Well, Halloween’s just around the corner and if you are still having trouble with finalizing the treats and desserts for the spooky day then here’s your ‘dernier ressort’.
We are well aware of the need and desperation when it comes on to finding spookaliciously delightful desserts for Halloween nights. It might turn extraordinary delicious or might end up as a total disaster. If you are more of a ‘Pinterest’ type, keeping up with the upgrowing competition might take over you. So, right before Halloween kicks in we thought of aiding you with a few cool recipes to try for the eerie event.
There’s nothing else in the world which sends a cold vibe through your whole body than spiders. Well, they do look scary but how tastier are they? Weave a white chocolate-covered pretzel web with itsy bitsy malt-ball spiders to make your guests run toward spiders instead of away from them.
What you need:
• 4 to 5 oz. Pretzel sticks
• 11/4 lb. white chocolate(chopped)
• 2 oz. semisweet chocolate small( chopped) & large(to cover malt balls)
• Royal icing (black)
• Line a 9.5 X 13-in. pan with parchment paper. Make sure to leave at least an inch from all the sides.
• Place the pretzels on the bottom of the pan to cover it completely.
• Melt the white chocolate you’ve chopped up on 50 percent power for 30-40 seconds. Stir them up until you get a smooth and gooey texture. Pour the chocolate over the pretzels and spread them across with a small offset spatula.
• Do the same method above to melt the semisweet chocolate. Let it sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
• Transfer this to a resealable bag and poke a hole in the corner of the bag to pipe webs.
• Now, on to the spiders…Place small and large malt balls on the white chocolate and draw legs using the black royal icing.
Your delicious yet scary cobweb bark is all ready for serving.
2. The Enchanted Witch’s Broom
Are you down for a sweep? Well, this enchanted broom definitely is!!! Who knew pretzel rods, gummy rings, and fruit rolls could create a clean sweep!!!!
What you need:
• 30 gummy peach rings
• 6 pretzel rods
• 9 grapefruit rolls
• 6 tootsie rolls
• Sugar (color of your choice)
• Stretch a few gummy rings to one end of the pretzel stick. Make sure the rings are close together so that the pretzel will stand up straight.
• Flaten 3 fruit rolls into flat circles leaving them attached to the plastic backing. Use a pizza cutter to cut each circle in half.
• Peel half of the fruit circle off the backing and line up the straight edge with the bottom of peach ring stack.
• Wrap around stack and pretzel by gently pressing fruit roll to adhere. This will be the broom’s base to which broom bristles will be attached.
• Unroll another fruit roll into a flat circle and remove from its backing. Use cornstarch to rub both sides of the fruit roll.
• Now cut a 4 X 6 in. rectangle out of the circle using the pizza cutter. Cut several parallel narrow strips in the rectangle, to within ½ in. of the opposite long side.
• Using a rolling pin, flatten and roll out Tootsie Rolls until they are very thin. Cut 3 in. long and ¼ in. wide bands to wrap around the top of broom base.
• On a tray add some colored sugar and sweep the pretzel broom over them to leave sweep trails.
Your extra creative enchanted witch’s broom is all ready to be served.
3. Skull Cookies
Skull cookies might be the best treat you can come up with for a Halloween night. They are spooky and delicious at the same time. Let’s have a look…
What you need:
• 1 cup white chocolate chips
• 6 chocolate sandwich cookies(Oreos can be the best choice)
• 3 tbsp. bittersweet chocolate chips
• Melt all the white chocolate chips on high for 30-40 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl.
• Pour 1 tbsp of white chocolate into each of 6 skull-shaped molds. Tap the mold gently to make sure you never left any air bubbles.
• Place 1 Oreo cookie in each mold and gently press till the white chocolate rises and covers the cookie’s sides.
• Spread the chocolate using the back of a spoon on the cookie and allow them to cool down. The result would be better if you refrigerate them.
• Now, melt some bittersweet chocolate on high, stirring every 15 seconds.
• Take out the mold from the refrigerator and carefully pop the skulls out of the molds.
• Place the skulls face up. Dip a wooden pick in the melted bittersweet chocolate and use it to drop the chocolate into the eye and nose cavities. Refrigerate for a half hour and they are ready to be served.
Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays all over the US. Each year we come up with something out of the box and trending ideas to make it a memorable one; it could be the costume, the treats or even the party. Make use of this time to enjoy with your friends and family. Sharing some spooky gifts can also be a great idea. Try out these 3 recipes above to dig into the core of Halloween.