Happy Halloween weekend everyone! We absolutely love this time of year in my house. We have a full schedule this weekend, including carving pumpkins, going to the yearly Thriller event downtown, and lots of trick-or-treating. Our small town has trick-or-treating for the kids downtown Friday afternoon, then we're going to Boo at the Zoo, followed by trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Wish me lots of luck keeping up with the kids!
As a special treat before our big Halloween weekend, I made a chocolate sauce using Midnight Milky Way Bars. The rich dark chocolate of the Midnight Milky Way is fantastic when melted down into the cream and goes fantastic with vanilla ice cream. However, the genius of this recipe (especially this time of year) is that you could use just about any candy bar with equally fantastic results. I see a lot of candy bar sundaes in our future!
Midnight Milky Way Bar Sauce
Adapted from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros
Makes 2 cups
Tessa says, "This is a wonderfully rich and good-and really quick to make in an emergency. We like it dribbled down the side of a milkshake or slightly warm over ice cream, so that the cold makes the caramel set just slightly. When the pan is left covered on the stove or in the fridge, everyone goes with a teaspoon and takes out a healthy scoop, and the marks of the diggers clearly remain."
1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 (2-ounce) Milky Way Midnight Bars
Pour half the cream into a heavy-bottomed pan and heat gently. Coarsely chop the Midnight Milky Way bars and add to the pan, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon, until they are completely melted. Make sure that the cream is not too hot and that nothing gets stuck on the bottom of the pan, which would ruin your chocolate. When everything is nearly all melted together, add the rest of the cream, and whisk to break up the soft lumps. Remove fro the heat and carry on whisking until the sauce is completely smooth. cover when it has cooled a bit. Serve warm or even at room temperature, but store in the fridge if you don't finish it all. Even a teaspoon of it cold or at room temperature is great for lifting the spirits.
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