Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Treat Recipe from Save Mart

Each year as the Fall begins and October 1st arrives my family gets excited for all things Halloween. Ever since I was a little girl Halloween has been a fun time of year full of sweet treats, Halloween decor and family fun. Now that I am a Mom and have my own little trick or treater I love being able to make him Halloween themed treats. We create Halloween crafts, bake cookies, decorate and visit Halloween stores to pick out our costumes.

In the past I have found recipes for Halloween from books and magazines. Now that I have access to places like Pinterest and stores creating recipes using their own products I easily find new recipes each year for any occasion.

Since I started a new job I have been planning meals more and buying dinner a few days ahead of time. After reading the local Save Mart add with coffee in the morning I saw that chicken and turkey on sale. We planned to make turkey burgers and chicken soft tacos so we headed to Save Mart to check out the Bogo sale on Foster Farms. I also saw that peppers were on sale for our tacos. We ended up finding many items on sale and purchased more than we had on our list.

Traditionally each year we do make a recipe that includes candy corn in it, I love candy corn! This year I decided to add to the normal sweet treats we make and include one that was lighter and had fruit. Candy apples seemed fun but I wanted something even adults would enjoy. My husband is not big on super sweet treats like me so I wanted something he would enjoy too.

I found a great recipe that even included pumpkin on the Save Mart Blog.

Creamy Pumpkin Dip & Apples

1 cup canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
1 cup light cream cheese, softened
½ cup EACH marshmallow cream AND apple sauce
Ground cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice, to taste (few dashes)
Apple Slices

Mix all ingredients, except apple slices in medium bowl until smooth; refrigerate until serving. Serve with apple slices for dipping.

I bought a new Halloween plate earlier in the week and was excited to be able to use it for a new recipe.

The recipe from the Save Mart blog was simple to make! The scent was wonderful with the pumpkin, marshmallow and cinnamon.

We enjoyed the Creamy Pumpkin Dip and Apples treat I made after we had dinner. It was a sweet and creamy dessert. I liked that it was not overly sweet like some Halloween recipes. I think this could be a great addition to any Halloween party, especially if there will be adults as your guest.

We will be heading back to Save Mart to buy some Halloween candy to hand out to the trick or treaters we will be getting at our door. I love to see all the fun costumes kids and adults alike dress up in. I am hoping to see some great coupons in the weekly ad for making more Halloween themed treats before October is over.

You can connect with Save Mart online for coupons, sales and promotions by visiting them on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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1 comment

Betty Roberts said...

Oh this sounds yummy I have to try this dip!

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