Halloween Cake Pops
Trick or treat? Treat! Valentina Glutenfree has made us some tasty cake pops for Halloween! This recipe for the scariest night of the year will make you tremble with fright right from the first bite.
|For the cats:|
|30 g||mascarpone cheese|
|For the cake pops with blood:|
|100 g||white chocolate|
|a little bit of||red food colouring|
|For the bats:|
|a little bit of||fondant|
- Place 20 whole Chocolate O's in the mixer and chop until they are completely crumbled, pour into a bowl and add 30 g of mascarpone cheese.
- Mix and knead by hand until you get a compact ball, then roll it out on a sheet of oven parchment paper and use a rolling pin to spread it out trying to obtain a thickness of 5 mm more or less. Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
- When you take it out it will be very compact and stiff, perfect for cutting with your Halloween-themed cookie cutter.
- Create your cake pops and mix the leftovers together again to make more, until the leftover dough is minimal.
- Gently insert the skewers in the cake pops and put them back in the fridge, laid on oven parchment paper, while you prepare the chocolate.
- Break up the chocolate bar and melt it in a bain-marie. Pour it into a small bowl and pass your cake pops through it: be careful, you must be meticulous but not too slow!
- Cover a glass with a sheet of transparent film pulled tight and without hesitation put your skewer into it, to let the melted chocolate drip (resist the urge to bite into it before it's time!); now put it in the fridge to let it solidify for at least 15 minutes.
- To avoid disasters in the fridge, I suggest you put a plate under the glass with the cake pops, so that the chocolate drips on that instead of the fridge shelves. The cake pops are ready!
- Perfect for the children who will be coming to the door asking "trick or treat?"
- If you want to prepare also other delicious Halloween "treats" with the Chocolate O's you can use the same dough to create little balls (the classic shape of the cake pops) and then cover them with white chocolate melted in a bain-marie colored with red food coloring: they will look as though they are dripping blood!
- Another alternative is to draw bat wings on the sugar paste. Open the Chocolate O's and lightly moistening the delicious cream in the center, with slight pressure attach the wings and then close the biscuit.
- With very small balls of sugar paste, create the eyes and draw the pupils with a black marker.