a forest of apples


Once upon a time two girls named Pepper and Saucy got together to build a forest out of apples, chocolate and candy. It turned out well.



Some of the apples were made with delicious s'mores candy corn that was shipped this way by The Inmate. Double-dipped in white and milk chocolate...



Pepper fancied the idea of smartie apples but Sarge fancied the idea of smarties. There were still lots of candies to go round the tiny forest the girls were creating.



The forest went up in a short afternoon. The kitchen air was sweet with the smell of sugar and conversation. No Macy, we didn't need to dip apples in chocolate. We needed a little visit. The apples-in-the-chocolate was just an excuse. When you're our age, you'll understand. Things look better over melted chocolate, with a friend.



Saucy made her annual special... earwax on swab. Don't wig out, man. Its just mini marshmallows poked onto a lollipop stick and dipped in butterscotch. Try some.



Even rice krispie treats get in on the action around here at Halloween! Poked, dipped, sprinkled, topped with The Inmate's gummy worms and tied with a bow!



Eventually the project ran out of chocolate and the girls used the last of it to dip pretzel rods. Legend has it that Saucy licked the bowl clean when the reforestation of the kitchen was complete.


35 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

Oh Saucy, you are so charming.

Why hadn't I thought of turning my rice krispie treats into such darling, fun things?

I love that idea! My kids will also love helping me. Thanks.

Amy said...

oh my that ear wax on a swab... CRAZY! I love how disgusting it looks, perfect for halloween! Great idea!

sassy studio said...

Even McDreamy is in awe as he reads over my shoulder...."ah she is the master..." he sighs. I agree! He much rather snack on your wonderful choclate forest than eat my healthy, low fat, vitamin packed pumpkin cookies. HHmph!

Does Lopy need me to come over to play pumpkin games for her party? I can teach everyone the moom walk to Thriller!!!

Laura said...

It's going to be one spooktacular party! Love those Q-tips - how creatively gross!

Jerri-Lea said...

YUMMY! I wanted to do candy apples but it didn't work out this year.

Aspergertopia said...

3 little letters...

W-O-W

and 7 more...

Y-O-U R-O-C-K...

Martha eat your heart out!

Just say Julie said...

s'mores candy corns? shut. up. I have to find me some of those bad boys. Just when I thought it was safe to come down for my high fructose corn syrup high, you go inticing me with all those visions of chocolate dipped goodness and sprinkles. Wow!

Mrs. G. said...

I'm going to make those swabs for my students on Friday. I think they'll be a hit.

Kendra said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog. I had found yours once before, and thought it was so fun, but had lost track of it.

This post is great! The apples look so cool, but I can't get over the earwax. I'll have to remember that one!

I'll take you up on that duel, but I don't have any kid's birthdays for a little while.

alittlebitofscrap said...

I expect Hansel & Gretel to show up to your home any day now! Very enticing and completely adorable :)

Marie Antionette said...

Wow Saucy,These are fab,The earwax q tips,Well what can i say.I'm still LOL at them.How cute they are.Drop by for a visit.I have a contest going on Hugs Marie Antionette

Chris said...

These are awesome. Admittedly, the earwax ones made me gag a little bit, but it's still a great idea! Cute!

Pepper said...

The look good don't they??? Thanks for the visit buddy, it was a great afternoon.....

Wendy said...

Seriously cuet party ideas...love the earwax on the qtip...I think I'm going to have to do that for my halloween party..too cute!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those earwax on a swab will be a HIT in my house. Thanks! You are so inspired--and s'more candy corn? Heaven help me!

Sandra D said...

What delightfully ghoulish treats! You take Halloween goodies to a new level. Has Martha heard about you? She would love the Q-tip idea!

amyf4 said...

I wish I was at your house! But my clothes that are already starting to get tight are thankful we are multiple airplane rides away. :) Have you tried the caramel apple candy corn? So nummy!

Kristi said...

Everything looks a-dor-able! I'm so impressed, though I must admit that I over did it on candy corns a couple of weeks ago and now I don't seem to have the fondness that I had before for those super-cute little candies. ;)

40isthenew30 said...

I love the yummy "ear wax on swab" idea. I am going to make up a "box" for my super sweet neice Marisa's Halloween bash this friday.

Happy Halloween from Oregon!

Kimi

Carrie said...

The ear wax is so gross my son will love it~everything looked great!

Yummers! said...

Each and every edible item looks yummy and tasty. Not so sure about the ear wax though. You are a clever and creative gal!
Joni

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Your Days of Giving have REALLY inspired me! I'm coming up with ideas for my own month, thanks!

Katie said...

Oh...Katie is going to see if the Fam will fall for the Q-tips. Those are too cute!

Loved the peek at your fun sweets.

tidymom said...

Those are some GREAT looking treats!! - the q-tips are a little gross! LOL
I spent most of the day making my candy corn cookies

You've been Boo'ed!! pop over to my blog to see!

~Tidymom

Linda Crispell said...

Where's your book and TV deal for Saucy and her sidekick Loopy????

Lisa said...

I lurrve you more than Martha.

Genevieve said...

you are Queen of being crafty that's for sure! These are awesome ideas, love the Qtips...way to go Loopy~

Can I come live with u, there's always something exciting
happening..oh and ur furnace is probaly working. ;) hahaaa...

Helena said...

Those apples look amazing! And earwax on a swab has never looked as appealing as in the Saucy household.

Laura said...

The Halloween Boo has just hit you! Stop at my blog to see what to do! Don't be scared, it's all in fun. You can't hide, and you can't run!

Starshine said...

YUM and SO creative!

MJ said...

Your house would be a great place to haunt but is it a good thing to have ghosts on sugar highs?

Maremone said...

Oh how i just adore your creations. I am totally stealing your ear wax...that is something I never thought I would type!

Yin said...

those look so amazing! i hope you don't mind if i steal a few ideas for tomorrow!

i hope you have fun with your halloween party!

Joanna said...

Ahh...now I know! I'll have to write that one down. Such cute ideas!

specialksmommy@yahoo.com

Christine said...

MMMM tasty. I recognize those pictures from the party post. Especially the earwax on a qtip thing because I remember that grossed me out haha.

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com