Not So Spooky Halloween

by Alli

When I was a little girl, I always looked forward to that one chilly night in fall when my siblings and I took to the streets in our small hometown. We would dress up in our plastic costumes with masks that we could barely breathe or see through, Our plan was to gather as much candy as our paper bags or plastic pumpkins would hold.  There were no tricks, just treats!

Since those days, Halloween has come a long way, baby.  According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend $6.9 billion this year for Halloween!  Yikes!

At my house, we’re not into spooky, scary stuff at all.  Fall is all about family, fun, and food. The older boys always want to dress as the latest and greatest superhero or ninja warrior.  They are 100% boys!

The youngest grandson, T Hawke, had the hardest time deciding between Mickey Mouse or Jake.  After going back and forth, he finally settled on Jake and I’ve been singing Jake and the Neverland Pirates and ME all day long.

Not So Spooky Halloween

We usually have a fun, fall festival at our church with trunk or treat, games, carnival rides and, did I mention, food?

Delicious Food

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I’ve been invited to a tasting event later this month at my local Walmart, hosted by  Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ and I’ll be sharing a recipe that I create using one of their all natural meats.  Make sure you stay tuned!

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, you’ve got to try these not so spooky Halloween brownies.  They are super easy to make and are always a hit at my house.

Not So Spooky Halloween

Not So Spooky Brownies

Not So Spooky Halloween

Ingredients

  • Prepared Brownies (use a boxed brownie mix or make them homemade
  • 1 can of white icing (I rarely, if ever, use bought icing, but I made an exception here)
  • Small tube of black gel (right beside the boxed brownie mix).
  • Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Cut brownies into squares. Place a few heaping tablespoons of icing into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 10 seconds and stir. Place a marshmallow on each brownie square and spoon a tablespoon of icing over the marshmallow. Use the black gel to make eyes and a mouth.

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These brownies are so easy to make and they are a big hit with the kids!  If you have leftover icing and marshmallows, make a few friendly ghost pops!

not so spooky Halloween

Not So Spooky Halloween

What’s your favorite family activity during the fall/Halloween season?

 

This is a sponsored post for Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ products, but all opinions are 100% mine!

 

56 comments

Mary Hill October 6, 2014 - 7:35 am

Those brownies are so, so cute. 🙂

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Kita October 6, 2014 - 8:26 am

Love the brownies. We always try to go apple picking during this season and make something with the apples. My kids love apple pie or candy apple.

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Alli October 6, 2014 - 9:30 am

I always make caramel apples. I could go for one right now!

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Colleen October 6, 2014 - 8:31 am

Look at that sweet crew of halloween cuties! You are are a lucky lady with a beautiful family! We love to watch the Munsters on Friday nights through the month of October. The kids love it!

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Alli October 6, 2014 - 9:29 am

I love the Munsters, too! 🙂

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Dionne Dean October 6, 2014 - 9:18 am

I love the ‘Not So Spooky Halloween’! The kids look like they’re having an amazing time and don’t have to dress up like warlocks and devils to do so! Also…the fact that you even had the IDEA to make ‘ghost’ pops makes SUPER cool! 😉

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Alli October 6, 2014 - 9:29 am

Yeah, we’re not into devils and warlocks at all! Yuck! 🙂

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) October 6, 2014 - 9:20 am

I love how easy and cute these are! S would love them! The kids look like they are having a great time at the party!

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Alli October 6, 2014 - 9:28 am

They had a wonderful time! They loved the pirate eye patches and tats.

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Louida October 6, 2014 - 10:39 am

We don’t make it spooky to celebrate Halloween either. We visit fairs and pumpkin patches. Also when we get pumpkins we just paint or color on them. Trick or Treating we do it at our local mall.

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Shirley Wood October 6, 2014 - 11:07 am

T Hawke is just as cute as a button in his pirate costume!
I am not a fan of the ‘spooky’ things associated with Halloween. I heard a sermon years ago which soured me on Halloween altogether for many, many years. My baby girl, now 27, never wore a costume and never trick or treated. It was after she was grown that we talked about it at length. She loves giving out candy to Trick or Treaters who come to her door and she won a prize one year for her decorated trunk at a Trunk or Treat event.
I have softened my attitude in recent years. I couldn’t possibly miss out on sharing in the joy of my grandchildren in fun costumes. I much prefer the safe Fall Festival alternative.
My favorite things about Fall are the National Fair, Fall Festival at church and a local Fall Festival we always take the grandchildren to.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 6, 2014 - 11:48 am

Your little grandson is simply ADORABLE. What a fun party! And I like those marshmallow pops and brownies – very creative and you’re right, not at all spooky!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 13, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Thanks for linking up at the #homematters linky party! We hope to see you again this coming Wednesday!

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Ricci October 6, 2014 - 11:58 am

What a precious pirate!!! And I LOVE the ghost/brownies!!!

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Erlene October 6, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Love the not so scary Halloween theme. My kids are older, so our decor is a mix of scary and not so scary.

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Anna @ Northern Homestead October 6, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Spooky or not, I can’t get friend with halloween. Our church has an alternative party too, so kids can have some not spooky fun.

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Amanda Smith October 6, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Brownies and marshmallows are two of my favorite things. You always have such cute ideas! Thanks for sharing this! I’ll be trying this soon.

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai October 6, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I’m with you… I’m not into the repulsive, bloody, gory Halloween. A little spooky, but a whole lot of fun is perfect for me. Your brownies are super cute. PINNED! T Hawke looks a lot like you, Alli. 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Karen October 6, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Those brownies look easy and fun to make! They also look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing another great recipe! 🙂

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Lisa K October 6, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Love the different expressions on the marshmallow faces! So cute!!

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Shannon October 6, 2014 - 8:55 pm

I love cute Halloween ideas!

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Sarah October 7, 2014 - 8:02 am

I love those not so spooky brownies… so cute!!

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Alli October 7, 2014 - 8:49 am

Thanks, Sarah – they are so, so easy, too!

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Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution October 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Really quite adorable! Visiting from our Swerve community 🙂

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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Alli October 7, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Thanks, Jennifer!

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deb October 7, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Those brownies are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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Alli October 8, 2014 - 4:26 am

Your monster ball treats are too cute! Love the eye and ears!

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Petro Neagu October 8, 2014 - 2:06 am

Aw, these brownies are so adorable! My little ones would totally love them. We’re also into less spooky Halloween stuff, we’re more open to Princesses. Thanks for such a lovely recipe. And your family is super cute 🙂

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Alli October 8, 2014 - 4:18 am

Thanks, Petro! I have all grandsons, so no princesses yet! 🙁 Maybe one of these days, because I love girly stuff!

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Stephanie Rose October 8, 2014 - 8:12 am

I love the Not So Spooky Brownies. They are super cute and not so spooky. Perfect for my house.

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Alli October 8, 2014 - 10:27 am

We don’t do spooky at all, so they were perfect and won’t cause any nightmares!

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Chandra October 8, 2014 - 10:00 am

The brownies are adorable. I’m going to try and make them, even though baking doesn’t always turn out in my favor.

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Alli October 8, 2014 - 10:23 am

You can also buy brownies already made at your local bakery and just plop those friendly ghosts on top! 🙂

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Liza @ Views From the 'Ville October 8, 2014 - 10:09 am

I love the “Not So Spooky” concept. My preschooler LOVES Halloween – but isn’t so fond of some of the scarier aspects like witches, scarecrows, etc. I think she’d really like those friendly ghost brownies, though!

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Alli October 8, 2014 - 11:09 am

When you take a bite of the brownie and get a taste of marshmallow and icing, um, it’s heavenly!

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Alaina Bullock October 9, 2014 - 7:15 am

How adorable! These brownies look delicious, and I love that they are not too scary for the younger kids!

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Alli October 9, 2014 - 7:16 am

Thanks, Alaina! They are so easy to throw together and my grand kids love them!

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Tammy Northrup October 9, 2014 - 8:23 am

I love your Not So Spooky Brownies, Alli. Such a cute idea and your grandson is adorable also. I’m not sure if our grandson will go trick or treating this year. He’s two and it might be too scary for him so I’m thinking a Fall Celebration at home may be fun instead.

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krystalskitsch October 11, 2014 - 7:24 am

What an adorable party! Those brownies are fabulous.

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Jenne October 11, 2014 - 9:45 am

Those marshmallows on a stick are just the cutest. So simple for a party.

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Mrs. Mashed Up October 11, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Also snagged this one for the Pin Worthy board!

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Alli October 12, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Thanks!!

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Emily Lambert October 20, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Those brownies are super cute! My kids would love making them and of course, eating them!

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Alli October 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Thanks! They are so easy to make. It’s almost embarrassing!

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Jenn Worden October 20, 2014 - 10:06 pm

The brownies look adorable. We do Trick or Treat but then we all meet at my house and have dinner and normally watch Charlie Brown. Going to the pumpkin patch is a close second to Trick or Treating! 😉

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Katie @ The Perfect Brownie October 21, 2014 - 8:27 pm

I’m so glad I saw your link on Twitter! Too cute. 🙂 Thank you for letting me use a photo in my “Amazing Halloween Dessert Ideas with Brownies” roundup!

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Alli October 21, 2014 - 9:21 pm

I’m flattered, Katie – anytime!

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Jennifer October 22, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Those ghost brownies are just adorable and they look super easy to make. And I just love the ghost pops – I think I’m going to make a few of them for our party this Sunday!

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Alli October 23, 2014 - 8:37 am

They are almost too easy – right up my alley!

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Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} October 27, 2014 - 6:24 pm

I love the Jake costume, with his little tattoos and all. Sooo stinking cute! I love how you made the little ghosts for the tops of the brownies. They look and sound really simple to make too….the “simple” is probably my fave part!

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Alli October 28, 2014 - 5:38 am

Simple is always best is my motto!

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