Easy Halloween Party Snacks

The Halloween season is finally here, and I decided to throw a small party with some of my friends. The main focus was the food, like always. I decided to make some cute fall treats that we could snack on throughout the night. I had some help from my friend, Audrey, who helped me to photograph the foods we made! It was so much fun and I hope you enjoy reading about these delicious snacks. (Audrey’s Blog)

Rice Creepy Treats:

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The things you will need for these deliciously creepy treats are:

  • Rice Krispies
  • Rolos
  • M&Ms
  • Marshmallows
  • Orange Food coloring (Lot’s of it… I recommend the gel kind.)

To make the Rice Creepy treats, I started off by following the directions on the back of the Rice Krispies box. I added my marshmallows to a large pan with 3 tablespoons of butter and waited for it to melt completely.

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Once it had melted, I took my food coloring and added it to the marshmallows. I will admit that it took a lot of food coloring… In fact, I may or may not have used the ENTIRE thing of orange food coloring. However, the color was perfect after I used an extreme amount of food coloring.

After this was all mixed together, I added the Rice Krispies. I had used about one and a half bags of marshmallows, and the box stated there needed to be about 6 cups of Rice Krispies for one bag of marshmallows. I used about 8 cups of Rice Krispies which seemed to be about perfect. In the end, there were about 12 Rice Krispy Treats. rice-krispies-and-marsh

After the Rice Krispies were completely incorporated, I used some butter to try and keep the sticky marshmallows off of my hands as much as possible. I then proceeded to make the mixture into pumpkin-like shapes. This proved to be a bit difficult at first, but I soon figured out the faster I moved my hands, the less likely it was to stick to them. I soon had 12 round Rice Creepy Treats. This is where the Rolos and M&Ms come in. rolo-and-mm

I placed the Rolos on top of the treats, then added the little M&M leaf. This was the last step to these super simple, adorable Rice Creepy Treats.

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Berry Scary Strawberry Mousse:

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For this yummy treat, you will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate Cups (Not shown in the picture, but I found mine at Walmart.)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • (I did not end up making a gram cracker crust, but you can if you like!)
  • Marshmallows (Once again, I did not take a picture of these, but I used the leftover ones from the Rice Krispy Treats.)

The first step was to take my whipping cream and pour it into a mixer. I then beat it on high until it looked like whipped cream that I would find in a can.

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I then cut up some strawberries, and added them to the whipped cream. (Remember to fold them in, not stir.)

I also added some food coloring that reminded me of halloween. After I scooped them into the chocolate cups, I realized they needed something to make then fun and halloweeny. I had some leftover marshmallows, so I put some little dollops of food coloring on them in the form of a ghost face. They turned out super cute and were the only foods at the party that were gone by the end!

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Monster Mash:

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For this fun, colorful food, the list is:

  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Various candy (I recommend M&Ms and various candy bar pieces.)

The first thing I did to make this food was to melt the chocolate chips. I simply used the microwave, but you can always melt them on the stove.

The next step is to spread the chocolate onto a piece of wax paper. This part is extremely satisfying, and as Audrey said “It’s liquid gold.”

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Next, I cut up some Milky Way and Three Musketeers bars. They looked amazing when they were cut up… Here’s a picture.

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The last step was to sprinkle the M&Ms and candy all over the melted chocolate. Once it dried, I broke it all up into pieces using a hammer… Yes, I know… Weird. These were delicious little pieces of sugar.

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Scaramel Corn:

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For the “Scaramel Corn”, you will need:

  • Butter Popcorn
  • Caramel (I burnt the Almond Bark and was forced to use caramel… I’m honestly glad because it was amazing.)
  • Candy Corn

The first step to making this yummy popcorn was to pop the bags of popcorn. I just followed the directions on the back of the box and poured it all into a big, adorable bowl I got at the dollar store.

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The next step was to melt the caramel. I got some caramel pieces then melted them in a pot over medium heat with some milk.

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The last step was just to pour the caramel and the candy corn over the popcorn a little at a time and mix! It ended up being a sticky, yummy bowl of popcorn. We ate about half of it and I have eaten some more today. It was so good.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed the mouthwatering photos and the great recipes! I am so sorry about the lack of posts. I will try to be more consistent!! See you next week.

~Paige Kaylee:)

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School Supply DIY’s: Before and After

Every summer, when I get school supplies, I realize they’re either plain and boring or ridiculously overpriced. Almost every year, I do a little something to spruce up my supplies. This gets me more excited for the school year, while making my school supplies more unique and interesting. This year, I decided to take some pictures and write a blog post about it! So, enjoy my before and after of my school supplies.

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I got a super simple pencil case from the Bethany Mota collection at Target. I also got some patches from Joann Fabrics to spice it up a little.
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This is the finished product, which turned out pretty cute!

 

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I just got some simple notebooks from Target, and decided to make them a little more interesting.
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I also got some rub on transfers from Bethany Mota’s collection to add to the corners of my notebooks.
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I simply cut out the transfer, then peeled off the backing and stuck it to the notebook in the place I wanted it. I then took something flat to rub the transfer onto the notebook.
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Lastly, I took some mod podge and put this over the notebook to secure the transfer.
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This is the finishd product, which I think is adorable.

 

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The last supply I did a small DIY on were my folders. I got these folders with pockets from, of course, Target. I thought the pockets would be useful for me to decorate the folder, and I was right! I simply got some clearance stickers from a craft store and added them to the little pocket in the front.
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They ended up looking very cute!

So, thank you for reading my blog post all about back to school, which, no matter how hard we try, we can’t avoid. See you next weekend!

~ Paige Kaylee:)

Four Super Easy Meals!

Caprese Salad:

Ingredient:

  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Avocado (Optional)
  • Vinaigrette dressing

Steps:

  1. Wash the tomatoes
  2. Cut up the tomatoes
  3. Cut the avocado
  4. Cut the mozzarella (Many steps involve cutting the food, I know.)
  5. Mix all together in a bowl (Add some salt if you want!)
  6. Add some vinaigrette- Be careful to not add too much, you don’t want it to be overpowering.
  7. Enjoy!

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Super Easy pizza:

Pinterest recipes never seem to go as planned for me… They always end up getting burnt, under baked, or I just end up not having certain ingredients. This pizza crust is super easy and has ingredients that are so simple, you should have them somewhere in your cupboard! Just sprinkle some cheese and sauce on top, and bake it! I have made it twice, and each time it has been amazing! Here is the link I got on Pinterest: http://houseofyumm.com/no-yeast-pizza-dough/#_a5y_p=3128184

Ten out of ten stars, recommend!

Chicken and Noodles:

Ingredients:

  • Canned Chicken (One large can)
  • Noodles
  • Cheese (As much as you want)
  • Cream of Chicken soup (One can)
  • Potato Chips (Optional)

Steps:

  1. Cook the pasta
  2. Basically, just mix all of the ingredients together and heat them on the stove! When the cheese is melted and the dish is hot, just spoon it out into a bowl. I like to add some potato chips on top to create a nice crunch and some saltiness.

Macaroni and Cheese with Corn:

Ingredients:

  • Linguini Noodles
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Canned corn

Steps:

  1. Cook the pasta
  2. Add in as much cheese as you want to the pan after draining the water
  3. Stir in a can of corn with some of the juice for extra flavor

Thanks for reading! If you try any of these recipes, don’t forget to comment down below with how it turned out! With all of these recipes, you can add more of each ingredient to get bigger servings! The measurements are not exact at all, but they are all pretty hard to mess up. I will add more to the post if I think of any other recipes. See you in a bit.

~Paige Kayle:)