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Witch Finger Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I have another fun, easy Halloween treat for you today.  

Witch Fingers!  Or Monster Fingers!  
Either one would work, but since I'm in a "Witchy" mood today, we're going with the Witch Fingers.
But either way, these are super yummy treat for your Halloween party.

Start by melting some green chocolate wafers. These are white chocolate, so heat them carefully since they have a tendency to burn pretty easy.  Melt them on 50 percent heat in 2 minute increments until melted.  

You can find these wafers at most craft stores.  You can also find Green Candy Melts on Amazon if you're like me and live in a No-Craft Store Zone, but I'm not sure I'd recommend them there unless you're super desperate.  They were pretty expensive.

Once your wafers are melted, take some long Pretzel sticks and dip them in the chocolate.  Use whatever way works best for you.  I find that it's easiest for me to hold it over the bowl and spoon chocolate at the top of the pretzel and let it drip down the sides.

Once your chocolate is on the pretzel, gently shake it so the excess drips off the pretzel.  Place on wax paper to dry.

Grab a few Almond nuts and carefully cut the nut in half lengthwise.  This is a little tricky, but I found they cut with a butterknife relatively easy.  Don't worry if it's not perfect, I think that's part of the charm.

Before the chocolate dries, place the nut on the edge of the pretzel so that it points up like a fingernail.

I'm a little torn on the best way to finish the fingers...I took a toothpick and drew 3 lines across the pretzel to represent the nuckless while the chocolate was still drying.  Once dried, some of the pretzels looked like knuckle prints, others looked like old scars.  Those that looked like scars got another drag of the toothpick to cut down through the chcocolate.

Go either way and let me know which works best for you!

I finished mine by adding them to some Pretzel bags and then using a green ribbon bow to tie them up.

Now go ahead and lick your fingers!

Quick and Easy Halloween Party Favors

I have a bit of a problem.  I'm a bit in creative envy of those Crafters who can walk through a store and see the potential in anything.  I wish I could see outside the box when I'm walking through a store.  Usually my inspiration hits late at night when I'm laying in bed, then I kick myself for not having bought something that I could make into a (in my mind) uber cool project.

While roaming around Dollar Tree yesterday, I found these super cute little containers.  They were screaming out to have something done with them, but I had no idea what.  I decided to splurge (yea, it was Dollar Tree, I could do that.)

When I got home, I started my Halloween creative madness and these were in the back of my mind stewing around.  It wasn't until I started making some Hershey Kiss Pumpkins that these favors called out to me.

The favor lids were a perfect 2 inches in diameter.  I resized some of my favoite Pumpkin Kiss sticker graphics, printed them out, and used my Xyron to sticker them up.

I filled each of the containers with some orange Sunkist Jelly bellies and stuck the sticker on top.

I ended up with a super cheap and easy party favor treat for my Halloween guests!

In case you want to run to your local Dollar Tree, here is the free printable for you to make these fun treats too.

If you are planning a pumpkin Halloween party, find more ideas and free printables here:

White Chocolate Fudge Candy Corn Push Pop

I have to admit how TOTALLY in love I am with these Candy Corn Push Pops that I made today.  What makes them even better is that they have Fudge inside.  And not just any fudge, but White Chocolate Fudge!  Can it get any better than that?

They were a little tricky to make.  Not hard, just tricky.
But you'll thank me for it later!

I used 6 cups of white chocolate wafers.  You can use white chocolate chips from the store too.  I just love the taste of these so I use them in almost all of my candy playing.

Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.  Make sure you have alot of room.  I wish I had used a bigger bowl because it made it a little difficult to stir later on.

Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes.  Stir the chips.  Repeat until the wafers are melted.  Be careful! White chocolate burns very easy and you will not forgive me if you burn that much chocolate since the smell is HORRID!

While your chocolate is melting, place your push pop containers somewhere that you will be able to pour into them without too much trouble.  I used the old printer box that I cut holes in for my Soccer Party last spring.

Once your chocolate is melted, pour 2 cans of Sweetened Condensed milk into the chocolate.  It will get really hard to stir as you get the second can in.  You can pop the mixture back into the microwave for 1 minute on 50 percent power to help.

Your mixture will be pretty stiff when you have it all mixed.

Pour a third of your mixture into a seperate bowl.

Tint the other 2/3 a soft yellow.  Mine took a bit of color, but it could be that I was using the drops.  Not the best for chocolate (gel is better) but it's what I had on hand.

Here's where it gets a little tricky...Take your spoon and scoop out a little bit of the yellow chocolate.  I found it was easiest to wrap the chocolate around the spoon.  Then dribble it down into the push pop.  You want it to be about 1/3 full of the yellow.  Don't stress too much if it doesn't look flat or gets on the side.  It will flatten out as it hardens.  I then took a napkin and wiped the sides clean for the next layer.

While that layer is hardening, take your yellow chocolate and add a bit of red coloring to it until you get a nice orange color.  You will most likely need to rewarm the chocolate to get it pliable enough to play with.

Fill your push pop 2/3 full with orange.  Clean any side drips that you need to.  

Then take the white chocolate that you put aside and rewarm it.  Add it to the top of the push pop container.  It will be pretty forgiving, but try not to overfill.

Now try not to eat the whole batch.

Halloween Party Music Playlist

Finding the perfect music for getting your groove on at a party is always an adventure.  I have always LOVED music and the message that it sends, the atmosphere it brings, and the moves that I can do while listening.  (Yes, my kids just "love" when I get down in the kitchen listening to a little Cindy Lauper or Aerosmith.)

Planning music for a Halloween party can be a lot of fun.  There are so many songs with different themes and feels.  Since my party will be for kids, I'm not going with anything too scary or loud.  I'll be playing some of the Halloween favorites that we all grew up with.  And fortunately, I'll be adding these songs to my playlist for free this month and you can too.

I've told you about making money with Swagbucks before and how easy it is to search and earn fun gift certificates and prizes.  This month,  Swagbucks  is offering a special incentive.  Everytime you redeem your Swagbucks  for an Amazon gift card (hey, I do that anyway...what's better than FREE christmas presents?) you will be rewarded with a $1.00 credit for Amazon MP3.  What could be better than Free Shopping AND Free Music?

I know I've been saving up my points for Amazon gift certificates, so this month I'm going to redeem them to get some Christmas and Birthday shopping done AND add to my party playlist.

I haven't decided for sure whether I'm going to go with a Halloween Album that is already made like the
Ultimate Halloween Party Hits or

or if I'll make my own playlist with favorites like 

I Want Candy (Halloween Party Version)
Monster Mash
Halloween Limbo Rock
The Munsters
Casper The Friendly Ghost (Cover Version)
The Purple People Eater
We Love Halloween (Trick or Treat Mix)
Witch Doctor
This Is Halloween
Love Potion No. 9
Somebody's Watching Me
The Blob
Dead Man's Party

What do you think?  What songs are on your Halloween playlist?

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Etsy Shopping for a Frightful Halloween Party

Halloween is only xx days away!  I can't wait.  Halloween is probably my favorite holiday of all.  I love the colors, the fall air, the dressing up, and society's okay that we can eat all the candy we want!

I've had my decoration ideas brewing in the back of my mind for a few weeks now.  I'm so excited to be able to get started on creating projects so I can put them up the moment it officially becomes October.

To get started, I've scouted the small businesses of Etsy to find some great Halloween party ideas.

'Have A Be-Witching Halloween Party' by KreationsParties

A scary sampling of some great Halloween items to make your party the hit of the block!

HALLOWEEN Spider -Personal S...
Spooky Halloween 15 7/8 oz W...
Halloween Witch Hat Deco Mes...
Halloween Banner
Gourmet Chocolate Halloween ...
25 Halloween Triple Striped ...
Personalized Halloween Tub -...
Halloween Cupcake Tower - un...
Aunt Mathilda: A Halloween ...
Instant Cemetery Display Set...
Children's Halloween Par...
Halloween Party Favors Coffi...
Jack Skellington - Nightmar...
Personalized Halloween Charg...
Green and Black Halloween Wi...
Halloween--Wicked Letter Set