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!
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- 1/4 – 1/2 pound white melting chocolate
- Lollipop sticks
- Candy eyes
- Piping gel
- Small paint brush
- Ribbon pipping tip
- Styrofoam block
- Use piping gel and a small paint brush to glue a pair of eyes to each jumbo marshmallow. Set aside and let dry.
- Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until completely melted.
- Dip lollipop sticks into melted chocolate and then into the bottom of all the marshmallows.
- Prepare a pipping bag with a ribbon tip. Fill bag with white chocolate (a little bit at a time).
- Pipe lines of white chocolate all over the marshmallow.
- Set in the styrofoam block to dry.
Recipe by: Sprinkles for Breakfast
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Mini Donuts
- Reese’s Pieces
- Use a sharp knife to cut the two curved sides off a pretzel
- Carefully push 8 pretzels curves into the top of a mini donut to form legs. Press slowly so you don’t snap the pretzels.
- 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