It’s with a slight sense of relief that Halloween is over for another year. Because, the past couple of years, we’ve been ‘disappointed’ that no eager, dressed up, cute lil’ munchkins have come knocking for trick or treat. Well, there was the one time that some manky teenage girls turned up in torn fishnets, short skirts and smeared makeup – I’m sure it was their usual weeknight outfit rather than a costume – and I threw some Minties at them with a distinct look of disapproval that probably mimicked their mothers…
This year, I asked ‘Should we buy some lollies for Halloween?’ and got a shouted ‘No!’ for an answer. So the only sweets in the house that night was a bag of marshmallows, my ‘emergency stash’ for when I need a sugar hit when I get home from work. Can you imagine receiving a handful of loose marshmallows in your trick or treat pumpkin? I am so glad no kiddies turned up.
And I used the marshmallows in this Hot Marshmallow Fudge Sauce and it was good, a definite Treat.
Hot Marshmallow Fudge Sauce
1 cup thickened cream
150g dark chocolate, chopped
100g marshmallows, chopped roughly
¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, skins removed, halved
Ice cream, to serve
1. Place cream in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate, until smooth.
2. Return to the stove, reducing the heat to low. Add the marshmallows and stir until they melt. Allow sauce to cool slightly.
3. To serve, put 2 scoops of ice cream into a bowl, pour over the hot fudge sauce, and sprinkle over the hazelnuts.
Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Heat on medium-low heat in the microwave for 30 seconds (keep a close eye on it, it quickly boils over).
recipe adapted from delicious (October 2012)
Ingredients, including hazelnuts, marshmallows left over from Halloween, good dark chocolate
Serve the sauce drizzled over ice cream.
Here, the ice cream flavour is honey caramel macadamia.
There are no limits on what flavour you choose - this fudge sauce is awesome on anything.