I haven’t been very organised with the Halloween posts, have I?
But I just realised that I had been waiting a whole year to post last year’s Halloween sweets as I didn’t yet have a blog then…and then, this Halloween, I promptly forgot. Damn, Sylvia!
Halloween 2011 was fun, but it was more because I got to bake Halloween sweets for the first time than because of the actual party. Last Halloween I still shared a house with a family with 3 kids, and these kids had all their friends over for trick-or-treating and a jump in the heated pool – which makes me realise that the only pool I had growing up was the little inflatable one…yeah, kids these days have all the good things in life.
Pardon the orange-ness of the photos, I was still getting used to having a proper camera and was apparently colour blind!
I made Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream and little Witch Hats…and a Mars Bar Slice with Chocolate Spiders! The Vanilla Cupcake recipe is quite straight forward, so I will leave it to you to decide which one to use. However, the Mars Slice comes from an Italian website and it looks a bit different from the usual Mars Bar Slices with a thick chocolate coating…so I’ll write down the recipe for your convenience :)
Mars Bar Slice
80gr Unsalted Butter
300gr (7) Mars bars
200gr Rice Bubbles (Krispies)
For the spiders:
200gr White Chocolate Melts
100gr Black Chocolate Melts
1. Line a medium rectangular (brownie) tray with baking paper. Chop the Mars bars up in little chunks to aid the melting process.
2. In a saucepan and over medium heat, melt the butter. Once the butter is completely melted, add the Mars chunks and stir frequently until melted.
3. Put the rice bubbles in a big bowl and add the melted Mars, mixing slowly with a big spoon so as not to break the bubbles.
4. Once the rice bubbles are all coated and well mixed, put them in the brownie tray. With the back of a spoon, pat the bubbles until they’re evenly distributed.
5. Put in the fridge for min 30 minutes before serving.
6. Melt the white and black chocolate melts in separate bowls. Once melted, quickly put the chocolate in two piping bags and begin decorating. Once finished, refrigerate until the chocolate sets before serving!
And that’s it for the Halloween posts from me this year :) Promise!
But wait, aren’t you curious about my Halloween costume?
…a zombie prom queen with a nosebleed. Scary stuff, you guys!