Oct 29, 2015

Monster Eyes

One of our favorite parts of the Halloween Candy Cottage the boys and I decorated the other day were the Monster Eyes!  They were easy, yummy, and the boys' absolutely loved them.  The eyes added a great bit of fun and spooky all at the same time.

Monster Eyes
-White chocolate bark (melted according to instructions)
-Mini Chocolate Morsels
-Chocolate sandwich cookies
-Gummy Lifesavers

Melt your chocolate according to instructions.  Dip your cookie until coated and lay on a wax paper covered surface to set.  Immediately add your gummy life to the middle of the cookie, and then drop a mini morsel in the center of the gummy.  After about 20-30 minutes your cookies will be set.  You can always speed up the process in the refrigerator.  The eyes will be a hit on any Candy Cottage, and the leftovers make a great party dish.


Oct 24, 2015

Kicking Off Halloween Fun

We decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and decorate a spooky Cottage out back.  Muffin tins are a great way to sort your candy for little (or big!) hands to easily access.  Also, chocolate sandwich cookies are a must have decorating item...roof, eyeballs, ground cover, the list goes on... Be on the look out for a post on how to make those ghoulishly great eyeballs!  Off to decorate!

Oct 21, 2015

Halloween Shopping

Cartload of goodies for our Halloween Candy Cottage! Have you decorated yours? Let us know on our Facebook page or Instagram page! You can find all of our links on our new website!

Oct 16, 2015

Edible Witch's Hat (and broom)

In keeping with my edible Halloween goodies, the cookie witch's hat is just too easy to pass up.  Plus it will look cute with your Nutter Butter broom.  The hats are incredibly simply, quick, and, of course, tasty.  You only need a few ingredients to get started.  Have fun!

Cookie Witch Hat
-Fudge Striped Cookies
-Decorative Icing (pick the color you prefer)
-Hershey Kisses

Flip you cookies over, and add your icing.  Simply press your kiss into the middle, and there you have it, a witch's hat. You can add a bit more icing to pretty up the band on the hat if you would like.  I plan on setting mine at the front door of a Candy Cottage, along with a broom (and maybe eating a few!).

Oct 14, 2015

New Website!

Come on over and check out the new Candy Cottage website! Ordering a Candy Cottage has never been easier, plus we have lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Oct 6, 2015

Halloween Nutter Butter Fun-Part 2

Since I had a package of Nutter Butters after making the Mummies, I decided to give brooms a try.   The Witch's broom would look cute propped at the door of any Halloween Candy Cottage.

Nutter Butter Brooms
Pretzel Sticks
Nutter Butter cookies
Chocolate Almond Bark

Melt your chocolate according to directions.  Meanwhile, cut the ends off of your Nutter Butters.  Dip your pretzel sticks in the melted chocolate and press into the end of the cookie.  Set aside on a wax papered surface.  Once set, the broom handle (i.e. pretzel stick) should adhere.  If not, you can always add a dab of chocolate to the end and re affix.  Next, up Witches' Hats, to go with our brooms!

Oct 4, 2015

Halloween Nutter Butter Fun Part 1

 Apparently the Nutter Butter is one of the most versatile cookies for creating edible Halloween characters...perusing the Internet turned up bats, ghosts, mummies, brooms, and acorns, amongst other things.  The mummies caught my eye on Five Heart Home.  I used their picture as inspiration for my mummy cookie, but experimented with my own method.  The cookie only took a few ingredients, and was fun and easy to make.  Your cute mummies will look adorably spooky on your Candy Cottage as well as making a great addition to any Halloween party.

Nutter Butter Mummies

White Chocolate Almond Bark
Chocolate Almond Bark\
Nutter Butter Cookies
Candy Eyes (Mini M&M's could be substituted)

Melt both of your almond bark candies in separate containers according to package instructions.  Once smooth and melted, dunk and cover your Nutter Butter cookies in the chocolate. Set on a wax paper covered surface to harden.  In the meantime, spoon your melted white chocolate into a Ziploc bag.  Snip a corner, and squeeze the white chocolate in lines back and forth across your chocolate Nutter Butters. 

Keep going to achieve a wrapping effect on your cookie; it shouldn't take long for your cookie to become mummified. Make sure to leave a small space for your eyes.  Attach the eyes with a drop of white chocolate on the back.  Voile', an adorably, spooky, oh so cute mummy!