Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Boo" Berries

I made these to bring into work for a Halloween Snack Event. My co-workers loved them! I loved that they were creative, included fruit, fit the Halloween theme, and were easy to prepare. Can't beat the ingredients list (only 3 items) either. These would be a great fit at your next Halloween party or event.

Looking for other Halloween ideas? Here are some sweet &savory Halloween ideas: Dead Man's Foot Meatloaf, Witches' Brooms and Witches' Hats, Candy Corn Cupcake Bites, and Mummy Dogs.

Here are some tips I wanted to share with you in making the "Boo" Berries:
  • I would definitely recommend you make these on the day of the event- I made them the evening before (kept them refrigerated overnight), and the strawberries had "shrunken" a bit from being in the fridge
  • The larger the strawberries, the better- It was easier to handle the berries and dip them into the chocolate (took less time than with smaller berries)
  • Save yourself the headache and purchase candy melts! White chocolate is extremely finicky and has always posed a huge disaster for me when using as dipping chocolate. Go and get Candy Melts (~$5-$6 per bag)- they can be found at Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Candy melts melt beautifully with no hassle, and taste great. I purchased the vanilla-flavored white candy melts

Ingredients:

  • 30 fresh strawberries (the larger, the better)
  • 8-oz vanilla-flavored white candy melts
  • 1/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry.
2. Prep your pan- Lay a sheet of wax paper on top of a large baking sheet.
3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts according to package directions.
4. Dip strawberries into the white chocolate mixture; place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails.
Tip: Don't place the berries too close together, or the melted candy melts will "pool" together and it is difficult to separate.
5. Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes.
6. Repeat steps #3-#5 until all berries are coated and eyes are put on. Freeze for 5 minutes.
7. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining mini chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
8. Dip a toothpick into the melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face.

Source: Taste of Home

2 comments:

Alida said...

These are so cute! What a great idea for a Halloween treat!

lilhousewifecooks said...

Love this!!

 
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