I've been watching Miss Semi Sweet's YouTube channel for years now, loving how much she loves to explore retro recipes and dares to try even the worst ones for our entertainment. We share a love for the kitchen (as well as retro style!) and love her quirky and silly personality in each video she shares.
As I was putting together my Halloween posts for this week, I watched one of her videos with these cookies as the star and originally just wanted to try them for myself. Then I noticed they would be fairly easy to make vegan and then I thought, why not adapt the recipe and share my version here on homage to Miss Semi Sweet herself!
Do I hold a candle to the witty banter she supplies in her video as she demonstrates the recipe at hand? No, I do not, but hopefully my take on her spooky treat is as enticing and yummy as hers. It's a fun one and can totally be changed up to match your preferences.
For example, the sweet cereal ingredient is so versatile! You could totally have a lot of fun using whatever you want for this! Miss Semi Sweet and I both used Frosted Flakes but you could totally use Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Rice Krispies, Coco Krispies - whatever cereal your little heart desires!
Can you imagine what a chocolate cereal would taste like with the peanut butter? Oh man....
Same goes for the candy on top! Originally used were jelly beans but I opted for those addictive candy pumpkins. Now, technically these aren't vegan (there is gelatin in them) but since I am plant-based and not vegan to the full extreme measures, I am OK being "bad" for these puppies! Yum!
Know what would be good as well if you're not vegan or just being bad like I am? M&Ms or Reese's minis!!
Really, I think the versatility of this cookie is what makes it so fun! So many scrumptious possibilities! Muahahahaha!
Spooky (but Easy!) Goblin Cookies
Adapted from Miss Semi Sweet
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon almond milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red and Yellow food coloring
- 1 cup sweet cereal
- Halloween candy for decoration!
- In a large bowl, mix your coconut oil, peanut butter, almond milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until combined. If your coconut oil is on the firmer side, pop bowl in microwave for 10 seconds or so to soften.
- Add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring and mix to make your mixture orange - so spooky!
- Stir in your cup of sweet cereal until completely coated with sticky mixture.
- Using a spoon, scoop mixture onto wax paper lined cookie sheet to make clump like shapes.
- Plop your favorite Halloween candies on top to make festive, let sit on counter or in fridge until cookies set and dry.
- EAT THEM ALL BEFORE THE TRICK OR TREATERS ARRIVE!
*this recipe only makes about 6-8 cookies so if you're making them for a party or a larger crowd than just yourself, you may want to double or triple the ingredients above!