Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Treats and Tricks

Today I'm participating in the "Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun" party.


Peanut brittle was one of my Dad’s favorite treats and I used to make him a huge batch each year. Now I make it for the 250-plus little costumed characters that show up on our doorstep Halloween evening. Preparing treats each year keeps us busy.
Updated Aug. 24, 2009: a smart and kind reader let me know I forgot a major ingredient. Please add ½ cup Karo white syrup to the ingredients list in Step 1. Thank you, Deb!

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This recipe is super easy and, if you follow the directions, never fails. It is important to carefully study the recipe and have everything organized and ready before beginning.

I made thank-you Halloween cupcake treats for the staff of the hospital caring for my friend. I’m delivering them this morning so I’ve got to run in a minute.


Our friend and nearby neighbor Brad decorates his front yard fabulously for Halloween each year. He and Maggie stand out front the entire evening greeting visitors and handing out treats. Brad took this photo of us in our costumes standing in front of his display.

Happy Halloween from my honey the Leprechaun and Mummy me in my shroud!


The Fairy Godmother said...

Great recipes, happy Halloween.

A Novelist said...

Happy Halloween! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, all that peanut brittle is impressive! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Felicia said...

Love your treats and your costumes! Happy Halloween :)

Gumbo Lily said...

We're leaving soon to friends' where we eat chili and bread and yak and the kids scare the trick-or-treaters. This year they've got a terrific ape suit which is very intimidating IMHO!

Happy Halloween!

paris parfait said...

Ooh, fabulous treats and great costumes! Happy Halloween!

JulieZS said...

Cool costumes! Happy Halloween!

African Kelli said...

You made homemade treats for your trick-or-treaters AND cupcakes for the hospital staff.
I'm tell you Junie, we were meant to be friends. I have SO much to learn from you!
You really are one amazing human being. Happy Halloween to you my friend!

Sandra Evertson said...

That peanut brittle looks so GOOD I wish I could just reach through the screen and get some!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra Evertson

a pink-bee said...

Oh -I am coming to your house trick or treating :).
Happy Halloween Junie :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

OMG !! You have been a busy beaver.
Love all the photos.
250 kids come around, I can't believe it. The peanut brittle looks great but we would have too many people worried about peanut allegies around here.
Oh I would love to come and visit one year at Halloween if only to see your neighbours display.
You guys look great. Hubby gets dressed up too....

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Halloween to you!! I live with a leprechaun too...check my March archives.

pamelahuntington said...

Happy Halloween...would love
to visit your house and grab a
bag of that Peanut brittle - looks
so good! Love the costumes, too:)


That is such a wonderful recipe for peanut brittle. A friend shared it with me last Christmas and I made it for EVERYONE!

Scrappy Moments said...

Happy Halloween, The Peanut Brittle Looks Divine, I may Have to try it with the Holidays Coming Up :)

Great Post, everything looks so yummy!


Barone said...

Junie Moon-
I live in Arizona too; your neighborhood is definitely more fun then mine...thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful evening.....stop by my blog sometime

Yummers! said...

Last night on the Food Network they made peanut brittle. They just knew you were going to post about it! I may come knocking at your door.

Your costumes are great... when do you have time to sleep with all you do???
Have a fun evening!

eb said...

wonderful treats - and I was getting hungry with all this flying around...

xox - eb.

Sherry said...

I love it when people get that involved in the holiday!!

The peanut brittle sounds sooo good and the treats look divine!

Happy Halloween!

Leslie said...

Oh, what a day to be doing Weight Watchers!

Cre8Tiva said...

yum...have we danced yet...hope you're having a ghoulish day...blessings, rebecca

Kimberley said...

What a terrific stop on my party rounds!

Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Halloween,

somepinkflowers said...

trick or treat!
is it too late?


we are rockin'
at the Blog Halloween Party!

here is some eye-of-newt fudge
for you.
hope you enjoy it!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Love the costumes! hope you have a wonderful halloween!!!!

PEA said...

Happy Halloween!! I wish I could have trick or treated at your house tonight, I so love peanut brittle:-) xo

Erika Cass Designs said...

*~* Happy Halloween *~*

Mmmmmmm, I love peanut brittle! I've nver tired making it myself. Thanks for the recipe. :o)

Paul-ene said...

Love all your treats...and thanks for the recipe too! Oh I made cupcakes too for the halloween bash. YUM....what's not to like about a cupcake? LOVE IT!

Happy Halloween and thanks for sharing all your fun halloween treat tips.

cindy said...

I'm bleary eye-d and still making the party rounds early this morning....LOL. The PNB looks fantastic...wish you lived near here.
Hope it was a a Happy Halloween.

Ninnie said...

Ahhhhhhh peanut brittle. I remember my grandmother making it every year. Hope you had a Happy Halloween.

Priscilla said...

My dad also loves peanut brittle! Thank you so much for the recipe, the little treat bags you made look very cute, i usually make some treat bags for the little ghouls too, although i was out on halloween this year! I did manage to take part in the blog party though, I wasnt going to miss it....Happy late halloween

Priscilla x

Laume said...

Finally stopping by even though the party is long over. I can't believe you get that many trick or treaters! We're lucky if we get a handful. And then we're stuck eating all that candy ourselves. Well, maybe that part isn't so bad. My mom is the peanut brittle lover in our family. I'm always afraid I'm gonna break a tooth on the stuff - although it's sure tasty.