As we all don our costumes and run to scare children, get plastered, and make out with costumed strangers in alley ways, many of us are going to be looking for candy to shove in our faces to invoke nostalgia (and also absorb the booze). I’m aware that it’s customary to have candy on Halloween and for those who live in houses in residential areas it is imperative to make the Halloween dreams come true for all those little goblins and ghouls. But let’s be serious, I’m the starving artist. I live in an apartment building in the middle of Hollywood. There are no trick-or-treaters. No one cares. And I’m waiting to get my candy fix until after Halloween… when it is all half price. Ha ;)
But, one does need a sweet fix on Halloween. How does the starving artist get it? Why, I just use what’s laying around my apartment from all the mayhem of the previous Halloween weekend. There was a big bag of pretzels sitting on my table and decided they should probably be covered in chocolate. So, in a microwave safe bowl I placed two large scoops of almond butter, one big handful of chocolate chips, and a squirt of honey. Put it in the microwave at 30-second intervals until it melts completely and smoothly when stirred. Spread about two handfuls of pretzels onto a quarter sheet pan, pour the chocolate mixture over the pretzels and toss to coat. I then finish it off with about 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans. I’m not gonna lie, I like to keep it dirty and just dive in when it’s still warm and gooey from the pan. It isn’t pretty, but damn is it good. If you want something a bit more classy, you can stash it in the fridge until it solidifies a bit… but it won’t nearly be as fun.