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Halloween Treats!

It's that time of year again to begin stirring up the goblins, carving up the pumpkins and whipping up some delicious family fun! So this year I am going to share with you my favorite Halloween recipes that the whole family will enjoy making….and eating too!

Tarantula Cookies 1 Bag Chow Mein Nodles 2 Bags 24oz Nestle Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip morsels 1 can 12oz Salted Spanish Peanuts 1 bag red hot candies Directions: Put chocolate chips into large pyrex bowl, place in microwave for about 2 minutes on high, or until chips become soft, stir chips until it forms a smooth cream. Add the 1 whole bag of chow mein noodles and 1 whole can of Spanish peanuts. Stir until everything is completely coated in chocolate. Take a cookie sheet, cover it with wax paper, with bare hands pick up small handfuls of batter and place in a mound onto wax paper. Put red hot candies in for eyes and place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until set….then they are ready to EAT~!

Tootise Pop White Chocolate Ghosts! 1 11 oz bag of white chocolate chips 1 bag of Tootsie pops Wax paper String Stick on eyes Directions: Take one bag of white chocolate chips, place in glass pyrex bowl and melt in microwave about 2 minutes or until chips become soft, remove and stir until it becomes a smooth cream. Unwrap tootsie pop and dip into chocolate, place on wax paper on top of cookie sheet. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut squares of wax paper and tie with string underneath the tootsie pop. Place sticky eyes on the head right to the wax paper and your ghosts will be ready to spook your Halloween party!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 cups pumpkin seeds 4 Teaspoons olive oil Salt Garlic powder (optional) Cayenne pepper (optional) Seasoning salt (optional) Cajun seasoning (optional) Preheat oven to 300 F, while it's ok to leave some strings and the pulp on your seeds as it adds flavor, clean off any major chunks. Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with the olive oil, spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown! Serve hot and enjoy….YUMM!

Enjoy, Randy