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Chocolate Milk Waffles

Fashioned as bats for a spooktacular Halloween breakfast!

Eggnog Waffles

These fun and festive bat waffles will put you in the spooky spirit for Halloween! They are both adorable AND delicious thanks to Guida's Dairy chocolate milk, along with some creative cutting and chocolate covered strawberries. The batter gets a double punch of chocolate flavor with Guida's Dairy chocolate milk in the wet ingredients and cocoa powder in the dry ingredients. Make some spooky and special memories this Halloween with these scrumptious bats as a festive breakfast, or make them as regular waffles with strawberries and chocolate sauce any time you want a decadent breakfast treat. Grab some Guida's Dairy chocolate milk on your next trip to the grocery store to make these extra yummy.

Equipment: mixing bowls; dry measuring cup; wet measuring cup; measuring spoons; whisk or dough hook; waffle iron; spatula; cutting board, serrated knife

Waffle Ingredients:

1½ cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 5 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 scant teaspoon salt

2 large eggs 1 cup Guida's chocolate milk 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Bat Ingredients:

14 whole strawberries

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

28 small candy eyes

1. Preheat a round waffle iron.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs, chocolate milk, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk just until well combined, but not necessarily perfectly lump-free.

4. Using a dry measuring cup, pour 1/3-cup batter onto the waffle iron. Cook according to the waffle iron instructions, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat until all the batter has been used, until 6-7 waffles have been made. Set aside.

ILOC tip: to make baby bats as well as grownup bats, place the batter slightly off center so that two of the quarters will be small and two large. Use small and large strawberries accordingly.

5. To make the bats, slice each waffle in quarters and group the sections in pairs. Set aside.

6. Melt the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl in the microwave (or in a double boiler on the stovetop).

7. Place a pair of waffle quarters on a clean work surface with an outer tip of each quarter touching the other to mimic bat wings. Dip a strawberry in the melted chocolate and place on top of the bat wings. Place two eyes on the chocolate-covered strawberry and repeat until all the bats are assembled.

Makes 12-14 waffle bats.

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