Ghostly Mocha Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (Vegan) – Sincerely Tori
Uh huh, yep, it’s that time of year again……. Isn’t it crazy how this year is flying by? Recently things have been really busy for me and so many things have changed in the last few months, while other things are the same as ever. I guess that’s the beauty of time. So in talking about this time of year, when we first moved to Chile we were living in a pretty remote area so there weren’t any neighbors or houses around us for us to see what goes on for the 31st and we just assumed that halloween wasn’t even recognized here. Then we moved to a more urban area and so last year we were pretty surprised to realize that the American custom of dressing up and going door to door has made its way down here. My opinion about the whole event is pretty mixed because I can’t deny having some really fun memories at costume parties and similar things with my friends while growing up and I must say I love a good scary movie on occasion. I’m sort of indifferent to the whole thing now, even though I don’t agree with celebrating a day that some might consider to have such dark meaning behind it. I think if it’s seen as a light-hearted day centered around family time and being silly together there can be some good in it. That brings me to these spooky little ghost cupcakes! Whether you’re into it or not, these treats are super fun to make with the kiddos and they’re so easy. I just didn’t want to let the month pass without sharing at least one scary themed recipe because you all know how much I love themes. Oh, and as for the flavor and actual cupcakes themselves, they were a big hit. I don’t even know how to describe the taste you get when you mix coffee, chocolate, and mint together other than YUM! I hope these are something you can make and enjoy with your whole family. And one last note on them, you can totally skip the coffee if your family doesn’t like it and make these simply chocolate mint cupcakes. The ghost faces are also optional. If you want you can skip them and leave your frosting clean and pretty, ooooooh or better yet, mix lots of mini chocolate chips into the frosting.