Chocolate Halloween food is essential for a delicious Halloween celebration. You may be thinking “What Halloween party food, shall I serve”? “What do my friends like”?
The answer is easy, because everyone loves chocolate.
Start with the basics, mix them up and go from there. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate candies of any sort - or upscale that to gourmet chocolate, truffles and gourmet chocolate cookies.
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Make gourmet chocolate tasting, with some fine red wine to “clear the palate,” one of the featured activities for your party. If you really want to add some pizzazz to your party, provide a chocolate fountain for dipping strawberries, marshmallows, etc. Click here for a list of foods to dip in a chocolate fountain.
You can purchase Halloween party food chocolates for your get together at the stores below or at sites we recommend at our Chocolate Online Stores. Create some tasty Halloween food with our recipes. Enjoy your chocolate shopping!
In addition to chocolate Halloween food ideas for the party, think about a Halloween gift or Halloween gift basket for your special friends. Check what Fall & Halloween selections the chocolate merchants have available for your Halloween shopping – especially look at Lake Champlain, Dan’s Chocolates, and Ghirardelli. Get everyone in on the delicious chocolate Halloween food!
At Whimsy Wraps they have specially designed wrappers for chocolate bars of your choice. There are several to choose from but here is my favorite. Plan ahead for your chocolate Halloween food. Or, look at their designs for your Fall Party.
The history of Halloween goes back to pre-Christian times when Celtic groups in areas now known as Ireland, Scotland and Wales celebrated their New Years Day on November 1. This marked the end of summer harvest and the beginning of winter. On the night of October 31, the Celts celebrated Samhain (pronounced sow-in), a date when they believed the spirit world returned to mix with the living.
When Christianity took root in northern Europe, folk customs were incorporated into a Christian framework. In the 800’s the influence of Christianity spread to the Celtic region. Samhein became All Saints Day, a day to commemorate all dead saints and martyrs.
Pope Boniface IV named November 1st “All Saints’ Day” or “All Hallows Day.” The day before this holy holiday, called “All Hallows Eve,” eventually became known as Halloween. Pope Boniface also declared November 2nd “All Souls’ Day,” a time for honoring all the dead. Together, these three celebrations – “All Hallows Eve,” “All Hallows Day,” and “All Souls’ Day” - were known as the Hallowmas.
The Celts (Irish) brought their Halloween folk customs to America during the mass immigration in the 1840s, where they took root and evolved over the years. It was celebrated in America as an autumn harvest festival with corn popping parties, taffy pulls and hay rides.
The tradition of trick-or-treating dates back to early “All Souls’ Day” parades in England. At this time the poor would beg for food and people would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for their dead relatives.
In Ireland, the first jack-o'-lanterns were hollowed oversized rutabagas, turnips and potatoes whose carved out faces were illuminated with candles to be used as lanterns during Halloween celebrations. When Irish immigrants came to America, they found that pumpkins were far more plentiful than turnips. So the jack-o'-lantern in America was a hollowed out pumpkin, lit with an ember from a fire.
Although Halloween has been characterized as a devilish day for ghosts and goblins, the holiday itself did not grow out of evil practices. Today, it represents a wonderful opportunity for kids and adults to celebrate with old customs - and their favorite Halloween chocolate!
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