What an interesting challenge this month! Maple mousse in an edible container.
The April 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Evelyne of the blog Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne chose to challenge everyone to make a maple mousse in an edible container. Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 27th to May 27th at http://thedaringkitchen.com/!
Hint, hint...vote for me!
Some of the suggestions for edible containers included weaving bacon strips together and baking into little cups, or nut tartlet shells. Obviously, I wanted to take it in my own direction. But what?
I was inspired one day as I passed by my mega shelf of cake supplies: CANDY BARS! I thought they would fit the bill: handheld, bite sized, and definitely contained. Trying to think of what kind of candy bar, I sort of combined the idea of a Snickers bar, and Maple Nut Goodies.
My candy bars were the maple mousse, toasted pecans, and caramel, all covered in white chocolate. I must say, while the mousse was not something I could eat by itself, the flavors in the candy bars went together quite nicely! I was pleased, as was The Artist.