It’s that time of year again, and chocolate is on higher demand than usual, so Amy Le has prepared a recipe that not only looks stunning, but is sure to please and satisfy those chocolate cravings. As per usual we’ve selected an appropriately themed movie for your enjoyment. This time round were inviting you to delve into the world of the dynamic duo of Wallace & Gromit.
Here’s the recipe:
Roasted Peanut Tarts with Date Caramel
you will need a 12 hole pie pan, or similar
for the crust
1/2 Cup Roasted Salted Peanuts
4 Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped
Pinch of Cinnamon
for the date filling
10 Medjool Dates, pitted
1 Tbsp Water
Small Pinch of Salt
12 Small Easter Eggs
Line your baking tray with cling wrap or cut small tabs of baking paper and place into each hole. This will make it easier to remove the tarts from the pan later on.
Combine all the ingredients for the crust into a high speed blender or food processor and mix until the mixture combines and sticks together. Press evenly into the pan. Freeze for 20mins or until firm.
Meanwhile combine all ingredients for the date caramel into a high speed blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Fill each tart crust, and top with a chocolate Easter egg of your choice.
Now that your Film Snack is well and truly ready to be devoured over an entertaining movie, we’ll hand it over to FilmMunch –>
*OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE*
Not only did this cute and entertaining feature win an Oscar back in 2006, it is the only stop-animation film to have ever won this top coveted prize. Shaun The Sheep came close this year, but it does seem that the flare of CGI tends to capture audiences and Academy voters more than not. Nevertheless, the amount of work and attention to detail that goes into stop-animation is incredible. Wes Anderson has been known to venture out into this territory, perhaps you’ve seen his fantastic Fantastic Mr. Fox, and reports are that he is going back into the stop-animation game for his next feature, so might he helm the second win for this genre? Nick Park should be a household name, and if his name does indeed ring a bell, then you no doubt know about his ultimate creation of the wonder duo Wallace and Gromit!
Wallace & Gromit began as a short film, and later evolved into a television series, the original stop-motion anthology series. Each focusing on an adventure taken by wacky inventor Wallace and his ever so astute mute dog Gromit. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit is this duo’s very first feature length adventure, and it’s pretty darn awesome. We’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to Aardman and request for more Wallace & Gromit, but we also understand that due to the deteriorating health of Peter Sallis, the iconic voice of Wallce, there are no plans for the dynamic duo any time soon.
If you’re not sure what to watch during these holidays, whether it be easter, passover or non of the above, this is a film for the entire family to enjoy. So once you’ve got Amy’s Roasted Peanut Tarts with Date Caramel ready, this wacky and comedic story will entertain you for a good 85 minutes, of non-stop incredibleness. The set designs and creativity employed here are next level goodness, with a story simple enough for toddlers to follow, and delightful if not sometimes naughty comedy for adults, what more could you ask for. It is hard not to laugh out loud when watching this film. If you’re an artist, you’ll no doubt see how much hard work has gone into making this work of art, fact is, there is something for everyone to appreciate in this film.
FilmSnack, check, Film, check!
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