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Easy DIY Halloween Party Favors

There are so many cute Halloween party favor ideas floating about the web, like the witch's broom goodie bags for example, though they do require some DIY experience. These tin-tie bakery bags are the perfect size for a Halloween goodie bag, and they require no crafting skills. I love howthe favor bags I made them with are cute enough for kids but still nice enough for the grown-ups as well. All you need are the bakery bags, ribbon, and 3D Halloween stickers from the craft store. You can use the smaller bag pictured above or a larger bakery bag with a window display. I like to fill the larger ones with treats to give out as holiday presents to neighbors and teachers.



Simply fill the bags with a Halloween treat (homemade or store-bought), close them up and tie them off with ribbon, then affix a sticker to each bag. These are food-grade bags, so they're perfect to fill with homemade fall treats like popcorn, kettle corn, or Halloween chocolates. Try my DIY gourmet popcorn

Easy Appetizer: Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


Stuffed mushrooms have been a regular appetizer at my dinner parties for years. It's one of those dishes I always without fail get rave reviews on. I've always used a simple recipe including bread crumbs, Parmesan, and diced artichokes. Last year for the first time I switched up my stuffed mushroom recipe, and I came up with a new favorite, Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. These stuffed mushrooms are a quick and easy appetizer for your holiday dinner, and you can prep them ahead of time and assemble and bake right before serving.

INGEDIENTS
  • 20 button mushrooms
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 8 oz blue cheese (Use grated blue marble jack cheese for an extra spicy kick.)
  • 1 C finely grated parmesan
  • 1 C fine bread crumbs
  • 1 stick melted butter

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Prep the mushrooms: wipe clean with a damp paper towel (do not rinse or soak with water, because they'll absorb excess water - not a good thing for cooking with mushrooms), pull out stems and use a metal teaspoon to scoop out the dark brown part under the cap. Lightly coat a shallow baking or casserole dish with nonstick cooking oil. Arrange caps in the baking dish with the underside of the caps facing upward. Set aside. *You can do this part the night before if you want. Simply cover the baking dish and refrigerate.

2. Fry the bacon, crumble or chop it and put it into a large glass bowl.

3. Add remaining ingredients into bowl with the chopped bacon and mix well with a large spoon. *You could also use this as a stopping point the day before. Cover and refrigerate the filled mushrooms until you're ready to bake them.

4. Bake at 450 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!



Comments

  1. Looks scrumptious!

    I haven't ever tried blue cheese, but I like everything else in the mix!

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    1. It's a strong-flavored cheese. I think people mostly either love it or hate it. I absolutely love it!!

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  2. Blue cheese is almost the best cheese in the whole wide world William Kendall! Try it but try not to eat your fingers while at it. Hahhaha
    I'm certainly preparing this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Lol. I agree, it is almost the best cheese!!! I hope you do try these mushrooms. It's one of my favorite out of all of my recipes.

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  3. You're way too good at this, Krisztina! I don't even like mushrooms and this looks good to me!

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  4. Omg, these look sooooo delicious. I'll have to give the recipe a try.

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