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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack ~ #HalloweenTreats #DIY

These little  pretzel skeletons are so cute, you may not want to eat them!  Using candy coating and pretzels, you can make these fun, Halloween goodies perfect for your little goblins!

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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack

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You will need to make  pretzel skeletons

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Candy Coating

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

Yummy snack for school

Now you have a great, inexpensive snack for your kids, a Halloween party, maybe even a school party if you are going to take them yourself.  Not sure how they would hold up in the care of a rambunctious grade schooler! But pretty sure they would enjoy eating their lil pretzel skeletons.

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Coconut Snowball with Hot Fudge Sauce ~ Easy make ahead dessert recipe

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 I Love to stock up on deals like this and stock the freezer. These Coconut Snowballs with Hot Fudge Sauce are one of my families favorites.  The best part is you can make them days BEFORE the party, and  then just grab a frozen snowball and top with hot fudge and a strawberry for a FAST and easy dessert that looks so elegant.  I show you how to make them in the video below, be sure and check it out.

Start by first toasting 2 cups of flake coconut in the oven or in a skillet on the stove on medium/ high heat.  Stir continually so it does not burn. Take off heat and allow to cool.  Scoop balls of Breyers vanilla ice cream into your hands and form a ball. Roll the ball into the toasted coconut. Set on a plate, cover will plastic wrap and put back in freezer to harden up. Once you are ready to serve put on serving dish, drizzle with hot fudge and top with your choice of fresh fruit, we will strawberries. Boom… your done and you have a rockin awesome dessert :).

Watch our Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Snowball Here

On a personal note… WHAT is up with my hair in this video YIKES lol.

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ORANGE DREAMSICLE JELLO SQUARES

ORANGE VANILLA YOGURT POPS 

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Candy Bar Crescent Rolls ~ A yummy way to use up extra candyCandy Bar Crescent Rolls

Okay, first I have to thank lovely, Sarah, for sharing the roll recipe years ago, because without that recipe, these babies wouldn’t have been developed. When I first started following A Thrifty Mom, Sarah, had shared a roll recipe. Do y’all remember that? Did you print that delicious roll recipe out?! If you didn’t and want too, go to the highlighted link above. Every time I make them I’m asked time and time again for the recipe. Yes, they’re that good! The other night while making them, (I need to tell you I make them at least once a month if not more. We LOVE these rolls. :)) I thought, “I wonder how these would taste if I slightly adapted them and stuffed them full of our left over Snicker and MilkyWay candy bars?!” I just had to do it! Ohmyheavens, they were so yummy. A soft buttery roll, stuffed with melted candy bars – gooey caramel, chocolate and drizzled with glaze. Yes, please!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 large eggs, whipped
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, browned
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Fun size candy bars, your desired brand ( we used MilkyWay & Snicker)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Approx. 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Grease a large baking sheet, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, Combine yeast and sugar; stir in warm water. Let yeast mixture set approx. 5 minutes until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, whip three eggs, set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, brown 3/4 cup butter over medium heat. Being careful not to burn and stirring continually until butter turns a light brown color. Remove from heat.
  5. Add Whipped eggs, brown butter and sea salt to yeast mixture.
  6. Slowly stir in 1 cup of flour at a time. Dough will be very sticky.
  7. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place a clean dry dish towel over the top. Let rise in a warm place for approx. 1 hour.
  8. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Remove towel and plastic wrap, lightly flour the top of dough; punch dough down.
  10. Divide dough equally in two. Shape each piece of dough into approx. a 15 inch circle. Cut each 15 inch circle into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Ending with 16 triangles.
  11. Chop desired candy bars and stuff each triangle with approx. 2 fun size candy bars for each crescent/triangle.
  12. Roll up each crescent, ending at the tip of triangle.
  13. Place stuffed crescents on greased baking sheet and bake for 10- 13 minutes.
  14. Meanwhile make the glaze by whisking together 2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons milk. Glaze will be some what thick.
  15.  Remove candy bar crescents from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let rolls slightly cool. Place a piece of aluminum foil or waxed paper underneath to catch the glaze or use your baking sheet that you baked the rolls on. With a spoon, scoop glaze into a Ziploc bag, working the glaze to the corner. Cut a tiny piece of the corner off the Ziploc bag. Drizzle each crescent with glaze, serve warm.

*Notes* To serve warm the next day. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for approx. 20 seconds.

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Candy Bar Crescent Rolls

Candy Bar Crescent Rolls 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dessert Party Food
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 large eggs, whipped
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, browned
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag un size candy bars, your desired brand ( we used MilkyWay & Snicker)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Grease a large baking sheet, set aside.

    In a large bowl, Combine yeast and sugar; stir in warm water. Let yeast mixture set approx. 5 minutes until creamy.

    In a small bowl, whip three eggs, set aside.

    In a medium sauce pan, brown 3/4 cup butter over medium heat. Being careful not to burn and stirring continually until butter turns a light brown color. Remove from heat.

    Add Whipped eggs, brown butter and sea salt to yeast mixture.

    Slowly stir in 1 cup of flour at a time. Dough will be very sticky.

    Cover dough with plastic wrap and place a clean dry dish towel over the top. Let rise in a warm place for approx. 1 hour.

    Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Remove towel and plastic wrap, lightly flour the top of dough; punch dough down.

    Divide dough equally in two. Shape each piece of dough into approx. a 15 inch circle. Cut each 15 inch circle into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Ending with 16 triangles.

    Chop desired candy bars and stuff each triangle with approx. 2 fun size candy bars for each crescent/triangle.

    Roll up each crescent, ending at the tip of triangle.

    Place stuffed crescents on greased baking sheet and bake for 10- 13 minutes.

    Meanwhile make the glaze by whisking together 2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons milk. Glaze will be some what thick.

     Remove candy bar crescents from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let rolls slightly cool. Place a piece of aluminum foil or waxed paper underneath to catch the glaze or use your baking sheet that you baked the rolls on. With a spoon, scoop glaze into a Ziploc bag, working the glaze to the corner. Cut a tiny piece of the corner off the Ziploc bag. Drizzle each crescent with glaze, serve warm.

    *Notes* To serve warm the next day. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for approx. 20 seconds.

 

 

 

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Frozen Party Idea ~ Blue Jello Cake #Frozen

 

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FROZEN party ideas ~ Blue Jello Cake Recipe

If you have never had Jello cake then you have got to try it! It is so good, I know it sounds a little strange but just trust me… you will love it.  Bake your cake as normal (we just use the box mix because it is the easiest).  Allow your cake to cool, use a wooden spoon and poke holes into your cake.  Next take 2 small boxes of jello powder, mix them with 2  1/2 cups of hot water. Once they are well mixed pour the jello mixture over the cake, try to fill the holes if you can.

Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Before you serve it, frost with an 8 oz cool whip.

How to make Jello Cake, I know it sounds strange but it is SO GOOD and so moist, you will love it

 

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Frozen Party Idea ~ Blue Jello Cake #Frozen

Frozen Cake made into a JELLO Cake with whip cream
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Box White or Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Whip Cream 8oz tub
  • JELLO 2 boxes
  • 2 1/2 cups Hot Water

Instructions

  1. Bake your box cake as normal (we just use the box mix because it is the easiest). Allow your cake to cool, use a wooden spoon and poke holes into your cake. Next take 2 small boxes of jello powder, mix them with 2 1/2 cups of hot water. Once they are well mixed pour the jello mixture over the cake, try to fill the holes if you can.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Before you serve it, frost with an 8 oz cool whip.

 

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