This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars – soft and chewy sugar cookie bars filled with sprinkles and topped with buttercream frosting!

Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars - soft and chewy sugar cookie bars filled with sprinkles and topped with buttercream frosting!

Hi guys! This is my 2nd recipe for #HalloweenTreatsWeek, a yearly event organized by Angie of Big Bear’s Wife. There are a bunch of brand new Halloween-themed treats being posted today and I’ve got them all listed down below. 

Plus, we’ve got an amazing giveaway featuring all of our sponsor and  you can find the information on that at the very bottom of this post. 

So for my 2nd recipe, I made these super cute and delicious Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars. They are soft, chewy bars with a vanilla buttercream. Plus there are sprinkles inside the bars and on top because sprinkles make everything better. 

And just to dogshame my jerk husky, she definitely ate the first round of these bars. She’s fine, don’t worry, but ugh, I had used such cute sprinkles! 

Huskies are the worst. I was just telling someone a few weeks ago that she’s finally calmed down and stopped acting like an idiot all the time and she goes and eats a pan of butter and sugar. 

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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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Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip – how cute for a Halloween party! Layers of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and green onions topped with tortilla chips and olives to look like a scary pumpkin! 

Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip - how cute for a Halloween party! Layers of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and green onions topped with tortilla chips and olives to look like a scary pumpkin!

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.

Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip - how cute for a Halloween party! Layers of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and green onions topped with tortilla chips and olives to look like a scary pumpkin!

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?!

How To Make Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip

To be fair, you can really layer anything for this Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip as long as you finish with melted cheese and top it with blue corn tortilla chips and olives to make it look like a scary pumpkin!

But I like to do layers of refried beans, green chiles, sour cream, green onions, salsa, guacamole, and finally the melted cheese. 

You can make it as mild or spicy as you want based on your salsa and guacamole choices. It’s perfect for any Halloween party!

More Halloween Party Recipes

Pumpkin Cheese Ball – a savory cheese ball made from cream cheese, salsa, cheddar cheese, and covered in crushed Doritos to look like a pumpkin. It’s topped with a green bell pepper stem to really make it look like a cute little pumpkin!

Monster Nachos – nachos made with green guacamole tortilla chips! Topped with cheddar cheese sauce, salsa, and sour cream!

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 Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip - how cute for a Halloween party! Layers of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and green onions topped with tortilla chips and olives to look like a scary pumpkin!

Jack-O-Lantern Layer Dip
adapted from Stonewall Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans
  • 1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • blue corn tortilla chips
  • sliced black olives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a deep dish pie plate, spread refried beans until the entire bottom of the dish is covered. Spread green chiles over the beans.
  3. For the next layer, whisk together the sour cream and mayonnaise and spread over the green chiles. Continue layering the guacamole, salsa, and green onions. Cover the entire top with the cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Decorate top with blue corn tortilla chips and olives to look like a Jack-O-Lantern.
  6. Serve hot with more chips!

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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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