ginger wasabi filled chocolate skulls

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo


Happy Halloween! I think I might do months of treats and sweets more often – this sure was fun!

My last treat is perfect for Halloween, and these can be handed out to the parents walking around with their kids. Well, the adventurous parents…

Ever since I made my first filled candies, the raspberry jalapeno chocolates, I have wanted to make more – they are just too fun.

I found this skull ice cube mold recently, and knew I was going to fill it with chocolate, not water. I found some wasabi powder (three ingredients – horseradish, spirulina, turmeric) and blended it with maple syrup and a base of tahini, and finely chopped ginger. Oh so good.

Happy Halloween, indeed!

ginger wasabi filled chocolate skulls

dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan

makes 12 chocolate skulls

8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup tahini paste
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon wasabi paste or powder (adjust to taste)
5-6 pieces crystallized ginger, minced fine

In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate until smooth. Spoon a small amount into each mold, and using a small paintbrush, coat the mold completely. Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes or until chocolate has set.

Meanwhile, stir together tahini, maple syrup, wasabi and ginger. Fill each mold with wasabi tahini filling, leaving room at the top to seal with more chocolate. Reheat remaining chocolate and fill each mold, covering the filling completely. Tap molds on counter to remove any bubbles, return to refrigerator to set.

Happy Halloween – are you doing anything fun?


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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ameyfm October 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ooh, those little skull molds are awesome! tonight I have to teach yoga, but after that I’ll go into town where the whole city center is closed to cars and people parade around in their costumes. It’s so much fun!


2 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

that sounds like a fun time – I would love to find a celebration like that next year, especially if we can bring a pup – I don’t like to think of Basil home alone on Halloween, if people are coming to the door…


3 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh my gosh! Will you please just move closer to me already! Please!!!

The boys are out trick or treating! I’m on candy duty!


4 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

we had fun with candy duty – Jason and I took turns wearing the horse head mask – whomever had that on had to hold Basil while the other person answered the door and gave out candy! SO FUN!


5 Richa October 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

these are the perfect treatsss!


6 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

thank you Richa! :)


7 Adventures in Dressmaking October 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

OMG. I have to make these sometime. Never used candy molds but these sound so good! Pinned to save for later!


8 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I am new to the candy molds, this is my second batch! super easy and VERY fun!


9 Beth @ Tasty Yummies October 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Ha these are so cute and woah what a super creative flavor combo, I love it.
We’re having a night in tonight, getting ready for our trip next week, but I do plan to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown in just a bit, while I sip on some wine! Have a great night!


10 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

we watched Charlie Brown too – I try to watch every year! have a great trip! XO


11 Macey October 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Ahhh!!!!!! These sound SO GOOD!!!! Ok, I’m done screaming now…

Must make, must have, must EAT! Ok, really done screaming now.


12 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

hee hee, I like when my recipes make people scream in excitement – I hope you do make these, Macey – enjoy!


13 lindsay October 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

you are so clever! where did you find the skull molding? ADORABLE!


14 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

at a local grocery store here – our local version of a Whole Foods, just in the accessories section (I love that section…)


15 Leah October 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Those skulls are adorable – well as adorable as skulls can be – wow wasabi! I don’t know if I would be brave enough to try them but they sure look good.


16 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I know the heat isn’t for everyone… the skulls are fun, though. I don’t think I can wait until next Halloween to use them again, may have to make more skulls just because!


17 Kelly Klepfer October 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I can’t wrap my mind around ginger wasabi chocolates. I’m sure they are amazing. And tahini shortbread. They both look amazing. I’m going to have to try them.


18 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

they were pretty amazing… try a smaller batch in case you are not really fond of them? the tahini shortbread, make a double batch 😉


19 moonsword October 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

lol…sweetest skulls I’ve every seen! I love their little grins and gingery goodness. Many thanks!
Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!


20 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

thank you so much – hope yours was lovely as well.


21 Erika Lee Sears October 31, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Yum! So perfect for Halloween.


22 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

thanks, Erika – I thought so too :)


23 Mary @ Fit and Fed October 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Ginger wasabi, cool combination idea (especially together with dark chocolate). Sounds like you found a really natural wasabi powder– that can be a very hard thing to find.


24 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I know, I was VERY happy to find this wasabi – and OOH it is hot! :)


25 erinwyso November 1, 2012 at 3:42 am

Love this! Spicy and chocolate should pair up together more frequently like this — they taste so good together!


26 spabettie November 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I agree, Erin – the first time I tried it was with my raspberry jalapeno chocolates and those were well received by everyone who tried them… already thinking of my next combination… :)


27 Matt mmWine Horbund November 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

Love the devilish filling! A great play on sweet and “spicy”


28 spabettie November 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

thanks, Matt! I love to get creative with chocolate – a nice surprise inside!


29 Cara November 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to chocolate and love it paired with spice. I bet these were a hit!


30 spabettie November 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

they were, Cara! I like adventurous… we’d get along just fine!


31 Emma Deirdre November 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Kristina just brilliant! I picked up skull moulds during the week and couldn’t think of anything great to do with them……These are awesome! Great idea! :-)


32 spabettie November 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

awesome – I love these skulls, I know I’ll be using this mold a lot! (chocolate was the first thing I thought of…) 😀


33 Julia December 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Ok. I made the chocolates, not skulls though :-( as part of my x-mas gift boxes, they went in w/the cayanne truffles, red wine truffles & green tea lollipops. They will now be added EVERY year. Everyone LOVED them. I had to make 3 batches b/c my kids couldn’t stop eating them. Thank you


34 Marfigs October 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

I am SO excited to try and make these…even if I don;t have the skull moulds – divine! 😀 My face just burst into a big smile when I saw these!


35 Kristina Sloggett November 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

aww, thank you!! enjoy!


36 Deborah Davis October 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

I just had to hop by from Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck to see your Ginger Wasabi Filled Chocolate Skulls recipe and to explore your blog! What a delectable holiday treat! I can’t wait to try your recipe at home.I’m pinning and sharing this! All the best, Deborah


37 Kristina Sloggett November 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm

thank you, Deborah – nice to see you here :) this is one of my favorite truffle recipes, and even if people are not into super spicy, these work!


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