the pumpkin patch


Today Loopy and her friend made up these pumpkin goodie parcels for their Halloween party on Friday night - we've invited the entire class! We extended the invitiation to everyone, knowing that the full compliment of 32 eighth graders probably... hopefully... won't be able to make it. We didn't want to leave anyone out. In the meantime, we are planning for about 20 partiers for trick-or-treating and snacks afterwards. These little tissue pumpkins are filled with Tootsie Rolls, gummy fangs, spider confetti, plastic rings and skull lollipops! The lollies are inverted in the centre of the pumpkin tissue and became the stem when the paper was wrapped up with florist's tape.



Have you ever made potato chip cookies? Try them if you like the combination of salty and sweet. I think you could also make these without the nuts.

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup crushed plain potato chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Cream butter and both sugars together well. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Add remaining ingredients. I also added a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips - excellent with the salty potato chips! Mix well and roll into one inch balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.


21 comments:

Genevieve said...

pumpkins are too cute. I just was watching the food network channel and they were showing how Cocoa Potato Chips were made, yummm. I'll have to try that cookie recipe during PMS.

http://www.candywarehouse.com/cocoachips.html

Katie said...

I am a salty/sweet kinda gal, must try these cookies.

Also, the pumpkin's are just the cutest thing eveh!

sassy studio said...

Love the treat bag pumpkins!

Pam said...

great treat bags.
The day before we moved out of our last house I rounded up all the pop cans/botlles, etc and tooke them to sarcan. I just loved the look on the man's face as I unloaded 6 bags and 12 cases of beer as a donation to the staff party fund!
Truth be told, I wish more teams came to our door for bottle drives too!

Fairlie said...

Fantastic treat bags! Here in Australia, Halloween tends to be a bit of a last-minute affair. Kids come home from school, find something in the dress-up box and convince an adult to take them out trick or treating. Meanwhile, the adult left at home makes an emergency run to the supermarket to stock up on chocolates or lollies for any callers! I like the way you guys prepare in advance.

Linda Crispell said...

Those little pumpkins are so sweet. Good luck Friday night! Yikes!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Love the pumpkin bags!!! The kids will love them. I make Christmas choc's with potato chips, love them. Tried the cookies, awesome!!
Crystal

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Very fun pumpkins. I adore me some chocolate covered potato chips for that same salty-sweet reason.

Starshine said...

YUMMY idea for cookies!

Have fun at the party! The favors are adorable.

Saucy said...

I think they use the bottles they get at SARCAN for their coffee fund or something! It was actually a treat to just walk in and not stand in line, just hand them over!

Hmmmm chocolate dipped potato chips? Green Girl is a genius.

Carrie said...

The pumpkins are cute! Good luck with the party you are a brave woman. hehe

Anonymous said...

Have you ever had chocolate dipped licorice???? Mmmmm.....
Crystal

Helena said...

Those pumpkin parcels are so cute.

Interesting ingredient combination for the cookies. I must try making them some time.

Yummers! said...

The pumpkins are adorable! So clever using the lollipop stick for the stem... clever, clever!

I had potato chip cookies once-upon-a-time and they were so yummy... melted in your mouth. I have no resistance when it comes to cookies like that... can't have them in the house. But I'll have a virtual cookie... thanks!

Rosa said...

Like mother like daughter! They are wonderful! Gummy fangs? Yum.

Amanda said...

You've done Martha proud yet again, I have only to put her 2 million emails away in my martha folder for a later more adventursome day (one that may or may not ever come). I'm happy to see that I can expect many many more years of tricker treating from my two monkey's, you never know when they will be deemed 'too old'. Love your blog!

alittlebitofscrap said...

The tissue pumpkins are adorable!

Marketing Mama said...

I'm totally impressed - those are awesome Halloween treats! Love them. You have to be the coolest mom in the class/block/school!

Angela Harris said...

These treats are SO incredibly cute! I'm SO sorry you didn't recieve your jar in time. I thought it would make it :(
I hope you like it when you get it.

The Golf Widow said...

Pumpkin treat bags are too cute!Have fun with all those 8th graders.

Christine said...

Oh man, can you imagine if you had thirty two kids show up? That would be intense. As for potato chip cookies..I've never even heard of them but I love potato chips and I love cookies so I can see them being pretty darn tasty. They definitely look good thats for sure.

Christine Bruce
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