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Chocolate-dipped Treats

Chocolate-dipped Treats

 

Makes 36 pieces

 

Prep time: 10 minutes

 

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

 

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces

 

4 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces

 

3 Tablespoons heavy cream

 

Parchment or waxed paper

 

12 large pretzel sticks

 

12 Oreo™ cookies or other chocolate cookies

 

12 marshmallows

 

A selection of Halloween toppings of your choice

 

Lollipop sticks or craft sticks, if making marshmallow ghosts

 

Black icing (optional)

 

1. Place the chocolate and cream in a bowl over simmering water. Stir until everything is completely melted. (This can also be done carefully in a microwave.)

 

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

 

3. Place your toppings of choice in different containers. You can use bowls for dipping items such as cookies and plates for rolling pretzel sticks.

 

4. Dip each item in the melted chocolate. Then, dip into your topping of choice. It’s nice to keep consistency by picking one topping for each thing—i.e., orange and white dots for Oreos, confetti topping for pretzels

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5. Place each completed treat on the parchment- lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set. Note: These can be made a day ahead.

 

6. To make the marshmallow ghosts, insert a lollipop stick at the top of each marshmallow and use black icing to add a face.

 

This is in the Yum For Kids Fall 2011 issue which is currently on newsstands.

 

Recipes by Shanna Coady

Photography by Trina Roberts and Jon Barber/Grin Photography
Styled by Shanna Coady and Jacqueline deMontravel

 

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