double chocolate truffle skulls

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert, Gluten Free, Guest Posts, recipes, Vegan

double chocolate truffle skulls

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.

The dachshunds have also been dressing up – new costumes this year include Basil as a pirate and Rosemary as a hula girl – complete with grass skirt. So darn cute, those two.

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.

vegan Halloween chocolates

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.

dark chocolate ganache truffles

 

Please go visit my friend Kim to see my double chocolate truffle skulls.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 31, 2013 at 5:09 am

I wish I had trick or treaters!!! Have fun tonight… eat some extra candy for me. :)

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2 Kristina Sloggett October 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

yep – one of those skull truffles has your name on it! XO

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3 Abby October 31, 2013 at 5:30 am

I LOVE the hula girl. So cute!
We used to have hundreds of trick or treaters in my mom’s neighborhood, but it’s died down the past couple of years because a) kids grow up and b) more parents are taking them to indoor things (lame, but I guess I get it.) Unfortunately, we’re supposed to get two inches of rain today, so I feel bad for the kids!

Anyway, fun skulls! I would totally hit up your house ;)

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4 Abby October 31, 2013 at 7:23 am
5 Kristina Sloggett October 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

SO SWEET. I love this dachshund! I have seen the stilts photo before, but the rest are new. thank you! XO

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6 Kristina Sloggett October 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm

we live in a neighborhood that really has very few kids (we chose well…), but somehow we get a huge amount on Halloween. it’s fun, though – for two people who say we do not want kids, we do love other people’s kids. :)

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7 Laura October 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

I got WAY too much candy in anticipation of them that I will undoubtedly end up eating! This recipe looks great!

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8 Kristina Sloggett October 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm

well, that’s why you always buy GOOD stuff you’d like! just don’t buy it too early, or you might have to go buy more. don’t ask me how I know this.

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9 The Peace Patch October 31, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Your skulls rock! I wish I could put them on sticks and/or spike them with Frangelico, just cuz I’m feeling hazelnutty. :)
Thanks for the link…Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

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10 Kim - Liv Life November 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

A very good morning to you from a little bit rainy Dominican Republic!!
How can I thank you enough for these awesome Halloween Treats?? Liv has already emailed me to ask for molds for every holiday and has planned these beauties for our Thanksgiving dinner. And since they are dairy free my son can enjoy them too. We are always so happy to find a dairy free recipe that we all love.

Thanks you, thank you, thank you!!!

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11 Kristina Sloggett November 4, 2013 at 8:53 am

you are SO VERY welcome! I cannot wait to see what you and Liv create! these are one of my favorite things to make – and you’ll quickly see you will be thinking of all kinds of flavor combinations (so buy many molds…) ;)

hope you are having an INCREDIBLE time on your much deserved holiday – XXO!

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