Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Batty Pops and Pumpkin Bells for Halloween! -- Mrs. Freshley's

**Thank you to Mrs. Freshley's for sponsoring today's FUN post!  Happy Halloween!

Any time I can get myself and my daughter in the kitchen for a little fun, I jump on it.  Halloween may be all about the goblins, candy and pumpkins, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun in the kitchen!  Mrs. Freshley's has given us a chance to have a special moment and have tasty treats this Halloween!

The lovely folks over at Mrs. Freshley's asked Ally and I to recreate 2 Halloween treats for you!  We had so much fun!  Who wouldn't have fun with Pumpkin Bells and Batty Pops?

So cute, right?  Please excuse the chocolate on Ally's face!  She clearly had fun tasting while decorating.

Pumpkin Bells

Ingredients needed:

  • Mrs. Freshley's Chocolate Bells
  • Orange Frosting (I made my own, but you could purchase vanilla and add orange food coloring)
  • Confectioners' Sugar
  • Orange and Green Decorating Sugar or Sprinkles
  • Green Licorice pieces or small chocolate bar
  • Toothpicks
Turn the Chocolate Bells with a larger side facing up.  Apply the frosting onto the Chocolate Bells, with more frosting toward the center to make a pumpkin shape.  Roll the icing pumpkin in the orange decorating sugar or sprinkles until fully covered.  Use a toothpick to draw lines in the pumpkin, making textured sections.  Cut a two-inch section of green licorice or chocolate bar and insert it in the top of the pumpkin making the stem.  Should you use licorice, use a few smaller pieces to use as pumpkin vines.   

Allyson and I found this very easy to complete.  We went with the chocolate bar instead of licorice simply because she said it would be better to add a little chocolate to it.  More chocolate to the Chocolate Bells?  Crazy kid!

Batty Pops

Ingredients Needed:

  • Mrs. Freshley's Peanut Butter Flavored Swiss Rolls
  • Popsicle/lollipop sticks
  • Wax Paper
  • 1 package chocolate candy bark/candy melts
  • Piping Bag
  • Large Yogurt Chips
  • Toothpicks
Insert one popsicle stick in each of the Peanut Butter  Swiss Roll and place in the freezer too harden.  Draw a stencil of the wing shape on a piece of wax paper; be sure to make the wings wide enough to accommodate the Swiss Roll..  Melt a portion of the chocolate candy bark or melts and pour into a piping bag with a small tip.  Pipe out the outline of the bat wings.  In the center of the wings pip a chocolate rectangle approximately the size of the Swiss Roll..  Place the Swiss Roll on the chocolate rectangle and put in the freezer to harden (3-5 minutes).  Keep the bat on the wax paper for this.  Remove bats from the freezer, use a little chocolate to place the large yogurt chips on the bat for eyes, put the pointed side of the chip into the Swiss Rolls.  Use a toothpick and chocolate candy bark to apply pupils on the fl side of the yogurt chips to finish the eyes.  Use the chocolate candy park to pipe the mouth and gangs.  Allow the bat pops to set and then serve!

These were my favorite to do!  So much fun drawing with chocolate!!  Above you can see Ally's masterpiece.  We did have a bit of trouble keeping the wings from breaking as we lifted them from the wax paper.   This was not the issue with the bat I made.   I'd say the size of the wings does matter in your Batty Pop!

Any time chocolate is involved, the men in our house come running, so it was a bit hard keeping their fingers away long enough for pictures.  My family have been gobbling up the Peanut Butter Flavored Swiss Rolls like these things are the next greatest thing, so head to the store and grab some for your Batty Pops!  SO CUTE!!!!

This review is based strictly on my own opinion.  Others may have different opinions or experiences with the products mentioned above.  I was provided samples free of charge by the company or a PR Agency.  I have provided my open and honest opinions.  No other type of compensation was received for this review.

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