Tag Archives: halloween treats

Seasonal Trail Mix

24 Oct

Fall Inspired Trail Mix

This recipe is admittedly not a cupcake recipe. But it’s just so easy and delicious that I couldn’t help but share it! I made these trail mix jars as favors for a bridal shower this weekend and they were a huge hit!

Yummy Treats - Festive Sweets

My Fall inspired Trail Mix Treat Jars are fun to make and would be great little presents for co-workers, teachers, school lunch boxes, and more. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

  • 8 oz Mason Jars (optional)
  • 1 bag of Pretzels
  • 3 Cups of Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 Cups of Walnuts
  • 15 Caramel Squares (I cut them into smaller chunks)
  • 4 Cups of Candy Corn
  • 4 Cups of Raisins
  • 4 Cups of Cranberries
  • 1 large bag of Reese’s Pieces

Ina large bowl, mix all of your ingredients together. Fill each mason jar with trail mix. I like to use cupcake liners and ribbon to decorate the top of the mason jars.

Don’t feel like using mason jars? Here’s some other fun ideas for sharing your trail mix:

  • Fall colored goody bags
  • Clear Ziploc bags
  • Big Punch Bowl
  • Solo Cups
  • Piping bags tied with ribbon
  • Small Tupperware

Have fun creating these cute little mason jar treats!

~ Stay Sweet~

xoxo

McCormick Halloween Giveaway

10 Oct

Happy Monday!

This weeks blog postings are going to be all about Halloween inspired cupcakes! I have an exciting giveaway to announce and some fun tutorials coming your way! So let’s dig in!

I received a McCormick Halloween Baking Kit in the mail on Friday and have been anxious to tell you guys about it since I opened it! The sweet people at McCormick wanted me to review some of their products and then give one of my lucky readers a kit of their own! Pretty cool, huh?

To be entirely  honest, I have always loved McCormick food colorings and vanilla extract, so I was more than happy to review their products and share with you all. It seemed to be a great fit!

The McCormick Halloween Baking Kit came with the following items:

  • McCormick Assorted Food Coloring
  • McCormick Black Food Coloring
  • McCormick Vanilla Extract
  • Wilton Cupcake Liners
  • Bright Orange Oven Mit
  • Silicone Cookie Sheet
  • A Mini Spatula
  • A list of Halloween cupcake ideas
  • And some yummy Candy Corn!

This kit has EVERYTHING you need to make some fantastic Halloween cupcakes!

My favorite is the McCormick black food coloring. It  is perfect for making scary Halloween cupcakes, like spider cupcakes, tombstone cupcakes, and even vampire cupcakes! Once Halloween is over though, you can still use the black food coloring for 100’s of other cupcake ideas. I like to use the black to outline some of my cupcake designs, or use it when making little eyeballs on character cupcakes.

The best thing about the McCormick black food coloring is that it actually turns the frosting black, rather than grey. So many black food colorings turn white frosting grey when you add it. With McCormick, you only have to use a few drops and you have perfect black frosting! I love that it is hassle free.

Before I give you some more great tips on how to use McCormick food colorings – let me tell you how you can win this awesome kit!

McCormick Halloween Baking Kit Giveaway Rules:

You must leave a comment on this blog post for every entry you submit

Mandatory:

Go the McCormick Facebook Page and tell them Stay Calm Cupcake sent you!

Extra Entries:

Follow my facebook page and leave a comment

Subscribe to my blog (on the top right hand side of the blog)

Follow me on Twitter and retweet about the contest. Use the tweet “@StayCalmCupcake is giving away a McCormick Halloween Kit!

It’s that easy! The giveaway ends on the 14th of this week and the winner will receive their kit by the following week. Just in time for Halloween.

Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing a great recipe for  Candy Corn Cupcakes! Have fun submitting your entries for the contest, I look forward to announcing the winner on the 14th!