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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween Chocolate Pots...


Kids will love these simple chocolate pots with spooky tombstone cookies for Halloween.

Ingredients:
  • 200ml double cream
  • 130g dark plain chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 70g milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp liquid glucose
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • 20g butter
  • 100g Rachel’s GREEK STYLE natural yogurt

To Decorate:
  • 50g Oreo cookies crushed
Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes 
 Cooking time: 10 - 15 minutes

Method for the Chocolate Pots:
  1. Heat the cream, do not allow it to boil.
  2. Break the chocolate into a bowl and pour over the hot cream. 
  3. Stir the chocolate until it melts and there is a smooth consistency.
  4. Add the liquid glucose, egg yolks and butter, and beat lightly to combine the ingredients into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Fold in the yogurt.
  6. Pour the mixture into the glasses and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

Biscuits:
  • 50g Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 180g unsalted butter, softened
  • 112g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Couple of drops vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
To Decorate:
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted

Method for the Cookies:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Begin by crushing the Oreo cookies and then put them to one side.
  4. In a large bowl or using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the caster sugar until light and creamy.
  5. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract. 
  6. Add the flour and baking powder and blend until a soft dough is formed.
  7. Add the crushed Oreo cookies to the mixture and combine fully until you have a speckled looking dough.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour (this will make it easier to roll out).
  9. On a floured surface roll out the dough to ½ cm thickness. 
  10. With a sharp knife, cut out tombstone shapes and place the cookies apart on the tray.
  11. Bake the cookies until the edges are slightly browned for approximately 10 minutes. 
  12. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before handling.
  13. Using a small piping bag with a small plain nozzle, fill with the melted chocolate and pipe the letters RIP.
  14. Leave once again for the chocolate to set.
  15. Place a RIP cookie in the centre of each glass and then sprinkle crushed Oreo cookie crumb around the biscuit to look like soil and stones.
  16. Serve immediately.


Recipe and photo credit by Rachel’s the organic dairy


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7 comments

  1. That looks like one of the yummier and great looking Halloween treats that I've seen. Please link your W.W. once it's posted at http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/

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  2. It is good to see something yummy with the words RIP!:)

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  3. Those look fun to eat! Hopefully no bodies are buried in them.

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  4. these look good #creativemondays

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  5. Definitely making these on friday, Claire!!
    Love them.
    I plan to adapt the recipe though and just use prepared pudding! I'll crush choc cookies or use chunky cake sprinkles. for the dirt ...I can get them in the candy aisle in craft stores. I'm thinking Milano cookies for the headstones. They won't be "homemade" but they should be cute!
    I hope to pull
    it off Fri AM and we'll enjoy after trick or treating !
    I'll send you a pic if I do.

    Happy Halloween!!
    Enjoy it!
    Love your WW post today too:)

    xoxoxo~Chris

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    1. Great ideas, whoo they sound great :) can't wait to see your choc pots :) Have a great Halloween with your boys Chris :) looking forward to seeing your post...

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