Halloween is Knocking on your door!!

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      Humongous Pumpkin Cupcake

      Prep time: 20 min.

      Baking time: 15-20 min.

      Decoration time: 25 min.

      What you’ll need:

      2 bags M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween

      1 bag TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars Minis

      1 18.25-oz. box Devil’s food cake mix

      4 eggs

      1 cup buttermilk

      1/2 cup oil

      2 cans vanilla frosting

      Orange food coloring

      3 12-cup cupcake pans

      26 paper cupcake liners

      1 18-inch cake circle, firm cardboard or platter

      Spatula

      What to do:

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the cupcake cups with the paper

      cupcake liners.

      Beat the cake mix with the eggs, buttermilk and oil until blended.

      Roughly chop 2 cups (approximately 18) unwrapped TWIX Brand Caramel

      Cookie Bars Minis and fold them into the batter. Divide the batter

      evenly between the prepared cupcake pans.

      Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire

      rack, and let cool completely.

      Tint the vanilla frosting with the orange food coloring. Line the

      cupcakes snuggly into a large pumpkin shape on the cake circle or

      platter. Follow this pattern—one row of 4 cupcakes, one row of 5, one

      row of 6, another of 5, another of 4. This leaves 2 cupcakes to be

      placed at the pumpkin’s top for a stem (use the photo as a guide).

      Spread orange frosting over the cupcakes, covering them completely so

      they look like one big cake. Use black M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate

      Candies for Halloween to outline the pumpkin, and to make the eyes,

      mouth and nose. Fill in any remaining area of the pumpkin with orange

      M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween.

      Tip:There are several ways to get similar results. You can frost each

      cupcake individually with orange icing. Place the cupcakes in a

      pumpkin shape and then use black M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies

      for Halloween to create jack-o-lantern facial features. You can

      randomly add orange M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween

      Finally, you can always use the top of any round cake layer cake as

      the pumpkin. Frost both the sides and top of the cake. Arrange black

      M&M’S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween to highlight the

      jack-o-lantern facial features, and then arrange orange M&M’S Brand

      Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween randomly over the rest of the

      cake to complete the face.

      Makes 26 cupcakes.

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      Alien Invasion Cookies

      Prep time: 10 min.

      Baking time: 12 min.

      Decoration time: 20 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag M&M’S BRAND Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween

      1 bag milky way brand fun size bar

      1 roll (18-ounce) refrigerated sugar dough

      3/4 cup flour

      Green food coloring

      1/4 cup corn syrup

      1/2 cup green or white decorative sugar

      2 tablespoons heavy cream

      Rolling pin

      2 cookie sheets

      Parchment paper

      Pastry brush

      What to do:

      Knead cookie dough, flour and several drops of green food coloring

      until smooth. Roll dough to 1/4- inch thickness. Press out 18 cookies

      and transfer to parchment lined cookie sheets. Using our printable

      template, cut alien faces out of 9 cookies.

      Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 10 to 12

      minutes. Cool completely.

      Heat corn syrup in microwave for 20 seconds and brush it over 9 alien

      faces. Cover faces with decorative sugar and set aside.

      Microwave 2 cups chopped milky way brand funsize bar and heavy cream

      for 30 seconds, stir until smooth. Spread mixture over un-cut

      cookies. Press Alien faces on top and add orange or black M&M’S®

      BRAND Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween for eyes.

      Makes 9 cookies.

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      Scary Ghost Cookies

      Prep time: 10 min.

      Decoration time: 25 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag twix brand caramel cookie bars fun size®

      1 bag M&M’S Brand MINIS Milk Chocolate Candies Halloween Mini Packs

      3/4 cup peanut butter

      1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar

      1 16-oz. container vanilla frosting

      1 package graham crackers (10 cracker)

      Ground chocolate cookies

      Wax paper

      Sheet pan

      Wire rack

      Food processor

      What to do:

      In a food processor or blender, pulse 10 graham crackers and 1 bag

      twix brand caramel cookie bars fun size until fine.

      remove the mixture and put it in a bowl. add the peanut butter and

      confectioner’s sugar to the bowl and blend together.

      divide the mixture into 16 pieces. Shape each piece into a ghost. If

      too sticky, add extra confectioners sugar as necessary. Place the

      ghosts onto the wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

      Heat the frosting in the microwave for approximately 10-20 seconds,

      until thinned and looking slightly like whipped cream. Place the

      ghosts on a wire rack over a sheet pan lined with waxed paper. Spoon

      the heated frosting over the ghosts until completely coated. If the

      unused frosting begins firming up, simply reheat it for 5 to 10

      seconds. Place 2 M&M’S Brand MINIS Milk Chocolate Candies on each

      ghost for the eyes.

      Sprinkle the ground chocolate cookies on a plate like it is “dirt”.

      Nestle the ghosts in the “dirt”.

      Makes 16 treats.

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      Wacky Web Cups

      Prep time: 10 min.

      Decoration time: 10 min.

      What you’ll need:

      1 bag twix brand caramel cookie bars fun size or snickers brand fun

      size bars

      1 bag dove brand promises milk or dark chocolates

      1 bag brown M&M’S Brand Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies for Halloween

      Orange food coloring (or mix red & yellow food coloring to achieve

      desired hue)

      4 cups prepared vanilla pudding

      Resealable plastic bag

      Scissors

      6 10-oz. clear plastic goblets or cups

      What to do:

      Brightly tint the pudding with the orange food coloring. Set aside.

      Unwrap and chop the twix brand caramel cookie bars fun size® or

      snickers brand fun size bars.

      beginning with the twix or snickers, alternate layers of pudding and

      candy in the plastic goblets.

      unwrap 12 dove brand promises milk or dark chocolates and put them in

      a resealable plastic bag. microwave for about one minute, until soft.

      snip a small hole in one corner of the bag to create the shape of a

      spider web on top. then, squeeze the chocolate onto the top of each

      parfait to make a spider web on top of the pudding.

      to make the spiders: draw a line of chocolate on each goblet and then

      attach brown m&m’s brand peanut butter chocolate candies for

      halloween to the chocolate. draw legs onto the m&m’s® brand peanut

      butter chocolate candies for halloween with the chocolate.

      makes 6 cups.

      Kelly in IL

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