Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Wishes & Treats

My celebration was baking a little bit today. One of our neighbor girls showed up on her bike about the time I was ready to begin (she was fundraising for her 5th grade basketball team). She offered to help bake as she loves to cook. We had fun!

Neighbor Girl helped me with the layers for these Candy Corn cookies, and pretty much made the Halloween Turtles all by herself. I paid her with candy and jewelry, and a jolly ball for her horses that my donkey girls just never really felt the love for.

These treats could also be made allll the way up to Thanksgiving (or beyond) if you like, of course! You can find the recipe for the Candy Corn cookies here. Thanks to a co-worker for finding these cute cookies!

For the Halloween Turtles, I modified another recipe found somewhere (sorry can’t remember!). Pretzels are the bottom layer, then place a Rolo’s or Great Value Creamy Caramel Milk Chocolate Cup (which is what I used), and bake at 350 for about 2 or 3 minutes. Just enough to soften the chocolate a bit. Lastly, press a candy corn in on top of the softened caramel/chocolate to complete the “turtle”.

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Here are but a few completed Turtles and Candy Corn Cookies (the cookies are tiny & bite-sized & pretty yummy). A tip: watch the youtube video mentioned in the comments for the cookie recipe. It’s not that difficult, but hard to explain.

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Hope to be back later this week with a post about a darling wedding shower I attended this weekend. It was Farm Girl themed, and, why yes… I do have pics :)  Hope everyone has, or is still enjoying, a fun-filled Halloween!

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22 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Thanks for the recipes - cute - I hope to make the pretzel ones for Thanksgiving! --- mmm mmm chocolate! Happy Halloween to you...

Rachel said...

I can't wait to try these recipes!

Kent Island Red said...

Looks delicious, Tammy. In fact, I want one right now!!

Feral Female said...

Yummy, I`m going to have to try those recipes and soon!

cindy said...

Yummy!

Down On The Farm said...

Hi Tammy!!! Looks TOO CUTE! Hope all is well with you! Get ready for the cool-down, only supposed to be in the 40s by Friday. Help . . . I'm not ready for WINTER!!!!!

McVal said...

Yummo! Those look good!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Can't wait to see the wedding shower photos! That is nice the neighbor girl helped you! Sounds like you two had a great day! Thanks for the recipe.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Oh Tammy, it's lunch time here and these have my mouth watering. They look so DELICIOUS!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Tammy! What great looking cookies!...I'll have to pass these along to my family too as I'm sure they'll enjoy them. How sweet that you let the neighbor girl come in and help you bake...bet she'll remember this forever. Looking forward to your pictures of the wedding shower...sounds interesting! Have a wonderful Monday....Maura :)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Tammy, you have an interesting blog and I've signed up to be a follower. I'm from MissouREE, as another MO blogger always says! Those Turtles look yummy, will be trying them out sometime.

Have a good day!
Cheryl

Nezzy said...

I sure have to check out the cookie recipe!!! Sounds interestingly delicious.

A Farm Girl shower...well isn't that right up my alley...I can't wait to see.

God bless ya and have a most marvelous Monday sweetie!!! :o)

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Hey girl - I'm still here in your state. I can't git over how awesome the weather has been. Hard to believe it's the first of Nov. I will be makin' the pretzels things. I so love sweet/salty combo!

Rural Rambler said...

I am ashamed to say that we hid from the trick or treaters, BUT we never have any anyway. Your treats look wonderful, and I bet that you and the little neighbor girl made some memories that she won't forget. Very sweet.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

What sweet treats! Don't you love the smell and flavors of fall?? I baked up sugar pumpkins this weekend and put my pumpkin puree in the freezer for pumpkin pies and pumpkin breads in the near future!
Yum!
Staci

Red Gate Farm said...

Hi Tammy,

Last Christmas my husband brought home the pretzel thingys made by a coworker. The topped them with a pecan instead of a candy corn. It was fantastic and so, so simple! I planned to make them this year for holiday giving.

Can't wait to see/hear about the wedding shower. Showers wedding or baby are one of my absolute favorite things!
Chris

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Yum! And cute!

Cheryl said...

Howdy! Yummy looking treats, might make them as "Red Gate Farm" said with pecans, sounds good to me!
Sounds like you and nieghbor girl had a great time!

Elle Bee said...

What sweet little treats! They are making my mouth water right now!

Kilauea Poetry said...

These look yummy..I have a sweet tooth and anything with chocolate is fine by me! Hope you had a wonderful time..it appears everyone loves fall and I still see pumpkins on the blog sphere! Hope you have a blessed weekend~

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Those look yummy! What a fun day ~ and I must confess ~ my heart skips a beat each and every time you mention your donkey girls! ~Blessings~

Jackie said...

Mmmmm...those look yummy. What fun to bake with the neighbor girl. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Jackie

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