Halloween Candy Popcorn – the  perfect way to use leftover Halloween candy! Popcorn, peanuts, and candy bars with chocolate and whilte chocolate drizzle!

Halloween Candy Popcorn - the perfect way to use leftover Halloween candy! Popcorn, peanuts, and candy bars with chocolate and whilte chocolate drizzle!

This post has been sponsored by BUTTERFINGER®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Halloween candy season is my favorite.

I know I tell you guys this every single year. I love any excuse to have tiny candy bars in my house.

Sure, I love the cute decorations and picking out costumes with my kids but I’m 100% into Halloween for the candy. I’ve had jars of Halloween candy around my house since August 1st.

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys love this post as much as I do. I just love seeing all the fun Halloween treats ideas! Would you be shocked if I told you that I bought the kids’ Halloween costumes on Monday? Or that I’ve had Sofia’s (#halfwiener) costume for at least a month? Or that I ordered Halloween decorations from Target.com because I got tired of waiting on my Target to put stuff out? Guys. I am ready. Lots of fun Halloween ideas here. We’ve got sweets, cocktails, and even some dinner ideas! Click for the full recipe

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Okay guys, who’s been watching Once Upon a Time since the beginning?

I think I mentioned that I was obsessed with it and I watched all of season 1 within a day and a half or something ridiculous like that.

But now I’m stuck on season 2. Because Mulan’s there. And I had it in my brain that only classic fairy tale characters were allowed in Once Upon a Time and dangit, Mulan doesn’t belong there!

And Frankenstein. Frankenstein shouldn’t be there either!

What is happening.

Then I went to the IMDB page for the show, and I see what appears to be the Frozen girls? In really bad wigs? Stop, just stop.

Tell me, is it worth continuing? I’m just not into it like I was and it’s kind of depressing because I have the worst time finding new shows to watch.

Speaking of dressing up in bad wigs, Halloween is just over a week away and I cannot be more excited. Mostly because I gave up wine in an attempt to lose the 10 pounds of tacos and wine I’ve put on since July and I’m totally allowing myself some before/during/after trick-or-treating. Because kids. Kids everywhere. Kids ringing the doorbell. Eep.

If you’ve got a Halloween party coming up, I’ve got the perfect thing for you to make! Who doesn’t love a layer dip? Especially if it’s dressed up as a Jack-O-Lantern?!

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One way I know that I am getting old is that I no longer like candy corn.

Like, it was only a couple years ago that I had one of my friends over to make those homemade butterfingers out of candy corn because our husbands said they didn’t like candy corn and we were all “WUT?! YOU DON’T LIKE CANDY CORN?!”

So obviously, we needed to trick them into eating (and enjoying) candy corn.

But now, bleh.

I even bought all those fun ones that came out this year. Pumpkin Spice, Caramel something-or-another, S’mores.

Nope. Hated all of them.

But I do love regular foods dressing up to look like candy corn. I made these cookies a few years ago and I absolutely had to make these Candy Corn Pudding Pops this year because I’m currently eating Fudgesicles like it’s my job and I figured these were kind of close to that.

Super simple – you use box pudding mixes and then you just layer them in popsicle molds and freeze overnight. These don’t taste like candy corn (if you can find candy corn pudding, go for it) but I used a cheesecake pudding for the white layer (white chocolate would also work) and then french vanilla with food coloring for the other two layers.

They turned out super cute and my kids were obsessed.

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It’s time for my final Halloween post! I hope you guys enjoyed the week and got some good ideas for spooky treats.

And sorry this post is much later than it usually is. Normally I prep posts at night and then type something up early in the morning but I was feeling especially lazy this morning and then I had to get my spray tan on because I was also especially lazy yesterday and skipped my usual spray tan time. And then I got sucked into the vortex that is Target. AND THEN I got home to a very bad husky. I’ve been locking her in the older boys’ room because she breaks out of her crate and destroys stuff and I figure there’s not really much she can destroy in there. Well, she pulled up a tiny bit of carpet. So yeah.

Anyway, I saved this treat for last because it was my favorite. It is chocolate covered pretzels on steroids! This batch didn’t last 2 hours in my house. It’s so good and so cute with the little eyeballs on top. And btw, I’ve seen the eyeballs at Target, Walmart, and Michaels this year. You should be able to find them just about anywhere.

If you’re a fan of chocolate covered pretzels, I definitely recommend making this. Soon.

One year ago: Bloody Hot Chocolate
Two years ago: Mummified Oreos
Four years ago Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

Spooky Pretzel Bark
adapted from Cookies & Cups
Ingredients
  • 1 bag mini pretzels
  • 3 cups white chocolate
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate
  • mini Oreos M&Ms and spooky eyes ( all optional) for garnish
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Cover the bottom of the pan in a single layer of pretzels.
  3. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave if you prefer) until smooth. Pour over pretzels - go slow so you don't disturb them. Use a rubber spatula to smooth it out and make sure all the pretzels are covered. Lay another single layer of pretzels on top of the white chocolate. Allow to firm up at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  4. Melt the semi sweet chocolate in a clean double boiler (or microwave) until smooth. Pour over the second layer of pretzels - once again, go slowly or your pretzels will get messed up. Smooth it out with a rubber spatula.
  5. Decorate the top with mini Oreos, festive M&Ms, and spooky eyes.

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