious alternative has arrived in the form of a little recipe book, entitled Spooktacular Gluten-Free Halloween Desserts, authored by Manasi Frogoso, Kanta Barrios and Vidura Barrios. You may have heard of their awesome Facebook page, I Love Halloween, which you must "like" if you are obsessed with all things related to All Hallow's Eve.
The book offers several recipes for cakes and cupcakes, cookies, and other confections. In these recipes, you will replace flour with quinoa, millet, almond meal, and coconut. In many instances, sugar will be replaced with coconut sugar. Other organic ingredients are encouraged.
The recipes within are fun and easy to make, and they include Witch and Zombie Fingers - which are shortbread cookies that look exactly like, well, witch and zombie fingers - Zombie sugar cookies, Evil Pumpkins, Frankenstein Cake, and Wicked Witches cupcakes. The Ghosts and Pumpkins cupcakes are particularly adorable, and look scrumptious enough. The Bewitched Pumpkin Pie and One Eyed Monster candy apples are also fun!
All in all, this book is well worth purchasing. It is one of the most inventive recipe books that I have ever come across. It is available on Amazon.com. You should buy one as soon as possible. Many wonderful Halloween memories are to be had as a result of this book!