Thursday, October 11

Bewitched Blog Tour- Halloween Recipe+giveaway blog post

Hello everyone! Today is my stop of the Bewitched tour. Bewitched is book #2.5 in the Heven and Hell series by Cambria Hebert. I really love this series and it get's better with each book. In Bewitched we get to see the point of view of Kimber, the best friend of the lead character. And in style with this book there is a blog tour. My post is Halloweed themed and I am going to post some Halloween themed recipes, I haven't tried them myself yet, but it looks delicious.

Okay so first the cover and blurb of this awesome book:



From Goodreads:
For years, I accepted that Heven was more popular than me. I never liked it but I lived with it. I walked in her shadow, I stood by her when no one else would. When I finally thought her spotlight was mine things began to change. She began to change. Now she hardly ever calls me back, she spends all her time with her hot new boyfriend and everyone at school thinks she’s back on top. She had it all. But apparently she wants more. She wants Cole – my boyfriend. What’s worse is that it looks like she got him. I’ve had enough and she’s going to be sorry. Why?

Because I am bewitched.



 And here is the link to my review of Bewitched

 And now on to the recipes. Cambria came up with these recipes and they contain her comments. So here they are Halloween themed recipes with Cambria's comments:



Happy October everyone!

I would like to thank Lola and Kayleigh for having me here today as part of my Bewitched blog tour. Bewitched is my newest novella in the Heven and Hell series. It’s full off witches, spells, demons… and maybe even some bones! It’s the perfect little read for this time of year!

I don’t know about you but I love October… partly because that’s when Halloween is! I love candy and all the treats that go along with the holiday. I was browsing the internet the other day for recipes I could make with my kids and there are SO many great Halloween recipes out there that are all scary good looking. There are a ton that I would like to try!

This Halloween pizza looks like it is scary good!!! And what’s even better? It only has 5 ingredients and is super simple to make!






Recipe #1 Halloween candy pizza







Ingredients:

- 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies

- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

- 1 cup candy corn

- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb can)

Directions:
- Step 1:  heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-inch pizza pan with foil; grease foil with shortening. Cut cookie dough into 1/4 inch-thick slices; arrange in pan. With floured fingers, press slices to form crust.
- Step 2: Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- Step 3: Use foil to lift crust from pan. Carefully remove foil from crust; place crust on serving platter or tray. Spread peanut butter over crust. Sprinkle candy corn and raisins evenly over top.
- Step 4: In small microwaveable bowl, microwave frosting on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin and drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting over cookie pizza. Cut into wedges or squares.



Recipe #2 Eyeballs

This next tasty treat is pretty cute or creepy. I think they would look great perched on some seeing cupcakes. To make them here is the recipe:

Ingredients: 
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 drops blue food coloring
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- red food coloring (optional)

Directions:
- Step 1: Beat the peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the sugar and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll chilled dough into small, eyeball-sized balls and place on 2 baking sheets lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes. 
- Step 2: Melt the white chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Dip each eyeball into the white chocolate and transfer to the waxed paper until the chocolate has set. You can chill them in the refrigerator. 
- Step 3: Stir a few drops of blue food coloring into the remaining melted white chocolate. Make a round "iris" on the top of the cooled eyeball and press a mini chocolate chip in the center for a "pupil." For an extra spooky bloodshot eyeballs take a toothpick dipped in red food coloring and make squiggly lines on the eye. 
This recipe can be found at: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spooky-Halloween-Eyeballs/Detail.aspx







Recipe #3 Little Pumpkin shaped popcorn balls


I think these are super cute! Little pumpkin shaped popcorn balls! They would be great for snacking or to take to a party.
Ingredients: 
- 5 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup chopped salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 4 drops red food coloring
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 4 sticks red or black licorice, cut into thirds

Directions:
- Step 1: Grease a muffin pan and set aside. Place popcorn, candy corn and peanuts into a large bowl and set aside. 
- Step 2: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows, red food coloring and yellow food coloring, adjusting color if needed to get a nice shade of orange. When the marshmallows are completely melted, pour over the popcorn and stir to evenly distribute the candy, nuts and marshmallow. 
- Step 3: Use a greased spoon to fill the muffin cups. Insert a piece of licorice to act as the stem, and mold the popcorn around it. Let stand until firm, 10 to 15 minutes, and then pull the pumpkins out by their stems and admire your pumpkin patch!

This recipe can be found at: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/halloween-popcorn-pumpkins/Detail.aspx



Recipe #4 Haunted Hooting Owl Pretzels

 I got to tell you I think that this last recipe is my favourite, I think I will be making these because I really think they are great looking.

Ingredients:
- 1 Large pretzels 
- Confectioner's coating
- Coarse black decorating sugar 
- 1 Black jelly bean
- 1 Sandwich cookie
- Ice white candy pieces
- 2 choclate chips
- 2 licorice twists
- Small pieces of licorice candy

Directions:
- Step 1: Dip large pretzels in melted confectioner's coating. Place the pretzels on wax paper.
- Step 2: As the coating sets, sprinkle with coarse black decorating sugar. Press a black jelly bean to the twist of each pretzel for the nose and small licorice candy onto the bae of the pretzels for the talons.
- Step 3: Separate a sandwich sookie and press the halves onto the pretzel for eyes.
- Step 4: Ice white candy pieces and press onto each cookie eye, then add chocolate chips to them for pupils.
- Step 5: Use black licorice twists as eyebrows.

Recipe can be found at http://www.bhg.com/halloween/recipes/halloween-treats-kids-can-make/#page=9

Do you have a favourite Halloween treat recipe that you make every year? If so tell us what it is below!


I think all those treats look delicious! I think I will try to make the candy pizza, because I love pizza and it looks great!


And you also have the change to win a copy of Bewitched (e-book) and this swag:

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8 comments:

  1. These treats look yummy and deliciously scary!

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  2. I am so trying the owl recipe. It looks so yummy and easy to make. Great post.

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  3. jessica cochrane11 October 2012 at 18:18

    Great giveway

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  4. Ha, I love those recipes!! I think I'm going to try them out!!! =D x

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  5. thanks for the giveaway. I am going to have to try the recipesthey look good.

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  6. Finally I got on! LOL. Sorry I didn't stop by yesterday I was having the worst time with my internet. :) But this post looks so awesome. I drooled over the recipes again! LOL. thank you so much for being part of the tour and for supporting Bewitched!!!!!!

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  7. I love them too! They all look so delicious!

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  8. Thanks for the recipes. They look great.

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