This one’s for you, Pumpkin. 5 Homemade Halloween Sweets.

May I call you Pumpkin, Honey, Baby, Doll, Love, Precious, Sweetie, Suga…?

I just got home from North Carolina where I attended a little show.

Those sweet nothings above – those were my petnames for the duration of my trip in NC.

The women there were sooo warm and friendly. Gotta love that oh-so-sweet southern twang. The accent makes it that much better.

I mean, I was handing them chocolate-covered-whatever, but that’s besides the point.

So this one’s for you, Pumpkin!


My 5 favorite Fall Sweets & Treats for 2011:

Halloween Drink Picks

10 minute quick craft and you will have yourself these awesome drink picks/stirrers.

You will need:

  • 1 package (16 oz) Chocolate and/or Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
  • Plastic Halloween candy mold (available at your local craft store)
  • Drink picks


  1. Melt CANDIQUIK® Coating according to directions on package.
  2. Spoon CANDIQUIK® into candy mold. Before solid, insert drink pick into candy coating.
  3. Once completely set, carefully remove from mold.


Itsy Bitsy Spiders.

A classic CandiQuik recipe, a must-have! The recipe can be found on the CandiQuik site HERE!

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cookies

I prefer to create the spidey legs with the licorice strings. Can you see why?

Underground Orange Cream Pie

That right up ^there^ is Underground Orange Cream Pie. No Bake. Just remember that this recipe yields 2 plump pies (because it’s layered with 2 flavors. It would be more work to halve the ingredients to make just 1 pie - but you definitely could). This one’s a plate-licker.


Chocolate and Vanilla Dipped Pretzel Rods with the world’s cutest bone sprinkles. Yes please!

Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzels


Owl Moon Pies:

This next one I found over at Southern Living. Purely by coincidence that it happens to be “southern”!

Basically you take an Oreo, insert a lollipop stick in the center.

Dip in Chocolate CandiQuik and press on the eyes and beak. (Idea: you could use Mentos for the eyes then dot with chcolate candy coating for the pupil.


(The photo below is not my personal work)

Photo Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas/ Styling: Buffy Hargett.

Original recipe here:

Happy Halloween Y’all!


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