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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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                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                      3. Improved Sleep

                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                      4. Appetite Control

                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                      8. Pain Relief

                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                      9. The New Anti-Viral

                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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