Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween/autumn treats

HALLOWEEN\ Fall Treats 

I decided to do autumn/fall halloweenish treats, something a little different to give to trick or theaters and was fun to do with roman, well i was so wrong it was a major disaster nothing was going right, the caramel was just sliding off the apples and so did the chocolate! just goes to show im just human and a mummy! it was a lot of fun to do with roman and the tasted lush!
 Because it was such and epic fail i had loads of left over caramel and chocolate so i made slabs of caramel and chocolate with different topping which can easily  be broken up and shared out. Roman loved doing that and decorating the chocolate>

so this is how i made these yummy treats:
what you will need 
Chocolate Apples
  • 10 apples (5 caramel, 5 chocolate) washed ,dried and cold!!!! 
  • lollipop sticks 
  • chocolate (white and milk but use whatever you prefer)
  • topping of your choice (i used marshmallows, oreos and gold balls) 
Caramel sauce 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2tsp salt (add more if you want to make salted caramel)  
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • chocolate peanuts 
To make the caramel sauce
  • In a heavy saucepan melt the butter 
  • then add the sugar syurp and salt
  • cook over a medium heat for 10-12 mins 
  • stir in the condensed milk and cook until your candy thermometer reaches 248 degrees(firm-ball stage)
  • remove from the heat 
  • line a baking tray with grease proof paper
  • start to coat your apples   
  •  if able to coat in crushed peanuts!!
  • leave cool for 30mins -1hr( or place in the fridge)
  • Enjoy

to make the chocolate apples

  • place chocolate in a microwaveable bowl
  • heat for 30 secs at a time (took me 1min 30 secs)
  • line a baking tray with grease proof paper 
  • coat each apple with a generous amount of chocolate and use whatever topping you would like and place on the tray! 
  • leave cool for 30min-1hr (if you can leave them that long!!!)
  • Enjoy

with the left over  caramel and chocolate:
  • line a baking tray or a flat surface (for he chocolate not the caramel)with grease proof paper 
  •  pour the caramel in tray and add toppings( I used chocolate covered peanuts)  
  • Spread the chocolate on a flat surface 
  • Add topping 
  • And drizzle over chocolate (I did a milk base with white chocolate drizzle and vice versa)

  So the whole experience of making these was not amazing but for my 1st mummy and kiddie vid I wasn't expecting anything amazing!!! But the finished result did look ok but tasted amazing! And came up with some pretty cool extra pieces that I didn't think I was going to! 
Defo a good autumn/fall treat and a good alternative to give out to any little trick or treaters that come knocking at ur door! 

Happy Halloween everyone 

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