Candy Bar Cookie Pizza

Candy Bar Cookie Pizza – a chocolate chip cookie pizza topped with melted chocolate and lots of your favorite candy!

Candy Bar Cookie Pizza - a chocolate chip cookie pizza topped with melted chocolate and lots of your favorite candy!

Halloween is over!  Did you have a good time? My son of course got way more candy than he needs.  Before we went out trick or treating, I had to dump out the candy from last year that didn’t get eaten.  So it is safe to say that we have too much candy again this year.  We hung out with friends, carved pumpkins, and had a great time.  The weather even cooperated and wasn’t too cold.  Always a good thing!  So now what to do with all of that candy….

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20+ Fun Halloween Recipes

20+ Fun Halloween Recipes – a great round up of over 20 fun Halloween recipes to get you started for the holiday!

20+ Fun Halloween Recipes - a great round up of over 20 fun Halloween recipes to get you started for the holiday!

Do you do a lot for Halloween?  We don’t do a ton.  I know my 10 year old wishes that I would decorate a lot more, and dress up, and just make it more fun.  But to be honest, I am not that creative, and I am busy!  For some reason Halloween just isn’t big on my list of holidays.  But when I have super easy ideas, I can get more motivated.  And this round up today is perfect!  Over 20 ideas of quick, easy, and fun ways to kick of the Halloween season.  I am pretty sure I will be making the Monster Mash for my son’s robotic team to snack on.  And that cocktail?  How cool is that?!

I know we are a little early for Halloween, but it will be here before you know it!  So start making your list now as to what you are going to make!  I might have to hide this post from my son, or who knows how many requests he will come up with!

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Fun Halloween Treats

 
A great round up of some fun Halloween desserts, snacks, and other fun ideas!

Fun Halloween Treats - a round up of great Halloween ideas

Are you ready for Halloween?  It is less than a week away!!  We still need to carve our pumpkins, figure out who we are trick or treating with and where, and I still have to make a rope belt.  But we are close.  Darn all the last minute stuff!  I was really hoping to have our pumpkins carved by this weekend, but we have just been so busy.  I am actually in Ohio right now, last weekend my in-laws were here, and my parents were visiting before that.   Hopefully one night this week we can get it done.  We often do them on Halloween night.  But my husband’s company does a fun trick or treat thing for the kids right after school, and my son wants to go this year.  So time to get my butt in gear, and get some stuff done!

Today I am sharing with you a few of my favorite Halloween ideas.  Cute brownies, cookies, drinks, and snacks.  Great for a Halloween party at school, the day of, or just for fun this week!  Hope you find something that you enjoy!

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Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark

Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark is a fun and easy Halloween treat.  A layer of brownie brittle covered with melted white chocolate and decorated with Halloween candy.

Brownie Brittle Halloween Bark - a fun and easy Halloween treat

My husband and I spent the weekend in Denver by ourselves.  I am pretty sure the last time we spent the night away from our son was over a year ago.  We have gone out to dinner without him, or had a date night, but a full night away has been awhile.  That is one problem living over 1000 miles away from family!  He had a great time with his grandparents, and I am sure he got away with way more than we would have let him.  My husband and I relaxed and just had a low key weekend.  It was nice to relax in quiet, and not have to worry about being parents.  We went to 5280 Burger Bar for dinner on Saturday night, and it was so good.  If you are ever in Denver, you must go there!  Some of the best burgers I have ever had.

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Spooky Spider Brownies

Spooky Spider Brownies are a fun way to celebrate Halloween.  Spiders and spider webs are easy to make with melted chocolate.

Spooky Spider Brownies - fun and a little creepy for Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready?  Do you dress up and go to a party?  Are your kids set with their costumes?  I think we are almost ready here.  My son decided that he is going to be Poseidon for Halloween.  He loves all of the Percy Jackson books and Greek mythology, so it is very fitting.  My mom helped to make a toga for him, and he has a rope belt, a crown, and a wig/beard.  I still need to spray paint the devil’s pitch fork silver, so it can be his trident.  But I think that is all I have left to do.  He is very excited, and ready for Halloween to be here!

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Monster Brownies

Monster Brownies

I had a nice post all written up for you today to go along with these brownies.  I am not sure what happened though, because when I hit save it disappeared.  I am usually pretty good with the technical side of things, but this has me stumped.  My husband might disagree, but he designs computers for a living, so he doesn’t really count.  I was almost tempted to just give you the recipe and call it a day.  But, you all know me better than that, right :)

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Witch Hat Bread Sticks

Happy Halloween!  Today is a busy day.  We have Halloween parades, parties, pumpkins to carve, and trick or treating to get to.  I am sure if you have kids, you are in the same boat.  So here is a super quick side dish to make before you send them out tonight.

The more I look at these the more I think they look like sail boats, not witches hats, but go with me.   Just don’t look too hard.  I used store bought crescent rolls for these, and just didn’t roll them up all the way.  Fold the tip over, and you have a hat!  Great with a bowl of chili, or just about anything before they run around the neighborhood collecting candy.

My son thought they were super cute.  He was very excited to have them with dinner.  After awhile he did turn on me, and jumped on the sail boat side.  Of course, I had to open my mouth and cast doubt, didn’t I?  Either way, they are cute and fun for the kids.

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Ghost Pretzels

Today is the last day of the Bake Sale over at Country Cleaver.  Please go check out all the goodies for sale.  My Peanut Butter Bars are there!  I know you want me to send them to you :)

The week of Halloween is here!  These are a fun quick treat for the kids, or the adults (my husband may have eaten his fair share).  If you are helping out with a Halloween party at school, these would be something really easy the kids could do.  I used an edible marker to make the eyes, but you could use one of those tubes of decorative icing, or even just melted chocolate.

I was running low on the chocolate, so I did a few “mummies” as well.  I had a few googly candy eyes by Wilton left, so this was a fun way to use them up.  When browsing for idea on Pinterest, I had seen ghost and mummie pretzels done using pretzel rods.  I thought these looked more “realistic”, but use what you have or what you like!

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Monster Snack Mix

I am going to forgo my usual Week in Review today to feature a couple more Halloween treats.  I went a little over board with ideas this year!  I made this snack mix for my son’s class.  He saw it all packaged up and was very upset he had to wait until snack time at school to eat it.  Luckily for him there were a couple kids out that day, so he brought 2 back home, to snack on later.  The kids thought these were really fun.  They would be great to hand out to trick-or-treaters, to have at a party, or really just for a snack after school.  Plus you can put whatever you want in there.  Really, there is only one “requirement”.  You have to have the Frankensteins!!  
Monster Snack Mix
Frankensteins
6 cups Corn Chex Cereal
1 package Lemon-Lime Kol-Aid
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
Mix-Ins
Candy Corn
Marshmallows
Cheerios
Corn Chex
Raisins
Peanuts
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
In a saucepan heat sugar, corn syrup and butter over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir). Turn off heat and stir in baking soda and Kol-Aid.
Pour over 6 cups Chex cereal and mix together gently. Spread onto a lined or greased baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Take out of the oven and set 40 pieces (or however many Frankensteins you want to make), onto another lined or greased cookie sheet.  Cool completely, stirring the rest of them occasionally.  (I did not do this and mine ended up in a big block of Green Chex.) 
To make Frankensteins
Dip one end of a Chex square into the melted chocolate for the hair.  Pour the rest of the chocolate into a small zip-loc bag.  Cut off a tiny bit of the end.  Pipe eyes and mouth onto the squares. 
After the chocolate has hardened Assemble your mix using whatever mix-ins you would like.  

Creepy Cookie Pizza's

Hubby comes home tomorrow!!!  I am not excited or anything, can you tell!  Funny thing is, all through college our relationship was long distance.  We would regularly go a couple weeks without seeing each other.  But after being married for more than 10 years, and neither of us really traveling for work, I am really NOT used to being the single parent and living alone.  Let’s just say I am not a fan.   So to cope, I bake fun treats with my 6 year old.
Check out these cookies!  I had a lot of fun with these.  I struggled with a name, but I think they are so much fun.  You could do whatever you wanted with them.  We decorated ours to have snakes, eyeballs, spiders, poop, and of course blood! The jar of sprinkles I found at Walmart was Orange and Green with Spiders.  I found that Wilton made a small candy eyeball, so that is what I used.  But you could use White Chocolate Chips and just put a Black dot (melted chocolate), on the tip. 
Creepy Cookie Pizza’s
Round Sugar Cookies (recipe found here)
Red Frosting (recipe found here)
Candy for Decorations
                Gummi Worms
                Eyeball candy
                Chocolate covered Raisins
                Sprinkles
Spread red frosting over the cookies.  Decorate with your creepy toppings!  Enjoy!