Peanut Butter Candy Corn Pretzels

Here’s a fun¬†Halloween recipe for all of those candy lovers out there. Theses treats are easy to make and only take about 10 minutes from start to finish. Here’s the recipe.

YUM!

YUM!

Ingredients:

1 bag of Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

1 bag of Candy Corn

1 bag of pretzels (I like the square ones but you can use any kind, just make sure they are small)

Treats!

Treats!

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cover baking sheet with a piece of tin foil (so candy won’t stick to baking sheet).

3. Evenly space pretzels on baking sheet so there is a little space between each.

4. Cut Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in half. Place one half on top of each pretzel.

Give yourself about a pointer-finger-sized space in between pretzels so they don't melt together.

Give yourself about a pointer-finger-sized space in between pretzels so they don’t melt together.

5. Place baking sheet in oven for 5 – 7 minutes or until chocolate is melted. They should be squishy, but not so melted that the chocolate starts spreading off of the pretzel.

6. While chocolate is stilled melted, press one candy corn on each pretzel.

7. Place baking sheet in the fridge for about an hour, or until candy in solid again.

8. Eat all the candy!!!! Nom nom.

Happy Halloween!

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5 Ways to Save Money at Halloween

Some of these money-saving ideas for the Halloween Season are serious and some of them are not. You might even say some are “tricks” and some are “treats.” I’ll leave it up to you to decide which ones are which. ūüôā

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

  1. Save money on candy by asking for the “trick” from trick-or-treaters instead of giving the “treat.”¬†How bad could it be? I mean, they’re just kids . . .
  2. Pinterest, pinterest, PINTEREST! There are a ton of free, easy-to-make costume ideas on Pinterest. It’s a great place to go for everything from homemade costumes that you spend weeks making to last minute ones you throw together 10 minutes before a party. Check it out.
  3. Always DIY your costumes. Homemade costumes¬†are not only less expensive, they’re also always more creative and fun than store bought ones. Places like the Dollar Store and Goodwill often have great costume items at low prices. And you can recycle stuff from around your house (like cardboard, bottle tops, and other miscellaneous items you were throwing out anyways) to add details to your costume. Get a little crafty to save a few bucks.
  4. Wear your regular clothes and when people ask what you are, tell them you’re a “Muggle.” Or better yet, don’t show up to the party at all and then tell people you went as a¬†“Ghost.”
  5. Trade old costumes with a friend. Maybe it’s not funny to go as Miley Cyrus at the¬†2013¬†VMA’s anymore, but you could re-purpose the¬†foam finger to be a crazy Patriot’s fan or use the mouse ears to be one of the Three Blind Mice. No one wants to be the same thing Halloween after Halloween, so trading items with friends let’s you have fresh items in your wardrobe without purchasing them brand new.

Happy Halloween!

5 Things I Shouldn’t Blog About

I’m not going to lie, I was feeling uninspired at best about today’s blog. I have writer’s block. Or blogger’s block, maybe. Whatever you want to call it, I have spent all morning mulling over possible ideas for this post. NONE of them were any good.¬†They all seemed boring, unhelpful and, worst of all, un-write-able (that’s not a word, but let’s pretend it is).

Then I jokingly suggested to a coworker that I should write a blog about having nothing to write about. She laughed it off and said, “I’m not sure that’s a great idea.” Which made me think, “It’s not even the worst idea I’ve had all day!” So, just to give everyone a good laugh, I have complied the following list of some of my worst ideas for blog posts today. Things that I should never, ever, ever . . . LIKE EVER actually write about on this blog.

5 Terrible Ideas I Had for Blog Posts:

1. How my desk is the best place to hide and take a nap.

It’s the perfect fort. On days when I’m really tired, I seriously consider curling up under it and taking a nap. I think if I tucked my chair in just right no one would notice me. And really, would anyone miss me for an hour or so? They’ll probably just think I’m at a meeting or running an errand. I just want the desk-nap-fort to be a real thing.

See what I mean?

2. My love of One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer. 

You might be judging my taste in music right now, but I do not care. The love is real. So real that I might frighten people away from ever reading this blog again if I go into too much detail. Also I already talk about these two bands far too much in my everyday¬†life, so I have nothing to say in essay-form that I haven’t already told everyone I know a billion times. If you ever just want to talk about Harry Styles’s man bun or how 5SOS is not a boy band, come find me.

One Direction Infection

My roomie and I at the 1D concert this summer. 5SOS opened. It was AWESOME.

3. How the children’s version of food is always better than the adult version.

Chobani Champions is hands down the best Greek yogurt out there. My Little Pony fruit snacks are infinitely better than any organic “fruit leather” I have ever had (probably because they always actually taste like leather.) And similarly, while plain milk is delicious, chocolate milk the best thing IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. It is a little-known fact that things manufactured to be placed in lunch boxes and consumed by 7 year-olds during recess taste infinitely better to me than their adult counterparts.¬†I realize that this is probably because of the added sugar, but I don’t care. Just let me eat my Lunchables in peace.

4. A list of the best things children have ever said to me.

This might actually be a really great post and not a terrible one. I can’t decide. I have coached swimming for several years now so my list of weird/funny/ridiculous things little kids have said to me is pretty fantastic. I think my all time favorite was during a game of Marco Polo when a 10 year-old boy got tagged and in response to me saying, “Oh, no! You’re it!” he replied, “That’s the risk you take when you’re a free man.” He was 100% serious. The trouble with the post is that it might also reveal how much I make fun of the kids I coach (which is a lot). In my defense, they love my jokes. I think . . .

5. My life-long dream for my coworker to get a puppy at the same time she has her baby.

I realize that this is a lot to ask. Having a newborn baby is enough work without also having a new puppy. But it would be worth it because it will be ADORABLE.¬†We could take photos of them napping together and become Instagram famous. She keeps saying her cats will snuggle her baby but even if that were true (which it’s not because cats are evil) it’s just not the same. There’s something about the idea of a baby and a puppy growing up together as best friends that just warms my heart. Here is photographic evidence of that fact:¬†http://www.buzzfeed.com/allstatenewhousehold/definitive-proof-that-puppies-and-babies-make-adorable-sibli

In conclusion, I hope next week to be back in action with a helpful blog post. Maybe even one that has to do with finance. Don’t set your expectations¬†too high, though. ūüôā