Halloween Candy Baskets DIY Craft To BOO It Forward

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BOO it forward with these DIY Halloween Candy Baskets in eight fun Halloween-themed shapes. Craft your own using the free printables.

 

Halloween-Themed Shaped Candy Baskets

DIY Craft To BOO It Forward with FREE Printables!

 

Hooray, it’s October! I love Halloween, and I am always trying to think of fun things to make it special for those around me. So, today, I am sharing this easy DIY craft that is perfect for spreading some spooky cheer! Let’s do Some Friendly Neighborhood BOO’ing.

Who to BOO

We always love to BOO the neighborhood kids, but we also plan to BOO Luke’s 86-year-old dad and his friends down at the donut shop. They have been meeting there each morning for decades.

These Halloween candy baskets are great for a classroom party, any group get-together, you name it. BOO your local fire department, police station, or hospital. BOO It Forward and get everyone in the Halloween spirit. The FREE Printables make them a snap and come in pre-colored or color-your-own options.

 

It’s easy to purchase the MARS® Variety bag for your BOO Kit. Just hover over the shoppable image above to click through to Walmart.com and buy it!
Now, what good would a candy basket be without some candy to fill it? My choice is the 400 piece MARS® Spider-Man Chocolate/Sugar Variety Bag! This bag is loaded with SNICKERS®, Skittles®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, Starburst®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® — can we all say, YUM?! You can find some cute stickers, tissue paper, bags, and cards from American Greetings too.

Let’s get crafting!

Halloween Candy Baskets

Supplies:

  • Free Printables – Download Here: Pre-Colored Shapes or Color-Your-Own Shapes
  • Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
  • Colored Pencils, Markers, Crayons, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder (or another flat edge)
  • Paper Cutter (helpful, but optional)

Directions:

  1. Print your choice of pre-colored or color-your-own Halloween shapes.
  2. Cut out the shapes leaving a flat edge at the bottom, and an edging around the shape. These shapes will be the sides of your candy basket.

  1. Measure and mark cardstock. You will need two pieces cut for each basket — one for the basket (3-1/2 inches x 7 inches) and one for the handle (7 inches x 1 inch).
  2. Cut the cardstock for all the baskets you will be making.

  1. On the cut out Basket card stock, measure in 1/2 inch from the long edges on each side. Draw a line with a pencil, then score each pencil line with a bone folder or other flat-edge.
  2. Fold the scored long edges inward.

  1. Cut notches into the 1/2 inch folded edges to make it easier to fit the basket onto the shapes.
  2. Lay the notched basket cardstock flat and place glue on notches, both edges.
  3. Fold the notches to a right angle so the glued sides are on the outside of the basket.
  4. Attached glued notches to a pair of matching Halloween-themed shapes in a U-type shape, so there is an opening at the top. You will be able to move and adjust the notches to fit each shape as needed. Make sure that your shapes are turned the same way with the flat edge at the bottom.
  5. Let glue set.
  6. Dab glue on both ends of the handle, and attach to the top inside of the basket cardstock. Let glue set.

  1. Print a BOO Card for your basket.

BOO It Forward

Voila! You now have a spooktacular Halloween Candy Basket! Now, throw a party or BOO a friend and share your Halloween spirit.

Don’t forget you can get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart.

Want to send some Halloween spirit to loved ones across the country? No problem, Create your own BOO Kit online and have it sent to them. Then, they can BOO It Forward too!

You can only find this product at Walmart!

Follow @snickers, @skittles, and @AmericanGreetings on Facebook.

Enjoy making the Halloween Candy Baskets!

 

You may like these other Halloween DIY craft ideas: Haunted Mirror – An Eerie Halloween DIY Decor and DIY Creepy Spider Candles.

 

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Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pill – Inspired by The Princess Bride

You are going to love this candy recipe inspired by The Princess Bride – Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pill. See the how-to video tutorial. #MovieMonday #PrincessBrideRecipes

 

Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pill

A Recipe Inspired by The Princess Bride Movie

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so that means it is time for a swashbuckling good romantic comedy — The Princess Bride. I’ve joined together with some wonderful bloggers to bring you recipes, DIY projects, crafts, and more all inspired by this hilarious feel good movie. You will find things that are great for kids and adults, whether it is a special date night for two or a full blown party. Enjoy!

When Inigo Montoya and Fezzik find Westley dead in the Pit of Dispair, they take him to see Miracle Max (played by Billy Crystal) looking for nothing other than, well, a miracle. Miracle Max tells them that he needs to know what Westley has to live for.

Inigo Montoya: He’s dead. He can’t talk.

Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive.

So, Miracle Max uses a fireplace bellow to push air into Westely to find out his reason for living — true love.

Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world – except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe. [smacks his lips]

Miracle Max: They’re so perky, I love that.

Miracle Max and his wife, Valerie, proceed in making a Miracle Pill that will restore Westley’s life. And that is the inspiration for this yummy recipe!

Valerie: The chocolate coating makes it go down easier, but you have to wait fifteen minutes for full potency, and he shouldn’t go in swimming after for at least–

Miracle Max: An hour–

Valerie: Yeah, an hour–

Miracle Max: A good hour.

Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pill Recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 Cups – Vanilla Wafer Cookies, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons – Cocoa
  • 1 Cup – Icing Sugar (super-fine sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup – Spiced Rum
  • 2 Tablespoons – Corn Syrup (light or dark)
  • 1 Cup – Pecans or Walnuts, chopped
  • 1-1/2 to 2 Cups – Chocolate Chip Morsels (Or Dipping Chocolate)
  • Paraffin Wax (optional)

Directions:

  1. Crush Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  2. In a large bowl, sift Cocoa and Sugar
  3. Mix Spiced Rum and Corn Syrup, then stir into sugar cocoa mixture
  4. Add crushed cookies and nuts
  5. Mix until well blended
  6. Shape mixture into small balls, then flatten them slightly to create an oblong “pill” shape
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Add paraffin wax if you choose.
  8. Dip each pill individually until fully coated with chocolate.
  9. Tap off excess chocolate, and place on a marble slab or wax paper to dry.
  10. May be refrigerated, but not necessary.

 

 

So, there you have it, a tasty version of Miracle Max’s Miracle Pill. Do keep in mind that these are for adults 21+ only. Sorry kids. They would make a lovely date night movie snack.

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pill - Inspired by The Princess Bride
 
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A tasty treat inspired by the movie The Princess Bride. A sort of chocolate-covered rum ball. Quick and easy to make.
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Type: Candy
Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients:
  • Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 Cups - Vanilla Wafer Cookies, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons - Cocoa
  • 1 Cup - Icing Sugar (super fine sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup - Spiced Rum
  • 2 Tablespoons - Corn Syrup (light or dark)
  • 1 Cup - Pecans or Walnuts, chopped
  • 1-1/2 to 2 Cups - Chocolate Chip Morsels (Or Dipping Chocolate)
  • Paraffin Wax (optional)
Directions:
  1. Crush Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  2. In a large bowl, sift Cocoa and Sugar
  3. Mix Spiced Rum and Corn Syrup, then stir into sugar cocoa mixture
  4. Add crushed cookies and nuts
  5. Mix until well blended
  6. Shape mixture into small balls, then flatten them slightly to create an oblong "pill" shape
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Add paraffin wax if you choose.
  8. Dip each pill individually until fully coated with chocolate.
  9. Tap off excess chocolate, and place on a marble slab or wax paper to dry.
  10. May be refrigerated, but not necessary.
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Miracle Max: Have fun stormin’ da castle.

Valerie: Think it’ll work?

Miracle  Max: It would take a miracle.

It would be absolutely INCONCEIVABLE if you haven’t seen this movie, but if you’ve been mostly dead or something, you’ve got to watch this family classic!

 

Find out Which The Princess Bride Character Are You? by taking this fun quiz!

I took the quiz, and I am…

I’d love to hear what character you are. Enjoy the Spiced Rum Truffles Miracle Pills!

 

 

 

 

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Leap Year Day! It Only Comes Once Every 4 Years

I just couldn’t let this day that only comes around once every four years, pass by without saying something. So, happy Leap Year day! It is really a fun kind of day–one I have always enjoyed.

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Leap Year Day

It Only Comes Once Every 4 Years!

 

I have always loved this day. There is just something special and a little mysterious about a day that is not there year-after-year. One fun fact of this day is the Irish tradition that allows a woman to propose to a man. The proposal can only happen on Leap Year Day, February 29th, and that tradition led to a favorite movie of mine and Rory.

 

Have you ever watched Leap Year with Amy Adams and Matthew Goode? If you haven’t seen this movie, put it on your must-see list. You will love it.

Leap Year is witty and charming, hilarious and romantic, and the scenery is stunning. Let your heart laugh and love. Here’s the classic trailer to this wonderful movie…

 

 

Rory and I will definitely watch this movie today! How about you?

Here are some fun vintage images for Leap Year Day:

 

I had to include this image, since Luke builds and restores classic cars and hot rods. LOL

 

 

 

How do you like to celebrate Leap Year Day? Hope it’s happy!

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