April Fool’s Fun Food Ideas

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I’m typically not a prankster. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to upset someone, or maybe I’m afraid on how they may seek revenge on me. But, mostly, I just don’t want to be cruel. Toothpaste filled Oreos= cruel, and disgusting. Doughnuts filled with mayonnaise= very cruel, friendship pending. Lol ūüėČ


The beauty of the food pranks below, is that the results are unexpectedly sweet. 


Welcomed April Fool’s Day Pranks

Grilled Cheese = pound cake and frosting

Recipe here by Yummly 

Steak and Fries = chocolate ice cream & cake

Recipe here by Food Network 

Shepards Pie = Rice Krispies & Marshmallows 

Recipe here by Party Pinching

Onion Rings= Twizzlers & Graham Crackers

Recipe here by Taste of Home

Chicken Pot Pie= vanilla pudding & Starbursts

Recipe here by Spoonful 


Dunk It or Dump It? Chocolate Covered Garlic

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We’ve made it to the middle of the work week, which means it’s time for-

Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?

Every week, I go on the hunt for unexpected chocolate pairings and bring my findings back to you. Your job, is to determine whether the food item is chocolate-compatible.

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This week’s inspiration…GARLIC!¬†photo¬†

 


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Chocolate Covered Garlic

Recipe here by Healthy Holistic Living


Not convinced?

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Perhaps it would be less intimidating in a recipe…


Toast with Olive Oil, Chocolate, and Black Garlic

Recipe here Earthy Delights

Chocolate Garlic Gelato

Recipe here by Salty Seattle

Chocolate Garlic Brittle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe here by Gilded Fork

What’s the verdict?

Are you willing to give Chocolate with Garlic a try?

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below!

13 Halloween Cocktails You’ll Want to Sink Your Teeth Into

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13 Halloween Spirits Full of BOOs

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Vampire Kiss

Find the recipe here.


Candy Corn Cocktail 

Find the recipe here.


Black Widow

Find the recipe here.

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Frankentini 

Find the recipe here.


Rummy Mummy

Find the recipe here.

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Witch’s Heart

Find the recipe here.


Alien Brain

Find the recipe here.

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Poison Apple Potion

Find the recipe here.

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Pumpkin Mudslide

Find the recipe here.


Black Magic

Find the recipe here.


Zombitini 

Find the recipe here.

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The Poison Frog

Find the recipe here.


Mr. Hyde Potion 

Find the recipe here.

 

What’s your favorite spooky drink?

13 Halloween Cake Pops

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Once October hits, the Halloween countdown begins. Whether you’re  looking for snacks for your party guests, or treats for your favorite little goblins, you can’t go wrong with Cake Pops.

They’re cute, they’re yummy, and they’re fun to make.


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If you’ve never made Cake Pops before, the basic pop is quite simple.

You will need:

  • A box of cake mix
  • A can of frosting
  • Lollipop sticks
  • A block of styrofoam 

Here is the short version:

  1. Bake a cake mix according to the directions on the box.
  2. Crumble cool cake in a bowl.
  3. Add 3/4 of a can of frosting to the crumbs. Mix well.
  4. Roll mixture into balls.
  5. Refrigerate cake balls a few hours, until balls are firm.
  6. Insert the tip of a stick into melted candy melts.
  7. Now insert the stick into the cake ball.
  8. Dip the cake pop into the melted candy melts.
  9. (Optional) Decorate wth sprinkles or nuts.
  10. Place cake pops in a block of styrofoam to dry.
Boo-tiful!

Want to add more character to the pops? Checkout these spooky sweets for inspiration.

Friendly Ghost Cake Pops

Recipe here by Bakerella

 

Jack-o-Lantern Cake Pops

Recipe here by Foodista


Spider Web Cake Pops

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Witch Cake Pops

Recipe here by Betty Crocker


Poisoned Apple Cake Pops

Recipe here by McCabe


Vampire Cake Pops

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Mummy Cake Pops

Recipe here by Craftsy


Zombie Cake Pops

Recipe here by Cake Girls


Bat Cake Pops

Recipe here by Erivum Puliyum 


Eyeball Cake Pops

Recipe here by Everyday Finesse



Candy Corn Cake Pops

Recipe here by Kara’s Party

Cauldron Cake Pops

Recipe here by Pint Sized


Bride of Frankenstein Cake Pops 

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Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate Covered Licorice

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It’s time for…

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Each week we evaluate an unusual chocolate combination. We’re putting a sweet twist on today’s pick. Although lots of confections have taken a dip in the chocolate pond, this one is a bit less common.

We’re talking about…

LICORICE!

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 Licorice, particularly black, has such a unique, powerful flavor. Foodies tend to love it, or hate it. Can adding chocolate to the flavor enhance it?


Chocolate Dipped Licorice Vines

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Chocolate Covered Black Licorice  

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 So the question remains, should Licorice be dipped in chocolate?

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below. photo

 

 

You can vote on previous Chocolate Pairings here.

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(*Gifs courtesy of giphy.)