I’m so sorry kids (from the youngest to the less young too), but there will be no door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, so all you older and wiser parents and grandparents or closest friends and neighbors, be troopers and protectors and not sourpusses and party-poopers and make it an in-house close proximity event with your own home-made partial lockdown (and curfew) treats !
These are easy and healthy with two-thirds chocolate and one-third crunchy dried roasted nuts, sweet soft dried fruits and some salty crackers or pretzels.
Their appearance is also reminiscent of today’s situation because the dried ingredients are only partly confined by the chocolate that holds everything in place, protecting them and shielding them but also revealing what’s inside.
All you need is a flexible mold to prepare them and pop them out. Mine is a silicone mold with 15 cavities measuring 4 cm in diameter and 2 cm high each.
It’s easy. I roasted the nuts in the oven for 5-7 minutes, I soaked the dried fruits in warmed rum for 60 minutes (but sweetened water or apple juice is fine too) and I used little salty crackers but pretzels would be even better (but I ran out and it was Sunday and the supermarkets we’re closed) !
They take about 10 minutes to assemble, one hour for the melted chocolate to cool down after assembling and then about 60 minutes to freeze so you can easily pop them out of their mold without damaging them or breaking them apart.
They’re sweet, slightly salty, crunchy and chewy.
That’s it, that’s all.
Trick or treat ?
Kiss my feet,
Give me something good to eat … :)