It's Halloween!! and thank goodness for the blogosphere getting all festive because it certainly doesn't feel like Halloween around these parts! Our Halloween party we were meant to be going to got cancelled, we couldn't go to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkin due to insufficient funds! and although we have our Halloween candy ready I'm betting that we won't get a single trick or treater. It's definitely at times like these I wish I lived in America - everything is more fun over there!
but...I did get very excited when I discovered these Halloween Oreos in Tesco (our local supermarket) a few weeks ago. It is the very first time I have ever seen them in the U.K, we're catching on slowly so it seems. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll surprise me with Mint Oreos any day too but I'm not sure that will ever happen! I also got excited when I saw these orange Silver Spoon buttons, like candy melts. So I snapped both of these up in the hopes of making a yummy Halloween treat.
However, despite all this thinking and planning weeks ago...Halloween definitely snuck up on me! and right now I am writing one of my first essays for my course (it is due on Wednesday) so last night I knew whatever I made needed to be quick so I settled on my favourite Snickers Rocky Road recipe.
Of course I decided the usual pink and white marshmallows wouldn't do, and in true Halloween spirit they would have to be orange. In England you can't buy orange marshmallows so that meant one thing - I would need to whip some up! So you can see this quick treat turned out being rather time consuming in the end....anything to get out of writing an essay!
I followed Smitten Kitchens rather excellent tutorial about how to make marshmallows and I just threw in some orange food colour right before I poured them in to the pan.
I chopped up my Snickers, got a cup full of rice krispies, 2 mini bags of Oreos and a handful of orange buttons. I chopped up the marshmallows and then I was ready to start melting some chocolate and mixing the whole lot together.
I melted another handful of the orange buttons and drizzled them over the top before refrigerating for around an hour.
and there you have it, the perfect no bake treat to bring some Halloween spirit to your neighbourhood! Give it a try! If you buy store bought marshmallows this whole treat can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes and then it's just a painful hour in the fridge while you wait for it to set!
Snickers & Oreo Rocky Road:
Makes 16 bars
50g mini Halloween Oreos
25g orange chocolate buttons
230g Snickers (4 standard size bars)
35g Rice Krispies
450g Your preferred choice of eating chocolate (I used Dairy Milk)
2 tsp vegetable oil
60g orange chocolate buttons
Break the Oreos and chocolate buttons in half. Chop Snickers bars into bite sized pieces. Chop up marshmallows. Measure out Rice Krispies and set everything aside.
Melt the eating chocolate and oil together in a glass bowl set above a pan of boiling water.
Once it is completely melted, set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Turn flame down to low and heat the pan of water gently.
Add all the other ingredients into the bowl of chocolate and mix together.
Transfer into a pre greased baking pan.
Put the 60g orange chocolate buttons into a bowl and return to the pan of water that should still be being heated, but not boiling. Melt buttons and transfer to a piping bag. Drizzle over the Rocky Road,
Refrigerate for one hour or until firm, cut and serve and enjoy.