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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Partly it’s because the kids always loved it and we would have parties for them and their cousins when they were little. The other part of it is that my old job made a huge deal out of the holiday too.
Every year we would have “BOO Buddies” where names were passed out and everyone had an anonymous BOO Buddy. The week leading up to Halloween, all those participating would decorate desks/offices and put Halloween items on our BOO’s desk. It was always so much fun to see everyone sneaking around to put things on their coworkers desks. The event ended with a Halloween party for all the staffers. Of course my favorite part was the food!
Now that I’m working with just three ladies, I am starting the tradition again! This Halloween I will be BOO’ing these gals by making BOO Kits for them. For a special treat I am filling mummy jars I made with MARS treats. The mini candies that come in the Mars Mixed Minis Bag you find in the Halloween candy section at Walmart fit perfectly into these cute Halloween jars. The jars I used are jars that I recycled from my tea. Here’s how you can get crafty and make these cute Halloween Mummy jars:
- Recycled glass jars
- Acrylic Paint in White
- Medical tape
- Colored Shredded paper
- Googly (or Wiggly) Eyes
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Mars Mixed Minis Candies
- Paint the jars white with acrylic paint. Let dry.
- Roll gauze around the painted jars.
- Roll medical tape around the gauze.
- Glue googly eyes with hot glue gun onto jars.
- Fill bottom of jar with shredded paper. Fill with candy.
- Create your BOO Kit card:
- Go here and print out your BOO card.
- Cut out this “We’ve been BOO’d sign.
- Fold the “You’ve been BOO’d” greeting card (page 2) and tape openings together.
- Include the card and sign when gifting BOO bundles.
Then get ready to BOO your coworkers, friends and family.
You can also make this Sunkist® Float to share with your BOO buddies.
- 6 oz can Sunkist® (in cute Halloween themed cans)
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Glass Jars
- Halloween rings
- Add vanilla ice cream to glass jar.
- Add cold Sunkist® soda to jar.
- Decorate straw with Halloween rings and add to jar.
- Drink and enjoy the yummy goodness.
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For another treat, be sure and share these Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars with your BOO friends. They’re made with a chocolate chip cookie bottom, then topped with SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, and 3 MUSKETEERS®. As if that wasn’t enough, a luscious brownie topping finishes it off. Ok, if you really want it decadent, drizzle some warm chocolate fudge sauce and caramel on top. Heaven in a dessert.
Who will you be BOO’ing this year? Check out these other BOO Kit ideas to get more ideas that you can use.
Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars
Mars Mixed Minis Candies
See below for Cookie Dough and Brownie ingredients and instructions:
1 c unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 c semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying Pam spray on the dish. Add parchment paper to cover the pan (using the Pam spray to help it stay in place).
In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugars. Using an electric mixer, cream together until mixed together and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix to combine.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix together until flour is incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon cookie dough into parchment covered pan and smooth out to form a bottom layer.
Add candy bars on top of the cookie layer.
Prepare brownie mix.
1 box of your favorite Brownie mix plus ingredients listed on box (usually oil, water and eggs).
Mix together Brownie mix and ingredients until combined. Pour brownie mix on top of candy bars. Place in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes.
Let dessert cool before attempting to cut into bars. Drizzle with warmed chocolate fudge and caramel before serving.
— Denise (@addicted2recipe) October 8, 2015