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TWO Days Till Halloween…

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 6:00 am in Cuisine, Halloween.

Black Orange Bonbons (Michael Chiarello)Got kids with braces? The American Association of Orthodontists just asked celebrity chef Michael Chiarello for a slew of colorfully creepy, braces-friendly Halloween recipes and the results are so appealing… well, you have to check them out. Here are Chiarello’s frozen Black & Orange Bon Bons. (But we’re also smitten by Chiarello’s Green Goo Slimedoo, a green-tinged chocolate fondue with apples, strawberries, bananas and pretzels for dipping. Mmmm…)

1 quart vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup powdered orange drink
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, in chunks

1. With a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, scoop balls of vanilla ice cream onto a cold cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, then place in the freezer to firm.

2. Put the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at medium until melted, stopping to stir every 30 seconds so it doesn’t burn.

3. Spread the orange drink powder onto a large plate, and roll the ice cream balls to coat. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the ice cream balls, or – spookier! – pour the chocolate into a ziplock-type plastic bag, snip off a corner and pipe a spiderweb over each ball. Return the bonbons to the freezer until ready to serve. (Serves 6)

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