Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BOOOOO!!!! It's Halloween time!

Hi everyone...I figured it's time to get back to my blog.  Our family had a wonderful summer and there was very little time to do anything else but have FUN...LOL!!!  I hope your summer was as fun as ours was.  Even though we had a short summer this year, we enjoyed every single minute, mostly at the lake. But as we all know, all good things must come to an end.  So everything is closed up for winter and we're stuck back in the frozen tundra for another 6 months.  I guess that gives me more time to share good things on my blog!  
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By the way, "Happy Halloween"!!!!
I was meandering around Pinterest a few weeks ago and came across this recipe. (Link below) I thought what a cute idea for a Halloween treat. So I got the ingredients last week and tried the recipe.  I'm probably one of the few people that really like candy corn and pumpkins, except maybe kids.  But the sweet and salty taste of these little gems is great!  If you have a few moments to spare, you might want to try this recipe.  It's easy and quick... and we all love that....

A fun treat for the kids (that includes adults)... LOL!

I found the recipe on pinterest
(Cupcake Diary Blog) 

Pumpkin Candy Treats
1 bag Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins
1 bag Hershey Hugs
1 bag Snyder’s Butter Snap Pretzels

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cover with pretzels so they’re all lying down flat.
  • Place an unwrapped Hershey Hug on each pretzel.  Place in the oven for 1 ½ minutes at 350 degrees. (Cupcake Diary Blog says place in oven for 2-3 minutes).  I found that was way too long.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. (This is important. Be sure to wait the full 20 minutes)
  • Carefully place a pumpkin on top of each Hug.  You won’t need to press down because the weight of the pumpkin will press down the chocolate.
  • Allow to cool.  Then place in a cute candy dish or package up for the kids and grandkids.

I had a lot of pretzels left over, so I purchased some orange colored Wilton Wafer Melts at Walmart and made more candy.  

Melt the wafers in a microwave or in a double boiler on the stove and dip the remaining pretzels in the cream wafer sauce.  Place on the parchment paper that you used for the pumpkin candy and let dry.  

I was able to make two platters of candy for friends and us of course, and six small bags of goodies for the grandkids.  These are really easy and really good... I hope you have time to make some before Halloween. They are so easy and so fun!
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