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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fun Pumpkins and Candy Corn Kisses

I decided to do something different with our pumpkins this year and deviate from tradition. I've done traditional. I'm tired of traditional.

So I pulled from my new wreath for inspiration and am sort of proud of the results.

My favorite is the beaded one. Just hot glue, cheap-o beads, a sharpie, and a free-handed design. Love it.

On a separate fall note...

The Hershey's Candy Corn Kisses are now on shelves. If you read this blog at all, you know this family is candy corn crazy, so we snatched up a bag on sight at Target.

I have never baked with them but thought surely there had to be some recipes out there. And there are. A lot of them actually. This one looked especially yummy. Candy Corn Kisses Cheesecake Squares. You can find the recipe here.

I knew, however, NO ONE in my family would even try them, much less like them. They don't do cheesecake. (I challenge anyone to find a pickier group than mine.) Then I found this recipe from Tasty Kitchen and knew it was way more up the Slaughter alley.

Instead of doing a kiss on each one, I melted down a handful of kisses and drizzled them on top of a few. Everyone likes a little variety.

The Slaughter girls are going to be so excited when they get home from school and see this little surprise. Jeb probably won't be able to try one. I'm pretty sure he ate half the cookie dough all by himself. (I know... some mom out there just gasped and grabbed her heart. Deep breath. One of my favorite memories of baking with Grandma was licking the batter off the spoon. He'll be ok.)


Aimee Bryan said...

Angela, I want part of your brain! I've always considered myself pretty creative and crafty, but GIRL you've got it going on! I LOVE your pumpkins. Is the "S" painted or a letter glued? I love the way you surprise your kids with such FUN and yummy treats all the time. I always have it in my mind that I want to have them make it with me, but kids LOVE surprises. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nel said...

Love the pumpkins! I have not seen the Hersheys kisses yet, I will have to look for those. Yeah we lick spoons and bowls too, and we are still here! lolol We even drank from the water hose I love that you are always making memories with your kids! That is what it is about!
until next time... nel

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I could be there in time for an after school cookie. :)

Love your pumpkins and am going to look for those kisses next time I'm out!

Tyla said...

Very cool. Is that a pine branch that you've spray painted black I see behind one pumpkin?

sara @ it's good to be queen said...

Ang, you make holidays so fum for your kids. I love your ideas. I'm going to make those cookies!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

i haven't seen the candy corn kisses yet, but now i gotta track them down. i've been avoiding target lately since i usually spend too much money there....your punkins look glamorous...ooh la la! wanting to eat a cookie with you in real life. when can this happen?

Sherrilleta said...

A) You bedazzled your pumpkin. I shook my head.
B) You used a sharpie. I shook my head twice! (I mean who trusts themselves with a sharpie the first time)?
(C) I'm calling DHS. Being Team Edward is one thing. Feeding your child cookie dough is UN-acceptable.

Angela said...

Aimee, the 'S' is a wooden letter I glued on.

Tyla, it's a Christmas floral stem I got at Hobby Lobby. It was silver, and I spray painted it black and just stuck it in the top of the pumpkin.

Sher, DHS has you on speed dial, so don't even go there. Besides, we are both destined to an eternity of despair for not breastfeeding our children. We're in the same boat, sweetie. The same boat.

Leanne said...

I love the pumpkins, and after seeing your cookies I went straight to Wal-Mart to buy some of the Candy Corn kisses. I was sad when I searched everywhere & couldn't find them! :( Guess I'll have to make a trip to Target!

Kelsey said...

I've seen those but havent picked up a bag!! They look tasty! Your pumpkins are adorrrrable!!

Cindy said...

Ang, How in the world do you find time to do all you do? You are so crafty!!
I love the pumpkin idea yet I have not even purchased one yet. Oh my, I'm afraid it will be Christmas and I won't have even gotten my fall stuff out:(
You amaze me:)