10/18/2011

Twix or Treat!

In case you already didn't know, we're a little crazy about Halloween...and, I'm even more crazy about my costume this year!... Since we want you to be the coolest house on the block this Halloween, we're giving one Gourmet Mom on the Go reader:
Your own TWIX Halloween costume
AND
70 FULL SIZE Twix bars to hand out for Trick-or-Treat!
TO ENTER:
Time's up! We have a winner!

The Hulls who said...
"I like twix on facebook! :)"
I dropped you an email, Please send me your contact info by this afternoon so we can get your package to you by Halloween!


Just for fun, Twix did an online Treat Survey and here were my favorite facts...
Fruit-flavored non-chocolate Halloween treats get no respect: Only 3 percent of all adults surveyed listed fruit-flavored non-chocolate treats as their Halloween favorite. The winning treat combination? Chocolate with peanuts or peanut butter topped the list at 39 percent, followed by a chocolate and caramel combination as a close second (30 percent). Phew, good thing TWIX bars come in classic TWIX® Caramel and TWIX® Peanut Butter.


Men seek the crunch; the ladies prefer something they can chew on: When it comes to treats, women prefer chewy treats more than men do (42 percent to 33 percent), while more men than women seek out treats with a crunch (33 percent to 23 percent).

Taking candy from a baby: One quarter of all adults surveyed (26 percent) admit to taking candy from their child’s Halloween stash or a friend’s or co-worker’s candy dish and denying it.

I hope you're all having fun gearing up for Halloween!
Disclosure: Twix provided the information and products for this giveaway. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.

10/13/2011

Fun with Biscoff Spread!

This summer, my friend Bridget over at Bake at 350 got me hooked on the new Biscoff Spread! I've always loved Biscoff Cookies (I even served them at my wedding!) so you can imagine how excited I was when Biscoff put all that luscious taste into a creamy spread!!
Since then, we've had a great time making all kinds of fun recipes, here are my kids' two current favorite creations...Little H loves these sweet treats because they taste like a decadent dessert (but are packed with all kinds of "good for you" stuff!)


Biscoff Energy Balls
makes 24
Ingredients:
½ c light corn syrup
½ c light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ c sliced almonds
½ c dried cherries (optional)
½ c ground flax seed
1 ½ granola cereal
¾ c Biscoff Spread
½ c white chocolate chips

Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine corn syrup and brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly then cook an additional 30 seconds, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in all other ingredients except chocolate chips. Let sit for 10 minutes until cool enough to handle. Roll into 1” balls and place on wax paper. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over balls and let set completely, about 10 minutes. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.



This is Little C's current favorite lunch staple! She loves to whip them up herself and always feels special when she gets out her fancy chopsticks and "Bushi" (Biscoff and Sushi;)) at lunchtime. :)



Biscoff "Bushi" Rolls
Ingredients:
2 slices bread, any flavor
2 Tablespoons Biscoff spread
4 teaspoons cherry jelly

Directions:
Roll one slice bread flat with a rolling pin and cut off crusts (optional). Spread 1 tablespoon Biscoff spread on bread, covering 2/3 of the bread. Spread 2 teaspoons jelly on top of the Biscoff spread. Roll up bread, starting at the end covered with Biscoff spread. Cut into slices with a sharp knife and place in container. Repeat steps with second slice of bread. (optional: garnish with fake “sushi grass” and serve with chopsticks).



We entered these two recipes in Biscoff's Lunch Envy Challenge! Go here to check it out and join in on the fun!

10/12/2011

Frogs on a Log

Big C was so proud of herself when she and her sister made these Frogs on a Log treats for her birthday party...

I realized that these would also be super cute for a "not-too-spooky" Halloween treat or a Letter F snack!

Frogs on a Log
Ingredients:
Hostess Ho Ho's

Gummy Frogs
Brown Candy Melts (or chocolate chips)
Wax Paper


Directions:
Unwrap Ho Hos and place on wax paper. Melt chocolate and drizzle lengthwise over Ho Ho's to give them a "wood texture". Place two gummy frogs on the top of each and let set completely, about 10 minutes.

Tips: after the girls drizzed the chocolate, I moved each Ho Ho a little bit on the wax paper so they didn't have big chocolate strings on the end. Or, you can just break them off after drying.

For the dessert stand, we simply bought a cross cut of wood at the craft store and Gourmet Dad cut a log for me. We used epoxy to glue them together and you have an instant rustic cake/dessert stand!

10/07/2011

Columbus Day Snack

First, I want to thank you so much for your sweet emails, comments, etc., asking if we are ok. YES, I am alive! We had a lot of action this summer and I enjoyed some time off playing with the girls and trying to fix up a little ranch we bought....

I will post soon the rest of the dowloads/ideas for the Camping Party, I apologize to those of you who have been waiting for it! In the meantime, I saw this adorable idea over on Pinterest (original version from Supermom Moments) and knew it would be the perfect little Columbus Day snack for Little C's school class. Here is our version as well as a dowload for the flags I made. These are so easy! All you need is clear cups, blue Jell-o, orange slices, toothpicks, and flags (I cut them out and glued them to the toothpicks).
Click here or on the image below to download the flags.
Enjoy! We'll be back soon with more fun!