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Halloween Party Treats: Candy Corn Dusted Cupcakes and Low-Calorie Witches Brew!

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If you haven't given any thought to what you will be making for this year's Halloween party, you are not alone. Sadly, I wait until almost the last minute every year, and would have this year, if it weren't for Walmart asking me to come up with a few treat ideas from some of their favorite branded items.  Really, I love all the Halloween goodies, from the Brach's Candy Corn, to the Peeps Pumpkins, to the new Pillsbury Orange All-Star! Cake Mix.  (And you can find all of your favorite ingredients for fun Halloween foods in the special holiday sections and the center of the aisles in your local Walmart!)

Seriously, if it's orange, I'm trying.  So, we put together this fun cupcake featuring, of all things, candy corn crumble!  Here's how we did it:

1. Prepare the cupcakes as instructed on the package.

2. Make up a marshmallow frosting, like this one we used here from Martha Stewart.  Top the cooled cupcakes with the frosting.

3. Crumble up about 2/3 cup of candy corn in a blender (we used my Ninja) and top the cupcakes right away with the crumbles!

If you wait to use the candy corn crumble, it will all stick together into one horrible blob.  You can try blending it up once or twice to free the crumbs again, but you can't do this more than a time or two or you end up with one giant candy corn blob.

This was a deliciously simple way to use candy corn on a cupcake in a way that's a bit less obvious.  They turned out very pretty and colorful! You could also add one of the Peeps pumpkins for a fun kid's party treat!

We served these cupcakes with some low-calorie "Witches Brew", which is ironic, since the cupcakes are obviously NOT low calorie.

To make the brew, we put 1/4 cup or more whole fresh frozen cherries in the bottom of a plastic Aladdin Mason tumbler.  Add 1-2 drops of food-grade blue coloring and fill to the top with Sparkling ICE Flavored Water (Black Raspberry).

This was yummy and fruity and bubbly -- like a cauldron!

What snacks will you be serving this year? We have some other goodies you might want to try from my fellow Walmart Moms:

Halloween Party Floral Table Centerpiece 

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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