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31 Candy Corn Cupcakes, Treats and Crafts

Everyone loves Candy Corn, whether you are eating it straight from the bag, enjoying a special treat or even creating a fun Candy Corn colored craft, there is nothing that screams Halloween or Fall quite like Candy Corn.

Today I have pulled together 31 Candy Corn Cupcakes, Treats and Crafts that I think you will love! Let’s start with everyone’s favorite around here…Candy Corn Cupcakes!

  1. Candy Corn Cupcake Trifles with Free Printable Halloween Cupcake Toppers
  2. Candy Corn Cupcakes from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter
  3. Candy Corn Cupcakes from The Curvy Carrot
  4. Candy Corn Filled Cupcakes from The Sugar Turntable
  5. Candy Corn Cupcakes from Our Best Bites
  6. Candy Corn Cupcakes on a Stick

Whether you would like to learn how to make Candy Corn or make some fun waffles for the kiddos…I have you covered with these Candy Corn Treats!

  1. Candy Corn Cake Pops shared by Love from the Oven
  2. Candy Corn Fudge from Something Swanky
  3. Candy Corn Meringues from Make Bake Celebrate
  4. Homemade Candy Corn
  5. Candy Corn Popcorn from Lizzie Jane Baby
  6. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats from Glorious Treats
  7. Candy Corn Waffles from Random Thoughts of a Super Mom
  8. Candy Corn Crunch
  9. Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse from Glorious Treats

Everyone loves cookies…how about some Candy Corn Cookies?

  1. Slice and Bake Candy Corn Cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle
  2. Candy Corn Cookie Sandwiches from Hoosier Homemade
  3. Candy Corn Macaroons from Barbara Bakes
  4. Candy Corn Swirl Cookies from Red Couch Recipes
  5. Candy Corn Kiss Cookies from The Idea Room
  6. Candy Corn Cookies on a Stick from Hot Polka Dot

Now that we have plenty of fun treats, how about something for your home?

  1. Candy Corn Topiaries from Under the Table and Dreaming
  2. Candy Corn Wreath made by Whipperberry via House of Smith’s
  3. Candy Corn Garland from Make and Takes
  4. Candy Corn Printables from Craftaholics Anonymous
  5. Candy Corn Wall Hanging from Then She Made

And everyone LOVES crafts…especially Candy Corn Crafts!

  1. Candy Corn Halloween Jumpers from Positively Splendid
  2. Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bags from The Purl Bee
  3. Candy Corn Bottle Vases from Swell Designer
  4. Ruffled Candy Corn Shirt from Positively Splendid
  5. Candy Corn Yarn Craft from Thrifty Decor Chick

So what do you think? Have I inspired you to make, bake, decorate or craft?

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Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Ah…Caramel Apples…the tartness of an apple and the sweetness of caramel makes them perfect! Many years ago, when the boys were young, we discovered the Caramel Apple Pops that Tootsie Roll makes. Oh…that was a happy day in our house! A certain someone might have even snuck a few and hid them to enjoy later. Shh…don’t tell!

Last Spring I shared with you how to make Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops, they are fun and super easy. So when I spotted that wonderful bag of Caramel Apple Pops in the Halloween candy aisle a couple weeks ago, I knew I needed to whip up a batch. And I’m so glad I did, of course, my waistline doesn’t think so. And the boys were pretty excited too!

Wouldn’t these be fun for a Halloween Party? Or even a classroom treat. After the caramel is set, just slip them into a cellophane bag. And with just 2 easy ingredients, they are easy to make and inexpensive as well.

The only special piece of equipment that you really need in parchment paper. Or if you have a Silpat, that will work also. Wax paper and foil just don’t work, in my experience.

Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 bag of caramels will coat about 10-12 lollipops

Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Delicious treat that goes together in about 15 minutes. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • Green Apple Jolly Ranchers - 2 or 3 for each lollipop
  • 1 bag Kraft Caramels
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • Equipment
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Lay candy on cookie sheet so that they are touching
  4. Bake for about 7-8 minutes, keeping a close eye on them, remove from oven when they are melting together but be careful not to leave them too long
  5. Immediately add the lollipop stick, turning it once to coat
  6. Let them set at room temperature about 5 minutes to harden
  7. In a saucepan on the stove, melt caramels and water completely
  8. Dip lollipops into caramel, let excess drip off and place on parchment paper to set
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Do you LOVE Caramel Apples? Here are a few more recipes you may like also…

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Quaker Innovations Giveaway

We all know Quaker as the classic oatmeal company. For years they have been the go-to company for delicious and nourishing oatmeal. Now Quaker is releasing a whole new slew of oatmeal products, and we’re giving you a large sampling of them! This giveaway includes:

  • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
  • Stila Cookie Bars
  • Whole Hearts Cereal
  • Oatmeal Squares Cereal
  • Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies
  • Blueberry Yogurt Bars

Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count. Giveaway will remain open until November 2, 2012 at 10 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

REQUIRED ENTRY:

  • What is your favorite flavor of oatmeal?

OPTIONAL ENTRIES: Please leave a separate comment for each entry

 

Disclosure: I’m part of the Quaker Insiders, they are providing this giveaway. I received these products for my review, as always all opinions are my own.

 

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Fall Tablescape Tutorial

We have a a little mix in this post…part Fall Decorating…part Pumpkin Carving! When you think of Fall Decorating you probably think of pumpkins, gourds, leaves, etc. But how about fruit, vegetables and carved pumpkins?

As I was gathering ideas to add to my Fall Decorating Pinterest Board, I came across a Fall Tablescape that I loved. So when Walmart asked that I share some Pumpkin Carving ideas with you, I knew just what I wanted to share. But, these aren’t your typical carved pumpkins.

We used Pie Pumpkins for our Fall Tablescape. Not only does Walmart carry the large pumpkins that the family carves, they also have pie pumpkins {which of course are great for baking} and also the mini pumpkins and gourds.

Let’s begin with the base for our Fall Tablescape, the tablecloths…

I created a cozy, warm feeling by layering the tablecloths. I started with solid rustic gold, then added a warm plaid throw for texture and something a little different. On top of that came some ivory color burlap for more texture and interest.

Next came the wood, a little while ago I shared the amazing Office Desk that Doug built for me with barn doors we found along the roadside. Well, after dropping off a thank you note {and a link to the desk so they could see what we built} where we found the doors, the folks emailed me to say they had more wood. So we hopped in the truck and headed over to gather more wood.

On the wood, I laid down a base of Ornamental Grasses that I cut from the yard. If you don’t have them in your yard, you can usually find them along side the road or at a park.

Next the fresh pineapples was added to the center, and surrounded by candles. Here’s a little tip to save money on candles, buy a shorter size and then place it on top of an inverted bowl or dish. It will give the candles different heights, without paying extra for the taller candle.

Now let’s chat about the Carved Pumpkins. Like I mentioned above, these are Pie Pumpkins, mostly because they are the perfect size for the table. The skin is a little tougher than a regular pumpkin, so it took a little more time to carve. But I left that up to Doug and his strong arm.

Doug used 2 different Pumpkin Carving tools that we found at Walmart. The Power Saw worked well, the only problem he had was keeping the bottom on, but he just taped it closed. The Deluxe Scraper Scoop has teeth on the end making it easier to clean out the pumpkin.

Here is our #1 Tip for Carving Pumpkins…cut a circle out of the bottom to clean it out, then the stem is still intact and looks better and it’s also easier to light the candle or turn on the light.

Now it was time to start filling in with smaller items. Just keep in mind, when you are creating a centerpiece, you want your guests to be able to see each other. I used…

  • Gourds
  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Grapes
  • Silk leaves
  • Ivy from the Yard
  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Tall taper candles

After you have your foundation built, it’s just like putting together a puzzle. Just fill in the empty holes.

For the Taper Candles, I used a mini terra cotta pot and simply glued them in with hot glue.

Fall Tablescape Resources:

  • Tablecloths, Blanket and Burlap – had on hand
  • Solid color plates, glasses and silverware – had on hand
  • Printed smaller plates – from Walmart
  • Napkins – from Walmart
  • Pumpkins, Gourds, Vegetables and Fruit – from Walmart
  • Pumpkin Carving Tools – from Walmart
  • Dried materials and Ivy – cut from the yard
  • Candles – from Walmart
  • Wood – free from our friendly neighborhood gentlemen

The table is set…would you like to come over for dinner? I’d LOVE to have you!

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Wicked Witch Cupcakes for Halloween

Halloween is one of those holidays that has endless ideas for fun food. Some of the food can be creepy, and honestly, it’s a little difficult for me to cook and especially eat any of it. So I try to keep Halloween Food fun, and not too creepy or gross. These Wicked Witch Cupcakes are on the boarder between fun…creepy…and a little spooky!

But, before I get to the Witch Cupcakes, I have a bit of housekeeping to mention. First, don’t miss the Duncan Hines and Wilton Giveaway going on right now, and if you are a Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter subscriber, be sure to enter the exclusive Cake Mate Giveaway!

I also wanted to mention Facebook. It’s being really wonky lately and I’m not sure you all are seeing my updates in your News Feed. Christi who blogs at Love From The Oven shows you how easy it is to be sure your favorite blogs and website are in your feed. I won’t go into a lot of detail, because Christi covers everything you need to know. Oh and if you aren’t a Love From The Oven fan…you should be!

Now…on with the Wicked Witch Cupcakes for Halloween

Don’t they look fun next to our Haunted House? With just a few supplies, you can create your own and they are easy enough, the kiddos can help with most of the decorating. First you will want to make the Witch Hats

Witch Hat Supplies:

  1. Chocolate {or regular} Graham Crackers
  2. Round Cookie Cutter
  3. Melting Chocolate – I used brown, lime green and orange Wilton candy melts
  4. Sugar Ice Cream Cones
  5. Sprinkles and Sanding Sugar
  6. Witches Hat
Instructions:
  1. Cut the graham cracker with the cookie cutter, it will not be completely round, because of the size of the cracker, but it’s okay
  2. Melt the candy melts in the microwave, cover the graham cracker and the ice cream cone with the melted chocolate. You can either dip them if the chocolate is thin enough, or just spread the chocolate on with an offset spatula, which is what I did.
  3. Immediately add sprinkles or sugar before the chocolate sets up
  4. Place on a piece of wax paper until set
  5. After both pieces are set, re-heat the chocolate, dip the edge of the cone in the chocolate and then attach it to the circle
  6. Let dry until set


Wicked Witch Cupcake Supplies:

  • 2 cupcakes for each Witch – I baked mine in 2 different shaped cupcake pans. The cupcakes for the head will have the liner removed, so no need to bake them in a patterned liner.
  • Orange, Green, White and Black Frosting
  • 2 Decorator Bags fitted with #3 round tip
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Green {watermelon} Air Head Candy
  • Yellow Starburst Candy
  • Black Licorice for the mole
  • Crashing Witch – straws, Tootsie Rolls and Fruit Stripe Gum

Instructions:

  1. Bake and cool cupcakes, remove the liners from the cupcakes for the heads
  2. Toast coconut in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes
  3. Frost the larger cupcake with Orange Frosting, set aside
  4. Trim the edges of another cupcake, if necessary, to get the head shape
  5. Frost head in Green Frosting
  6. Sprinkle toasted coconut on for hair, add to the orange frosted cupcake
  7. Soften Air Head in microwave about 5 seconds, cut off small pieces and mold for the nose
  8. Soften the Starburst in microwave about 5 seconds, cut off small pieces and mold for teeth
  9. Fit the Decorator Bags with #3 tips, fill with white and black frosting
  10. Pipe on the face, add the nose and teeth
  11. Cut a very small piece of black licorice for the mole
  12. Add a little more green frosting to the top front of the head and add the hat

Looks like Witchy Poo didn’t make it into the front door…

For the Crashing Witch Cupcake, soften a Tootsie Roll in your hands, tear off a small piece and mold it around the end of a straw. Cut a small square of Fruit Stripe Gum and gently push onto the shoe. Poke a hole into the cupcake liner and gently push the legs into the cupcake.

So what do you think? Fun? Creepy? Spooky?

Join in the fun! Follow along and gather Halloween Crafts, Decorating and Treat Ideas! And check out my Halloween Pinterest Board for more inspiration!

Wicked Witch Cupcake inspiration from Better Homes and Gardens 

 

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How to make a Haunted House with Duck Tape

Did you know that Duck Tape is all the rage now for crafting? You may have noticed all the really cool patterns and colors that Duck Tape comes in now and wondered what you could make with it?

We have been eyeing all the new Duck Tape recently and spied the fun Halloween patterns. We used some to decorate a very simple pumpkin, but decided it would be fun to build a Haunted House. I’m super excited with how it turned out, so let me show you how to make a Haunted House with Duck Tape

Doug and I had a blast creating the Haunted House! It did take some time, but probably because we were having so much fun, we just kept adding more and more onto the House. First, let’s gather our supplies…

Haunted House Supplies:

  • Cardboard box – did you know that Duck brand makes boxes too? They are at Walmart in the Office Supply area.
  • Duck Tape Rolls – it comes in TONS of colors and patterns
  • Duck Tape Sheets – yes, it also comes in sheets AND even Glow in the Dark sheets
  • Black spray paint
  • Mini pumpkin for the spider
  • Black pipe cleaners for the spider legs
  • Stickers, Die Cuts or any other decorations you like

The first step is to build the house. Any shape or size is fine, whatever you like. Doug cut the cardboard and taped it together with Duck Tape. If you are interested in a step by step of how to build a cardboard house, let me know, we are happy to share. After the house is built, give it a good coat of spray paint, just so the cardboard doesn’t show through.

Now it’s time to cover the house with Duck Tape, we used the sheets to make it easier. And then it was time to decorate it.

Haunted House Roof:

  • Tear off pieces of Duck Tape about 3 inches long, then fold over about 2 1/2 inches with the sticky sides together. Leave part of it exposed so you can apply it to the roof.
  • Your roof can be all one color, or a variety, whatever you like.
  • Start at the bottom edge and work your way up, sticking the shingles on randomly

Haunted House Addition:

  • The addition {or side of house} was created the same as the other side.
  • Shingles for the roof and Glow in the Dark Duck Tape for the window

Haunted House Chimney:

  • Form a square with cardboard, cut the bottom at an angle so it fits on the roof
  • Cover it with Duck Tape and tape it onto the roof
  • For the bats – stick 2 pieces of black Duck Tape together and cut out a bat
  • Tape a piece of black wire {we spray painted this one} onto the bat, tape it into the chimney
  • Attach the Witch legs to the inside of the chimney with Duck Tape
  • Add a small piece of cotton batting for the smoke

Haunted House Side:

  • To decorate the side of the house, we cut squares from the Glow in the Dark Duck Tape sheets and attached them, then added strips of black Duck Tape for the window panes
  • Under the windows, we randomly taped the die cuts. I found these in the scrapbooking area at Walmart
  • And the eyes, are stickers also

Haunted House Front:

  • For the top window, we cut a rectangle piece of Glow in the Dark Duck Tape and applied it
  • Then the Shutters were made with cardboard covered in Halloween patterned Duck Tape
  • And an eye die cut was attached
  • The Door is just purple Duck Tape with a door knob cut with Gold Duck Tape
  • Around the door we made strips of cardboard covered in black Duck Tape and then a narrow ribbon in green and black attached
  • The shutters and door frame are attached with hot glue gun

Door Wreath:

  • To make the wreath, form a small circle of wire
  • Then cut very thin strips of Duck Tape and randomly wrap them around the wire creating the look of a wreath

Spooky Fence:

  • The base is made from cardboard and covered with black Duck Tape
  • The fence is colored craft sticks available in the craft department at Walmart. It’s attached with hot glue gun.
  • Then I just added the broom, spell book, cauldron, hat, shoes and frog. I found them in the scrapbooking area at Walmart
  • The tree behind the fence are sticks from the yard, just glued on with hot glue gun

Spider:

  • For the spider you will need a Mini Pumpkin, Black Duck Tape and black pipe cleaners
  • Tear pieces of the Duck tape and wrap them around the pumpkin

  1. Using a sharp pair of scissors, make a hole for the leg
  2. Gently push the pipe cleaner into the hole and bend it creating the leg

  • Cut circles from the Glow in the Dark Duck Tape for the eyes, attach them
  • Add eye stickers

And in case you are wondering…

The Glow in the Dark Duck Tape really DOES glow…pretty cool huh? You could use it on a bicycle, coat, flashlight, pretty much anything that you need to see or be seen in the dark.

Be sure to check out the Stick or Treat Contest! Grab some Duck Tape, get crafting and enter your own creation!

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