I made these as I was sent some boxes of Rondnoirs for the Tobie Puttock Dinner of Discovery. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my Halloween party. Little did I realise that Mr NQN was a huge fan of these and ate my whole supply so they sent me some more which I promptly hid (near the cleaning products - somewhere where I know he never ventures!). They're fiddly though and tying them up in the branches using invisible thread is a tad tedious and if I were to do it again, I'd perhaps glue them to a Halloween background.
Bat Bon Bons
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Makes 12 BonBons
12 Ferrero Rondnoirs (or similar wrapped truffles)
Black cellophane (or dark blue, which was the closest I could find)
Invisible thread or fishing wire
Branches, the knobblier the better
Step 1 - Unwrap the cellophane. It usually comes folded in rectangles. Keep them in the rectangular shape but you want a connected double layer of cellophane. Place the Rondnoir in the centre and fold the cellophane around it as shown so that you end up with two "wings" and a ball in the centre. Secure each twist with a peg.
Step 2 - Cut a piece of yarn and tie each twist and remove the pegs. Now adjust the cellophane so that it is more bat wing like. I realise that sounds rather vague but it can be done with some playing around and the more you do it, the easier it will be. Cut out a scallop shape at the bottom of the "wings". Place in a bowl or if you can find them, on branches suspended with fishing wire.