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Halloween Inspiration


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halloween marshmallow popsHere are some Halloween ideas to make your spooky holiday season a spine-chilling sensation. Learn to make a batch of freakishly delicious Halloween marshmallow pops; get crafty (and sticky!) by entering a duct tape jack-o-lantern contest; and sneak some simple math fun into the candy commotion.

Marshmallow Pops

Easy and fun, make a batch of Halloween marshmallow pops!


  • 12 marshmallows
  • 12 popsicle or lollipop sticks
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • sprinkles (or other crumbled toppings)

Put the sticks into marshmallows. Melt the semisweet chocolate separately using a double boiler (or in a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan with a small amount of water in the bottom). Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate and roll it against the side of the bowl to get rid of excess. Immediately dip in sprinkles. Repeat with a fresh marshmallow in the white chocolate.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Life and Kitchen.

stick or treat duct tape pumpkinStick or Treat!

Instead of carving, get sticking and enter your pumpkin creation into the Duct Tape Jack-O-Lantern Contest for a chance to compete for the $1,000 Grand Prize. Entries are judged based on creativity, workmanship, originality, use of color, and use of duct tape. Contest closes November 1, 2012. One entry per person; get the full details here.

Candy alternatives that will still delight trick-or-treaters (really!)—>

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