I am throwing a party for my best friend. The theme is wicked the musical. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what type of desserts should I serve. I would like if the food was green or black.
- Curious Planner
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Dear Curious Planner,
What a bewitching concept! When it comes to desserts that might fit the (play)bill, I do have a few suggestions, no black magic necessary.
Chocolate Pistachio Cake: If this deep, dark chocolate cake flecked with green pistachio tastes half as good as it looks on Use Real Butter, you'll be baking up some magic with this recipe.
Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies: Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the classic ice cream flavor Mint Chocolate Chip, with that unmistable green hue which oddly does seem to echo the Witch of the West's face color. But if you want a delicious variation that won't melt all over, these pies are where it's at.
Moss Garden (chocolate ginger bark with green tea powder): I came across this recipe in the NY Times, in an article about bohemian New Yorkers and their various creative endeavors. This recipe is the brainchild of Brooklyn photographer, artist, musician, and apparently inventive confectioner Mark Borthwick.
Two-tone Pudding Pops: If you crave something cool, these easy two-tone pudding pops in pistachio and chocolate will have nostalgic, as well as flavor, appeal.
Witch Finger Cookies: Cliche? Perhaps. But with a hint of green food coloring, your point will come across clearly, and without a doubt, guests will eat these up.
Of course, if all of this seems delicious but perhaps a bit too hard, you could always put out a basket of Green and Black's chocolate bars, and I'll bet they'd disappear quickly.