October 31, 2020

Chocolate Treats for Halloween

By Ange's Table

Good morning to you.  Happy Saturday, and Happy Halloween!

Can you believe October has come and gone already?  I swear, the first 6 months of this year took forever to go by, but now the last couple of months have gone past in the blink of an eye.  Do you feel the same way?

Today is Halloween.  I have so many friends that love today more than any other day of the year.  When I was a kid, Halloween was both a great day, and a not so fun day.  It was great because it was one of the very few days you got to hang out with your friends, even after it got dark outside.  

It was not so fun because my mom always made us go to church for All Saints/Souls Day before we would go trick or treating.  And we had to wear a jacket with our costumes.  It can be cold in NYC in October.  But I ask you this, what 12 year old wants a jacket to cover their hobo costume?  Not this girl I tell you.

As an adult, I like to sit on the front porch and hand out the candy to the little kids.  It so cute to see all the faces light up when I let them choose what chocolate they want from the giant bowl.  Unfortunately, not this year.  COVID really sucks, and I am sick of having to limit my interaction with strangers because of it.  

My biggest wish for all the big and small kids alike, is that you all have the most best Halloween this year, and you enjoy all of the time spent outside having fun with friends and family.

It has been a really long time since I have been able to get different kinds of treats at the store.  Being in the candy season, I want even more to have different treats around the house to snack on.  Something about the cold weather, and having chocolate just go together.  I look in the cabinets to see what kind of snacks I have, then mix them up in some melted chocolate.  Spread it out on a pan to cool and BOOM, Chocolate Bark.

I made 2 kinds of bark here.  I crushed up @EnjoyLife Vanilla Grahams for one batch, and added @DangFoods coconut chips and puffed rice cereal to the other pan.  Let me tell you, these came out FANTASTIC.

Having different choices, no matter if it is for food or treats really goes a long way to make a person feel included.  Just because we have food allergies, does not mean we cannot enjoy Halloween, or any other treat loving day.

Have fun making your chocolate creations.  There is no recipe here, or right or wrong way to make your chocolate bark.  All you do is melt some chocolate, stir in your favorite mix ins, let it cool and eat.  Really so simple!  

Melted chocolate with crushed cookies
Melted chocolate with coconut chips and puffed rice cereal
The best treats are the ones we make for ourselves

What kinds of treats will you make yourself this Halloween?

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