Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sugartown Sweets' Graham Cracker Pumpkin Patch

For me, October 31st, 2018, marks 7 years of creating fun and yummy, sweet eats and treats on my blog!!

Yay for Sugartown Sweets! Woo woo!
OK, enough of that!

Pumpkin patches or just plain ol' pumpkins?
I love both! And when I finished decorating these pumpkin patches, I realized they needed a little something more. Candy see!

To create my pumpkin patch scene, I used:
Blue candy melts, chocolate melting wafers, graham cracker halves, chocolate sandwich cookies (smashed), leaves sprinkles, candy eyes, and candy pumpkins. I found these teensy little pumpkins at Publix in a clear round tub container.
 October! There's just something magical in the crisp, Autumn air..
And something so fun about jumping into a pile of colorful fall leaves..
And how about those childhood memories of carving bright orange pumpkins picked at the pumpkin patch and then roasting all those glorious seeds?! I loved getting to do this with my own kids and now I get to do it with my grandbabies!

For our craft, we begin by slicing our candy pumpkins in two with a sharp paring knife.
For our *dirt*, we crushed up a few chocolate sandwich cookies after we scraped off the filling. Yum-o!
Now we melt our chocolate and blue wafers in the microwave in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring each time till melted smooth.
These graham cracker treats are so easy!
Let's spread the blue melted candy on the cracker with an icing spatula, sprinkle on a few leaves and place two pumpkins side by side. We'll let this sit on parchment paper for a few minutes till dry.
Now we'll spread some melted chocolate onto the bottoms of graham crackers and coat with cookie crumbs. And...we're done!

Do we love that we can make these lickety-split when the kiddos need that last minute treat for school, church, snack time or just because life should be sprinkled with fun?!
Yes we do!💗
Oh I love candy corn! But the pumpkins are fatter so you get a better bite! Dee-licious! 
These turned out cute, but they were just missing something..
There!! The eyes have it! 

What makes this candy maker happy? The reactions I get from little Lydia, my 4 year-old granddaughter. She squealed when she saw these and thoroughly enjoyed every bite!
  Happy Autumn Friends!

It's a Sweet Life, Karen 😊

Friday, October 5, 2018

Stacked Marshmallow Pumpkins On A Stick

Stacked Marshmallow Pumpkins On A Stick!

Don't you just love pumpkins? I sure do, just as long as they don't taste like pumpkin!

And I know I'm the odd one out here, cause it's Fall, y'all, and all I gotta do is walk down the baking aisle at Wally World to find all things Pumpkin!

But just in case there are other non-pumpkin flavored lovers out there, I'm making these sweet little candy coated marshmallow pops all decorated up for the season!

All you need are:marshmallows, candy eyes, green icing, orange candy melts, green sprinkles (leaves), pretzel dipping sticks (not pictured), and colored lollipop sticks.

The marshmallows will hang on to the lollipop stick a little better if you dip the end of the stick in water first. Stack three marshmallows onto each stick.
   I spotted these adorable little green leaves in the cake decorating aisle at Michael's! They have all kinds of different and cute tiny sprinkles in little $1 bags!
Melt candy melts in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments stirring each time.
The pumpkin stems made from dipping pretzel sticks just so happens to be the perfect topper for these orange colored gourds. Cut just the tip ends off for the right size.
After the melts are..melted, coat the stacked marshmallows, add candy eyes, leaves and stems.

Let set and then with green icing, pipe on those oh so cute, curly tendrils. cute!
🎜🎝"Oh pumpkin stack, Oh pumpkin stack, How lovely are thy candy eyeballs."😁
We little pumpkins wish you a very Happy Fall!
Have a sweet day, Karen