Friday, April 20, 2012

Cockroach Clusters

Yes, there really are still more interesting sweets from Honeydukes for us to savor (though Harry doesn't seem to excited about this one):

"'How about these?' said Ron, shoving a jar of Cockroach Clusters under Hermione's nose. 'Definitely not,' said Harry" (Prisoner of Azkaban).

Most recipes I've found online for Cockroach Clusters are just chocolate-covered haystacks. While delicious, these don't seem to really evoke "cockroach" to me. I decided to adapt a recipe I found at The Apron Archives.

You Will Need:
Rollos, unwrapped
Pecan halves
Melting Chocolate

1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Arrange the unwrapped Rollos on the parchment, at least 1.5" away from each other.

2. Place the cookie sheet in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 3 minutes, until the Rollos are soft but not melted out of shape.
3. Press a pecan half on top of each Rollo, smooshing them into an oval-ish shape. Let the Rollos harden.

4. Melt more chocolate over top of the pecans, and smooth with a tooth pick or your finger. This is when you get to be extra creative. Use the chocolate to create antennae, legs, wings, whatever suits your fancy. I really hate cockroaches, so I stuck with nice cartoony antennae :)

These are quite delicious. Funny, you wouldn't think that Cockroach Clusters would taste like Turtles! Haha!

(cricket, cricket)

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