Halloween Tip #3: Tim Tams and Kit Kats

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Tim Tams and Kit Kats are both chocolate-covered wafers.  They’re good for snacking.  But there’s more than one way to use these Halloween leftovers!

1. As a Drinking Straw

Simply bite off both ends, dip it into a drink of your choice (I’d recommend coffee, milk, or hot chocolate), and voila!  A straw! There’s nothing better than getting a sip of hot chocolate through the wafer. And you can even eat the wafer “straw” afterwards.  Slightly melty, and full of the drink of your choice…  If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s amazing.

2. Stirring Sticks

You could also simply use them as stirring sticks; the chocolate melts perfectly into hot drinks, but I still prefer the straw.

Photo Credit: http://productsfromnz.com/1900+Tim+Tams+Biscuits+(Cookies)

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Halloween Tip #2: Reeses!

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Halloween instantly brings to mind Trick or Treating!  And that means lots of candy.  One of my favorites is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  To get into the spirit for Halloween (or to get rid of that mountain of candy you’ve accumulated), here are 3 quick tips on how to further incorporate these bits of chocolate-y, peanut-buttery goodness into your life.

1. Hot Cocoa

Next time you’re settling down for a cup of hot chocolate, add a Reese’s to your cup before you add your cocoa powder mix, marshmallows, and boiling water.  It’s delicious!

2. Waffles/Pancakes

Right after you pour your batter into your waffle-maker, pop a handful of these on too!

If you’re making pancakes, you can use Reese’s Pieces, or chop your Reese’s into smaller bits, and sprinkle them into your batter.  Then make pancakes as normal.

3. Cupcakes/Muffins

Just before you pop your next batch into the oven, press a Reese’s right into the middle of each muffin!  When it’s done, you’ll have a bite of molten chocolate and peanut-butter filling as a surprise for whoever you want to impress!

Idea Credit: Ellen Krantz

Halloween Display Tip #1: Pumpkin Bowl

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It’s October now!  October means the start of Fall, and the coming of Halloween.  If you’d like to add some of that October flavor to your meals, use a pumpkin for a serving bowl!

No, I’m being serious.  What better way to add pumpkin and Fall to your life than hollowing out a pumpkin to use as a serving bowl?  You could also get a couple of smaller pumpkins for a personal touch.

Simply heat up some canned soup if you don’t feel like cooking, hollow out a pumpkin, and that’s it!  (The pumpkin filling with some spices and a pre-made pie crust would make an amazing pumpkin pie.)

Photo credit: http://www.aruba.com/forum/f12/recipes-28166/index2.html

Idea credit: Christina