Preparing For Halloween: Treats

Every Halloween we have fun by making and enjoying themed treats. Like our Halloween decor, we don’t do it big. We keep things sweet and simple. :)

Pumpkin Carving & Roasted Seeds

Every Halloween we buy at least one pumpkin for decorating and making pumpkin seeds. If we do any carving, we go at it blindly with a regular ‘ol steak knife. This year, we decided to get a little more creative and less disastrous. We bought a pumpkin carving kit from Walmart for only $4 along with a large pumpkin for less than $4. The pumpkin carving kit included carving tools and design stencils. Greg carved the pumpkin and Jayden helped clean it out. I then, cleaned up the seeds, sprinkled some garlic salt, pepper, and seasoning salt on top, and roasted them. I spread some honey across some of the seeds for Greg. They were delicious!

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Peanut Butter Choc Chip Brownies

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I originally had planned to bake some kind of pumpkin shaped cookies, but I decided on these tasties instead!

Recipe
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Decoration
Orange frosting
Halloween Sprinkles

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl, cream together peanut butter and butter. Gradually blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips and coconut.

3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven. Cool, and cut into squares. Top with frosting and sprinkles.

Carrying Treats

Since this was Jayden’s first year trick-or-treating, I wanted him to have a special bag. I ordered this super cute personalized treat bag from Walmart for only $10, $2.97 shipping! We did community trick-or-treating tonight and his treat bag perfectly housed all the candy, notepads, and pencils he collected.

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What Halloween themed treats are you enjoying?

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

1 Comment

  • Reply November 4, 2010

    Carla

    My little ones and I did some pumpkin carving with a $.99 pair of scissors and a $.99 marker along with a hope and a prayer that is came out looking like a jack-o-lantern. I’ve never tried pumpkin seeds. We just threw our pulp away. I may have to reconsider disposing of them next year. Thanks for the idea!

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