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Yummy Halloween Treats

Lately, I have been entering "scorpion costume for children" on my search bar to no avail. I mean, not a single retailer has a venomous arachnoid costume, go figure. This wouldn't be a big deal, except my grandson Ezekiel has decided this is what he wants to be for Halloween. I searched for days on end and finally found one made exclusively for dogs. I figured he is about the size of a golden retriever. I'll let you know how it all works out.

This year like a lot of families, we are not going door to door trick or treating because of covid. Instead, we are all gathering at my daughter's house in costume for a fun night of popcorn and scary movies.

My grandkids are all under the age of five, so the movies aren't too heavy on the scary scale. I have three recommendations.

Toy Story of Terror. It is all the characters from Toy Story who are disappearing from a roadside motel. I can guarantee your little ones will love it.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. A blast from the past for most of us. I remember watching this one as a kid.

Room on the Broom. The story of a kind witch who gives animals a ride on her broom

To top the night off, we are letting the kids make Halloween popcorn balls.

Easy to make and delicious to eat with a scary movie.


6 cups of popped popcorn

3/4 cup candy corn

1/2 cup of butter

3 1/2 cups miniature white marshmallows

3/4 cup Reeses Pieces

Place the popped corn in a large bowl and lightly salt.

In a large pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Add the marshmallows until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn, making sure it is well coated.

Let it cool for 1 minute, then add 1/2 of candy corn and Reese's pieces.

Spray your hands with cooking spray and form the mixture into three-inch balls.

Press the remaining candy onto the outside of the balls.

Let them sit for 1 hour on waxed paper.


Gigi Lori


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