Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Here’s some fun and spooky Halloween popcorn that will be fun for the kids. It’s super easy to make too!

Halloween popcorn ingredients

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped Popcorn
  • 1/4 cup Orange Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Green Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Candy Corn M&Ms
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs

halloween popcorn drizzle

Spread popcorn on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Heat Orange Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn.
Repeat the same steps for Black Candy Chips, & drizzle over popcorn
Repeat the same steps for the Green Candy & drizzle over popcorn.

Halloween Popcorn with m&ms and eyes

Sprinkle M&Ms and candy eyes over mixture.    Allow 10 Minutes for melted candy to firm up.    Enjoy!

Tropical Bento Lunch with Tools from Target

Tropical Bento Lunch with tools from Target

Selena from How About Cookie is back with some more fun food this month!    Make sure to check out her How About Cookie blog and follow her on Instagram.    She really has some of the cutest ideas!

After a long, stubborn winter, warm weather never looked so good!   Summery items are popping up in every department at Target, and the dollar section has some adorable stuff right now.   These flamingo swizzle sticks come in a pack of 8 for $1 and are perfect for fruity drinks, but can pull double duty as bento tools.   They’re perfect as picks or skewers, especially if you’re worried about sharp toothpicks in the hands of toddlers.

Target food art supplies

The plate is the newest version of this line of divided plates that have been coming in a rainbow of colors. The lunchroom-tray look is as adorable as it is functional. Whip up this tropical-themed bento in a matter of minutes thanks to the flamingo skewers and the popular palm tree idea that has been making the Pinterest rounds.

Ingredients:

  1. skewers: honeydew, watermelon, and cantaloupe
  2. sun: carrot
  3. palm tree: kiwi, banana, granola

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   She posts her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, and on Instagram.

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping

Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping - Super easy to make!

You can make your own version of the popular Magic Shell ice cream topping at home. It’s super easy and only requires 2 ingredients. Your kids will think you are the coolest parent ever!

Homemade Magic Shell Ingredients

To make your own homemade Magic Shell, here is what you need

  • 2/3 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil

Mix Chocolate chips & coconut oil to make homemade Magic Shell

Melt ingredients by heating in microwave for 30 seconds.   Stir and continue cooking at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.   Once melted, you can transfer to mason jar.    Store in air tight jar for up to 1 month.

You can substitute vegetable oil or butter for the coconut oil if you prefer

Easter Food Art

Easter food art with Yogurt & Fruit

I’m excited to announce that Selena from How About Cookie has joined the All Things Target team!    Each month she will be sharing fun ways to feed your kids with food art and Bento lunches all with items you can find at Target.    Please make sure to check out her How About Cookie blog and follow her on Instagram.   She has so many fun ideas!

Make your kids Easter breakfast fun with these easter egg-shaped yogurt on top of plain yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • plain yogurt
  • green apple slices (grass)
  • chobani champions yogurt tubes for the Easter eggs (frozen blueberries and raspberries added for deeper color)
  • Jell-O Jigglers Easter Mold Kit

Jello Jigglers

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   She posts her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, and on Instagram.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Packaging from Target Dollar Spot

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love to make chocolate covered pretzels! They are super easy and I love the sweet and salty combo. The fun thing about making these is you can dress them up to match any holiday just by using different colored sprinkles. I made some for a Valentine theme and I used sprinkles and packaging I bought at the Target Dollar Spot to make them perfect for gift giving.

Pretzel ingredients

Here are the things you need:

  • Snyder Pretzel Rods
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles (I got mine at Target One Spot)

pretzels cut in half

You can dip the big long pretzel rod in chocolate, but I like to cut them in half, it makes it much easier for gift gifting and you also get more that way. I use a serrated knife to saw a little notch in the middle of the pretzel and then break them in half. This makes for a nice clean break.

pretzels double broiler

I recommend using a double broiler to melt your chocolate chips (on medium/low heat). Make sure you stir when they start to melt to make sure there is no scorching. I don’t have a double broiler, so I create my own by sticking a smaller pot on top of a slightly larger one. Works like a charm!

pretzels coat in chocolate

Once you chocolate chips are melted, you can begin covering the pretzels. I find it works well if a take a spatula with some chocolate and roll the pretzel until it is covered on all sides.

pretzels wax paper

Place chocolate covered pretzels on wax paper and cover with sprinkles. Let them cool and harden, should take a couple hours to be complete. You can speed up the process by sticking them in the freezer.

I like to lay my wax paper on cooling racks, it makes it easier to move them around and into the freezer if necessary.

Target dollar spot items

If you want to pass these out as gift, I recommend checking the Target Dollar Spot for packaging, they usually have some kind of cute packaging for any holiday that comes along. Here are the items I picked up for Valentine’s Day.

  • Cello Bags
  • Twine
  • Heart Tags

pretzel target dollar spot bags

Here are the pretzels all packaged up and ready to give as gifts!

Sleigh S’mores Kit (Easy Gift)

Sleigh S'mores Kit - Quick and easy gift to put togehter

I made these Sleigh S’mores kits to give as gifts to friends and neighbors. These are super cute and they are so quick and easy to make!

sleigh s'mores supplies

Here are the supplies you need:

graham crackers and marshmallow

Add Graham Crackers and Marshmallows inside the 3×3 box.

add candy canes

Use glue dots to attach the candy canes each side of the Hershey candy bar, to make a sleigh.

Sleigh S'mores Kit - Gift

Use glue dots to attach the clear box to the back of the candy bar (sleigh).  Tie with Baker’s Twine and add a tag.    Super simple!!

These cute treats were not my original idea, I spotted them on the Faith’s Cookie and Crafts Facebook page.  They didn’t have any instructions, so I re-created them with some instructions for you.  I love them!!

Gifts in a Jar: Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce - Great for gifting!

I love the flavor of Salted Caramel. YUM! This sauce is perfect for gifting. You can use this sauce on top of ice cream, cheesecake, apples, or pretty much anything.

Salted Caramel Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients you will need to make this Caramel Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup light Corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

salted caramel process

Here are the steps to make the sauce:

  1. Place corn syrup in a medium pan and heat on medium heat.
  2. When corn syrup is heated (starting to bubble) add sugar and stir until well mixed.
  3. Let syrup cook without stirring until it turns a golden color.
  4. Remove from heat, add butter and stir until blended.
  5. Slowly add cream while stirring constantly to blend.
  6. Add salt and stir until dissolved.

Salted Caramel Jar

Add to jars for gifting or for home storage. For decoration, you can garnish the sauce with a little of the salt. It’s best to keep this refrigerated.

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To print the FREE Salted Caramel labels, just click the image above or follow this link to print the labels.

Toxic Treats: Halloween Treat Holder from Target Dollar Spot

Toxic Treats - Made with containers from the Target Dollar Spot

Have you checked out the Target Dollar Spot recently, there are so many cute things for fall and Halloween. I will be making a few fall gifts and treats out of these items to share with you over the next couple of months.

Target Dollar Spot treat holders

I made some fun treat holders out of the Test Tube Shot Glasses that I found in the Target Dollar spot.   These come in a 3-pack for $1.00.   These didn’t require much effort at all.   I simply filled the test tubes with fall colored M&Ms, added a cork to the top (I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.)   I made a tag using my Silhouette machine, if you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily make tags with your computer or a rubber stamp.   I finished it off by tying the tag on with black and white Baker’s Twine.

Super simple!    You can get a great deal on the M&M’s for this project using the following coupons:

M&M Chocolate Candies $2.66 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.22)
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/18 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.30 each

You can also save 10% off (4) items from the Target Dollar Spot with Cartwheel by Target.