Halloween Fun: Tips, Tricks, Recipes, & More!!

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 Hope you enjoy your Halloween tomorrow out with the kids!! Remember to be safe!! You’ll find safety tips I posteed here. I hope you like all the stuff I found for you. Have a good one and remember not to eat too much candy!! 😉

                                                                                      RECIPES                                   

TOMBSTONE COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (or cacao) nibs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened   
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling cookies   
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour  
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt   
  • Melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate

Preparation

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a blender, whirl cocoa nibs until each is about the size of a grain of rice.
  • 2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy; beat in egg and vanilla.
  • 3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa nibs; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly, to form a soft dough. Divide dough into thirds, cover each portion tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour), or up to 3 days.
  • 4. On a floured board, roll out dough, a portion at a time, to a thickness of 1/8 in. (keep dough refrigerated when not in use). With a sharp knife, cut out free-form tombstone shapes (about 1 1/2 by 3 in.; cut bottom edges at an angle to make them easier to poke into the pots de crème), and place slightly apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle generously with sugar.
  • 5. Bake cookies until edges are lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool completely before handling.
  • 6. Using a pastry bag with a very fine tip, pipe the letters “RIP” in chocolate on at least 8 of the cookies. Stick these cookies into the Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème and serve the rest of the cookies alongside.

Harvest Moon Lollipops Recipe

Ingredients

         Materials

  • 12 (10- to 12-inch-long) lollipop sticks
  • 1 (24-ounce) package Chocolate Flavor MoonPies
  • 1 (14-ounce) package orange candy melts
  • 1 zip-top plastic bag
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper
  • Halloween candies
  • Halloween sugar cake decorations
  • Decorator icing
  • Ribbon (optional)

Preparation

  • Step 1: Insert 1 lollipop stick 2 to 3 inches into marshmallow center of MoonPie.
  • Step 2: Microwave candy melts in a glass bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute or until melted, stirring once; spoon into plastic bag, and seal.
  • Step 3: Snip a small hole in 1 corner of the bag; pipe melted candy around where stick meets MoonPie to secure. Lay flat on wax paper, and let stand until firm.
  • Step 4: Pipe fun border of melted candy around edges. Attach candies and/or cake decorations with decorator icing. Tie ribbons around tops of sticks, if desired.

Candy Corn Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups candy corn (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped, optional
  • 1 ounce white chocolate, chopped, optional

Preparation

  • 1. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil; butter foil. Combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a large, heavy pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 235°F on a candy thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from heat and stir in candy corn, chocolate chips and peanuts, stirring until chocolate melts. Immediately transfer to foil-lined pan and smooth top until even. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.
  • 3. In separate bowls over pans of simmering water, melt semisweet and white chocolate, if desired. Using forks, drizzle both chocolates over fudge. Cut fudge into squares.

5 ODD PHOBIAS YOU MIGHT KNEW EXISTED!!

  1. Sesquipedaliophobia– fear of long words such as hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
  2. Pentheraphobia– fear of your mother in law
  3. Linonophobia– fear of string such as string of all colors and fibers including yarn, thread, and sometimes rope. No flying kites!
  4. Barophobia– fear of gravity they worry that the fickle force of nature could one day fail and leave us all literally up in the air.
  5. Arachibutyrophobia– fear of Peant Butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. *Pass Me All Your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups*

QUICK COSTUME IDEAS FOR ADULTS

Lady Gaga: You can use pretty much anything around the house to come up with this costume. Use household products such as plastic bubble wrap, large garbage bags, etc. Cut out funky shapes of aluminum foil, glue them to a dress/bubble wrap/garbage bag dress you made. Wear a blonde wig or spray paint your hair yellow. Glue some “bling” onto some cheap sunglasses. Wear some glitter makeup. Get you a fake microphone & go wild!! Or if you have 50 Kermit The Frogs laying around sow them together to make this costume look above!! lol

Scarecrow:  Wear an over sized flannel shirt, faded blue jeans, sow or iron on some patches, use a rope for the belt and to tie at the cuffs of his jeans and sleeves, stuff the shirt and jeans with plastic grocery, or paper, a little bit of straw to hang out of jeans and shirt. Add a little bit of make-up.

Mummy: Use white bandages (rolls of gauze) Use splotches of green paint for “mold”. Use white make-up on face with “age lines” drawn on. The stiff-legged gait works perfectly.

CANDY

HOW MANY CALORIES/SUGAR:

Skittles *fun size*: 81 cal; 1 fat; 15 sugar

Reese’s *minatures*: 36 cal; 2 fat; 3 sugar

Kit Kat *snack size pieces*: 200 cal; 11 fat; 20 sugar

M&M’s *20 pieces*: 68 cal; 3 fat; 9 sugar

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate *minatures*: 45 cal; 2.5 fat; 5 sugar

Snickers *fun size*: 72 cal; 4 fat; 9 sugar

Twizzlers *1 piece*: 160 cal; 1 fat; 20 sugar

Dum-Dum *1 pop*: 25 cal; 2 fat; 6 sugar

Twix *1 piece*: 42 cal; 2 fat; 5 sugar

3 Musketeers *fun size*: 72 cal; 1 fat; 11 sugar

Sour Patch Kids *16 pieces*: 140 cal; 0 fat; 25 sugar

Tootsie Rolls *16 pieces*:  155 cal; 1 fat; 23 sugar

Dubble Bubble *2 pieces*: 30 cal; 0 fat; 8 sugar

Milky Way *5 minatures*: 36 cal; 1 fat; 5 sugar

Butterfinger *1 bite size*: 32 cal; 1 fat; 3 sugar

Smarties *1 roll*: 25 cal; 0 fat; 6 sugar

 

 

 

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What can I say I love my family!! I love God who's been great to me throughout the years and helped me get pass the rocky road I was headed down. He's blessed my family and I in so many ways that words can't even describe. I thank God for everything in my life especially blessing me with such a wonderful family. I love deals, freebies, samples, coupons, sweepstakes, contests, instant win games, products, reviews,and of course my favorite GIVEAWAYS !!! I love learning about new products that will probably never reach my hometown. This is why I love giveaways so much, by winning something that no one has ever heard of or ever seen here in this little town. I love sharing with them all about the product and what it does. Then their always wondering where they can get their own!! :) I love dealing with companies and learning about how they started. I think it's very interesting learning about their background and where they came from. What can I say I'm a simple girl from a small town who loves the 21st century! I've only been doing this since January, 2011 and have saved my family a lot whether it may be food, toys, clothes, hygiene products, household items, or just going out for a family outing. I found this is my passion and I love doing what I do. I love writing and hope this will be an awesome blog for you!! Well, that's all about me for now! ;)

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