Halloween Bark

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we’re not decorating/celebrating Hallowenn in our usual spooky filled fashion this year {pssst we’re holding out for the big ‘C’!} but that hasn’t stopped us making a few fun and festively frightful treats for the scariest night of the year. Today with Halloween just 24hrs away, I have for you some delicious and easy to make Halloween Bark.
bark1All you need for this are the following:

- Chocolate {I used 2 large Diary Milk bars}
- Candy corn {bought from a local American store}
- Darkside Skittles {American Candy Store}
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- The creamy inside of amazing-ness from Oreos {left over from my Peppermint Pennies recipe!}

I don’t need to tell you how to make bark! As from the photos it is pretty self explanatory! But this is so easy to put together, only takes a little while to set and before you know it can be devoured by your little Vampires, Ghosts & Ghouls.
20141021_172838bark6I hope whatever your plans for tomorrow evening are spooky and spectacular!

Happy Halloween!!

Bonfire Night with House of Fraser

Being from N.Ireland we don’t generally celebrate the traditional November 5th Bonfire Night, that is celebrated over on the mainland. Our bonfire night however is on July 11th, the day before the big annual Orange March that occurs through the streets of Belfast City. Although, I did live in England for a good few years and I remember seeing how much this Guy Fawkes tradition is enjoyed and remembered.

Bonfire nights can be cold, especially being in Autumn/Winter so I was honoured to have House of Fraser get in touch to see if I’d like to review a few items to share as Bonfire Night fashion for my youngest daughter. I adore my kids in snuggly jumpers at this time of year which is why I chose this beautiful 2-3yrs Girls flecked Name It Knitted Jumper and a gorgeous pair of 2yrs Pumpkin Patch Knee Panel Jeggings.
HoF1HoF2The jumper I picked for Annabelle was so much more than I expected. It is chunky but soft, and it is beautifully baggy on her which I think gives it a fashionably fabulous edge {including plenty of room to grow}. I also love how it has the slightly longer at the back and I think overall makes it a perfect jumper for this Season. I also love the knit they have used too, as it’s the sort of colour that blends with so many other pieces in her wardrobe.
HoF5hof4I chose leggings because I prefer them over pretty much everything else. They are easy to move around in and comfortable and those two points matter most to me when choosing legwear for my daughter. These ones made by Pumpkin patch are really lovely and they are easily customisable with everything!
DSC_6061HoF3Will you be celebrating Bonefire Night on November 5th this year? I’d love to hear how you intend to spend it?

Disclosure: I was sent these products for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, opinions and images are my own.

Ghastly Ghost Brownies

Halloween or AllHallows Eve is just 48hrs from today! Are you ready? WHat are you having on your party table and what games will you be playing? I cannot wait to read everyones Halloween night experiences! But for now I will share with you yet another tasty treat to have on your party table!
brown1Are cute are these little guys! Now I must confess, being a Super Busy Mum is CRAZY busy and I will confess that I did cheat a little with these and by cheating I mean I leant on the baking goddess that is: Betty Crocker for her Brownie in a box recipe! I literally added the egg, water, oil, popped those bad boys in the oven and BOOM…brownies where on the go!

All I really had to do next was have the following ingredients to hand:

– Marshmallows
– White chocolate
– Chocolate chips

All I did once the delicious brownies where cooked was to melt up the white chocolate, add a little to the bottom of a marsmallow and place it onto of a brownie, then pour over a spoonful of white chocolate to give the ghostly looky-like effect. Now, I didn’t add the chocolate chips straught away as I fear they would’ve just drooped down and set halfway down where I meant them to be! So I popped them in the fridge for 5mins before applying the chips.
brown2These little ghastly cuties tasted fabulous and they even got a thumbs up from two of my little taste testers!
brown3Have a great Halloween you guys!!

The Mad Mid Week Blog Hop

#MMWBHHello you beautiful bunch of bloggers you!

If this is your first week finding us then WELCOME! And of course if you’re a regular, thank you so much for coming back week after week to link up your amazing posts with the MMWBH!

Last week we had a great selection of posts – thanks to everyone who linked up and who comes back week after week too link up again! I love you guys!

Halloween is looming and I for one would love to see all of your Halloween posts! Whether they be bakes, crafts, past costumes, this years costumes! I want to hear every spooky little detail!!

Please remember no giveaways or other linkys to be linked up please. Also feel free to link up to two posts if you want too – OLD & NEW posts welcome and don’t forget to link up with the URL to your chosen post rather than just your blog as these will be deleted.

If you do link up please drop me a wee comment to let me know, I love a wee comment so I do! During the course of the week I’ll pop round each of you, comment, tweet & give you a little google+ shout-out too. Because I’m lovely like that! You don’t need to make it round everybody! But sharing the love with a few is all that’s really needed! xx

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