One of our favorite family Halloween recipes is the fun and super easy Bacon & Egg candies from the Eating in Maine cookbook. On a Friday night, we invited Grandma and Grandpa Potato over for dinner and afterward, we made these candies together.
What you’ll need:
White chocolate (we used a 10 oz. bag of Trader Joe’s white chocolate baking chips)
1 lb. bag of M&M candies
1 lb. bag pretzel sticks
To start, line two standard baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill a small saucepan half full of water, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Next, place a heat-safe, metal bowl on top of the saucepan to act as a double boiler. Turn the heat down to simmer on your stove, and stir the chips until they melt.
While the chips are melting, have the kids prepare a bowl of pretzel sticks broken in half. Another family member (we volunteered Grandpa Nicky Potato) can gather the yellow M&M’s in another bowl.
When the chocolate is melted, use a teaspoon to place a drop of chocolate on the prepared baking sheet. Kids can carefully place a yellow M&M at the center of each, and then put two halves of a pretzel stick next to it.
When you’re finished, place the baking sheets in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens (approx. 10-15 minutes). Et voila, you have bacon & eggs!
Our family had so much fun making these candies. They are cute, but they’re also delicious. MP, who is not typically a white chocolate fan, loved the sweet and salty mix of flavors. We can’t wait to bring them to a friend’s pumpkin carving party next week.
Happy Halloween, all!