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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2011, 10:45:48 am »
Come to think of it...

Hm...why not melt the chocolate, and dip the grapes in it.

Does that count as an entry for the challenge?

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 12:46:05 pm »
Come to think of it...

Hm...why not melt the chocolate, and dip the grapes in it.

Does that count as an entry for the challenge?

You bet, friend! Now you're getting the hang of it!! But, what kind of grapes? What kind of chocolate? How would you melt it? And, chocolate is sticky so would you like to roll the chocolate grapes in something else, like chopped pistacios or coconut? And, what about the Halloween angle? What can you do to make the grapes creepy? (Personally I think that peeled grapes are pretty creepy looking, myself)
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 12:52:36 pm »
Come to think of it...

Hm...why not melt the chocolate, and dip the grapes in it.

Does that count as an entry for the challenge?



That was exactly my thought. It's actually something I've eaten before, and liked very much.








For the Halloween aspect: take white chocolate and sprinkle/drip with red fruit sauce. Voilá, you have Gored Bloody Eyeballs.

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2011, 02:33:41 pm »
You bet, friend! Now you're getting the hang of it!! But, what kind of grapes? What kind of chocolate? How would you melt it? And, chocolate is sticky so would you like to roll the chocolate grapes in something else, like chopped pistacios or coconut? And, what about the Halloween angle? What can you do to make the grapes creepy? (Personally I think that peeled grapes are pretty creepy looking, myself)

Details, details.... LOL

My original thought was what Chrissi already posted about, so here's a different take on it:

Melt chocolate, milk chocolate for kids, dark for adults, and pour into it a mixture of raisins (dried grapes) and chopped nuts. It could be any nuts or mixture thereof: almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios etc.

Put spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet in little heaps, and let cool and harden.

The creepy thing about it is the calories it contains.


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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2011, 02:16:22 am »

                              I just made up a recipe.  It seems to be really a hit with the family.


                          Rocky road grapes   (if it is for Halloween make it rocky mountain nuts)
                                                                           ;)
              First freeze your grapes.  I prefer the red seedless, but you can use your preference
              Melt the chocolate, your preference again, dark or milk.  (I like dark) toll house.
              Use a long toothpick and dip the frozen grapes in melted chocolate chocolate.
              place on a silpat or waxed paper to cool and get slightly solid
              
              toast pecans and then crush into medium to small pieces.
              roll the chocolate covered grapes in pecans.  
              Yummy, dive right in.  

               Easy make for any occasion or just for a simple treat.
               If you like it, you can chop up the small marshmellows and add that to the  
               nuts after they are toasted.  I like using the microwave for about 45 sec.  Depends
               on your own appliance.  Placing them on a ironware plate for toasting, uncovered.

                



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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2011, 01:43:32 pm »
Why am I not surprised that you came up with a great grape recipe, Purple? I'm definitely going to try this one...hopefully tonight!!
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2011, 10:10:37 am »
All those Halloween recipes with grapes were fantastic! Thanks to our triumvirate of Janice, Sason and Chrissi for the wonderful ideas! Stay tuned for a Thanksgiving iron cook challenge coming up!
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2011, 12:43:59 am »
Going back to our original challenge of sweet potatoes and apple juice, here is a recipe that adds parsnips to sweet potatoes and uses orange juice and bourbon instead of apple juice. Splendor!
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2011, 03:33:50 am »
The iron skillet award for our very first challenge goes to (drum roll please) Ellemeno, our BetterMost administrator, for her excellent Sweet Potato Splendor! This recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to make. I can just hear Ennis clanging on his coffeepot with a stick in appreciation! And Jack is sharpening up his potato peeling knife! 




Thank you, Lee!  I'm just discovering this honor. 

I will make this recipe for Thanksgiving, and will call it by its new name - Iron Camp Splendor.

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2011, 04:25:29 pm »
I've bought sweet potatoes, walnuts and apple juice. Will try to make it this weekend!

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