Rat Brownie Bites Forever Nigella: Halloween Horrors

My talented, award-winning travel writer/food blogger, virtually adopted Australian daughter Lorraine, Not Quite Nigella, loves Halloween. Every year she hosts a fabulous Halloween party complete with costumes and spooky food.

This year she posted Rat Plague Brownie Bites! Such a creepy, fun and delicious idea.

The current Forever Nigella blogging challenge is Forever Nigella: Halloween Horrors. I was looking for a fun way to add a Halloween twist to a Nigella recipe, so when I saw Lorraine’s rats it seemed like a match made in heaven. Or should I say some place spookier?

I used Nigella’s Everyday Brownie recipe to make Not Quite Nigella’s Rats! Dark chocolate brownies are dipped in chocolate and dressed up with eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, and a tail.

It was a fun, but frustrating project. Frustrating because the brownies were a bit dry and didn’t want to squish together to form the rat shape. (I probably overcooked them.) So I resorted to adding a bit of water while I was shaping the brownies. It didn’t work perfectly but good enough to get a few creepy looking rats.

I’m serving these rats tonight when my new grandson comes trick or treating at grandma’s house for the first time. I’m also serving Ghost of Monte Cristo sandwiches for dinner. I’m hoping to get some fun picture of the sandwiches and my grandson. I’ll try and update my post tomorrow with additional pictures.

Update: Here’s the pics from tonight. The sandwiches were fun, but just alright. Having my grandson stop by to trick or treat priceless!!

More fun Halloween posts you’ll enjoy:

Fun Halloween Recipes & Crafts, Cookin’ Canuck
NQN’s Hellish Halloween Party, Not Quite Nigella
Halloween Cupcakes:Monsters, Mummies & Ghosts, Hoosier Homemade
Halloween Ideas for the ‘kid’ in all of us, The Changeable Table

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