It’s been a while since my latest blog post. I’m finding it quite hard to juggle everything going on, as well as posting 3 times a week here. Hopefully, things will calm down and I’ll be able to commit myself more!
As you know, I’m a big fan of baking, and was doing quite well at the Great British Bake Off Bake Along until things got a little too busy to continue.
Anyway, I’m back with a few Pinterest-inspired Halloween bakes (I cannot lay claim to these by myself; far better people than me invented these. I just shamelessly copied) and these are really quick and easy to make for a Halloween party you may be having, or something your children can do one afternoon to keep them busy.
Pumpkin Krispie bites
Ingredients (Makes 12)
- 200g Rice Krispies
- 50g Golden Syrup
- 100g butter
- 1 packet of marshmallows
- Orange Food colouring
- Rolo chocolates
- Green and black decorating icing
1- In a saucepan, melt together the golden syrup, butter and marshmallows until combined. Add in a drop of orange food colouring, depending on how strong you want the colour to be.
2- Combine mixture with the Rice Krispies, until all are coated and sticky. You should be able to roll mixture together into balls.
3- Press a Rolo into the top. Alternatively, you could use chocolate buttons or a favourite chocolate bar, broken into pieces.
4- Chill in the fridge until hardened, preferable overnight.
5- Decorate with green pumpkin vines. Use the black icing to create as many weird and wonderful faces as you can.
You could use this to make other Halloween themed objects. Rice Krispie balls dipped into white chocolate candy melts could be skulls, or black food colouring mixed in with Licorice laces can be a spider. Go wild!!
Frankenstein’s Monster Flapjacks
- 225g rolled porridge oats
- 125g Golden Syrup
- 125g Golden Caster Sugar
- 100g Butter
- Green food colouring
- Chocolate Candy Melts
- Black decorating icing
1- In a saucepan, mix together the syrup, sugar and butter in a pan, until melted. Add in the food colouring, depending on how strong you want the colour to be.
2- Transfer mixture into a bowl, and mix in the porridge oats until covered in the mixture.
3- Transfer into a lined tin, and pack don flat with your spoon. Put into the oven at 180 degrees Celsius, for around 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool.
4- Cut into equal sized squares. Melt the candy coating in the microwave, and dip one side of the flapjack square into the mixture, until it’s covered about a 1/3. Leave to dry on a wire rack.
And it’s as easy as that! Let me know how you get on, and send me any pictures of your Halloween Pinterest bakes!
Happy Halloween! 🎃