As Halloween gets closer, these minty chocolates are suitably creepy to bring to parties. And delicious.
By Jane Lyons
As Halloween gets closer I start to think about something suitably creepy to bring to parties, these minty chocolates make the perfect gift. Peppermint Creams are an old school classic in Britain – our answer to the Peppermint Patty. They’re great for kids to make as there’s no cooking involved (except for melting the chocolate in the microwave). If you’re really crafty and have a steady hand (clearly I do not, hence some seriously wonky eyes and mouths here) you could try to recreate some traditional and beautiful Mexican sugar skull designs.Print
I’ve covered these in dark chocolate, white chocolate and some I’ve left plain except for the eye, nose and mouth decoration. Personally, I think the dark chocolate ones are the best – the bitterness is a nice counterpoint to the very sweet interior.
Jane Lyons is the writer behind Cooklyn Veg. She lives in Brooklyn, NY but is originally from London, England and has been a vegetarian for nearly 30 years. Though life in London and New York is similar in many ways, the one thing that always reminds her she’s in a foreign land is food. The sweetness of American bread, the blandness of the cheese, and the chocolate – don’t get her started on the chocolate. On the flipside, there are many culinary treats that make her love living in the USA, For instance: the amazing array of fruits that a proper hot summer can yield, pecan pie at Thanksgiving and actual authentic Mexican food.