Monday, September 30, 2013

An E-book for the Vegan Gluten-Free Masses...

Fork and Beans Halloween E-book Cover
(Photo by Cara Reed)

     My regular readers know I have a friend named Cara Reed who runs a gluten-free vegan blog called Fork and Beans.  She graciously converts my recipes every Christmas during my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies for friends and family of my readership with special food requirements.  She is so incredibly creative and fun and Halloween brings it all together in a bubbling cauldron of witchy deliciousness with her vegan candies and super creative meal ideas for kids. (I actually bought a waffle iron to make my kids skull waffles and they still ask for them all the time!)  To celebrate this year, Cara is releasing her very first e-book and she is allowing me to share a recipe with you here!  Without further ado, I give you...

(Photo by Cara Reed)

Coats: 6 apples 
2/3 c. vegan butter 
2/3 c. light corn syrup 
1 1/3 c. sugar 
1/3 c. water  
2/3 c. peanut butter 

Additional Ingredients: 
6 apples 
Wooden sticks 
Chopped nuts for dipping 
Plastic fangs (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree—they came with candy blood) 

     Remove stems from each apple and place the candy apple sticks inside. Measure the size of the plastic fangs and cut out a section in the apple to fit inside. 
In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water, butter, and corn syrup on medium heat. Bring to a boil.  
     At this point do not stir. Place a candy thermometer inside the saucepan and bring up heat in between soft and hard ball stage. 

     Reduce heat to lowest setting and add the peanut butter in. Mix thoroughly.  

     Dip each apple in the caramel and then the nuts. Before the caramel sets, place the plastic fangs inside the apples. Allow to cool 20 minutes. 

 There now!  Doesn't that look easy and delicious?!  Here's a list of recipes in her book:
(Excerpt from A Fork and Beans Halloween Special ebook)

There's some seriously cute stuff here for your little gluten-free ghouls and a couple for you ghastly grown-ups, too!  I bought the book yesterday and I'm monstrously geeked.  My boys are begging me for the Trick-or-Treat Cookies and I'm excited to make the Spaghetti and Eyeballs.  Her book is only $7!  You can Buy it Here and while you're at it, check out her blog!  Thanks, guys!  And here's wishing beastly amounts of success to you, Cara Reed!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, I love these Apple Vampires! What a fun, creative treat. Congratulations to Cara - looks like a terrific book! I'm excited for Halloween.


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