Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash #SundaySupper
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • 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.
  1. For the Witches Fingers:
  2. Rub one side of each of the sliced almonds with 1-2 red raspberries. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to dry.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. 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.
  5. For the Chocolate Raspberry Ghoulash:
  6. Bake the Idaho® russet potato for 1 hour at 350°.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Betsy's tidbits:
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. I used honey wheat pretzel sticks because they look knobby, like a boney finger.
  15. I used black rice to keep the extra Witches Fingers upright. Black jellybeans would also work.
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