With Halloween just around the corner and the word ‘party’ being thrown around by the kids, this means hours of party prep, dusting off the cobwebs from the Halloween decorations and providing enough food to feed a street worth of witches and zombies. So a collaboration with Ciao Gusto has given me the perfect chance to create a trick & treat which is easy for any age to bake and wouldn’t leave me burning my creation at the stake but instead give me something tasty for my Halloween fright fest.
For me it was no-zombie-brainer to choose the Valsoia Dairy Free Chocolate Spread as a vegetarian who is trying to eat more vegan as much as possible, it’s the ideal chocolate spread alternative to other brands on the shelves. So what I decided to do was come up with something quick and effortless but at the same time look as if it had hours of sweat, vampire blood and tears thrown into it.
Vegan Double Chocolate Spider Web Rolls
Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need:
- Valsoia Dairy Free Chocolate Spread
- Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
- Vegan White Chocolate
- Plant Based Milk For Glaze (We Used Almond)
>Ready rolled puff pastry is a lazy witch’s best friend, spreading this out on some baking paper and layering with spoon after spoon of chocolate spread is a fun task for anyone no matter if they are big or small, the biggest challenge though is resisting that urge to spoon it straight out the jar into your mouth. As you’re doing this pre-heat the oven to 200c/180c fan/gas 6.
Once it’s got a decent coating of chocolate spread, starting from the edge, gently roll the pastry towards the other edge until it leaves you with what the girl would call, a snake (but technically a cylinder) and cut into 12 even slices. Then place each slice onto the baking paper, glazed with your desired plant based milk and place into the oven for 15 minutes.
Once you have taken them out of the oven, leave them to cool down and once cooled down melt some chocolate, we went with some vegan white chocolate to really give that web effect but it could easily be done with any kind of chocolate or even icing if that’s what you have to hand. The web effect is as simple as it was to make the rolls, just drizzle the lines over as if you were cutting a pizza and then finish that off with two circles.
Within half hour you have some sweet treat’s prepared, baked and decorated ready to make a rather decorative centrepiece for your Halloween party table.
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