Roo Poo – peanut butter balls for Halloween (Gluten free)

Another idea for “gross out” food for Halloween.  If you’ve never seen it, Kangaroo Poo is like round black balls.  I thought this looked like that.  If you wanted to really gross out your guests, you could have a little stuffed toy on the table, with a pile of “poo” underneath it.  Decorate the plate with some green tinted sugar or coconut, to give the impression of grass.  How gross is that?  The recipe makes about 30 – 35 balls.

Roo Poo - peanut butter balls for Halloween

Roo Poo – peanut butter balls for Halloween

2 cups gluten free icing sugar

2 cups gluten free rice puffs/bubbles (most rice bubbles aren’t, but check the health food aisle of your supermarket, that’s where I found them)

125g butter

1 cup peanut butter (you can use smooth, but I thought the crunchy gave the balls a particular texture….)

Dark chocolate

Black food colouring


Put the rice bubbles in a bowl, sift the icing sugar over, mix.  Melt the butter and peanut butter in the microwave and stir through.  Using a teaspoon as a guide, roll ball shapes and place on a tray.  Put in the fridge to set.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl in the microwave in 30 second bursts.  I find that after the third time, I can take the chocolate out and stir it to finish the melting and make sure it is smooth.  Word of warning here – I don’t know enough about chemistry to know why, but when you put the food colouring in the melted chocolate, it becomes less smooth and runny, so you won’t get the even texture that you would have got if you didn’t colour it.  So if you aren’t making these for Halloween, just to eat, don’t add the food colouring.

I also put in a photo of the Roo Poo before it was coated in chocolate – to really gross out your guests, you might shape it into logs instead of balls, if your local wildlife leave “presents” that look more like this:

Uncoated Roo Poo

Uncoated Roo Poo

However, if you want to keep making Roo Poo:

Roll the peanut butter balls in the chocolate and put on a piece of baking paper to set.  Don’t let the neighbours see what you are eating!

OMG!  Do you see what they are eating?!

OMG! Do you see what they are eating?!

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