It's the weekend before Halloween, which means spooky parties galore! Are you stuck for a dessert platter? Look no further, we've got you covered...just like these cookies, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with a little Halloween magic.
If you don't feel like baking that dessert you signed up to bring to your friend's Halloween event, head to the store, grab a pack of your favorite cookies, some chocolate and a selection of sprinkles. We know that sprinkles make everything better, and a variety of festive colors will have everyone asking, "Did you really make that?!"
As you know, when you're gathering & being, the presentation is just as important as the food. It doesn't need to be complicated, mix up the cookies with some festive candy and other fun finds and you're got a head-turning platter!
1 pack of chocolate & vanilla sandwich cookies
8 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
4 oz. white chocolate, roughly chopped
For the chocolate dipped cookies:
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl (we used dark chocolate for dipping, but you can also use white, or a combination) in the microwave at 30 second intervals until there are a few lumps of chocolate left. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and stir until all the chocolate has melted. (You don’t want to overheat the chocolate because it will seize up). You can also do this over a Bain Marie. Place a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let it boil) and stir the chocolate until it has melted.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip the cookies, face-first or sideways, into the chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Sprinkle to your heart's content before the chocolate hardens. Allow for the chocolate to harden completely before arranging on your platter.
For the chocolate sprinkle drops:
Melt the chocolate as per instructions above.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a teaspoon to drop rounds of chocolate onto the parchment paper and sprinkle away. Allow to harden.
For the chocolate spiderwebs:
Melt the dark chocolate and white chocolate as per instructions above.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a teaspoon to drop rounds of dark chocolate onto the parchment paper. Put the melted white chocolate (careful, it may be hot!) into a piping bag or small plastic bag. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag and pipe a little dot of white chocolate onto the middle of the chocolate drop. Pipe a circle around it (see below) and another circle around that. Drag a toothpick from the middle dot outwards towards the edges, creating a spiderweb effect. Allow to harden.
Arrange all the treats on a spooky looking platter, nestle in some store-bought cakes or cupcakes (seen here are Trader Joe's Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins) and scatter with candy corn. Happy Halloween!