These cute little brownie bites are made into spooky bats for Halloween! Googly eyes and chocolate wings take normal brownie batter bites up a notch. This is a fun, allergy friendly dessert to share with your family this holiday.
Halloween is a great time to make some silly and spooky treats. I love to make simple desserts that are allergy friendly, and a little silly, too. You might remember my mummy donuts – those were a big hit in our house.
I think that these brownie bite Halloween bats will also bring a little fun to your holiday. They are perfect for kids and adults.
These gluten free and vegan brownie batter bites are made with simple ingredients. Cocoa powder, oats, vegan buttery spread, and sugar blended into a thick dough makes a sweet base for this dessert. Then I added some chocolate bat wings and little googly eyes to turn them into cute and spooky bats.
The wings for these little bats are made of allergy friendly chocolate that’s been melted and then piped into bat wing shapes. I didn’t even use a special piping tip, just a bag with the tip snipped off.
Allergy Friendly Chocolate
Enjoy Life Foods or PASCHA Chocolate both make chocolate chips and chocolate bars that are made in an allergy friendly facility. Either brand would work well for this recipe. If you have another brand of chocolate chips that you prefer, most likely it will work just fine.
How to Make Frosting Googly Eyes
- Take some powdered sugar and a very small amount of water, and mix until it forms a very thick paste.
- Roll the paste into small balls, and set them on a piece of waxed paper.
- Place a mini chocolate chip into the center of each ball and press down to form the eyeball.
- Chill until firm.
How to Make Chocolate Bat Wings
- Melt some allergy friendly chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Spoon the melted chocolate into a piping bag.
- Snip a very small part of the tip off the piping bag, and pipe half moons onto the waxed paper.
- Chill until firm.
Tips for Success
- Make sure to line your baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper so that the candy eyes and wings don’t stick to the baking sheet.
- If your frosting doesn’t have a modeling clay-like consistency, your frosting eyes may have trouble staying in a round shape. Just make the frosting paste thicker by using more powdered sugar.
- Gently press the bat wings into the brownie bite – you don’t want to be too rough or the chocolate wings may break.
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Brownie Bite Halloween Bats.
For the bat wings:
- 1 ¼ cup dairy free chocolate chips You may need more or less depending on how large you make your wings.
For the googly eyes:
Make the bat wings:
- Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Place the dairy free chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Stir. If they are not completely melted, microwave for 10 seconds at a time until fully melted.
- Allow the melted chocolate to cool for a few minutes, then spoon into a piping bag. You could even use a ziploc bag in a pinch, just don't squeeze it too hard and break it.
- Snip off just a little bit of the tip of the bag. Pipe half moon shapes onto the prepared cookie sheet. You will need about 32 bat wings. You might want to pipe a couple of extras in case you break any.
- Place the bat wings in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.
Make the googly eyes:
- In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with a little bit of water at a time until you get a thick paste, like a modelling clay consistency.
- Roll the thick frosting into small balls, and place on a piece of waxed paper on a plate. Press a mini chocolate chip into the center of each eye. You will need to make 32 eyes. If the eyes seem too wet, place in the refrigerator so that they firm up.
Make the brownie batter bites:
- Place all ingredients in the food processor. Process on high speed until the batter comes together. The batter should be thick.
- Take spoonfuls of the batter and use your hands to roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining batter.
Assemble the bats:
- Once the chocolate wings are firm, take each brownie batter bite and insert two wings in the side, and place two eyes on the front. Press the eyes against the brownie batter bite so that they stick.
- Enjoy right away, or store completed bats in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve them.