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Tricky Treats October 29, 2010

Halloween may possibly be my favorite holiday.  It’s the only day of the year that I can dress up like a crazy person and not get weird looks from the neighbors.  This year we are going to the premier of the AMC television series The Walking Dead at a local cinema, so I am dressing up as Eliza Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  I mean, what better costume for a zombie show premier than a zombie hunter who gets to wear a pretty dress, right?  Halloween is also the only day of the year that is solely dedicated to the consumption of candy and, let’s face it, I’m a little obsessed with candy.  I love to make it for my friends and family, and I absolutely love to eat it at every chance I get.  Now that Halloween is upon us, I have the perfect treat for your little tricksters: Tiger Butter Skulls and Brains!  Tiger butter may be one of the easiest candies to make because it only has three ingredients and doesn’t require any special equipment.  Plus, what better way to celebrate such a macabre holiday than by eating brains?

Here’s what you need:

1 11 oz. bag white chocolate chips

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

silicone candy molds, if desired* (skulls and brains from Wilton)

Here’s what you do:

Combine the white chocolate and peanut butter in a heat-safe glass bowl and set over a pan of simmering water to melt.  Make sure to stir the mixture as it melts to keep the chocolate from burning.  Once the mixture is completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and set on a trivet or potholder in your candy making area.  Place a second heat-safe glass bowl over the pan of water and add the milk chocolate to melt.  You can let this chocolate melt on a very low temp while you fill your candy molds.

Spray the insides of your candy molds with non-stick baking spray and then fill each mold with the tiger butter mixture making sure to leave a little space at the top for the milk chocolate.  I transferred my tiger butter mixture to a Wilton squeeze bottle.  This made it easier to fill the candy molds, however, I had to refill the bottle a couple to times which made the process take a little longer.  To make the candies smooth, tap the candy molds on your counter to distribute the mixture.  Place your tiger butter filled candy molds in the freezer for 5-10 minutes until firm.

Remove candy-filled molds from the freezer and top with the melted chocolate mixture, tapping the molds on the counter after covering each candy to distribute the chocolate, and return them to the freezer for another 10-15 minutes.

Your candy is now done!!  All you need to do is pop them out of the molds and enjoy!  My molds made 33 candies, but different molds may make more or less depending on how much of the mixture each one holds.

*If you don’t wish to use the candy molds, cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, pour the tiger butter mixture on and spread it out, cover with the milk chocolate, and cut through the mixture with a butter knife to make the traditional swirl of tiger butter.  Chill until set and break into pieces.

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2 Responses to “Tricky Treats”

  1. Jaycie Says:

    These were so good. I had to steal two as soon as they were done. In fact, I’m going to go get one now. PEACE =)


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