Recipe Directions

Put all ingredients except for raisins/currants into food processor and blend. (Be careful not to use too much agave, or your ghosts will turn brown.) Next shape the mixture into little lumps. For the eyes, press currants into the lumps toward the top, or pinch raisins in half to make them smaller. (I couldn’t resist using a ton to make a Charlie Brown!) Then dehydrate over night at 105 degrees. Chill in the fridge (they’ll hold together better) and serve. Enjoy!
TIP: My ghosts were too tall for my dehydrator (I have the round kind where the number of trays you stack determines its height). I had a ton of trays, so I took some scissors and cut out the netted part in the middle of one of them, and I just put its outer rim above the tray with the ghosts on it. It worked perfect, and now I can make muffins and other tallish things, too!

Rakao's Thoughts

Happy Halloween! These are cute and tasty, great for parties!

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These turned out great. I only had 9 to dehydrate b/c I kept eating the mixture right out of the food processor. They were very good right out of the dehydrator too. We had one left over and stuck it in the fridge to see if it got harder. It sure did! Very good the next morning after being in the fridge. Will make these for the few trick or treaters we may get

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kminty u could eat them gooey, but they wouldn't keep their shape and you'd have a lot of ghost on your fingers. it really depends on which u like better: cookies or cookie dough 8)

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very creative on the whole deydrator thing but my question is: do you have to dehydrate?

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I use coconut all the time for dehydrating. And in the past for cooking. I have never had the vomit aftertaste.

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God Bless you! The kids will love them. If I make a suggestion? Steer clear from the peanuts. Remember there are many who have severe allergies to them. Lots of Love!
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Heehee, I've discovered that these hold together better after they're chilled, and I've added a tip for making them in a too-short dehydrator (see above).
:D

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First, these are really cute.
Next, I have used coconut oil in some macaroons I make all the time, and they never taste anything but wonderful :). I agree that it might be rancid oil. Not all coconut oil tastes the same either. I bought some cheeper oil once and it was awful straight out of the container. I'll never do that again :)

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hehehe cutie's

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I have used coconut oil to coat dehydrated sweet potatoes chips and in dehydrated-cookie treats as well, and I've never experienced what 3crows is talking about...

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I'd like to know more about the coconut oil issue 3crows has brought to light. Anyone else dehydrate coconut oil? I use my dehydrator and cannot recall if I've used coconut oil in such recipes...maybe kiwi is correct in that it was rancid
anyone else???

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3crows- Maybe your coconut oil is rancid. I know mine has tasted like soap when it was past it's sell by date.

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these look Great!
I love the Charlie Brown one! :) Poor little Charlie Brown only got rocks when he went trick or treating....

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These look great but I have a question - does anyone else find that dehydrated coconut oil gets a back of the throat vomit taste to it (sorry to sound so gross...) but every time I add coconut oil to my recipes and put them in the D, they get this tangy sicky after taste to them... what am I doing wrong,? I don't dehydrate over about 105 degress so its not that.... any ideas? I so wanna try these but don't want to waste my ingredients if the same thing happens.

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silent_advocate - I found raw valencia peanuts in a small health food store (Sweet Pea in Waitsfield, VT). I've also seen raw peanuts at a bigger health food store, Natural Provisions in Williston, VT. I'd check your co-ops or similar stores. Surprisingly, I haven't seen them at City Market co-op in Burlington.
You could also do a search for raw jungle peanuts as I've seen them for sale online at various raw food websites (can't remember which ones) If all else fails, I'd use cashews

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oooh I'm going to make these for our few trick or treaters who actually do make it up the mountain for Halloween
Thanks!!
:-)

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omg, so cute!
(:

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Those are great, I especially like the Charlie Brown ghost :)

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that is so creative and cute!

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sorry, I just saw you responded to the first time I posted that question... oops

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Rakao, are you in the states? If so, where do you get your raw peanuts?

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