- 2 ½ cups of crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
- 1 cup of ground pecans (bat connection!)
- 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar (bat connection!)
- 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons of baking cocoa (bat connection!)
- ¼ cup of rum*
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of water
- Decorating cooking icing – white
- Chocolate flavored sprinkles (bat connection!)
**For a kid friendly version use 1/3 cup of condensed milk instead of rum and honey.
- One packet of semi-sweet chocolate (365 grams) (bat connection!)
- Melt and temper the chocolate
- Chop the chocolate into really fine pieces
- Heat 3/4 of the chopped chocolate in the microwave on 50% power in 15 second increments, stirring after each, and allowing the chocolate to rest for a minute, then stirring again. Continue until almost all the chocolate is melted
- Add the remaining 1/4 of the finely chopped chocolate and stir until melted If needed you can return the chocolate to the microwave and heat at 50% power for 5 seconds
- Draw some bat wings on a piece of baking paper.
- Pipe the melted chocolate over the drawing creating your wings. Refrigerate until the wings are set, about 3-5 minutes.
Bat Bodies and eyes
- In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. Combine the rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture.
- Shape into 1-inch balls
- Pipe the white icing mixture onto the chocolate balls to make the eyes. Place the chocolate sprinkles on the icing for the pupils.
- Place the balls in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Remove from the refrigerator. Insert the set chocolate bat wings into the balls and serve.
Remember to let your dinner guests know that your creation has a connection to bats! You can download our fun batty food labels here. Share your creations with us online as well by using the #BattyTreats hashtag!