In lieu of store-bought candies for our Halloween Bash this year, I decided to go the homemade route and make chocolate lollipops and peanut butter cups. I got inspiration when shopping at A.C. Moore for some last minute party items. On our way out, we saw one of the workers making chocolate scarecrows and severed fingers. I quickly ran back inside and grabbed the last bat and ghost candy molds they had.
I used my favorite vegan semi-sweet mini chocolate chips from Enjoy Life that I melted in a double boiler and then dolloped into the bat molds with a spoon. Making the white chocolate ghosts was a bit more challenging. I bought Oppenheimer vegan white chocolate chips, which are kosher and from Israel. They didn’t quite melt in the same consistency as the semi-sweet chocolate chips, but in the end, they got the job done. I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but it was the perfect option for ghost lollipops!
Needless to say, the chocolate bats, ghosts, and peanut butter cups were a huge success! Usually, with store-bought candy, we end up with so much left at the end of the night. With these treats, many felt compelled to take some with them or just eat them on the spot. We were left with 3 lonely bats at the end of the night which were quickly devoured in less than 24 hours. I think I have found my new love: candy making!