This is Halloween: Tricks & Treats

Trick or Treat

Boys and girls of every age,
Wouldn´t you like to see something strange?
Come with me and you will see…

That’s right, I have The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack playing in the background as I write this.

I took a little break from work, unpacking (yes, I moved and it’s been insanely chaotic) & cleaning to do a little Halloween brainstorming. 

It’s no surprise that I love Halloween. The costumes, the decorations, the candy… did I say candy yet? Oh yea… candy. This year, I didn’t have a chance to go all out with my decorations, so I want to make up for lost time and bake a TON of goodies for my Halloween Parties this Friday & Saturday.

I found a ton of inspiration on Pinterest, you can check out my board here! I’ve added a ton of recipes, decorating ideas & last minute fun. I also have another board filled with last minute Halloween Costume ideas if you’re feeling uninspired or just procrastinated!

Here are a few of the recipes I found that I can’t wait to try out!

Marshmallow Mummy Pops 

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Ingredients

  • Jumbo Marshmallows 
  • 1/4 – 1/2 pound white melting chocolate 
  • Lollipop sticks 
  • Candy eyes 
  • Piping gel 
  • Small paint brush
  • Ribbon pipping tip
  • Styrofoam block

Directions

  1. Use piping gel and a small paint brush to glue a pair of eyes to each jumbo marshmallow. Set aside and let dry. 
  2. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until completely melted. 
  3. Dip lollipop sticks into melted chocolate and then into the bottom of all the marshmallows. 
  4. Prepare a pipping bag with a ribbon tip. Fill bag with white chocolate (a little bit at a time). 
  5. Pipe lines of white chocolate all over the marshmallow. 
  6. Set in the styrofoam block to dry.

Recipe by: Sprinkles for Breakfast

Spooky Boo Brownies

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Ingredients

  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box 
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
  • 1 1/4 cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting 
  • 16 large marshmallows 
  • Betty Crocker  black decorating gel 
 Directions 
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownies as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch square pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove brownies from pan by lifting foil; remove foil. For 16 brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. 
  2. Heat frosting in microwavable bowl uncovered on High 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting can be stirred smooth and fluid. If frosting becomes too firm while decorating, microwave 5 seconds; stir. 
  3. Top each brownie with 1 large marshmallow. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over each marshmallow to coat. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Use black gel to make eyes and mouths.

Recipe by: Betty Crocker

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Ingredients

  • Mini Donuts
  • Pretzels
  • Reese’s Pieces

Directions 

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut the two curved sides off a pretzel
  2. Carefully push 8 pretzels curves into the top of a mini donut to form legs. Press slowly so you don’t snap the pretzels. 
  3. Melt a little chocolate in a sandwich bag or place a bit of frosting in a sandwich bag. Clip off a tiny corner and pipe some chocolate/frosting onto the mini donut, and use it to stick two M&Ms on for eyes.

Recipe by: It’s Always Autumn

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