Introduction: 5 Ingredient VEGAN Pastry Voodoo Dolls

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This Halloween, shake things up a bit with these VEGAN Pastry Voodoo Dolls - not as sugary as the usual treats, but quite interesting, delicious and even healthy! No food colors or anything artificial here!

Get more detailed instructions here.

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1 c raw beetroot, grated

1/3 c sugar (or other sweetening agents)

4 tbsp. coconut milk (or regular milk/water)


1 pkg of puff pastry (2 sheets) - I use Peperidge Farms

1 tbsp. Coconut Milk wash ( substitute with regular milk )

Step 1: Ready Your Beets

Wash and peel the beet and grate them through the smallest side of your box grater (not the zester!). Measure 1 cup and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Beet Filling - Step 1

Heat a small pan and add beets. Sauté until all the juices are cooked off. Then add the coconut milk. Cover and cook until soft.

Step 3: Make the Beet Filling - Step 2

Uncover, add sugar and keep stirring over medium heat until all the liquid cooks off and you get a fairy 'dry' mixture. Let cool completely.

Step 4: Divide the Beetroot Filling

Divide the beetroot filling into 6 equal parts. You should be able to do this with a tablespoon measure.

Step 5: Ready Your Template / Cookie Cutter

If you do not have a ginger bread man cookie cutter, here's a FREE printable!

I used the 3.5" template and got 6 (12 pieces) pastry dolls. Trace the template onto a clean piece of cardboard and cut it out using scissors.

Step 6: Cut Out the Pastry Dolls

This is best done with partially thawed pastry sheets. If using a cookie cutter, you know what to do - hold and press down and remove the dolls.

If using the template - place the cardboard template over the pastry sheet and trace the outline with a small sharp knife.

Note:If the pastry sheet it too soft to pry the cut dolls out, refrigerate for about 5-10 minutes, and remove the cut-outs safely once firm.

Step 7: Roll Out the Cut 'dolls'

Using a rolling pin (and a little flour to roll, if required), flatten the pastry sheets slightly, elongating them in the process.

Step 8: Spread the Beet Filling

This is the messy part - you gotta smear the filling over half of your doll cut outs. Get your fingers in there - no point trying to civilize this step.

Step 9: Bake!

Sandwich with the other half and pinch edges close. Cut out eyes, mouth and other gory details as you please. Transfer to a lined baking tray.

Brush tops with coconut milk (or regular milk / egg wash).

Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F/200°C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, puffed and crisp.

Step 10: Done!

Skewer the dolls with a bamboo skewer, to help them 'stand' up easily. Serve while still crisp. If it softens with storage, reheat in a 350°F/180°C for about 5 minutes and it'll crisp right back up!

Enjoy! Happy Halloween folks! For more deliciousness, visit Love is in my tummy.

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