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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

How to Make Sugared Cranberries



I've been dying to make these ever since I saw them on Pinterest. They're so beautiful and can be used for so many things from garnishing desserts and cocktails or as a festive snack on your holiday buffet. They keep for about a week, so you can make them ahead of time and use them in several recipes. You can increase or decrease the quantity. Just be sure to keep the proportions the same. I have to say, I was skeptical that these would be sweet enough to snack on without them being cooked, but they were so yummy, it was very hard to not eat them all before I took pics. It really helps to soak them overnight. Some sugared cranberry recipes call for soaking them just an hour or two, but as the evening went on and I sneaked a few out of the bowl, I could tell they would need to soak overnight to get sweet enough. It's also equally important to let them air dry for an hour or two before you coat them with sugar. It really helps the sugar stick.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar for coating 

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine the water and sugar in a small pot to make a simple syrup. Stir and heat to simmering (do not boil).
  • Rinse the cranberries and place in a heat-proof bowl. When the simple syrup comes to a simmer, pour it over the cranberries and refrigerate overnight. (If you're in a pinch, a few hours is okay too!)
  • Take them out of the fridge and lay in an even layer to let dry at room temp for about an hour.
  • Fill a wide-rimmed bowl with sugar. You could use sanding sugar, but all I had on hand was regular granulated sugar, and it turned out perfect for my taste. Place a large spoonful of cranberries into the bowl and use the spoon to roll them around until they're thoroughly coated. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Looks tasty!

    I don't have them often, but I like cranberries in a muffin.

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