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Halloween Treats Round-Up

Good morning!  Yesterday was spent perusing spooktacular Halloween tablescapes and I do hope that you enjoyed it.  One of my favorite things to do when there is a holiday coming up is spend time in my kitchen.  I love to bake and create fun treats for my friends, family, neighbors…  Just like yesterday, I pulled inspiration from my Pinterest boards in order to create a fun round-up of scaaaary (not really) Halloween treats for you today!  If you would like to Pin these recipes to your own boards, please follow the links to their respective sites and do so from there!  ;-)

Halloween Treats Round-Up  - A round-up of over a dozen Halloween treats for you to enjoy this season! {Inspiration Affirmation}

Halloween Treats Round-Up {Inspiration Affirmation}Halloween Cheesecake Truffles via Chocolate Moosey

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Monster Munch Muddy Buddies via Sweet C’s Designs

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies via Averie Cooks

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Candy Corn Oreo Truffles via Shugary Sweets

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M Blondies via Averie Cooks

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Pretzel Rod Monsters via Jenny On the Spot

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Halloween Fudge via Crazy For Crust

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Halloween Brownie Truffles via This Gal Cooks

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Oreo Mummy Pops via iFood

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Cocoa Crackle Cookie Monsters via The Decorated Cookie

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Pumpkin Pretzels via Butter With a Side of Bread

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Peep Baked S’mores via Home Is Where the Boat Is

Halloween Treats Round-Up  {Inspiration Affirmation}Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse via Glorious Treats

How cute are all of these ideas, right?  I don’t know how I am going to choose which treat I am going to bring to my parents’ house tomorrow night for Halloween.  I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Halloween Eve.  I’ll see you back here tomorrow bright and early, wrapping up my Halloween fun this week on the blog.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

There’s not much better than chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl — especially when it is eggless and the threat of possible food poisoning is far from reality.  These bites are so delicious — perfectly salty and sweet with the delightful crunch of chocolate chips in every bite.  I based my recipe off of this one from Disney Family.com, tweaking a few things here and there to my liking.  These bites make great gifts, and you can even send them off to work with your sweetheart for a yummy office treat.  I think these would make a really sweet hostess gift, as well.  And they are perfect for the cookie dough-lover in your life!  :-)

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INGREDIENTS

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1 cup salted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

2 cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips

melting chocolate (for drizzle)

sprinkles, if you wish

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First, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.

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Next, add remaining ingredients with the exception of the chocolate chips.  Hold onto those until the very end.

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Fold in the chocolate chips.  If you’re using a stand mixer, just set it at its lowest mix option.  That’ll keep the paddle from being too rough with the chocolate chips — you’ll just get a nice stir.

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Roll into balls — I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop in order to get them to be a uniform size.

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Put the balls in the refrigerator for about a half an hour so that they can chill.

When you’re ready, pull out your melting chocolate and sprinkles.  I chose silver glitter sprinkles that I received as a gift — I think they are from Sur la Table?

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Our apartment doesn’t have a microwave, so I have to melt things the “old fashioned way.”  ;-)  On our stovetop.  I kind of love it, though.  My recipes sometimes need extra steps, but I find that I enjoy melting butter or chocolate on my stove.  There’s something relaxing about it.

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After the chocolate is melted, you know what to do!  Pull your cookie dough bites out of the refrigerator and drizzle some chocolate over each one with a fork.  Sprinkle a smattering of glitter on top.

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Now get them out of your house!  ;-)  These are addicting.

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Happy Heart Day!

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Good morning!  I’m popping in this AM to wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day!  :-)  I hope that however you are spending it, you have a day filled with love, appreciation, and chocolate!  Who can forget the chocolate, right?  I’ll be spending mine in school and then finishing up the packing process — we actually move tomorrow!  Wish us luck — we’re going to need it!  Ha!

Lots of love to you and yours.

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