Only 3 days left until Halloween!

I can’t believe that October has come … and is almost gone!  All the other holidays will be here before we know it.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  I certainly have had fun sharing my ideas with you … and there are more to come 🙂

Here is a quick summary of Halloween …

   Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

   Eyeball Marshmallow Pops

   Textured Halloween Bark

   Witch Hat Cupcakes

   The Witch is Dead … Cupcakes

   The Bride of Frankenstein Pops

   Tangerine Jack-o-lanterns

   Black bottom cupcakes with spider webs

And for fall … this is what I have made so far …

   Peanut butter & chocolate acorns

   Candy corn popcorn

 

Now I am off to the kitchen …

 

 

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Sweet Acorns

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I enjoy cooler weather and the leaves changing color.  Today should be a lovely 88° and Thursday is expected to reach 100°!  This is October … isn’t it?  I am going to ignore the weather and pretend it’s cool.  I am in fall mode and the temperature is not going to spoil it!

Today I made acorns since I don’t have an oak tree.  These are sweet little acorns … not the kind that fall off trees.  But I suppose that’s obvious.

This is what you will need …

  • Nutter Butter Bites
  • Hershey Kisses (I used dark because I had leftovers from the witch hats)
  • Peanut butter chips (some melted, some not)

Set up an assembly line … unwrap the Kisses.  Melt about 1/4 cup of the peanut butter chips in the microwave (20 seconds, stir, 20 seconds, stir).  This will be your “glue”.  Put a little “glue” on the cookies and place the Kisses on the cookie …

After the “glue”has hardened … “glue” the remaining peanut butter chips on top of the cookies …

Congratulations … you just “grew” acorns!

THE GIVEAWAY!!!

What is your favorite season?  Today … because it’s fall … and I love it!  I have a little giveaway for someone to win.  Could you use some fall doilies … like the ones I used above?  I stocked up back in July and am very happy that I did.  I was at the same store two weeks ago and not a package was left.  I want to share some with one lucky winner.  Wouldn’t they be cute with a cupcake or muffin on top … or maybe used in a craft or scrapbook project?  The winner will receive 4 packs of doilies, like the ones below …

To enter … tell me what season is your favorite or just say “Hi”.  Leave a comment below … and don’t forget your email address (so that I may contact the winner).  The last day to enter is Monday, October 17, 2011, midnight.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  One entry per person.

Giveaway is now over, sorry 😦
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Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter Marshmallow Pops

Nutter Butter cookies, marshmallows, chocolate, sprinkles and chopped peanuts … some of my hubby’s (The Peanut Butter Addict) favorite foods.  I think his eyes were twinkling when he saw these treats.

What should they be called?  I couldn’t come up with a name … just a description.  Oh, I did decide they are pops because the Nutter Butter cookie is the stick … an edible stick … or should it be called a handle?

The whole creation came about because I have come across so many recipes for cookies and brownies stuffed with Nutter Butters or Oreos.  I decided to stuff Nutter Butters in marshmallows … easier said than done.  I broke several Nutter Butters trying to stuff marshmallows … and finally decided a different approach was necessary.  I know that this is not a great culinary creation … just a fun little no-bake treat!

This is what you will need … about 1 pound of chocolate or candy melts, one    10 oz. bag of large marshmallows, 1 package of Nutter Butter cookies, chopped peanuts and sprinkles …

Set up an assembly line … cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment, cut the marshmallows in half (scissors work well), melt the chocolate … put some melted chocolate on the cut side of the marshmallow … the chocolate will act like glue …

Attach one half of the marshmallow to the Nutter Butter and then attach the other half to the other side of the cookie …

Let the chocolate harden up …

Dip the marshmallow in melted chocolate … covering the entire marshmallow … tap off the excess chocolate …

Dip in sprinkles, chopped nuts or ? … and set on waxed paper … pop them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden the chocolate …