It’s the scariest time of the year. Halloween is here, bringing with it witches, ghosts and … plenty of black cats.
We can now buy bags of sweet black cats here in Australia, so I’ve created a special Black Cat Rocky Road recipe for all the black cat fans.
Black cats and Halloween
Black cats are one of the most recognisable symbols associated with Halloween. However, while they are regarded with suspicion and fear by some, others regard them as a symbol of good luck or prosperity.
Growing up, my family had a lovely black cat called Sooty. She was a little mischievous, like most cats, but mostly sweet. So I’ve always found black cats more charming than chilling.
And with Allens releasing black cat lollies in their very own bag (no more fishing through mixed lolly bags to find the two or three black cats !) it’s time to celebrate all that is sweet about black cats at Halloween.
What do you love about Halloween?
Growing up, I didn’t really know a lot about Halloween. It was an American thing.
But my kids LOVE Halloween. They look forward to dressing up, decorating the house and visiting the neighbours for trick or treating. So, I’ve learned to love Halloween too.
The kids are so excited leading up to this spooky event every year. They have a blast, and that’s what I I love about it.
Of course, sneaking a few of the leftover trick or treating sweets makes me love it too!
And now I can look forward to making up this Black Cat Rocky Road recipe every year.
What do you love about Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.
Black Cat Rocky Road
- 200 grams vanilla marshmallows
- 170 gram bag of black cats
- 1 cup cornflakes
- 350 grams milk chocolate
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles
- Chop marshmallows roughly.
- Set aside 12 black cats and cut the remaining cats in half or thirds.
- Combine chopped marshmallows and chopped black cats in a bowl. Add cornflakes, crushing a little with your hands as you add into the mixing bowl.
- Melt chocolate in microwave, cooking in 20 second bursts and stirring between each burst.
- Pour chocolate into mixing bowl and stir to combine all ingredients.
- Pour mixture into a slice tin that has been lined with baking tray.
- Place into fridge and allow to set for at least a couple of hours.
- Chop into small squares before serving.