Halloween Chocolate Covered Potato Chips Recipe

Halloween Chocolate Covered Potato Chips Recipe

Some people look at me like I’m nuts when I talk about chocolate covered potato chips but then I know they’ve never eaten any. Chocolate covered potato chips are the perfect combination of salty and sweet and I can never eat just one! This Halloween themed recipe featuring ghost and candy corn chocolate covered chips is just as fun to make as they are to eat.

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8 Dollar Store Halloween Costume Must Haves

8 Dollar Store Halloween Costume Must Haves

You already know stores like Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are great places for cheap deals and steals, but you should also know they can be a one stop shop for your Halloween costume needs! Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and other similar stores carry a variety of Halloween costume accessories, perfect for making your costumes complete. Check out these 8 Dollar Store Halloween costume must haves, so you can get the look you want for less. You will be amazed at what they have to offer!

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7 Fun Things to Do with a Pumpkin

7 Fun Things to Do with a Pumpkin

Not everyone is born with the Martha Stewart gene. You know, the one that’s responsible for crafting, baking, decorating and generally being the envy of the Pinterest world? Autumn is a particular jackpot for people who excel in these departments, but for those of us who need a little inspiration, here are 7 things to do with a pumpkin this season.

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Spooktacular $100 PayPal Cash Giveaway!

Halloween $100 Giveaway

It’s a Spooktacular giveaway brought to you by some ghoulish blogger friends! Enter for your chance to win a $100 PayPal cash!

I know how hard it can be on your wallet to supply all your little ghosts and goblins with those amazing Halloween costumes. Not to mention the cost of supplying your neighborhood with full sized candy bars! So to help a little with the budget I’ve teamed up with a few other bloggers to give you a treat this Halloween.

One reader will be receiving a $100 deposit into their PayPal account to say thank you for making your kids Halloween so awesome. It’s super easy to enter! From now through November 3rd you can use the simple form below to enter and remember to share with your other Halloween Superheroes!

Halloween Fun with Crescent Mummy Dogs & Giveaway

Crescent Mummy Dogs

My quadruplets were born in October so Halloween has always been a special holiday for them and all the kids love fun foods. These Pillsbury Crescent Roll Mummy Dogs are one of their favorites and they’re so easy to make with just a couple ingredients.

Crescent Mummy Dogs

The kids love to help make these Halloween mummy hot dogs almost as much as they love to eat them! All you need are a package of your favorite hot dogs and a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. From now through October 30th you can get a coupon for $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods products and from October 22nd through the 28th they are on sale for 3/$6 at Publix.

Crescent Mummy Dogs

Flatten out the crescent rolls on a cutting surface then use a pizza cutter to cut them into “bandage” strips for your mummies. Once they’re done cooking you can use a toothpick to dot on mustard or ketchup for eyes on your mummy dogs or you can use a food marker like I did with these.

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Crescent Roll Mummy Dogs
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Serves: 10 Mummy Dogs
  • Package of 10 hot dogs
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Ketchup, Mustard or Food Marker for eyes
  1. Roll out the crescent rolls on a cutting surface and cut into strips with a pizza cutter.
  2. Wrap the hot dogs with the crescent roll strips. Be sure to leave a gap near the top of each hot dog for the eyes.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Use a toothpick to dot on mustard or ketchup for the eyes, or use a food marker to draw them on.
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway $15 PayPal cash so one lucky reader can buy some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and hot dogs to make this mummy dog recipe for themselves. To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, October 31st.

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My 10/15 Publix Trip – $77.02 for $22.04 or 71% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

This is probably the latest in the month that I’ve ever bought Halloween candy but finally there are a bunch of great deals on candy this week at Publix, plus there were a bunch of good Target coupons that matched the deals so I stocked up. We go to a friend’s house to trick or treat and I’ll be bringing a bunch of candy to hand out there, plus I’ll share with my mom for her trick or treaters, and of course I have to save a little bit for myself. Today I bought $77.02 worth of goodies for $22.04, or 71% off after coupons and $5/$30 Winn Dixie q. Here are the deals:

Hershey’s Snack Size Chocolates Lovers’, Reese’s Lovers’, Scare N’ Share Mix, or Pieces & More Assortment, or All Time Greats or Kit Kat, 50 ct, 22.5 to 27.8 oz, BOGO $9.99
$1.50/2 Hershey’s Wrapped Candy Bags (no size restrictions) Target Coupon (exp 11/9) (I used one of these)
$1/2 Fun Size Mars Chocolate Packages Target Coupon (no size restrictions) (exp 11/8)
Final Price: $4.25 each bag

Snickers Mini Mix Big Bag or Miniatures, Kids Favorites Mix, Minis Mix Miniatures, or Mars Assorted Fun Size Chocolates, Assorted Varieties, 17.5 to 19.5 oz, BOGO $6.79
$1/2 MARS Halloween Fun Size® Bags (8.67 oz. or larger) (I used one of these)
$1/2 Fun Size Mars chocolate packages Target coupon (I used one of these)
$1/2 Mars fun size Halloween Bags (8.67 oz. or larger) printable
$2/3 7UP, A&W, Sunkist, Sun Drop Or Canada Dry, Any (1) 6-Pack Of 8 Oz. Cans Or (2) 2-Liters And (2) Bags Of Mars Candy, Any
Final Price: $2.40 per bag

Nestle Candies Ultimate Scream, Classic Scream, 3 Fun Size Bags, Wonka Assorted, Boo Bag!, or Best of Butterfinger, Assorted Varieties, 30 to 38 oz, BOGO $8.99
$1/1 60 ct Nestle Boo Bag chocolate candy Target coupon (I used two of these)
Final Price: $3.50 each bag

Smithfield Boneless Ham Slice, Smoked Maple or Honey, 8 oz, BOGO $3.59
-$0.75/1 Smithfield Anytime Favorites, any one package – 09-14-14 SS (I used one of these)
Final Price: $1.42 each

Classico Pasta Sauce or Meat Sauce, Assorted Varieties, 15 or 24 oz, BOGO $2.69
-$0.75/2 Classico Item, 09/14 SS (exp 10/31) (I used one of these)
$2/2 Classico Pasta Sauce Target coupon printable (I used two of these)
Final Price: 15¢ each jar

Cole’s Garlic Bread or Toast Slices or Bread Sticks; or Cheese Sticks, Assorted Varieties, 10.5 to 16 oz (Excluding Mini Loaf and Mini Toast), BOGO $2.99
$1/2 Coles Quality Bread Items (excluding Mini Loaf) (Publix Make Your Home Italian Tonight Booklet or printable)  (I used one of these)
$0.50/1 Cole’s Brand Product, Any
-$0.30/1 Cole’s Item, Any Tearpad
Final Price: $1.00 each

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100s of Halloween Items on Sale at Michael’s

We get most of our craft supplies and holiday decorating items at Michael’s because they have such a great selection and they always have terrific coupons!  Now they’ve got hundreds of Halloween items on sale – just click the banner above to check them out and print this week’s coupons!

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Get 50-80% Off Halloween Costumes & Supplies

Check out this hot pre-Halloween clearance sale at Shindigz for some fabulous prices on costumes and party supplies at up to 88% off! I’m just not willing to spend a fortune on costumes that my kids are going to wear for a couple of hours, so I’m thrilled to have found this Deluxe Clonetrooper Leader costume for just $7.50 (regular price $57.99), the Lady Bug for $10 and the Honey Bee for $15 (both regularly $34.99).  The costumes all got great reviews and come with everything you see except for the gun.  Hurry on over for best selection because this deal ends at midnight tomorrow – 11:59p EST 10/5/11.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I think I got the trick and the kids got the treats (thank goodness I have my own chocolate stockpile)!  We’ve had costumes and a plan for Halloween for quite awhile, and then in the past couple of days the kids have all been changing their minds about what they want to be for Halloween.  One of my princesses decided she wanted to be a frog and my two little commandos wanted to be vampires – so I had to convince my daughter that only princes turn into frogs not princesses and then went to four different stores to get vampire teeth.  Luckily we got an extra set because at the last minute my cowboy decided he wanted to be a ‘vampire cowboy’ and then refused to wear his hat or chaps.  Oh well, they had a blast and they’ve got enough candy for fifteen cavities!

16 Free Halloween Songs From Amazon

Here’s a terrific freebie from Amazon just in time for Halloween!  You can download 16 spooky Halloween tunes for FREE, here’s the playlist:

1. Welcome to the House of Freaks – Lauren Mandel 
2. Spiders – Simons & Cameron
3. Welcome to My Freakshow – Butterfly Molly 
4. Someone Gave Me Health Food On Halloween – The Halloween Freaks 
5. It’s A Hip Hop Halloween Night – The Halloween Freaks 
6. Monster Halloween Party – Simons & Cameron
7. In The Dark – Simalyne
8. Scary Halloween – Adrian Danz 
9. Halloween – SpaceCapital 
10. Cathedral of Lost Souls – Slightly Different People 
11. Halloween Hell – Krystof
12. Halloween Orbit – Bob Maloney 
13. Shock! Horror! – Synoiz 
14. Psycho Devil – Michael McFee 
15. Possible Musics 02 Film Score Scary Horror Sync Instrumental – JoDee Maree Green 
16. Zombie Woman Medley – Optivion