Last week was very busy with Halloween baking classes! I was so impressed with the creativity and artistic talent from all of my bakers, we had a great time making macarons, churros with chocolate dipping sauce, and Halloween bark. If you’re wondering what to do with your leftover Halloween sweeties, here’s a spectacularly spooky baking idea.
Trick or Treat Cookie Bars
110g unsalted butter, softened
110g light brown sugar
35g caster sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
210g flour, I used half plain and half strong white bread flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
assorted Halloween sweets such as mini chocolates and caramels
Beat butter and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add egg, beating well then add vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Gently stir in a handful of sweets. Refrigerate until slightly firm, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees fan/ 180C. Line a 20cm square baking pan with nonstick baking powder. Press dough into prepared pan. Top with sprinkles and another handful of sweets. Bake until set and golden brown and about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Let’s Bake Together!
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