Sweet Rexie’s

so much more than a candy store

Our friends at M&M’s have a very cute craft idea using some of our favorite things… candy!  If you’re looking for a fun activity for the kids, check out these Witch Caps. And don’t forget to take some pictures of your sweet creations.  We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies for Halloween (orange and black)
  • 16 pieces STARBURST® Fruit Chews FUN SIZE®, optional
  • 1 cup prepared chocolate frosting
  • 8 (3 1/2-inch) packaged chocolate cookies
  • 8 chocolate ice cream cones
  • Candy corn or licorice laces, optional
  • Scissors

Directions

  • 1. Cover the cookies with chocolate frosting and place one chocolate ice cream cone on top of each one. Frost the cones and arrange M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies in random patterns.
  • 2. To make the brim of the cap as shown: sort STARBURST® Fruit Chews by color, making sure to have at least two STARBURST® Fruit Chews of the same color. Flatten them slightly, and then snip into thin strips, resembling fringe. Arrange the fringe around the cones for hair. Otherwise, make the cap’s rim with either candy corn, licorice laces or shredded wheat that have been cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces and place them side-by-side around the base of the cone.
  • 1. Tip: In a hurry, frost the cones with chocolate frosting and randomly decorate it with a few M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies.

Makes 8 witch caps.

 

We love chocolate fondue… and we really love this unique way to serve it this Halloween season.  Everyday with Rachel Ray featured this unique pumpkin bowl.

Melting Pot

For a fondue Halloween dinner party, cut a hole in the top of a pumpkin just large enough to hold the rim of a small bowl; fill the fondue pot with melted chocolate and serve with cubes of pound cake.

While you’re at it, try out Rachel Ray’s Chocolate Fondue recipe:

Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Two 12-ounce bags semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Dried apricots, for dipping
  • Gala apples, cored and sliced, for dipping
  • Pretzel rods, for dipping
  • Marshmallows, for dipping

Directions:

1.      In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder with 1/2 cup water and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in the milk and sugar and bring to a simmer. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla and cook, stirring, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.

2.      Serve the fondue warm with the apricots, apples, pretzel rods and marshmallows for dipping.

6 servings.