it's halloween time!!!! with canadian thanksgiving being so early this year, we get to start celebrating all things spooky a little bit sooner. each year i like to make a scary (ok, cutesy) halloween themed treat. i will link to the previous years below, because i think you have time to make them all this october!
- matcha pumpkin monster cupcakes
- chocolate mummy cupcakes
- orange & black twisted chocolate cupcake
- chocolate caramel candy apples
- spiked witches brew
this years treat is so easy to make: mummy matcha rice krispie treats. they are simply a matcha infused rice krispie base (i use aiya matcha's cooking grade matcha), sliced into rectangles, dipped in pure white chocolate & drizzled in even more white chocolate. trust me, i am not very pinteresty so if i can make them, so can you! also, matcha & white chocolate is the best combination ever. for the mummy eyes, i use large chocolate chips & pipe white chocolate in the center to create the eyeball. however, you can easily find edible candy eyeballs at your local craft or grocery store! a much easier method. for the white chocolate drizzle, i recommend using a piping bag to create even lines. just be sure to use a double broiler when you melt the chocolate, as nobody likes burnt tasting white chocolate!
happy halloween baking! eek, i just love this time of year.
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons aiya's matcha powder (i use the cooking grade blend)
- 8 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch fine salt
- 6 cups puffed rice cereal
- 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- oversized dark chocolate chips, to decorate
- in a large pot over medium heat melt the butter. whisk in the matcha powder until well blended.
- add the marshmallows & stir to melt. whisk in the vanilla & salt.
- once the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat & fold in the cereal.
- transfer to a lined 8-inch square baking dish & press down until firm. place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
- once chilled, slice into 12 squares or rectangles.
- using a microwave or double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips.
- dip each square in white chocolate and transfer to a rack to cool.
- once partially cooled, add the chocolate chips as eyes & drizzle with remaining chocolate to make the mummy lines.