Here in Portland, it feels like it’s been Halloween for a week already. Last week we had two parties to dress up for, and we have been seeing friends and other Portlanders dressing up since … last Wednesday, really.
Maybe some of those were not costumes – this is Portland after all.
Are you going to a party, dressing up, giving out candy at home? We usually stay home on Halloween night, handing out candy and making sure the dogs are not freaked out. Last year we put on our horse heads to answer the door – that was a riot.
You know a holiday that revolves around candy has me in the kitchen – and you know one of my favorites is a filled chocolate. While I sometimes get wild with the flavors (raspberry jalapeno chocolates, lavender cream truffles and ginger wasabi chocolates are some of the bolder choices), this year my main Halloween truffle was the crowd pleaser – a dark chocolate truffle.
Do not let the fact that these truffles have a total of two ingredients fool you – they are incredibly decadent and rich.
but yeah. two ingredients. kinda cool.
Please go visit my friend Kim to see my double chocolate truffle skulls.