Harry Potter Food – Cockroach Clusters

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While these may conjur up awful images in your mind (I detest cockroaches), they actually taste fantastic!
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I used Werther’s Originals Chocolate Caramels to make these cockroach clusters. I picked them up from ALDI.
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You could really get as creative as you liked with the cockroaches – adding legs etc. They are quite easy to make, but just need a little time for the hardening process.
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Harry Potter Food - Cockroach Clusters
Recipe type: Celebrations
  • 1 packet Werther’s Originals Chocolate Caramels
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 100 grams milk chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 50 degrees celsius.
  2. Split the pecans so they are like a thin strip and set them aside.
  3. Break up the chocolate and place it into a microwave safe bowl. Set aside.
  4. Place the Werthers onto a lined baking tray. Make sure you leave space between each one.
  5. Place them in the oven for about 2 minutes, so they soften but not melt. Do keep a very close eye on them. You don’t want them to melt too much like some of mine did!
  6. Place a pecan strip onto the middle of each of the Werthers. Press down lightly to help create the cockroach like shape.
  7. Place the tray into the freezer so they can harden.
  8. Once you have checked and they are hard, keep them in the freezer and melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  9. To melt the chocolate, heat on high for 1 minute. Stir. If not fully melted, continue this process for 15 second bursts until it is all melted.
  10. Once the chocolate is melted, remove the tray from the freezer. Pour a small amount of chocolate over each of the Werthers. Aim to have the chocolate drizzle down from the middle and allow a little bit extra at one end, which will become the antennae.
  11. Do only a few at a time, then use a toothpick to roughly shape out the antennae. Once you have covered all of them, place them back in the fridge or freezer to let them set.
  12. Enjoy your cockroaches!

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Week Commencing 11th October

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