Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweeties

These were sooooo yummy! They're definitly going on my list of goodies for Christmas this year! And they're super easy.
What you need:
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Butter(no substitutes)
3 cups powdered sugar
5 dozen mini pretzels
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 TBS vegetable oil

What you do:
In a mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until combined. Shape into 1 in. balls (I made mine a little too big. It's best if they're small enough that you can pop the whole thing into your mouth in one bite.); press onto a pretzel. Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until peanut butter is firm(I put mine in the freezer for around 20 minutes and that worked fine). In a microwave-safe bowl or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and oil. Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and return to baking sheet pretzel side down. Refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Pie Pops

I wanted to have a gluten free alternative to the cake pops at our Halloween Party, so I played around and came up with pumpkin pie pops. They weren't as good as I had imagined, but they were still pretty yummy. I'm going to work on perfecting these, but this recipe still is pretty good. 

I used my pumpkin pie recipe that I've been using for a while now. I had pumpkin goop in the freezer that I pulled out and made these from scratch.

I mixed the pumpkin pie filling as normal, then I poured it into a pan I bought at WalMart for making brownie pops. Once they were baked, I put them in the freezer. After they were frozen I pulled them out, stabbed them with sticks, dipped the in chocolate and decorated them. Wahla! Gluten free pumpkin pie pops.

Cake Pops

I tried my hand at this popular dessert for our Halloween party. They aren't as smooth as I would have liked, but they were a big hit and tasted great (and I'd rather have them taste great and look not as pretty than to look pretty and taste horrible). They were pretty easy and a lot of fun. 

1 cake mix
1 can of frosting
1 pkg cream cheese
dipping chocolate (I got my orange chocolate in the cake aisle next to the scrapbooking stuff in walmart)
candy sticks (I used wood craft sticks because they were cheaper and walmart was out of candy sticks)

1. Make the cake like normal, then let it cool completely.
2. Crumble the cake into a large bowl.
3. Add frosting and cream cheese. Mix well (by hand or electric mixer).
4. Roll into balls and freeze (freeze solid).
5. When frozen, melt the chocolate (as directed on chocolate package).
6. Insert the candy stick all the way into the cake ball, then dip in the chocolate. I would put the ball in the chocolate, roll it around to coat it, then tap the stick on the side of the bowl to get rid of tons of extra melted chocolate and it smoothed out the more bumpy chocolate.
7. Roll in sprinkles and set upright to set up (I bought a stand for $3 for this).
8. Eat!