It’s October, the time many people turn their thoughts to the ghoulish side of things as they plan their Halloween tricks and treats. I never want to be “that” house so I always make sure we give out quality candy like the delicious Hershey’s candies that arrived on my door step last week.
I was given the task to be creative with the candy, make a recipe or craft or party favor. Well being the over achiever that I am I created a craft…and a recipe and I hope you enjoy them both! If you are looking for even more holiday ideas, make sure you visit the Celebrate with Hershey’s website for party ideas, crafts and recipes.
Candy Owl Craft
After scouring Pinterest for inspiration and sorting through the candy I had at my disposal, I created a candy owl craft that would be a great addition to a children’s Halloween party or just to make with your own kids. It is fun, easy and delicious!
- 1 block of Candi Quik for every 2-3 children
- 1 full size Reese's Cup
- 2 Rolos
- 2 yellow Reese's Pieces
- 1/2 orange Reece's Pieces
- Before gathering the children, use a sharp knife to cut the orange Reese's Pieces in half for the beak and microwave the CandiQuik in separate bowls for each group of children.
- Remove the brown wrapper from the Reese's Cup.
- Dip the bottom of a Rolo in the CandiQuik and then place it on the Reece's Cup as an eye socket.
- Repeat for the other eye socket.
- Dip a yellow Reese's Pieces in Candi Quik and place on the Rolo as an eye.
- Repeat for the other eye.
- Dip the peanut butter size of the orange Reese's Pieces into the Candi Quik and place it on the Reese's Cup as a beak.
- Freeze each Owl for a few minutes to set the Candi Quik.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this craft. Please leave me comment and let me know what you think. Remember…a lot of groups/schools no longer allow peanut products due to allergies so please check into that before bringing this craft with you.
Peppermint Patty Brownies
This is the easiest recipe I have ever posted on The Mom Maven…and it is very yummy too! You could substitute other candy varieties for the Peppermint Patties depending what is on sale or left over after the trick-or-treaters are done visiting your home. I’d like to try it with Kit Kats next time!
- 1 box brownie mix + ingredients needed to make the brownies
- 20 small or 16 regular York Peppermint Patties
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the box.
- Pour 1/2 of the batter into a prepared 8x8" pan.
- Unwrap all of your York Peppermint Patties.
- Place the York Peppermint Patties onto the batter in the pan.
- Pour the rest of the batter over the York Peppermint Patties.
- Bake according to the directions on the brownie package.
- Allow to cool.
- Remove from pan.
I heated the brownies up for 20 seconds before topping with whipped cream and serving. You could try other candies in the brownies also.
These candy filled brownies will become a staple at our home for a quick dessert. My small group gobbled them up and I think I’ll pick up some more York Peppermint Patties so I can whip up a batch for the next church picnic…or maybe I’ll try Kit Kat Brownies for that event. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.
Disclosure: This post is SPONSORED by Global Influence with PRODUCT provided by Hershey’s. All opinions are 100% mine.