Les Chauve-Souris au Chocolat Recipe

Les Chauve-Souris au Chocolat Recipe
Bats are popular at Halloween time. Nobody eats real ones, of course, but there are dozens of recipes for edible bats to serve at the annual Halloween BOO-ffet. The following Les Chauve-Souris au Chocolat (chocolate bats) are easy to make, and with a French name, they sound extremely gourmet. Pretzels, marshmallows, and chocolate almond bark are all that is needed to make the bats, along with some colored decorating gel to add faces. This is a fun project to make with kids because they seem to like getting chocolate on their hands, and they also like decorating.
Les Chauve-Souris au Chocolat can be made a couple of weeks ahead, and will keep well at room temperature. They will, of course, make a great addition to the annual Halloween BOO-ffet, or they can just be put in a bowl for those craving a little chocolate snack anytime.

24 Bats

24 ounces chocolate almond bark
48 pretzel thins
18 regular size marshmallows

Black sanding sugar

Green, black, & red Sparkle Gel
  1. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Melt the almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the package.
  3. Dip the pretzels in the almond bark; it's easiest to use a skewer.
  4. Place the dipped pretzels together in twos for wings.
  5. Cut 12 of the marshmallows in half lengthwise for the bodies; cut the remaining marshmallows in half crosswise, then each piece in half for the heads.
  6. Dip in the chocolate and place on the pretzels to resemble bodies and heads.
  7. Immediately sprinkle liberally with sanding sugar.
  8. Let the bats set at room temperature.
  9. Use the sparkle gel to form pointy ears, red mouths with fangs, and green or yellow eyes.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 70
Percent Total Calories From:
Fat 39% Protein 1% Carb. 60%

Nutrient Amount per Serving:
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 75 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 1%

Want more Halloween ideas? There are over 130 Halloween recipes in my Halloween Cookbook, Quick Cooking for Halloween. It can be ordered from Amazon: Quick Cooking for Halloween: Over 130 Recipes to serve at the Annual Halloween BOO-ffet!

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