Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everybody! Halloween brings back fond memories of making homemade popcorn balls that my dad would hand out to trick-or-treaters, while blasting spooky music from our house speakers. My mom, brother, sister and I would go trick-or-treating, always making sure we went to the neighbor's house that gave out full-size candy bars. While no one hands out homemade treats for trick-or-treat night anymore, it doesn't mean that you can't still make fun treats to hand out to friends, family and coworkers! 

Monster Munch

Tulle, cut in strips
Last night, I made 30 or so of these Monster Munch goodie bags - they are so much fun! They are also way easy and inexpensive to make. All you need is clear treat bags (mine are from hobby lobby), tulle (find from fabric dept), pretzels, candy corn, white almond bark and peanuts. If you want to make it more like trail mix, you can also add in sunflower seeds, raisins, etc.

All you have to do is lay out the ingredients on wax paper or cookie sheets, melt the almond bark, then drizzle it on everything (saves SO much time compared to individually dipping!) You can see how mine looked in the top picture. After this, just let everything cool and harden thoroughly. Once hard, break up the pieces and put into cute bags!

My makeshift double boiler worked perfect!

Rice Krispies on a Stick

Treat bags from Hobby Lobby

Doesn't "on a stick" remind you of the state fair? Or is that just the Iowa-girl in me coming out? Regardless, everything is better on a stick! Hello, crazy people are eating butter on a stick at fairs apparently everrryyything is better on a stick. SO...we made rice krispies on a stick. Just follow any regular rice krispie recipe and bam you got it! I wanted to spruce the treats up a bit and add some food coloring, I was going for a red-orange color, but apparently I need to invest in some high quality food coloring because they ended up pink! I'm not complaining though - pink rocks!

Pushing the sticks through the middle, the long way

After we pressed the rice krispies in the pans (trick: wet your fingers down, so it doesn't stick to you), we put them in the fridge to cool down and so they would harden a bit, making it easier to put the sticks though without it falling about. 


1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! Love it! I so wish I had done this for our halloween idea, such a creative idea!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


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