I’m not a Halloween person. I don’t really like to dress up, I don’t like the creepiness of people wearing masks, all the tricks, it’s just not for me. But when it comes to treats, I’m your girl! Of course, I try to eat clean and green most of the time, but there’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while. This weekend, I bonded with my Martha Stewart side to create fun Halloween treats that were slightly more sophisticated than the usual kid treat. The delicious chocolate truffles are dark and rich with flavour (for my adult side). Yet the cute mouse shape is so fun, creating them brought out the kid in me.
Chocolate Halloween Truffle Mice
Makes 12 mice
For the mice:
4 1-ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
For the decoration:
1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
White sugar pearls
Red sugar pearls
12 pieces of red vine licorice
1. In a heat-proof bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 45-second intervals, stirring between each interval until completely melted. Add Greek yogurt and 1 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs and fold to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until set, about 1 hour.
2. Once the mixture is chilled, it’s time to roll! Using a tablespoon of mixture for each mouse, roll the mixture in a ball until warmed and mold into a mouse shape, with a point on one side. If the mixture is a little crumbly, continue to roll between your palms to warm a little more.
3. Roll the mouse in the chocolate cookie crumbs. Place a red sugar pearl at the point for the nose, two white sugar pearls for the eyes, two slices of almonds for the ears and a piece of licorice on the back for the tail. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining mixture.
4. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours until firm.