"Grab your snuggy and meet me at the firepit"...
That was the rallying cry for the cap to my 7 course dinner party.
Have you been visiting the last 7 days??? Take a look at the last 7 posts for my menu, soup to snacks, Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon to a Strawberry Panna Cotta, it was a very good meal indeed. Everything was served in courses, all the right silverware place settings, wine pairings were made and luxury was brought to the Cul de Sac.
But, once the dinner was done, time to bring a little Cul de Sac to the luxury.
A beautiful, cool, crisp fall evening. Temps were in the mid fifties. Light the firepit, wrap yourself in a snuggy (we had to borrow a couple, but we had snuggies for everyone (are we the perfect hosts or what?), a mug of hot chocolate and pass around the bottle of banana flavored rum.
Cul de Sac Luxury...
These are really easy.
Get a good melting chocolate. I used a special "fondue" chocolate, made specifically to be melted. It was the same chocolate I used to dip the Strawberries.
I did add 2 heaping tsp. of cocoa powder to the 2 lbs of melted chocolate.
I also added 1/4 cup of heavy cream to the chocolate.
Melted the chocolate slowly so as not to burn.
While it was melting, I cut small circles of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of a mini muffin tin.
Then I sprayed a bit of non-stick spray on the sides of the mold. You need to be sure to be able to remove the chocolate molds from the tin.
I added some decorative candy sprinkles to the bottom of the tin.
Added a heaping TBS of the chocolate to each mold
Inserted a spoon as it hardened so the spoon would stand up straight.
When cooled, I rolled the chocolate mold in some more of the decorative sprinkles.
And, when ready to serve, I just zapped some milk in the microwave till it was HOT.
Insert spoon with chocolate and stir for a few seconds till it starts to melt.
Pass the bottle for an extra little "kick"!
I did make extras. I wrapped the extras in some waxed paper, tied with a bit of ribbon and gave each of our guests one to take home as a party favor (It was that or the snuggies, and NO ONE gets my snuggy).
Now really, don't you wish you lived in my Cul de Sac???