Happy Halloween, y’all!
What? I’m a day late? Ah yes. Ahem. Well, in that case, happy All Saints’ Day!
But I still have Halloween goodies to share, never fear! Halloween sweeties are here!
Here’s sweetie número uno:
Chocolate Ganache Tart with Toasted Pecan Crust. So simple – really only two flavors here: chocolate and pecans. So delicious. I served it at a Halloween get-together and I received the ultimate compliment of several people thinking it was store-bought! Aaaaand it was GONE within an hour of cutting into it. Finally, even my husband loved it. And he hates nuts. That has to be the biggest compliment of all. 🙂 You can check it out here, and if you can’t find a 9-inch tart pan (not even Bed, Bath & Beyond has them in stock! What?!), use an 11-inch pan and just make a batch and a half of everything (both the filling and crust), give the crust a couple of extra minutes in the oven, and everything will turn out great. Plus, bigger pan equals more delicious tart leftovers!
Then you gotta have some spooky cupcakes for the kiddos:
Two different kinds of cupcakes for two different tastes. Now, I have to admit I cheated a little bit here. Only the second kind was made from scratch. The first kind was made from a cupcake mix from Crate and Barrel. What? Even bakers have to get a break sometimes! Both cupcakes were a chocolate cake; the first had a (very bright) cream cheese frosting and the second, a simple chocolate glaze.
Finally, the sweetest sweetie of them all:
Hope you had a safe and happy Halloween! Now let’s all enjoy November!