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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!

                      Featured photo credit: Our Best Bites via ourbestbites.com

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                      Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                      3. Upgrade yourself

                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                      4. Talk to a friend.

                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                      8. Have a quick nap.

                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                      10. Find some competition.

                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                      11. Go exercise.

                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                      12. Take a good break.

                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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