Halloween Snack Idea – Chocolate Covered Garlic

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Why?

Last year, Jonathan and I went to Gilroy, California. Gilroy is all about garlic. Each year, they host the Gilroy Garlic Festival – which features, as you might imagine, everything garlic! While we weren’t able to make it to the festival, we were able to try some garlic ice cream. It was shockingly tasty and the only ice cream that I’ve ever eaten that left me with bad breath.

When I was talking about the trip to Groom 1.0, he suggested that I make garlic cupcakes for Halloween to scare off the vampires. I loved the idea! I sent myself a futureme email as a reminder. It’s a good thing that I did. I completely forgot about the idea until I received the email a few weeks ago.

I wasn’t quite sure how I would make a garlic cupcake, but one thing that I did know was that I would need to use roasted garlic (roasting makes the garlic much sweeter); and, if I were going to roast the garlic, I might as well cover some in chocolate to put on top of the cupcakes.

If you are a garlic lover, then I probably don’t need to convince you that eating roasted garlic is a special treat. But, you’ll just have to trust me (until you try it yourself) that adding chocolate makes it even better!

How?

I was really excited to find instructions for roasted garlic on Simply Recipes that used a cupcake tin – if it involves my cupcake tin, I can do it! I followed Elise’s instructions to a tee, only instead of using olive oil, I used hazelnut oil and a little honey to make the garlic extra sweet. Oh, and I covered mine in chocolate!

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Chocolate Covered Garlic

If I was going to roast garlic, I might as well cover some in chocolate to put on top of garlic cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 21kcal
Author Stefani

Ingredients

  • 6 heads of garlic I only covered some of them in chocolate.
  • a few tablespoons of oil I used hazelnut oil.
  • 1/4 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 T unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
  • Put each garlic head in foil and place them in a cupcake tin, as shown above.
  • Drizzle a couple teaspoons of oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated.
  • Drizzle each head with honey.
  • Close the foil over each head.
  • Bake at 400 F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
  • Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small knife to cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.
  • Melt the chocolate chips with the butter in a double boiler or the microwave.
  • Dip each clove of garlic in chocolate. I thought it looked best to only cover half of the clove.
  • Place chocolate covered garlic on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Potassium: 18mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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12 comments:

  1. Giftbasketworldwidesays:

    Very well Explained! Great work!

  2. garlicasays:

    the sine qua non for making food taste delicious garlic enhance family consume a lot we will not discuss the turkey

    • Garlicosays:

      4 stars
      Garlica,

      I hope you are doing well. It has been 11 years since this comment. It keeps me up at night. What is the meaning? Is there a meaning? Do our lives have any purpose other than to consume chocolate covered garlic singular clove by clove? Do not let history pick its winners and losers. We will prevail, Garlica.

    • Garliquesays:

      5 stars
      coincidentally , your comment has kept ME up all night. i have considered your thoughts and wanted to share my own insight into this matter. We at the Garlic federation, have a simple goal and purpose. to destroy all nonbelievers and unite the world under one garlic union. we will smite the Onionites and the Tomato Peoples of the wild wastes and cities of the modern man (and mooninites, we are watching you too) we shall rise up against the oppression and fight back from the underground, in waves of Garlic warriors with advanced oil weapons, (capable of eye melting capabilities)we have a plan, we have a future, Unite under one banner, THE GARLIC FEDERATION. also, my family also enhance consume alot will not discuss our turkey either.

  3. Maesays:

    Love the photo…I’ve seen a trend lately towards the marriage of garlic and chocolate. I think we’ll see a Vosages bar with it soon…

    Peas Love Carrots

  4. Gingysays:

    When someone eats a lot of roasted garlic, you get the worst farts ever. These farts smell so horrible that I simply cannot tolerate ever participating in eating roasted garlic ever again. Sure, I will eat Some chopped garlic in a stir fry, maybe. But I can’t deal with this roasted garlic business. I bet you know how badly it makes you fart, don’t you? Putrid farts :(

    • Beesays:

      i’ve never laughed so hard

    • Lanasays:

      What a “putrid fart” of a comment lol this is a simple yet delicious and creative recipe for people who enjoy garlic and enjoy chocolate and enjoy trying new and interesting flavors. I know if you eat a lot of garlic it can come through your pores, helps keep The flying pests away too! but I would find a different culprit for your intestinal problems. And keep in mind, food and it’s preparation, is very scientific. Mixing to food you never thought would go together create flavors you never thought possible,something………. umami

    • donnasays:

      seems as if there is a downside to everything!! You made me laugh!!! Farts don’t scare me—–we own greyhouds!!

      (at last I can fight back!!)

      • Jennifer Wsays:

        We own greyhounds too. I can relate to your comment about getting back. Lol. Here is to eating more garlic.
        Jennifer

  5. The Womansays:

    Wow. I don’t know if I’m brave enough to try these! I love chocolate, I love garlic, I’ve even had chocolate-covered bacon, but chocolate and garlic? ToGETHER?

  6. Jessicasays:

    I live for roasted garlic, but never for a minute did I think to dip them in chocolate!! Wow….yum.

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