Friday, September 30, 2016

Favorite Fall/Halloween #Recipes Reposted

Fall already?! Where does the time go. In honor of tomorrow being the start of my favorite month, which may or may not be because it is my birth month, I wanted to re-share some of my favorite Halloween and October themed recipes posted in the past. Enjoy! 

Halloween Junk Cake

Trick-O-Treating with five kids leaves us with too much candy. I never realized one could actually have too much candy (chocolate in particular) but you can! When you've had enough with the chocolate and tossing it seems like such a waste, make it into a cake! 

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  • ¼ tsp. vanilla flavoring 
  • 2 sticks, unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • Your favorite chocolate candy bars, in pieces. 

Pre-heat oven to 350.

In medium sized mixing bowl, cream together vanilla, sugar and butter. With well washed hands, slowly add in your flour, kneading together, making sure to clear the sides of the bowl.

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Press dough into an 8in baking pan; cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Melt chocolate chips over the stove (or in the microwave) stirring frequently. Pour melted chocolate over the top of your cake; spread in even layer across. Add bite sized pieces of your favorite candies (we used Twix, Snickers, Milky Ways and 3 Musketeer Bars) over the top. Cool completely.

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This cake can be sliced into bars for simple serving. The kids really enjoy this alternate way to enjoy all their favorites. For a more festive look try topping with orange and brown M&Ms!

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Goblin Punch

Next we moved on to a drink sure to be a hit at any Halloween party. Goblin Punch, as I call it, is a combination of gelatin for a slimy layered look paired with two favorites, 7UP and fruit punch. The carbonation from the 7UP adds a nice bubbling effect.

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  • 1 package lime gelatin 
  • 1 bottle 7UP 
  • 1 bottle Hawaiian Punch, Fruit Punch 

In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Transfer to a bowl. Add gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, pour about 1/2 cup of 7UP and 1/4 cup fruit punch into a cup. Add one or two spoonfuls of chilled gelatin and top with ice eyeballs.

Monster Munch

We love simple! Monster Munch is simple fun and yummy too!

Monster Cereal Munch


  • 1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate baking chips (2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8 cups desired monster cereal (such as Franken Berry®, Boo Berry®, Count Chocula®, Yummy Mummy® and/or Fruit Brute®)

  • 1/2 cup Halloween-colored candy sprinkles, if desired

  • Directions:

    Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
    Add white chocolate baking chips and stir until completely melted.
    Remove from heat.
    Working quickly, add cereal, and stir until the cereal is well coated.
    Place mixture on wax paper in a pan or bowl of your choosing ( the different shapes make it fun) and allow to cool.
    When the treats are cooled, cut into squares of scoop out into balls.
    Serve, and enjoy!

    Pumpkin Soup

    After all those sweet treats let's get back to the simple tastes of fall. Pumpkin is the new it thing right? If it's labeled pumpkin spice it should be loved by all? I think that is how it works, so why not bring the sweet taste of Pumpkin to the dinner (or lunch) table in a delicious soup.

    Fall Favorites: Pumpkin Soup #recipe

    • 1 can pure pumpkin 
    • ½ stick butter
    • 1 yellow onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • 1 can (14.5 Oz) chicken broth
    • ½  cup water
    • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
    • ¼  teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste.
    • ¼ tsp parsley
    • salt & pepper


    In large saucepan melt butter over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic and sugar bring just to a boil. Reduce heat; add water and broth, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Let simmer about 10 minutes, stir in pumpkin, heavy cream, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Return to a boil.

    CAREFULLY transfer mixture into a blender (or food processor) blending until smooth. Return to pan; serve warm. Garnish with parsley if desired. * Note* Please allow the mixture to cool some before transferring to blender, or before blending. Hot liquids in the blender can explode the top off your blender and burn you!


    Eilleen McDonald said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    I love that punch. I'm going to give it a go for my kids this weekend.

    Terra Heck said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    Those are all great, festive recipes. I especially like the one for the punch.

    Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    I like that Halloween Junk Cake for dessert. To feel less guilty, I would balance it off by first making the healthy Pumpkin Soup. Thanks for the recipes!

    Leela said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    You can't go wrong with junk cake :)

    Elena said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

    These recipes look amazing. Thanks for sharing

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