Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Yeah! I love Halloween!!! We've been partying all weekend starting on Friday afternoon with a kids party with some good friends. It was so fun, we even did a scavenger hunt with the kids. The kind where you go door to door and ask for stuff. My kids thought it was the greatest game ever and are still talking about it. Saturday night my husband and I went to a costume party without the kids and they stayed with their Aunt and Uncle and had a ball. Today is carving pumpkins and trick or treating tonight. Fun fun!!

I am going to share a little Halloween goodie I made this year. I know it's too late to make this for Halloween now, but it could easy be tweaked to go with any holiday!

I made the card a few weeks ago for a challenge at Citrus Tree Studios. I made the Monster Munch this weekend and here is the recipe:

12 cups popped popcorn (I used microwave stuff, just made sure it was natural, no butter added)
1 cup candy corn
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 cup Reese's pieces
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1/2 bag chocolate chips

Combine all the dry ingredients in a big big bowl. Melt the white chocolate and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix, mix, and mix until everything is coated. Spread out over waxed paper to let cool. While it's cooling, melt the chocolate chips and drizzle on top. Let everything set up, then break into chunks. It's soooo good!!

I've seen many variations of this out there and I just kinda tweaked it to use what I already had in the pantry. The only thing I had to get was Reese's pieces. I'm sure it would work just as well with M&M's or peanut M&M's.

With all the fun christmas and holiday goodies that come out (they even have red and green candy corn!!), you could definitely make this a holiday treat. I love those kraft bags with the window. The inside is lined with waxed paper so you don't have to worry about your treat leaking through the bag. I got them at Papertrey Ink.

I hope you all have a very spooky and happy Halloween!! Thanks for stopping by today!


Sue said...

Your Munch looks good! Love the pumpkin card, especially the twine stem:)

Rebecca Keppel said...

Mmm that treat looks so good! And super cute packaging!

BethieJ said...

Happy Halloween Mara.. and family! Sounds like your having a FUN weekend!! Your Monster Munch sounds and looks YUMMY!!! Will need to remember this one!
Have a GREAT day!

Joni M said...

Happy Halloween, Mara!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

Libby O said...

I love your designs. So clean and modern. Would have loved to give something like this out at our Halloween party!

VanessaB said...

CUTE! monster munch sounds/looks yummy! thanks for the tip on the bags- cool that they are lined. love your googly eyed pumpkin- he makes me smile. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Cuuuute treat bags Mara :) Hope you had a fun Halloween with your little ones :)