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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Halloween | Dead Easy Rice Crispie Chocolate Owls

Halloween is less than a week away, so party plans have been made, costumes have been concocted and ideas are flying around friendship groups everywhere of what to be, where to celebrate, and certainly how to turn our every day homes or venues into creepy Halloween dungeons for the evening. Welcome to Halloween on Twisted Beauty...
I am a massive fan of owls - and yes I am indeed going as an owl for Halloween - I know, I know, it's not the scariest thing on the planet, but I think they can be quite creepy - you always see them in spooky stories after all! So, here goes - Halloween, after all is all about candy and chocolate!

What You'll Need:

160g rice crisp cereal
400g milk chocolate
50g white chocolate
An owl mould
Edible silver balls
Pearlescent white food paint

Step 1 > Melt your white chocolate

First off, put your white chocolate in a heatproof bowl sat over a saucepan with hot water in over a low heat so as not to burn your chocolate. Break up your chocolate into small pieces and stir until almost all melted. Once there is only a few lumps left, take your bowl off the heat and continue to stir - this will melt the rest of the chocolate without burning it.

Step 2 > Mark out the inside of your mould

Using the silver balls and the paint in any way you wish, mark out the key features of your mould - I used the silver balls for the pupils of the eyes and used the paint to mark out the nose and toes.

Step 3 > Make your white chocolate eyes

Using a tea spoon, pour half a tea spoon of white chocolate into each of the eyes defined in your mould - this doesn't have to be amazingly neat as the chocolate will fill the nooks and crannies of the mould while in liquid form.

Step 4 > Freeze your mould and melt your milk chocolate

Put your mould with the white chocolate in flat in a freezer for ten minutes to allow for the chocolate to solidify. While it's in the freezer, melt your milk chocolate the same was as you did the white.

Step 5 > Create a milk chocolate shell

Leave your milk chocolate to rest and cool down a little before taking your white chocolate out of the freezer before spooning in a table spoon of chocolate into each mould. Be sure to only use 1/4 of your mixture as the other 3/4 will be going into our rice crispies. Use the edge of the spoon to manipulate the chocolate around the edges of the mould, covering the whole mould face in the milk chocolate before putting back into the freezer for five minutes. Be sure to leave some of your the shell milk chocolate for later.

Step 6 > Chocolatify your rice crispies

Cover your rice crispies with the chocolate not used for the shell and spare and fold in until all the rice crispies are covered. Remove your shells from the freezer and fill with rice crispies, being sure to stop filling about 0.5mm from the top of the mould. Place back in the freezer for five minutes.

Step 7 > Create a chocolate bottom for your owls

Slowly reheat the left over chocolate from making the shells the same way as before and then use a spatula to pour and smooth over the solidified rice crispies, removing any excess chocolate (you can eat this!).

Step 8 > Solidify your owls

Place the mould back into the freezer for a further ten minutes. By this time your owls will be solid and you can remove them from the silicon mould. Use a knife to cut off any excess chocolate around the edges.

Step 9 > Decorate your owls

This is a complete free for all - use icing, food paint, or more decorative bits and bobs that are edible to decorate your owls the way you want. I went very simple using the pearlescent white food paint to bring out the features more on the eyes, toes and wings of the owls.

Let me know if you make these sweet treats for Halloween in the comments below! They are perfect for children to make and really easy as well - and certainly fill the chocolate quota for Halloween celebrations! They are great to have at home or to give in small bags to trick or treaters or even to take to a party.

Having trouble following the steps? Find a complete instructional video on this recipe on my YouTube channel here!



Looks delicious :)
Maria V.

Rachael McKenzie said...

Thanks :)

Emyii Rankin said...

Omg these are so cute =]

Rachael McKenzie said...

Thanks! :) I've been looking for an excuse to use this mould :p

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