Halloween Treats

Halloween is only two weeks away, so it’s almost time to start making some fun halloween themed treats! If you’re looking to try something new this season, then this list is for you. These treats will make perfect snacks and appetizers to hold you over until Halloween!

  1. Halloween Snack Mix

Want to make your snack mix “ghoulishly good” this year? Then this recipe should be first on your list for halloween snacks! The main ingredient to make your snack mix spooky are some candy eyes. So if you already have a snack mix recipe, all you have to do is add this ingredient. If you don’t have a recipe already, then check out the recipe linked below!

Ghoulishly Good Halloween Snack Mix

  1. Taco Graveyard Dip

Give your taco dip some Halloween spirit this year. All you need for this recipe is your normal taco dip and some creativity! With some cream cheese and a piping bag, you can pipe some short Halloween phrases onto your homemade tortilla chips and place these chips into your taco dip. The Food Network has some more detailed instructions on how to do this in the link below!

Taco Graveyard Dip  

  1. Jack O’Lantern Onion Dip

If taco dip isn’t down your alley, then this onion dip might be more your style! This is also a little more simple than the previous recipe in terms of giving it a Halloween spin. To make the Jack O’Lanterns face, all you need to do is add two blue tortilla chips as eyes, a tiny blue tortilla chip as a nose, and make a smile using olives. The full recipe for the onion dip is in the link below. 

Jack O’Lantern Onion Dip 

  1. Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

A sweet and spicy twist on a classic. If you have pumpkin seeds left over from pumpkin carving, then use those seeds to create a fun snack! The seasonings for these sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds include: sugar, salt, ground cumin, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. For more information on this recipe, the full recipe is linked below. 

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds 

  1. Strawberry Ghosts

Once you hear about this recipe, you’ll want to make it immediately. Everyone loves chocolate strawberries and halloween, and these strawberry ghosts mix those two worlds together. Take the same steps you would take while making chocolate strawberries, but with white chocolate. Then, make these strawberry ghosts come to life using a piping bag and some dark chocolate to make the little ghost’s face. The link below has the full recipe and some pictures of the final product!

Strawberry Ghosts

6 Superfoods to add Into Your Meals

Sometimes it’s hard to stay healthy when the food isn’t the tastiest, but there are some ways to make a meal healthier just by adding one ingredient. If you’re looking to include more nutrients into your day, then here is a list of superfoods that are full of healthy nutrients. 

  1. Kale

Kale is known to decrease the likelihood of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It also aids in digestion and helps to keep our bones strong. Kale can be added into a morning smoothie, a salad, or even made into chips! The options with this superfood are endless which makes this food a must have in your kitchen.

  1. Almonds

Almonds have many health benefits, including lowered cholesterol levels and controlled blood sugar. Just one cup of almonds accounts for 31 grams of protein, so the next time you’re looking for a light snack, grab a handful of almonds. 

  1. Apples

The saying is true, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. This superfood helps to prevent dementia, reduces risk of stroke, and lowers levels of cholesterol. With the endless possibilities of how to incorporate apples into your diet, you will never get bored of this superfood.

  1. Avocados 

Avocados have a wide variety of health benefits, ranging from improved heart health to improved digestion. Avocados can be added to almost any meal, adding a creamy texture while also helping you stay healthy.

  1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of diabetes, aid in digestion, and lower cholesterol levels. These tiny seeds can be added to your smoothies, yogurt, and  even your baking! Adding chia seeds wherever you can into your diet will be sure to improve your quality of life. 

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries are a superfood that are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants, which help to strengthen bones, prevent wrinkles, lower cholesterol, prevent diabetes, and aid in digestion. Eat this fruit by the handful or add it into your cooking, either way, your body will thank you. 

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Snacks to Bring to any St. Patrick’s Day Party

Irish Coffee Cake

With St. Patrick’s day quickly approaching, the perfect themed snack would be a way to show off your cooking skills at any event. Whether your cooking is superb or could use a bit of the luck of the Irish, we’ve gathered a few recipes that any cook can find a way to perfect for any occasion. Check out the following recipes and find something that you feel up to the challenge to try out!

  1. Irish Coffee Cake

Try out this chocolatey dessert and add a cream liqueur to it for an extra surprising touch!

  1. Cheddar-Beer Fondue

This gooey creation can be a tasty treat for any group to share or for a one-on-one date.

  1. Grasshopper Bars

These bars add a splash of color and can cure a chocolate craving for any event! This dessert is easy to make and can be a great treat for any occasion.

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow
  1. St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

This four ingredient snack is easy to make and can leave a minty taste for anyone who snacks on it!

  1. Leprechaun Fudge Popcorn

This green candied popcorn treat can be a tasty addition to any party whether for kids or a work event. Customize this recipe to your liking and pick your choice of what product brands to use.

  1. Fluffy Key Lime Pie

Looking for an easy pie recipe? This recipe takes two minutes to make, has to refrigerator for two hours, and can serve eight people for any get together. 

  1. Chocolate Mint Dream Cookies

These easy to make cookies add a chocolatey mint twist to the basic cookie recipe. This recipe makes roughly four dozen cookies when finished.

Pot of Gold Fruit Rainbow
  1. Pot of Gold Fruit Rainbow

This recipe is fairly easy and can use your choice of fruit for certain colors. Add a bowl at the end with either chopped bananas or rolos to be your “pot-of-gold.” Follow the graphic to see how you would display your festive fruit arrangement.

Try one or multiple recipes and bring them to your next St. Patrick’s day event. These festive snacks will be sure to share a little luck with all those who eat them.

Snacks to Make for Any Valentine’s Event

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Whether you are a mom trying to come up with a last minute snack to send to school with your child for their Valentine’s party or you were simply asked to bring a snack to a Valentine’s themed event and you are struggling to come up with an idea, these easy to prep ideas will be a solution for you. All these ideas are creative and can even be given out to a few friends or coworkers you want to show appreciation to.  Each treat has a festive twist that will be sure to woo any crowd.

1. Cupid Kabobs: These fruity treats are easy to make and add a healthy twist to an already sugar filled holiday. Pick from a variety of fruits to customize them to your liking.

2. Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes: Kids always love rice krispie treats and this treat adds a little extra love to them. Top of this treat with white or colored icing and a candy piece of your choice.

Peppermint Candy Pops

3. Peppermint Candy Pops: Using candy canes, you can make these cute little hearts really pop at any event. Add ribbon to the sticks to add a cute decoration to this candy.

4. Valentine’s Popcorn: This mix is sure to add a splash of color to any array of treats at a party. This treat allows you to also be creative by taking out any of the ingredients and adding whatever else you want to snack on.

5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: These sweet treats pop with their marbled color at any event. This recipe includes a step by step video to show you how to make these showstoppers.

All these treats will impress at any event and can be an easy snack to bring to any occasion. Comment below if you try any of these recipes on your own and let us know what you think!