This Halloween, shake things up a bit with these VEGAN Pastry Voodoo Dolls – not as sugary as the usual treats, but quite interesting, delicious and even healthy! No food colors or anything artificial used here!
Settle this debate for me, will ya? Do these Vegan Pastry Voodoo Dolls look happy (like singing a harmony around the skeleton prince) or do they look super creepy?
When they first came out of the oven, my husband thought they were cute (like little gingerbread men), but after seeing these photos, he finds them creepy! I, on the other hand felt like a serial killer while carving out their eyes and mouth (I kept cringing with every slice), but after seeing them ‘hanging out’ with the skeletons, thought they looked kinda cute 🙂
Cute or Creepy, these still taste delicious – puff pastry sheets sandwiched with this gorgeously red Beetroot Halwa! Halloween treats usually are just a lot of sugar and not much else – these on the other hand are sweet, but are also kinda healthy, on account of the marvelous Beets! Why Beets? Natural Red color that looks like blood and gore! No colors, no chemicals, au naturel baby!
If you don’t have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, don’t worry – Here’s a FREE printable for you to trace onto a cardboard, cut out a template and use!
Just place the cardboard template on the partially-thawed puff pastry sheets and cut away using a small knife. I found that it was easier to remove them after they’ve firmed up in the fridge a bit. Once you’ve got the dolls cutout, roll them with a rolling pin slightly to elongate them.
Divide the beetroot filling into 6 parts. This is the messy part – you gotta smear the filling over half of your doll cut outs. Sandwich with the other half and press down. Cut out eyes and mouth and other gory details as you please.
There’s only 5 in the picture coz I ate one as soon as it came out of the oven. 😛 If yours softens a bit with storage, heat them up on a 350°F/180°C oven for 5 minutes and they’ll be right as rain again!
When you make these (which I really think you SHOULD!), be sure to SHARE YOUR PHOTOS with me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see what you cook from here and will share it with pride on my social media feeds.
One more time – creepy or happy? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂 Happy Halloween folks!