Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

You can only consume so much leftover Halloween candy. Making healthier energy bites out of your favorite Halloween candy is the way to use up any leftovers! And with only four ingredients, they can be ready quite quickly. I really appreciate the portion control of these candy bites, too. Instead of feeling like you need to eat the entire king-size candy bar, have a ball or two of these leftover Halloween candy bites! Have a safe and happy Halloween! And don't forget to make some leftover Halloween candy bites! What candy would you incorporate in these candy bites?   [sc:adsense ] Leftover Halloween Candy Bites from Food Doodles Ingredients 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup leftover halloween … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Autumn is filled with the flavors of the season like apples and pumpkin, but what about chocolate and peanut butter? These chocolate peanut butter acorns are an easy way to surprise your family and friends with a cute autumn treat! They're perfect for a Thanksgiving treat or just an autumn bowl in your kitchen. It literally takes minutes to put together and they're sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees them. Ready to see how easy they are to make? I told you that was easy! Just beware, it's hard to just eat one! They are quite addicting. [sc:adsense ] Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns from Six in the Suburbs Ingredients semi sweet chocolate chips mini nutter butters dark chocolate hershey's kisses, unwrapped mini semi sweet chocolate chips How-To In … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole: A Family Tradition

As traditions are filling your minds in the next two months, my mind is always on the food traditions in my family. It is a known fact in my family that at every Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration there will be a sweet potato casserole. At my parent's house it is always topped with loads and loads of marshmallows. But, at my husband's parent's house it's a guarantee that it will be covered with pecan streusel. I feel in love with the crunch and caramelized bite that every spoonful gave me. Genius! No matter your family's traditions, it's always nice to look forward to old traditions as well as to start new ones. Cheers to traditions...and loads of sweet potatoes! [sc:adsense ] Sweet Potato Casserole adapted from my mother's recipe Ingredients 4-6 medium sweet … [Read more...]

{Make-Ahead} Halloween Party!

It's tradition in my family to go all out on Halloween. My mom goes all out with the food and decorations. It's always a big party. :-D With Halloween around the corner, we all need some simple recipes to whip up on the spooky day! All of these recipes can be made ahead of time, preferably that morning. You'll have the rest of your day to get your scary monsters and pretty princesses dressed and ready! There's a creepy crawly brownie pie, and a pumpkin chili packed with protein and topped with ghost puke! Ewww! Wash it all down with a bloody punch that will get that blood sugar pumpkin' (Get it, pumpin'...pumpkin'???)!  Bahaha! I crack myself up. [sc:adsense ] I hope everyone has a delicious and safe Halloween! :-) Party!!! Pumpkin Chili adapted from Chocolate & … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

When the cooler weather comes through, you know it's time to bake some pumpkin spice cupcakes! They are the epitome of autumn and have just enough sweet & spice and everything nice. The best part is having fun with the spiced cream cheese frosting on top! I went for a wacky cloud-like pattern on these cupcakes. What's more is the pumpkin spice cupcakes are incredibly moist and flavorful. Plus, the icing to cupcake ratio is perfect! Happy Autumn! [sc:adsense ] Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from Carla's Confections Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups white whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

Easy Squash Spice Cake

Turning a boxed cake mix into an easy semi-homemade squash spice cake, makes for a delightful autumn treat! This squash cake is packed with spices of the season. Top it with some salted caramel sauce and you'll be ready to go jump into a pile of freshly fallen leaves. Nothing is easier than beating the cake mix with these few ingredients. The hard part is waiting for it to bake, while your nose goes on an autumn trip down spice lane. It'll be hard to resist slicing it fresh out of the oven! [sc:adsense ] Easy Squash Spice Cake adapted from Super Sweet Life Ingredients 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 cups butternut squash puree 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 4 eggs How-To Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat all of the … [Read more...]