Harry Potter Inspired Halloween Treats
Harry Potter doesn't necessarily imply Halloween, but Halloween involves the occult, so they naturally tend to fit together. Plus, I dare you not to get into an HP novel as the weather turns from sunny and bright to cloudy and grey. Casting spells to ward off the evil winter spirits suddenly seems like a very good idea indeed.
Making Harry Potter Halloween treats are easy, and the wands lend themselves to all sorts of wizardry, not just Harry's variety. Plus, all good witches know you need cockroach clusters to serve your guests on All Hallow's Eve. All you need are some candies and nuts, a bit of melting chocolate and you’re well on your way. Soon your own cloaked and bespectacled Potters will be casting spells and learning how to defend against the dark arts.
20 pieces black or chocolate licorice
4 ounces white chocolate or white melting disks
Purple or gold sprinkles
Refrigerate licorice for at least one hour before beginning. This will help the chocolate to adhere and set faster. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler, stirring frequently. You could also microwave it in 30-second increments. Dip the ends of the licorice pieces into the chocolate. Immediately sprinkle with purple or gold sprinkles. Place on waxed paper or silicone baking sheet until set.
Makes 20 licorice wands.
1 ½ cups mixed nuts (pecans are perfect for this)
8 ounces dark melting chocolate
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate until smooth. In groups of 3-4 nuts, dip into the chocolate and pile onto a piece of waxed paper or a silicone baking mat. Allow to set.
Makes approximately 20 cockroach clusters.
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