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10 Adorable Halloween Snack Recipes That You Need To Try

10 Adorable Halloween Snack Recipes That You Need To Try

1.Not So Spooky Oreo Bats

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    Not only are these wee little bats super cute, they’re also unbelievable simple and versatile. So long as you have some Oreos, black card and lollipop sticks, you can use whatever you want to make the eyes! I’m lazy, so candy eyes all the way for me. Now, somebody pass the milk.

    2. Eyeball Jell-O

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      This is a deliciously creepy-yet-cute dessert that’s perfect for a Halloween party. It also requires minimal ingredients (jello-o, gelatine and food dye), which always makes me happy. I like that this will work for both children’s and adult parties. Hell, I recommend slipping a little vodka in there so you can really get the party started.

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      3. Fog Drinks

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        If you really want to impress your party goers (whether they’re kids or not), this drink is the way to do it! Heston Blumenthal can be blamed for raising the bar when it comes to culinary concoctions, and when it means making drinks this cool looking, we should be bowing at his feet. The recipe is pretty simple for the most part – you can use any type of base liquid you like, and gummy worms are pretty simple to come by. The only issue you may have is getting your hands on some dry ice, although it’s starting to become more easily obtainable. Once again, don’t be afraid to add a cheeky nip into your own glasses, parents.

        4. Bloody Popcorn Brains

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          I think I may have just found a socially acceptable way to combine my love of popcorn and NBC’s Hannibal. This tasty Halloween treat also has something else going for it – it combines both savoury and sweet flavours, which is often a winner in my hungry opinion. I think that the combination of popcorn with white chocolate and marshmallow sounds delectable. The popped corn also does really look like bloody brains, so is bound to be a hit with the kids.

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          5. Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Pretzels

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            Apparently I’m on a salty and sweet roll, because next up we have these adorable chocolate covered pretzels. I never really noticed how they are the perfect shape for mini pumpkin – but they are! Once again the ingredient count is relatively low, and the only slightly trickier item may be the leaf tip. I think a piping bag could also be used with icing for the greenery

            6. Oreo Owl Cupcakes

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              Yep, more Oreos! These gorgeous Halloween cupcakes can be whipped up in no time for a last minute party snack. Although I’m not generally a fan of recipes that call for packet cake mix, I respect the convenience that it can lend. The great thing is that you can also use your own favourite chocolate cupcake recipe and it will work perfectly.

              7. Graveyard Pudding Cups

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                Aren’t these little ghosts boo-tiful? Yeah, I said it.

                Seriously, these little guys are the epitome of cute halloween snacks. You’ll be pleased to note that the dirt involves using our old friend Oreos. Apparently these cookies own Halloween or something. If you’re not up for making your own marshmallow ghosts, you can easily buy pre-made ones.

                8. The Pear Witch Project

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                  I promise that I didn’t just pick this one for the name, although it was a huge draw card. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean that everything that you eat will help to buy your dentist a new beach house. This tasty witch has the best of both worlds, as it includes both fruit and some sweet additions. Now before you say anything, I realise that the recipe calls for Oreo ice cream cones. I swear to God I’m not doing this on purpose or being paid by Nabisco. That would be awesome though. Obviously, you can choose whatever type of cone you wish!

                  9. Banana Ghosts with Tangerine Pumpkins

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                    Another fruity one for the healthy people! I swear I think that these are super cute and easy! Also, it really is good to have healthy alternatives on a day that is dominated by candy.

                    10. Melted Witch Cookies

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                      Fans of Wicked may not be into this one, but I thought this was a really unique and creative idea! The great thing is that you can use any basic cookie recipe, so feel free to go with your favourite!

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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                      Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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