Friday, October 19, 2018

fancy haired frankenstein marshmallows

frankenstein month.

i have a love for the brainless guy, 
as he is quite an easy food craft because 
he is just basically a rectangle with 
no odd blobby shape or pointed hat or sharp teeth. 
and it's even better when he comes already green and packaged to give.

but today we are gonna up that just a little to make 
fancy haired frankenstein marshmallows.
what you never knew frank could have fancy hair?
why not it's his holiday to dress up y'know.

let's check out the process of giving him a new do.
just grab these supplies,
the peeps come from joann's and the rest from walmart.

these guys like to stick together but we are not having it.

so after you get them all separated,
wipe the sticky ends of the stick with a wet paper towel then...
ok after the frankenstein pumpkin foosball game, 
give them the chocolate works...

melt 3 blocks of the almond bark,
using his neck nails to hold onto,
 coat the back of the head and sides,
 then lay on parchment paper.
then coat the forehead.

oh boy! 
we better get to that.
it's very important frankensteins feel alive you know.
yikes! looks like word got around...

let's grab that chocolate now.
and pour some on their foreheads.
(lol that sounds weird)
allow to dry and 
there ya go.
no lightning bolts required to make this treat aaaand
it'll make YOU feel alive too when you make them for your halloween sweeties.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

rice krispie mini carved pumpkin treats

ok so my halloween party is next weekend and as usual, 
i wanna make sooo many treats but have 
sooo little time to do them all. 

it's not that i am having a big party,
it's just that there are too many things 
popping in my head to make this and that that i gotta narrow it down some or i will have to put business cards in my guests treat bags for the best dentists in town. lol

anyway, with time not on my side, i was at walmart and found something that i could whip up fast to get these
rice krispie mini carved pumpkin treats:
sure i could make rice krispie treats on my own without the kit but buying a big box of cereal only to have it sit around since my family only eats rice krispies when they are in treat form and not in a cereal bowl makes this kit all worth it.
everything except 2 tbsp. of butter is included in the box as shown below, including a pumpkin mold.
problem with the mold though, is that it was way too big for my liking so i put it away for another time.

the kit says it makes a total of 6 pumpkins but i knew i could get at least a dozen or so treats with what i planned on doing. so again it was the total amount i could make without making too much is what sold me here.
the directions are right on the box with melting the butter first then adding the marshmallows and spices.
wait! what spices?!?
actually it's some sort of orange powder that screams 

it was a bit strange to me when i thought it would be food coloring in a liquid or gel form, and not something that reminded me of chicken wing sauce...
so anyway, once it's all mixed, i plopped the strange spicy blob on a large piece of parchment paper and made a buncha little strange spicy blobs out of it.
and guess what? 
you don't even need gloves to roll the blobs cuz the orange coloring does not bleed at all! and the blob was super easy to form with no cooking spray or butter on your hands or stickiness either!
so i actually LOVE this cayenne pepper hot pepper chicken wing sauce orange food powder!

anyway, gather the details for your little spicy blobs:
and some broken pretzel pieces.
i only had rods left in my cupboard so i just used those.
push your broken pretzel stems in the pumpkins while still warm and also the chocolate chips for the eyes and nose.
next, i buttered the end of a fork and "carved" out the little mouths by pushing into the pumpkins as shown:

you can leave them as is without their dentures or 
push in the little teeth like so:
or if you don't choose no teeth, broken teeth, or toothless mouths,
just use the chocolate chips.
lastly add the leaves with the green icing or details with the black icing (i didn't use any black icing in the end).

but any way you make them, make them all different so their little spicy personalities show off.

so there you go, 
mini pumpkins that are as sweet 
(and not at all spicy) as can be!

Friday, October 12, 2018

from the archive: spooky halloween serving spoons

hi yo!
this weekend is dedicated for making 
all kinds of halloween goodies!

i kinda don't get how some bloggers make halloween stuff so darn early unless they freeze everything...?!

guess i could do that too but heck i'm afraid some of the treats would taste ghastly if i made them too early (maybe that's what they are supposed to taste like on halloween?)

anyway, today's post is all about 
what or "who" is serving the treats.
so here's an old halloween archived post that still 
stands today at my annual halloween parties. 

spooky halloween serving spoons.
click HERE for the post.

i love these guys. 
hopefully i can whip up some 
halloween goodies to match these halloween goodies. lol

anyone know of a good witch that can cast a good spell on me?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

dollar tree skeleton picture

today we are gonna do a lickety splickety halloween craft. 
because halloween is coming up lickety splickety.

all you have to do is take a trip 
to your nearest dollar tree, 
grab some hot glue, and you are 
on your way to making a 
dollar tree skeleton picture
for your spooky viewing pleasure.
so all the supplies will cost you $3 plus tax.
daggone dollar tree is becoming one of my staple stores. 
holy cow i think their inventory is 
remarkable and you can find sooo many things 
in there that would cost so much more in other stores.

and no i am not getting paid for saying that but if anyone out there wants to pay me, 
i'm all ears. lol

anyway, where were we?
oh yeah. you probably already figured out 
how easy peasy this is but here are the directions anyway.

hot glue the eyes and place over the cheek bones.
then pull the ring off the door hanger and discard so you just have the bow and the bells.
glue the bow to the neck area and woolah!

oooooooky spooooooky!!!!
the pic has a mirror image too so you can look into it 
and see how spooky you look in the morning before you brush your hair. 
LOL just kidding Beautiful!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

texas sheet cake ghoul cookies

it's a cake!
it's a cookie!
well, kinda...
it's a cake cookie?!

well, whatever it is, it is scary, 
and just in time for halloween.

texas sheet cake ghoul cookies.
i found this recipe on pinterest and 
my eyeballs lit up.

i'm not a fan of chocolate cake. 
but i LOOOOOOVE texas sheet cake.
i think it has something to do with the frosting 
and that my mom made it many times and 
holy halloween heck i couldn't get enough of it!

but when it came to making it, it took 
a lotta steps and made a cake to feed an army.
so to the rescue comes this recipe that is a super shortcut to the next best thing and doesn't feed an army cuz 
it's just enough.

anyway, let's check out how to make these babies. 
here goes:
oh my!
that's all you need to make sheet cake cookies?

while they are baking, 
make the frosting which comes together real quick too.

you can pour the frosting over the warm cookies but i scoop it on to make less of a mess.
now normal people would leave these cookies alone after they frost them or add some walnuts on top but 
nooo, not me, 
i gotta halloweenize these guys!
or you can skip the ooooh, creepy, and spooky part and just add sprinkles.

me too mr. ghoul!
make these yummies and scream with delite cuz there's nothing like taking a regular cookie recipe and turning them into ghouls.