It’s sweet. It’s salty. It’s Puppy Chow mixed with Halloween goodies that your family will go batty for! I’m not sure what’s the funnest part of this treat… making it or the Halloween flair that it brings to snack time!
Now I know you’re super impressed with my little chocolate bats. And while I’d love to tell you that you should be, honestly they take one ingredient and only a few minutes to make. My mom and I whipped them up in about 5 minutes and in another 10 minutes, they were set up and ready to eat! Seriously, who doesn’t love a cute treat that simple?
Alright, hold on. Let me tell you what you’ll need for this awesome treat before we get all batty up in here!
Confectioner’s Melting Chocolate
Puppy Chow (click link for ingredients needed and recipe)
1 bag candy corn
1 canister/jar of dry roasted peanuts
Okay, now here’s how to make ’em…
Pick a chocolate mold. The bat mold I used here was a 1.25″ mold from Chocoley. But unless there is a store close to you, I’d make sure to check out the shipping charge before you hit the checkout button. I found this mini molds of bats, cats, pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and skeletons on Amazon and absolutely adore it. They will scare up some serious oohs and aahs!
The one ingredient you need is a confectionery coating melting chocolate. I chose a dark cocoa for flavor and chose to make the bats brown because I liked the coloring of it with the other ingredients. The options are endless though… milk chocolate, white chocolate, black, orange, etc. Go crazy and have fun with it!
You’ll need a decorating squeeze bottle (super cheap… $2.50 for 2 bottles) to control the flow of the melted chocolate. And… a toothpick to help spread the chocolate into the tiny corners of the mold. Sounds tedious, but I promise it’s not! Once you’ve made your chocolates, place in the fridge or freezer to help them set up quickly.
Next up… Puppy Chow. It takes about 10 minutes to make it. So this is perfect while the chocolates are setting up.
In a large bowl, combine Puppy Chow and desired amount of candy corn and dry roasted peanuts.
Once the chocolates are firm, gently pop them out of the mold and add them to the mix. (If they don’t come out easily, try tapping the plastic sheet lightly on the counter top. Mine just fell right out this way.) Stir carefully as the chocolates may be brittle.
Remember that presentation plays a big part in food fun. So use a contrasting color bowl that will really make the colors of this boo-tiful snack pop!
This treat is sure to scare up some fun this Halloween!