Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash #SundaySupper
From the very first time I became involved with Sunday Supper, I have wanted to work with the Idaho Potato Commission. I have watched fellow members participate in Idaho Potato Commission/Sunday Supper events, as they posted delicious recipes using Idaho® potatoes. Yet, I knew that Desserts Required was not the right fit. Until today!! When Sunday Supper posted that there was going to be an Idaho Potato Commission event and that the theme would be Fun and Scary Halloween Recipes, I was practically jumping out of my seat begging to be seen. I did not know at the time that Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash was going to be my Halloween recipe, but I was certain that this theme would be perfect for Desserts Required. Before I, actually, submitted my name for consideration I got busy in the kitchen. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are one of my favorite treats so I knew chocolate would work, beautifully, with Idaho® potatoes.
I baked an Idaho® potato in the oven, scooped out the flesh and put it in a food processor. I added chocolate chips and cream and blended the ingredients until the chocolate was almost completely melted. Fresh raspberries were the perfect way of bringing something ghoulish into the mix. Just a few pulses and Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash is at your fingertips.
Not one content to just inhale something delicious without sharing, I shared some of it with others. My friend, Jon, described Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash as ‘brilliant’ and one of the best treats I have made. Give it a try and let me know if you agree!
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- Witches Fingers:
- sliced almonds
- 1-2 red raspberries
- pretzels, each approximately 3” long
- 3-4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
- Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash:
- 1 Idaho® russet potato
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 7 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces raspberries, minus the 1-2 used for the witches fingers.
- For the Witches Fingers:
- Rub one side of each of the sliced almonds with 1-2 red raspberries. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to dry.
- Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Brush melted chocolate onto ⅔’s of a pretzel. Place an almond slice on the tip of the pretzel. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue dipping and ‘nailing’ the pretzels until you have the desired number of Witches Fingers. Freeze for 15 minutes to set.
- For the Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash:
- Bake the Idaho® russet potato for 1 hour at 350°.
- Remove from the oven. Carefully, slice the Idaho® russet potato in half vertically. Scoop out the flesh and place it into a food processor. Add the cream and chocolate chips. Process until smooth. Add the raspberries. Pulse on/off just to break down the berries. Do not overblend the berries. You will want to have specks of ‘blood’ in the Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash.
- Transfer the Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash to a bowl. Insert the Witches Fingers into the Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash with the nails pointing up. Serve extra Witches Fingers on the side.
- Betsy's tidbits:
- My favorite part of Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash is the secret ingredient…Idaho® russet potato. Surprise your guests and don’t tell anyone…unless they figure it out…which they won’t! All they will know is that this is delicious!
- If you would like chocolate bits in your Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash, blend in 6 ounces of chocolate with the cream and pulse in 1 ounce with the raspberries.
- The Witches Fingers are optional. Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash is, also, delicious served with pretzels, apples and potato chips. Let your imagine go wild…it’s Halloween!
- I used raspberries to color the almond slices because they add a raspberry taste and I wanted the ‘nails’ to be painted red. This step may be eliminated.
- I used honey wheat pretzel sticks because they look knobby, like a boney finger.
- I used black rice to keep the extra Witches Fingers upright. Black jellybeans would also work.
This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. All opinions are my own.
Many thanks to our hostess Isabel from Family Foodie. Don’t forget to check out all of the other Fun and Scary Halloween Recipes and follow the #SundaySupper Fun and Creepy Halloween Recipes Pinterest Board.
Fun and Spooky Potato Savory Bites:
- A Bowlful of Creepy Crawlies by kimchi MOM
- Bloody Mary Potatoes by The Messy Baker
- Devilish Potato Mummies by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Halloween Baked Potato Skin Pizzas by Alida’s Kitchen
- Jack O’Lantern Shepherd’s Pie Stuffed Peppers by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Jalapeno Chili Stuffed Potato Mummies by Feed Me, Seymour
- Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole by NeighborFood
- Mashed Potato Grave by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Mashed Potato Monsters by Ruffles & Truffles
- Monster Mash Potatoes by Curious Cuisiniere
- Roasted Potato Eyeballs by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Roasted Potato Graveyard by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Spooky Halloween Potatoes Graveyard by Clarks Condensed
- Spooky Spiderweb Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes by Rhubarb and Honey
- Stuffed Potato Spiders by Family Foodie
- Twice Baked Potato Graves by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Twice Baked Potato Mummies Covered with Roaches by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Fun and Spooky Potato Sweet Treats:
- Chocolate Potato Skull Cake by Magnolia Days
- Potato Candy Spiders by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash by Desserts Required
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