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Marshmallow & Chocolate Treats

These last couple of days have been playing catch-up for me. After being set back a couple of days, I’ve been working sun-to-sun (or more like sun-to-midnight) and finally starting to make some good dents on my pending task list. Now, I haven’t been able to cook at all…. Until a few days ago. I was itching so bad to do something that I ended up whipping a recipe for Marshmallow & Chocolate Treats. A Foodies’ Original! I thought at first of adding cocoa to the melted marshmallows, but it would get too dried up. Then it came to me. Add an entire bag of chocolate chips. Genius. It should work.

And it did. My dad already had a few bites that same night and some more the next morning. I tried it out later, and it is a perfect mix of marshmallow treats with chocolate bar, not too sweet, with a slight nutty flavor from browning the butter (like I did on the Brown Butter Crispy Treats), rich chocolate with a little espresso powder to bring out more chocolatyness (did I just made up a word?) and a touch of sprinkles just because I can.

You could replace the espresso powder with a little bit of instant coffee or even a bit of cayenne pepper, and maybe add a bit of nuts. Go crazy. Mix and match. then enjoy the fruit of your creativity!

Kitty

Marshmallow & Chocolate Treats

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Candy Corn Treats

With everything being as crazy as it’s been, why not whip something up for Halloween? Every kid loves Treats, and by adding a few drops of food coloring to the marshmallow, you can change the look of the usual Puffed Rice Treats. I found that using a measuring cup to make the round shape was much more accurate than making it by hand!

Extra Tip:

  • You can make the recipe as usual, but add a few green food coloring gel to the marshmallow mix and when the treats are set, you can dip the tops in chocolate like Helga did on this post last year and have lil’ Frankenstein Monster treats!
We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Kitty

Candy Corn Krispie Treats

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The Foodies’ Kitchen Halloween

Oh, how we enjoy this time of year!  In Guatemala the weather starts to get colder, and yet we have blue skies.  Unlike other areas in the World that get to enjoy the fall foliage, this is probably the greenest part of the year for us since rainy season is on its way out.

Halloween is almost here, but months before it arrives we are already searching for the recipes and decoration ideas we will be trying out at home… although, we do have special motivation with my 4 year old daughter, Kristen.
This post is a roundup of our own recipes from the last couple of years, we wanted to have everything in one place  so hopefully you can find inspiration for your own spooky Halloween!
(click on the orange titles, this will take you to our Facebook albums which have direct links to all the recipes)

Here are a few ideas you can use:
Dip strawberries into melted chocolate and use Halloween sprinkles to decorate, do the same with marshmallows.

Don’t forget we’re also on Pinterest!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Halloween 2010

On 2010 we made
Stenciled Chocolate Cupcakes
Mummy Dogs
Ghoulish Chips
Macabre Drink
Halloween Sugar Cookies
Caramel Apples and
“Bat Wings”

Freebies!   Kitty designed beautiful cupcake toppers and wrappers!  Take a look!

Halloween 2011

On 2011 we tried out

Milky Way Cupcakes
Meringue Ghosts
Meringue Bones
Spellbinding Cookies
Halloween Ghostly Pancakes
Black Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Halloween 2012

This year we tried out:
Candy Corn Cookies
Candy Apples
Halloween Cheddar Cheese Ball
Vampire Cookies
…and maybe we still have time for one more ;)

Candy Apples

As you know, every year for Halloween I make caramel apples for my mom. It’s her favorite fall treat.    This year, I wanted to find a new recipe for caramel apples, but I found this one to make candy apples instead.  They look so tempting!  These are easy to make and you can make them with, or without the cinnamon oil.  ( I didn’t use any for this recipe, but I recently bought some and I will try this again using the oil since I was requested to make a second batch)

You need to get the syrup to 300 degrees, it took me close to 40 minutes for it to reach this temperature, so be patient.  You can start watching your syrup at around 20 minutes (it’s supposed to take about that long). When it finally goes up to 250 degrees, keep an eye on it, it will quickly reach 300.   You can use candy apple sticks, lollipop sticks, or ice pop sticks.

My advice is… do not try to bite into these apples if you have any loving feelings at all towards your teeth.  I used a table knife to cut down on it and slice pieces off to munch on. They are easy to cut, but impossible to bite!
Also, I didn’t use Granny Smith apples, but got some  Gala Apples instead, they have a variety that is smaller (lady apples) which I think is less challenging to eat.

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Candy Apples

Recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Yield: 8 normal sized apples

Ingredients:

8 Granny Smith, Gala or Fuji Apples, washed and dried completely, with stems removed
8 Candy Apple Sticks (much sturdier than regular skewers)
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup warm water
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon Oil
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Procedure:

1. Insert sticks into the top of each apple. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray heavily with nonstick spray. Set aside.

2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until mixture reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. If you’re unsure about the temperature of your candy, drop a bit in a class of cold water. If it hardens immediately and easily breaks in half, it’s ready. If it sinks to the bottom and is pliable, it needs to cook a bit longer.

3. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the cinnamon oil and red food coloring. CAREFULLY dip apples in the coating and place on lined baking sheet to harden.

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