Tasty Treat Tuesday: Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake

Halloween is just around the corner! This pumpkin shaped chocolate cake from Delish looks so yummy – I don’t think you can ever go wrong with chocolate! Even if you don’t get a chance to make it before Halloween, it still fits with a “fall” theme!

Want to make this yourself?  Grab your Pumpkin Shaped Bundt Cake Pan set here–> Pumpkin Shaped Bundt Cake Pan

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake


  • 2 package(s)   (18.25-oz.)  chocolate cake mix, plus additional ingredients as directed on package
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s)   (light)  corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoon(s) milk
  • red and yellow food coloring , or orange, if available, optional
  • 1/3 cup(s) chocolate frosting
  • 1 wafer ice cream cone
  • 1 small tube green decorating icing , optional
  • edible leaf or petal sugar decorations, for garnish, optional

Here is the tutorial so you can make it yourself -> Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Cake Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Meringue hosts

I have never really attempted making any kind of meringue because it always seemed so difficult, but these ghosts are just so cute I may have to give it a try.  My kids will have so much fun designing their own ghosts…and then eating them.  Thanks Sunset!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 to 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips or pieces semisweet chocolate

Here’s how to make it ->  Meringue Ghosts Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Terrifying Tarantulas

I am so not a spider person so these kind of freak me out, but my kids would seriously think these are the coolest!  They are fairly easy to make and your kids will get plenty of practice writing their letter “v” while making the legs.  Thanks for the idea Better Homes and Gardens!

Here’s all you need to make these:

  • bag of candy melts (in brown or black)
  • resealable plastic bag
  • wax paper
  • sprinkles
  • 1-inch candy truflles

Here’s how to make them -> Terrifying Tarantulas Tutorial

Tasty Treat Tuesday: Ghosts and Goblins Pudding Cups

Chocolate pudding is a staple in our house.  Every time we are at the store, my daughter feels the need to “remind” me that we need to buy more chocolate pudding.  My problem is that pudding all by itself is just so boring.  I am always looking for ways to dress it up so that it really feels like a dessert and not just a snack.  These pudding cups are perfect for Halloween!

Here is what you need to make these Ghost and Goblin Pudding Cups:

-1 box instant pudding, prepared as directed on package
-Crushed chocolate cookies (Oreos are great!)
-Frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
-Chocolate chips
-Plastic sandwich baggie
-Clear plastic cups

Here is how to make them -> Ghost and Goblin Pudding Cups Tutorial

For more tasty Halloween treats, check out this link here–>Halloween treats

Walgreens: $.25 Halloween Peeps + a Halloween treat to make and share!

Next week at Walgreens, you can grab Halloween Peeps for just $.25!  There’s an in ad coupon that will make the Halloween Peeps 2/$1.  Then, there’s a $1/2 Peeps printable coupon, so they’re just $.25/each after coupon!

Here’s the breakdown on this deal:

Buy 2 Halloween Peeps – 2/$1 w/ in ad coupon

Use $1/2 Peeps printable coupon

Spend $.50 OOP

Here’s a super cute Halloween treat you can make using your Halloween Peeps:  Halloween S’mores Gifts in a Jar

Here’s what you need to make this treat:

  • 1 canning jar, quart size (with lid and ring)
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 1 large package Halloween Peeps
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips or seasonal M&Ms candies

You can find the directions to make this treat here–>Halloween S’mores gifts in a jar

You can find more Halloween treat ideas here–>Halloween treat ideas

You can find the rest of the Walgreens deals for the week here–>Walgreens deals for the week of 10/16 

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