Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last-Minute Home-Made Halloween Treats!

Want to make a quick Halloween treat for your office potluck?  Simply pull out those Halloween-shaped cookie cutters, and get to work! Here are two methods using cookie cutters to make chocolate shapes.

Method 1:

Step 1.  Lay out a large piece of waxed paper on your largest cookie sheet or flat baking pan.

Step 2.  Melt and temper (see here for tempering instructions) 8 to 12 ounces of milk chocolate (or dark or white, whatever you like!).

Step 3:  Place the cookie cutters onto the waxed paper.

Step 4:  Pour your tempered chocolate into the cookie cutters, careful not to move them around.

Step 5:  If you don't have enough cookie cutters, pour the remaining chocolate into a freezer bag and cut the end - then make these Halloween ghosts on the remaining waxed paper.

Step 6:  Let set on the counter or in quickly the fridge.

Step 7:  Pop out of the cookie cutter and package in small plastic treat bags or add to a Halloween treat platter for your office Halloween potluck!

Method 2:

One other way is to spread your tempered chocolate out onto a large piece of waxed paper, then just as it starts to set (stiff but still sticky, not completely hardened - you'll need to watch it closely and do not put it in the fridge!), use the cookie cutter to cut out shapes. See the picture below for an example of chocolate pumpkin cutouts.

Flavour tip:  Just after pouring, sprinkle on a mix of chunky sea salt and toffee bits (like SKOR). This will add a wonderful tasty flavour and crunch.

Happy Halloween!


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