Sunday, 30 October 2016

Wickedly Easy (and Stylish) Halloween Baking

Bronze crunch sprinkled over chocolate pumpkinFor someone who claims to love celebrating anything and everything, I've left it pretty late to cover something Halloween-related on my blog!  Though, I like to think I've made up for it with this spooky post stuffed with bronze pumpkins and not-so-scary bats.  I love Halloween, it's basically an excuse to dress up in something skimpy and eat a ton of food shaped like ghosts and ghouls. So, for all those finding themselves regretting shunning Halloween until the last minute, I've whipped up something scandalously sweet, surprisingly stylish and yet wickedly easy to make in your kitchen as a nod to the holiday...
Black bat cutter for Halloween baking
Dark 70% cocoa green and black's chocolate chunks
Copper painted gourd blog prop

What have I used?

Approx. 300g Shortbread (makes 10-12)




White Fondant Icing 

White Liquid Icing

Dark chocolate being poured on halloween biscuits
Bronze Crunch pressed into chocolate biscuits
White tea light inside cut out gold candle holderThe beauty (and simplicity) of opting for biscuits is the variety in which they can come.  In this instance I've opted for shortbread to ensure the texture complements the intensity of Green and Black's strong chocolate (whether the shortbread is homemade or otherwise is entirely up to you!).  Melt the chocolate and pour it over the biscuits once they've cooled down, making sure to cover the edges; the curved side of a spoon is your best friend.

Psst!  If you're baking with children in mind, I'd recommend opting for a slightly less intense chocolate.  Save the 70% cocoa for yourself, later in the night!
Flatlay of chocolate biscuit halloween baking
Halloween baking stacked dark chocolate biscuits
Now for the fun bit - decorating the biscuits!  If you're with little ones, this is the perfect opportunity for them to play about with decorative bits and bobs.  Though having said that, it's pretty fun for adults too, amiright?  With a tub of Waitrose's homebaking bronze crunch (metallic sugar) in hand, I've created three possible designs before the chocolate completely set.  Later in the day, the ghoulish goggles and slightly-squiffy fangs were added using white fondant and liquid icing.  Simple!
Copper painted gourds and pumpkins blog props
Stylish and luxurious chocolate halloween baking
Themed biscuits at the ready, spooky playlist sounding throughout the place and then all that remains is scattering some painted-gourds and carved pumpkins around and ta-da - Halloween!  I've done my celebrating with others already this weekend and so my Halloween plans will now most likely consist of horror films and a ton of themed food.  But enough about me, let me know what you're up to (or have been up to) this Halloween?!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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64 comments

  1. I plan to go out with some old friends and really have a fun night out.

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  2. Those cookies look amazing.

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  3. These are so pretty and look DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing! I might have to do something similar for Christmas. :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  4. Yumm, these look delicious, need to recreate these.

    xo
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  5. They look absolutely gorgeous and so simple to make ! What a wonderful last minute treat for a halloween party ! I might try making these with my girlfriends young cousins tommorrow night !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. They look soo delicious!! I'm sad that I didn't get around to any Halloween baking this year!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  7. I like cookies so if I can use Halloween as a new excuse to eat more i don't mind lol.
    Yours look so good and perfect for Halloween.
    Thank you for sharing :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  8. Oh, today is the day! This will be really helpful.

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  9. These are almost too cute too eat! I really love those ghost cookies!!
    Adi xx
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  10. Honestly, i have never seen anything like this before probably due to geographical location... Thanks girl


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  11. This looks too good to eat! I already celebrated Halloween a few days ago so I may just have to watch some not too scary Halloween movies just to be a little bit festive xD

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  12. First off - your baking photos are A+++++! That shot of the cookie in the first photo...I couldn't stop loooking at it! I love crunchy little bits with my sweets and chocolates!

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  13. i love chocolate, gorgeous post, so yummy
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  14. YUMMMMM!!! Totally drooling! Like next level delicious! WOWOWO!! Just LOVVVE how you made them into bats!
    kisses
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  15. Now those do look like a sinful treat indeed! Feeling hungry just looking at this

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  16. Looks so delicious ! Anything made of chocolate is my favourite.
    I will try this recipe too. Awesome treat !

    Happy Halloween :)

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  17. Oh wow these look so delicious!

    Have a lovely day and Happy Halloween!

    Gemma x
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  18. Ooh yum this looks delicious! xx

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  19. You are so talented! This looks incredibly delicious. Halloween baking is so much fun!

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  20. Really nice post! Thank you so much for sharing.


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  21. Gaby dear, I will add this scandalously sweet and surprisingly stylish biscuits (hahaha... love your expressions) to my personal cookbook. Happy Halloween sweetie. Oh tonight I am invited to my colleague's house to celebrate Halloween :)

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  22. You've definitely made up for the lack of Halloween content with these scrummy biscuits! What a lovely idea to hand these to Trick or Treaters instead of sweets! I'm loving the copper ode too!

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  23. These pictures are sooo mouth-watering!!!
    I think I'm just going to the movies tonight - which is not exactly Halloween-related, but I'll definitely eat all the candy! ;)
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  24. Those little bay cookie cutters are too cute!! I was away this past weekend and so didn't get to do as much Halloween baking as I usually like to do, so I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

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  25. Yum, those cookies look SO delicious!!! Now I'm having all type of chocolatey cravings, haha. I'm also loving your pumpkins and the color you painted the stem! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  26. These look so beautiful...and delicious!! Happy Halloween!!

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  27. You did a great job, these biscuits are so cute and I bet they are so delicious! We don't celebrate Halloween but I will definitely bake some for xmas! :)

    Yiota
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  28. The biscuits look so delicious! I like the cute Halloween themed shapes. Happy Halloween!

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  29. I'm staying in all night :) love your photos! wishlilywish.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I'm not keen nor do I celebrate halloween but, you've presented some great photos. The biscuits look delish!

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  31. They look so so yummy, I could definitely need some extra Halloween-inspo today! Also, love the detail with the pumpkins, it works surprisingly well! Love the extra touch it gives!

    Have a lovely week! Xx

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  32. Like always love your photos and that looks yum. :)

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  33. Your choco bats are stunning, my kids would like to eat your cookies right now... Great recipe indeed...

    xoxo
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  34. Looks delicious !
    Your pictures are so beautiful like always
    xx,
    Margot
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  35. How yummy do these look?! This is such a good idea, and I love all the little decorations they have.

    Kathryn • Simply KK

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  36. The photos are enough to make me want to keep the Halloween going. Yummy treats!

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  37. Your photos are so gorgeous!! Love your recipe and it looks so chocolatey indulging!! yummy

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  38. I don't know what I love more, the ease of this recipe or your pictures that made me want to nibble my screen. Love this, Gabrielle and I hope you'll post more baking recipes.

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  39. These cookies look delicious and spooky! Can you send some over here?? hehe

    Tina
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  40. These look so yummy, you did a great job hun! I am back from my mini vacay, its good to be back, have a stunning day xx

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  41. OMG they are so cute - and also so delicious I guess! *-*
    Great pics darling!
    xoxo
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  42. Babes these look bloody amazing (and SO delicious too!) - you're absolutely killing it with your photography too!

    Hayley xo
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  43. This looks wickedly nice. I like dark chocolate and it's good of you to use it in this recipe.

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  44. Your photos are so beautiful and that definitely looks like my kind of baking!
    Amy xx
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  45. Love your bat shaped cutter! :D these biscuits Look spookily delicious! <3

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  46. I'm not very talented in the kitchen but I think maybe I could even give these a go...they look delicious :)

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  47. Those are some fun cookies that are indeed easy to make. I'll surely try them

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  48. These are just the cutest! You're such a talented baker Gabrielle! Halloween themed biscuits make an already festively fun themed holiday a trillion times better <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  49. Love the super cute bat cookies! Yum!

    -Ashley
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  50. These photographs are fantastic Gabrielle and love how cute these Halloween chocolatey baked goods have turned out, you are quite the talented baker.

    I could see you create a gorgeous range of Christmas biscuits too! Little chocolate angels and decorated trees would be ever so cute too.

    As for Halloween dressing up is always fun, I used to dress up and celebrate it however I don't tend too anymore, maybe I will one day though :)

    Hope you had a lovely Halloween and see you soon!

    Lots of love,

    Laura x x
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  51. These biscuits are so cute! And decorating cakes is the best thing ever :D Shortbread and cocoa must taste really yummy together. Thanks for sharing!

    Julia x
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  52. Gabrielle, those chocolate shortbread biscuits look to cute AND delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe :D I've got to try it.
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  53. OMG those cookies look amazing! I made cupcakes this year for Halloween, maybe next year I'll try your idea! :D

    Great photos ;)

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  54. Ooh, this looks so cool <3 I have to try this :D

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  55. I can't handle horror movies! I am such a wimp when it comes to that haha but I do like to celebrate Halloween with friends eating a bunch of junk. Love the cookies, they look so adorable and delicious! I actually didn't get to do much celebrating this year because I had to work and study all weekend, but I still managed to find time to gorge a lot of chocolate, Starbursts, and Skittles haha

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  56. Beautiful photos! They look amazing, I definitely need to try them! :) xx

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  57. love the ideas! I am going to try these even though halloween is over ;) :)
    I had a little halloween party at a friends house but that was about it.

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  58. I didn't grow up celebrating Halloween and as such I just don't do anything on the day off. I do enjoy the sweets though! Your cookies came out beautiful!

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  59. It looks like everything turned out well, Gabrielle. I hope you enjoyed your week and Halloween. Now, it's time for us to start some holiday pre-baking so that is what I will be doing this weekend and a long overdue massage. Delicious result! x/Madison
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