Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Every Day is Halloween

What's so great about Halloween?

Well, besides everything, that is.

Playing with food takes on a whole new meaning this time of year. I've made cakes with bloody hatchets and with spiders and one that even looks like Billy the Puppet. I still love carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds. Haunted houses make me think that mine's not so bad after all and adult parties with adult beverages are oh, so fun. Mummies are all over the place reminding me that I'm not really THAT old. There's tons of candy around. Yeah, that one's not the biggest plus for me. After all, I often make my own.

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Crunch Squares

Truth is, although Halloween was, is and will always be fun, if you think about it, in many ways every day is Halloween. 

I mean on any given day:

*Masks are worn. Granted, mine is just a facial, but when I open the front door I never get tired of seeing that UPS man, lawn guy or sales person jump a mile. Bonus points if they run.

*There is the non-stop ringing of bells. Although at the moment it's the phones not the door and on the other end are not kids in costumes but politicians pretending to be something they're not. Sort of the same. Either way, please . . . make it stop . . .

*Witches, witches everywhere. Now without naming names let me just say I've got a few in my life and I bet you've got a few in yours.

*Screaming may possibly be heard. I'm not confirming or denying, more like pleading the fifth (but in my defense it's always preceded by my being relentlessly provoked).

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*Candy disappears. Not only the kind I make but anything I may buy to use in a recipe needs to be well hidden. 
Bad news: I don't always remember where I hide it. 
Good news: It's a fun surprise when I find a bag somewhere unexpected.

*An iconic Halloween costume is the devil. Let me tell you, he doesn't just live in hell and visit via Halloween costumes, when you have teenagers he lives in one of the bedrooms in your very own house. And after the teenagers grow up? The devil may be gone but the fires of hell continue to hound you (thanks, hot flashes).

*The maze of crap beloved belongings that snakes through my house may not be made of hay bales and corn stalks but it is a maze nonetheless. 

*A full moon brings out the werewolf in us all  every month (no? just me?).

See? Perpetual Halloween. Pretty much every day in my house. Yours?

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Crunch Squares        

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup Cocoa Krispies or Cocoa Pebbles cereal
5 chocolate sandwich cookies
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
5 white sandwich cookies

*Crush the sandwich cookies separately. Set aside.
*Using a large piece of plastic wrap, completely cover the interior of an 8 X 8 pan allowing some of the wrap to hang over the edge for easy removal.
*Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Mix in the cocoa cereal and crushed chocolate cookies. Spread into the prepared pan and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
*Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Mix in the rice cereal and the crushed white sandwich cookies. Carefully spread over the top of the white layer. Refrigerate for one hour.
*Use the plastic wrap to remove the candy from the pan. Cut into squares.


  1. Yep. I'd definitely be at home in your Halloween house!

  2. Interesting treats-since it has Oreos or similar, it’s got to be good! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  3. This combo sounds delicious (and easy)! I have pinned for holiday use.
    :) gwingal

  4. I don't do Halloween because it wasn't a thing here in Aus till about 20 odd years ago, the only time we saw anything about Halloween was on American TV shows or movies

  5. I have to hide the candy but from my husband then dole out a few pieces so he doesn't get on binge to try and find it and tear up the house! The treats do look tasty. I still love your meringue bone recipe too!


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