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Friday, October 15, 2010

Drug of choice....

Kids....the drug of choice....chocolate. If anyone was looking for me yesterday, I was in my kitchen making some really yummy desserts. Long story short, my girlfriends and I like to get together with the kids and throw parties. All kinds of parties. We actually went to a cooking place once (they charged us $50 each) and the kids got to make cupcakes from scratch, chocolate lollipops, etc. Since then we decided we could do it at home ourselves. In the past we have done similar projects where we let the kids do all the work. But today we are doing a Halloween themed party and it is going to be more about them just having fun. So the moms are doing all the work. Here is what  made....

These are brownie eyeball bites. I saw the original recipe where you make brownies, roll them into balls, then dip them in white chocolate and then decorate. I tried that first and it didn't come out so good. I took the easy way out here and bought the Hostess Brownie Bites and just frosted them with vanilla icing and decorated.



Next is my pumpkin cake. It is a chocolate cake with orange icing. I then took Reese's Pieces and decorated to make the face.


I had a little problem...the cake didn't come out of the pan all of the way. The icing didn't hold it together go I had to improvise and I put marshmellows underneath so it didn't fall!

Next I made chocolate covered oreos....I just used the Wilton mold for these.


Lastly, my friend Allie told me about a Halloween bark that she saw on a blog. It sounded so good, I had to do it. I made mine by layering a pan with crushed oreo's, pretzels and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I then melted the chocolate and poured it over and mushed it around. I added sprinkles and just let it get hard. You break it into chunks...and you are good to go. I made chocolate for the moms and orange for the kids. The kids bark I put in little bags for them to take home.




And this is my dining room....a total mess!


Oh...and by the way. We are doing our party at 4pm. The husbands all decided to get together too....but at 7pm. Go figure. We will be getting home with the kids and they will just be heading out drinking!!











8 comments:

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Those all look sooo yummy!

LeeAnn said...

The husbands sound like geniuses...get away from all the kids while they're on their sugar high! By the time they get home, they will have already crashed and will probably be in bed. :-)

Everything looks so yummy. I will need the recipe for that bark, please. :-D

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

you did awesome!!!

Francis said...

yum!! these look yummy specially since I have been craving nothing but sweets with the pregnancy

Allie said...

Jenn! It turned out FABULOUS! Wanna come visit and Do Little's Birthday party for me?? LOL

Hannah said...

Great job on all the baking! They all look so cute and good!. I love the bark idea I will have to try and make some! I hope you all had a fun time at the party!

Carol said...

Wow! You did a ton of baking...I love to bake too, we'd get along really well in the kitchen :) I love your pumpkin cake, simple and cute!

Shannon said...

Man, you did a great job! The pumpkin cake is my favorite! I am going to keep this in mind for down the road. All your neat ideas make me wish I was still teaching so I could make all the goodies for my class!