We are finally in full Halloween mode at our house. I put up the spider webs, spideys and fake bats, and Peyton is loving life. While I’m sad I’m not able to use all of our decorations (we’re in the process of redoing our built-ins), my walls are covered and I’m a happy gal. I even stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a couple of small skeletons. I guess I’m feeling extra spooky this year!
Now that Peyton is old enough, we’ve started a tradition of watching a new Halloween movie every Friday and homegirl loves it – she’s a TV junkie. We’re convinced she’d watch all day if we let her. It’s been great sitting on the couch together and cuddling up with some popcorn to watch movies. Emory always chooses to sit still in his chair for about ten minutes and then crawls around our house playing with toys (unless he notices the popcorn – then he’s all up in our space). A boy after my own heart!
I’m looking forward to introducing some new Halloween traditions this year, like hanging little ghosts from our trees (I need to visit Pinterest to figure this out!), but I’m just as eager to continue some of the things we’ve done the past couple of years like carving pumpkins and enjoying a warm bowl of chili after trick or treating.
Another tradition we started last year was booing some of our friends – you know, ringing the doorbell and dropping off candy or sweets. SO MUCH FUN! Last year, we delivered these these spooky treats and we can’t wait to deliver more boolicious sweets to our friends in the next couple of days!
During my search for fall decor this year, I found some Halloween silicone candy molds at Joann Fabrics (you can get them at Target or Amazon) and I immediately put them in my cart because I knew they’d be perfect for our annual booing activity. Filling them with chocolate was the easiest five minutes of my life and the molds did a wonderful job of keeping the shape together after sitting in the fridge for a half and hour or so. I love how cute they are and it’s so easy to jazz them up with another type of chocolate or festive sprinkles.
I hope you’ll use this recipe to deliver spooky treats to your friends and family this year! If you do, I’d love to see – don’t forget to tag your photos with #marinamakeseats.
Halloween Chocolate Candies
- Silicone candy molds
- 1 cup or more (depending on the size of your molds) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup or more (depending on the size of your molds) of white chocolate chips
- Festive sprinkles
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals, heating until melted and stirring with a spoon or spatula in between each interval. Fill each mold with chocolate and place in the refrigerator to harden for 30 minutes to an hour. Bend chocolate out of the molds and enjoy.
To replicate the white chocolate pumpkins: Place sprinkles on the bottom of the molds before pouring the white chocolate.
To replicate the chocolate bats: After bending the chocolate out of the molds, place on a piece of parchment paper. Either use leftover melted white chocolate or microwave more and drizzle it on top of each bat. Top with festive sprinkles.