New Years Fortune Cookies

After searching high and low for the easiest & tastiest fortune cookie recipe, I have found the Holy Grail fortune cookie magic! Now when say ‘high and low’ I mean I stayed up until 2:00 am testing recipes..That’s how serious I am! When I think of New Years, I think of new beginnings & hopes for good health, happiness & fortune. Which is why I thought New Years Fortune Cookies would be so fun to create. This recipe is easy, the cookies bake quickly and everyone will be impressed! The chocolate & gold sugar are completely optional but highly recommended.

New Years fortune cookies

Unfortunately as it was very late (and to be honest I wasn’t sure how this was going to pan out), I didn’t get a lot of ‘step by step’ pictures but I did grab a few..

Start by making your batter as instructed below. A crucial part of making fortune cookies is using a tablespoon to put them on the baking sheet, using the backside to make a round, flat circle. And only baking 3-4 at a time so that you’re able to work with them while they’re still warm.

New Years fortune cookies

Cook for 7-8 minutes so that the edges are slightly brown. If you undercook, they will tear when they’re bent. If you overcook, they will snap. So play with the time a bit to find that happy medium. For my oven, it was 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

Follow the steps below and then place them in a muffin tin to cool & keep their shape.

New Years fortune cookies

Once they’ve cooled, 30 minutes to 1 hour, melt about 1 1/2 C. semi sweet chocolate chips, then dip the ends of your fortune cookies into the melted chocolate.

After you’ve dipped your cookies. Allow them to set for a good 15 minutes or so. I recommend doing this on a wire wrack over parchment paper or foils that the excess chocolate can drip off.

new years fortune cookies

After 15 minutes, sprinkle gold or silver sugar (or sprinkles) and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes!

Enjoy!

 

New Years Fortune Cookies
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Recipe type: cookie
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The perfect addition to your New Years celebration!
Ingredients
  • ¾ C. sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • 3 T. water
  • ½ C. melted butter
  • 1 C. all purpose flour
  • gold or silver sugar for decorating (optional)
  • 10 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips ( optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and prepare your fortune strips
  3. With a stand or hand mixer, whip your egg whites and sugar for 2-3 minutes or until frothy
  4. Now add in your water, vanilla, melted butter and flour and mix just until combined
  5. Your batter will be somewhat thick, resembling a pancake mix.
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the batter and use the bottom of the spoon to gently spread your batter evenly to make a flat, round circle.
  7. I like to bake 3-4 cookies at a time. The reasoning behind this is that you need to shape your cookies while they're hot. If you bake too many at a time, they will cool down before you can shape them.
  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes
  9. When your cookies come out of the oven, flip them over once then place your fortune in the center
  10. Gently, using your spatula, fold your cookie in half, then using a mug, place the cookie onto the edge of the cup and push the ends down to make a fortune cookie shape, quickly placing the cookie in a muffin tin to hold its shape..
  11. After your fortune cookies have cooled and set (about 30 minutes to an hour).
  12. Melt your chocolate chips and dip the edges of your cookies in the chocolate, allowing to set on a wire wrack over parchment paper or foil.
  13. Let the chocolate settle for about 15 minutes then sprinkle with your sugar or sprinkles and refrigerate until chocolate is completely set.
Notes
Have fun and be creative with your fortune strips!
 

Grinch Movie Night

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s a classic! A Christmas movie we’re sure to watch every holiday season. We spend most of our weekend evenings watching Christmas movies during the month of December. So I thought it would be super fun to have a themed movie night featuring none other than, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Not only is a themed movie night fun at the time, it’s special nights like these that create memories to last a lifetime!

Setting up your Table

I started this little movie night with a small table that I purchased at Costco a few years back and a red plastic tablecloth. I actually had some wrapping paper on hand that had the “Grinch colors” so I thought that would make an extra cute runner down the center of my table. If I hadn’t found the wrapping paper, I would have purchased a yard of fabric that goes with our theme. I actually prefer using fabric because if it gets dirty, you can throw it in the wash and re-use it over & over! Plus, the patters are endless. I bought these cute tissue pom poms to hang overhead and my favorite touch.. This super cute and easy to make tissue tinsel garland! Check out my blog post here for easy instructions!

Grinch Juice

The Grinch Juice was my favorite treat! It’s requires 3 ingredients, it’s super simple to make and looks so FUN and vibrant! To make your own Grinch Juice, you’ll need 1 packet of lime kool-aid, 1 small jar of maraschino cherries, and red sanding sugar.

grinch juice

  • Make your lime Kool-aid as directed, set aside
  • With a lemon wedge, coat the rim of your glass then dip the wet rim into your red sugar
  • Place desired amount of cherries at the bottom of each glass, then carefully pour your kool-aid in.

grinch movie

That’s it! I like to throw in a cute red & white straw for special affects!

Grinch Popcorn

You may have seen this stuff floating around the web for some time now. Although I can’t take credit for coming up with this adorable treat, I will share with you the page where I found the full recipe, below.

The original recipe calls for red M&M’s. I was having a hard time finding only red M&M’s so I went with a different red & green candy instead. I put the popcorn in these cute little plastic tumblers that I ALWAYS have on hand for these kinds of things!

grinch popcorn

//Please ignore my “Mary Lou” sign.. it was a long day! hahaha!//

The best part is, you can package up the leftovers in a cellophane baggy & ribbon, and hand them out as thoughtful treats for friends!

Here is the original link where I found the Grinch popcorn recipe.

Whoville Puddin’

Now I know what you’re thinking.. This isn’t pudding. I went back & forth on whether or not to make jello or pudding and obviously jello won! This jello treat was so cute and super easy to make. Literally all you’ll need to do is prepare you green lime jello, pour it into your little plastic tumblers, & let them set. Right before serving, top with a little whipped cream and sprinkles!

grinch movie

I found these adorable plastic spoons that I wanted to use so right after I poured the jello into the tumblers, I set the spoons in. This way the jello sets around the spoons!

 

If you’re not a Jello fan. Go with green pudding instead!

Grinch movie night

 

grinch movie night

 

The boys had the BEST time!! My oldest said he felt like he was at a restaurant/ movie theatre with the table & treats infront of the TV screen!

grinch movie night

& there ya go! All the tips & tricks you’ll need to throw your own Grinch Movie night. I’ve also put together below, my amazon picks that helped me with my movie night!


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How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Our very favorite Christmas tradition, our North Pole Breakfast!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Elf on The Shelf

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last several years, you’ve probably heard of The Elf on The Shelf! Our Elf’s name is Elfie. Original, right? ha! He arrives each year sometime between the day after Thanksgiving and December 2nd. In other words, he arrives when mom gets around to finding him, and mentally preparing myself for hiding him in fun and creative places night after night. I know some of you mamas relate with me on that one?! haha!

The thing we look forward to most with our Elfie, is the North Pole breakfast that he arrives with! Now each year is different. If you are very organized with your Elf’s arrival, then you can have your Elf arrive with it each year. As I mentioned before, I’m not very organized with our Elf, so some years he arrives with it, and others he brings the special North Pole Breakfast a week later. My kids don’t seem to mind.

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

What exactly is a North Pole Breakfast?

 A North Pole Breakfast is a a breakfast that our Elf on the Shelf brings with him, sets up himself and brings/ makes, a decadent breakfast primarily consisting of sugary treats and lots of Christmas decorations. Now, I know what you’re thinking, why should the Elf get all the credit? If this is your mindset, by all means, start this tradition as something that YOU create! You will receive  all the praise and your kiddos will not enjoy it any less! OR this can be a tradition sent from the big guy himself, Santa! Whatever you decide on, start this tradition this year! Your kiddos will LOVE it and have these memories forever!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

What to Serve

Last year I bought Kellogg French toast sticks and this year I went with their mini pancakes. They’re super convenient for this kind of thing because all you need to do is warm them up in the microwave. I found the little Santa picks at Target & made cute little pancake stacks!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

One thing we always make sure to have is these powdered sugar donuts.

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Another favorite was this strawberry jello with whipped cream & sprinkles!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

MY personal favorite is the hot cocoa bar that Elfie sets up!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

I picked up the cute little Christmas mugs at Target last year. Made some hot cocoa spoons simply by melted semi sweet chocolate chips, dipping a white plastic spoon in it, topping each with broken candy cane or sprinkles, and letting them lay flat to dry. Then you can use them to stir your cocoa! Also included in the hot cocoa bar, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and candy cane sticks! The kiddos grabbed their mugs, I poured warm water in each, the emptied their cocoa packets and added their desired toppings. Now is that fun or what?!

I also like to serve some sort of fruit variation. Last year I made a fruit “Christmas tree” with apples & raspberries, using raisins for the trunk, then a cheese, star, tree topper!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

The year before last I served these little fruit cups in Christmas cupcake liners. Ultimately, think of items you can prepare the night before or quietly the morning of. Go with easy finger type foods that won’t take a lot of work or make a lot of noice to whip up. After all, you don’t want to go to all of this trouble then ruin the surprise!

Extra Special

A few of the details that helped make this North Pole Breakfast so special..

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

We have a small collection of Christmas books so it’s awfully special that our Elf always bring a little present with him and what is it you ask? Well, a Christmas book to add to our collection, of course!

These Christmas plates were found at Target. They match the hot cocoa mugs.

The “tablecloth” is actually just two yards of fabric that I picked up at Joann’s Crafts and folded in half.

The pretty decorative stars that I have hanging from my chandelier were a Target dollar spot find.

Chair covers, food platters & napkins were found at the Dollar Tree.

For quick & easy shopping, I found some very similar options to help you plan your very own North Pole Breakfast!


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5 Easy Tips to a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

If there’s one thing that you should know about me, it’s that I love to entertain. Like, we’re talking, love everything about it! I love having my home filled with loved ones. I love preparing delicious food for my guests. And most importantly, I loveee setting a beautiful table!

Thanksgiving is next week (how did that happen?) So I am here to help you with 5 Easy Tips to a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table! This post will help you do one of two things: 1. Create a table scape with what you’ve got using the tips that I’m sharing with YOU! or 2. You can purchase very similar items to create your own thanksgiving table, with the items i’ll be linking below! Whichever you choose, I hope you enjoy..Let’s get started!

1. Choosing your color scheme

Before you do anything else, decide on your color scheme. This year blue tones during the Autumn months are all the rage! My Thanksgiving color palette always consists of lots of gold and brown tones and then I add to it from there. The last few years I’ve used the same salad plates, and then added different pieces along the way. I purchased these salad plates at Homegoods 3 or 4 years ago and decided they were a great investment for years to come! Although I haven’t seen any since, I did find these on Amazon, that are very similar.

I went with a very classic salad plate that has multiple colors in the design that way I can change it up each year. There’s blush, orange, yellow, blues, and even green tones! See what I mean? By choosing a staple item with multiple colors i.e. salad plate, my options for accent colors are endless. A few years back I went with brown accents. This year I’m really excited about incorporating lots of blue! I found these beautiful napkins and the placemat that I used for my centerpiece, at Pier1.

2. Layers, Layers, Layers

You’ll notice that I didn’t use a tablecloth. Personally, I prefer the look of the polished wood to the cloth for Thanksgiving table-scapes. With that being said, I’m using large, round, gold placemats instead. If you’re more traditional and prefer a tablecloth, have at it. Start there. I also had some light blue placemats that were a bit smaller than my gold, round ones but a bit larger than my gold chargers, SCORE!! See how easily I added a whole extra layer to my place setting. And I didn’t have to spend a dime!  I always use chargers when hosting a dinner. I have a small collection and use them often for company. It’s so fun layering different shapes and colors to create a beautiful luxurious looking place setting. Another money saving tip is that I always always use my white dinner plates. There just simple white plates but by adding other layers below and above them, we’re really dressing them up!

3. Centerpiece

The centerpiece is very important because as you know, this will be your tables focal point. It’s important that whatever you choose, you keep it at eye level so that you’re able to see over it. You want to be able to talk to and enjoy each of your guests! Check around your house before you make a purchase. You’d be surprised  at what your already have laying around. This year I decided to showcase my pecan pie. {Recipe HERE!} And surprise! I already had this beautiful cake stand . In years past I’ve used various sized white pumpkins, candles from around the house with pinecones. Another idea..If your table is large enough, lay down a table runner and then place all of your Thanksgiving side dishes along it! This way no one has to get up from the table  for seconds and everyone can enjoy the beautiful food y’all worked so hard to prepare!

4. Place Setting Trinket

I’m all about leaving your guests with something to remember the day/ evening by. An individual, maybe even personal, place setting trinket for your guests to take home with them. Not only is it a super sweet gesture but it also adds more personality to your table! Maybe a small baked good, a little pumpkin, a personalized note or photo. Get creative with it! This year I typed out this ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’ onto pretty gold metallic paper. I cut each poem out, used my hole punch to make a little hole then attached a pretty ribbon that matched my color scheme. I found these cute little gold pinecones at Hobby Lobby and tied each poem to it.

Isn’t that special?!

A few years ago I made mini chocolate chip pumpkin breads in these cute little ramekins that I found in the dollar bin at target! I packed each one in a cellophane bag and tied raffia around it.

 

5. Finishing Touches

By finishing touches I mean stemware and napkins. Napkins are fun because you can do so much with them! If you’re working with neutral plates & chargers, I’d recommend using a bolder, livelier napkin. As you can see my salad plates are the main attraction for my settings so I went with a solid napkin. You can fold your napkins and place them under your salad plates, like I did this year. Place them to the left of your settings (traditional table protocal), or tie a decorative ribbon around them and place them in your water glasses!

As for your stemware. I like to have both a water glass and a wine glass at each setting. Not only does it give your table a very polished look, it’s a functional addition. I know that almost everyone at our gathering will have water or iced tea and a glass of wine. If you’re serving a certain beverage of the evening, by all means, use the appropriate glasses.

Here are some products that I recommend to create your own Thanksgiving table scape! Almost all of these items are Amazon Prime, therefor they’ll ship within 2 days!

I hope that you enjoyed my 5 Easy Tips to a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of yummy goodness and loved ones!


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How to throw a memorable Halloween Movie Bash

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, then you know by now that I LOVE to throw a party! Any excuse to craft, create and decorate, I am all for! Im especially fond of throwing kids parties. I love creating these special memories for my kiddos through the friends they have over, the decorations I create and the yummy themed treats they’ll enjoy!

This year for Halloween, I thought it would be a great idea to have an outdoor Halloween movie party! We have an amazon prime account, and purchased a very reasonably priced projector & projection screen earlier this year, so any chance to have an outdoor movie, we jump on! This particular screen that we went with comes with a stand (not all of them do) and is SUPER easy to set up. It also folds together nicely to store when were not using it. It’s quickly become my favorite purchase of the year! By the way if you don’t have an amazon prime account, do yourself a favor and sign up, like yesterday! Almost everything I used for this party, and ALL my parties, I purchased there. Everything is priced right, and delivered within 2 days, as long as it has the blue prime icon next to it.

Choosing your Movie

The first step to planning your outdoor movie is choosing your feature. Our party was geared towards kids between 6-10. We wanted something fun, a bit spooky but NOT scary! Here are the movie choices we narrowed it down to..

Hotel Transylvania

 

Hocus Pocus

 

 

Casper

 

 

Goosebumps

 

Our boys ultimately decided on Goosebumps! Once you’ve decided on your movie, start planning your menu. Sometimes it can be really fun to coordinate your food with your feature. I didn’t this time. Halloween is so easy to decorate for that I just kinda went  with easy spooky goodies. Heres what I mean..

 

Hydration Station

Every Halloween Party needs a ‘Witches Brew’! Ours was super easy and so yummy! In a large bowl I emptied an entire 2 liter bottle of Sierra Mist, 1 can of Minute Maid frozen lime aid (along with the suggested amount of water on the can) and topped it with 8-10 scoops of pineapple ice-cream! The ice cream combined with the effervescence of the soda, creates the fizzy, frothy looking top. It’s a fun extra touch. I found the plastic eyeballs on amazon and threw them in after the ice cream. The kiddos loved them!

The options for this punch are endless. You can go for an orange punch with orange soda and orange ice cream. You could do a true green punch, by using lime ice cream. Whatever flavor combinations & colors you desire. To make your own punch concoction you’ll need the following:

  • 1 2 liter bottle of soda
  • frozen Minute Maid juice of choice
  • sorbet or sherbet ice cream

 

With all the sugary treats, I always be sure to have lots of water bottles accessible. Believe it or not, the kids are so much more likely to grab one when they’re dressed up in a cute label like these!! I always purchase my party labels on Etsy.

 

Cupcakes

I try and cut corners while having these little parties because if I don’t, I will burn out, and when mama burns out, no one is happy! So I picked these up at our local Save Mart bakery. They just so happened to have the exact colors of our party but If they don’t, they’re always wonderful at accommodating exactly what ya need! These had sprinkles on them. To give them a special touch I just added some plastic spider rings on top and placed them on my cupcake stand.

Spider Nests & Worm Slime

For a few extra fun treats, I used these plastic cups that I always keep on hand, and filled them with our boys’ favorite snacks, cheeto puffs then added a few black spiders in each. The worm slime is simply green jello, that I added sour worms to once the jello was about half way set. The boys LOVED these!!

If you’d like to make the Worm Slime, you’ll need:

  • Plastic cups, linked above
  • green jello
  • sour gummy worms

 

Infested Popcorn

It’s a Halloween movie party so we’ve gotta have popcorn!! I like to make home made popcorn on the stovetop by pouring 3 T. of coconut or veggie oil in a large pot on medium heat. Once the oil is HOT, say a minute or so, pour 1/2 C. of popcorn kernels into the pot and place the lid over the top. Leave it unhinged slightly on one side to allow the steam to escape. Let the popcorn pop for a few minutes until the kernels start to slow to about 10-15 seconds apart. Remove from heat, remove lid and season with melted butter & salt! It’s sooo good! you’ll never go back to the microwavable bag.

For fun festive Halloween popcorn, throw in some more plastic ring spiders and serve it in a witches cauldron! So cute!

 

Venomous Chocolate Apples

These may have been the kiddos favorite treat! They are so vibrant and super tasty! First, place a candy stick into each washed and dried apple. Then melt an entire bag of semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, and dip your apples into the chocolate one at a time. Set them in the fridge on a wire rack, over a cookie sheet, until set, say 20-30 minutes. I recommend the wire rack over the cookie sheet because the chocolate will continue to drip from the apples for a few minutes after dipping them. If you don’t have a place for the chocolate to go, it was create a chocolate puddle under your apples and make for a ‘not very cute’ treat. Once they’re chilled and set, melt an entire bag of white chocolate chips, separate in two bowls and color the white chocolate into desired colors, drizzle your colored chocolate over your apples with a fork. And place back on your rack, in the fridge until set!

To make these venomous chocolate apples you’ll need:

  • 6 apples
  • candy sticks
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • food coloring of your choice

 

Take Home Treats

The best parties always have take-home treats!! With every party it’s the very last thing I do, think: the night before the party-ha! But I make sure I do it and I’m always happy that I did! For this party, I made Halloween popcorn balls. To make your own, simply make your popcorn either the good ‘ol microwavable bag, or my mentioned suggestion above. You’ll need 6 cups. Next melt 3 T. of butter in a saucepan, then add an 8 oz. bag of mini marshmallows and stir until melted. Pour over your popcorn and add desired candies! I went with candy corn M&M’scandy eyes, & huge sprinkles. Now let cool. Once cooled, mold your popcorn into balls. I made ours about tennis ball sized and was able to get 8! Place each ball in a Halloween cupcake liner, drop ’em in a cellophane baggy and wrap it up with ribbon and a printable tag if you really wanna get down!  And there ya go! A cute and yummy treat for your little guests to enjoy the next day.

To make Halloween popcorn balls you’ll need:

  • 6 C. popped popcorn
  • 1 8oz.  bag of mini marshmallows
  • 3 T. of butter
  • desired Halloween candies

 

Decorations

The decorations..ah yes, always my favorite part. Once I decided on my color scheme, decorating was a walk in the park. I will link below, a ton of decor & props that I purchased with my amazon prime account so that you too, can throw a fun & spooky, but not scary Halloween bash for your kiddos!

Our boys had the best time decorating their trampoline with orange caution tape! We had all the guests bring their own pillow & blanket and we crammed 11 kiddos in their! They had the best time!

What’s your favorite Halloween tradition?

 

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Creating a Classy & Creepy Halloween Tablescape

I love love love dressing up my dining room for Halloween! I started doing this about 3 years ago and each year I add a few things here & there. One year I will change it up and do an entirely different theme but for now, I am obsessed with this Classy & Creepy Halloween Tablescape! Black & white is so chic and timeless, It’s hard to get tired of it!

Start with your canvas

I started by purchasing a few yards of fabric at Joanns Fabric store. I was drawn to the black & white stripe and then I created the rest based on that pattern. My table was too long for the 2 yards to cover it entirely, so I strategically placed the fabric down at an angle. From there it’s all about layers! I decided I’d either go with black chargers or large black, plastic plates, when low and behold I found these ADORABLE spider web placemats at Hobby Lobby.

Place settings

I have white plates so that was a no brainer. If you don’t, the dollar store has solid white plates that will work just fine. My salad plates are Royal Stafford. I found them at Home Goods a few years back and they are by far, my favorite piece of this tabelscape!! They add the perfect touch of elegance. I haven’t been able to find them since, but I will link some others that are very similar below.


 


Layering is key

Remember I mentioned ‘layers’ above? The Black Ramekins were purchased on amazon, where I get everything else in my life, ha! I thought they would be the perfect addition to the place setting. I found these cute little black skeletons at the Dollar Tree but you could also fill the ramekins with candy, black & white confetti, ghost peeps, the options are endless!


 

I found these sparkly crows and owls at the Dollar Tree last year and happened to spot them again this year. I set a few on the table and a couple in my chandelier.


Other than that I just threw some black leaves, confetti and an old black frame lying around, and called it good! I think when it comes to Halloween, more is more! haha. In other words, don’t be afraid to layer, layer, layer! Choose your color scheme and have fun with it!

OH! and aren’t these Mummy Apples so fun??

https://www.keepingupwithkaci.com/recipe/3-ingredient-mummy-apples/They’re easy to make as well. Click here for the recipe!

 


And finally, linked below are all the items that I picked out for you, to create your own Classy & Creepy Halloween Tablescape.

Elegant Halloween Chargers.                      

 

Skull Salad plates

 

Black Ramekins

 

 

 Skeleton Hand Goblets

 

 

Skull Goblets with Pitcher

 

 

Black Metal 5 light candle holder

 

 

Black & White Glitter “Spooky” CandleBlack Cloth Napkins

 

Black & White cotton napkins

 

Gingham Dinner Napkins

 

 

Spider Web Treat Stand

 

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3 Ingredient Mummy Apples


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3 Ingredient Mummy Apples
These super simple, 3 ingredient Mummy Apples are the perfect Halloween treat! To make this recipe you'll need your 3 ingredients, bamboo apple sticks, and candy eyes.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute & 30 seconds
Passive Time 25 minutes refrigeration time
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute & 30 seconds
Passive Time 25 minutes refrigeration time
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by washing & drying your apples.
  2. Place a bamboo apple stick into each apple.
  3. Heat the entire bag of white chocolate chips and the two tablespoons of shortening for 1 minute, stir and heat an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Stir until smooth, dip your apples in the white chocolate then place on a wire rack over a cookie sheet so that excess chocolate can drip.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. For the mummy affect: Place the remaining melted chocolate in a sandwich size ziplock bag. Cutting one corner slightly with scissors. Just one small cut will do.
  7. Lay the apple on its side and drizzle white chocolate to make a mummy pattern.
  8. Finally, place the candy eyes on your apple, and go over again with more chocolate
  9. Let chill in the refrigerator an additional 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Linked below are the candy eyes and bamboo sticks that I used to make these Mummy Apples! Also linked is a white chocolate chip alternative that will work just fine. Click the pictures to order:)

 

& that's it! I hope you enjoy these 3 ingredient Mummy Apples as much as we did!

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Simple & Sinful Halloween Bark

For me, a big part of the Halloween FUN is getting into the spirit by not only decorating, but making Halloween treats! The ideas are endless! However, October always seems to be a busy month what with soccer every day, drug free week at the kiddos school, my husband and i’s anniversary, the list goes on.. So I’m always looking for quick & yummy Halloween treat ideas. That’s when I decided on this Simple & Sinful Halloween Bark! It really is exactly that! Took only 5 minutes to prepare (not including chill time) and only seconds to devour! hehe.

If you’d like to make your own Simple & Sinful Halloween Bark, all you need is a few ingredients such as 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips, candy corn, candy eyes (purchased at your local craft store) & Halloween m&m’s. (Feel free to use whatever Halloween candy you’d like).

 

Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Melt your entire bag of semi-sweet chocolate. I like to use the double boiler method for this because it’s super simple. Just bring a small saucepan of water (maybe a 1/3 of the way full) to a boil. Once boiling place a glass mixing bowl over the top of it. The key is to not let the water touch the bottom of your glass bowl. Pour your chocolate chips into the glass bowl and stir for about 5 minutes until completely melted.

 

Next, pour your chocolate onto your parchment paper and try to manouver in a rectangle fashion like picture below..

 

Now for the fun part! Add your toppings as you wish and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, until completely chilled. If you have kiddos, let them do the toppings! They will love it!

 

Once your bark is completely chilled, simply break it apart into small pieces and enjoy!

Easy peasy and super cute!

 

I promise you, if you’re a chocolate fan, this wont last a day in your house! What’s your families go-to Halloween treat?? Please share in the comments below! 🙂