A Day 28 Update
Four days left in a month of October fun. Make a fall craft AND National Chocolate Day? Combine both to make this edible craft.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Hershey’s®
1 package REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS MINATURES, room temperature
¼ Cup HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips (Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet or Special Dark)
Thin pretzel sticks (about 4” long each)
Making these delicious Witches’ Broomsticks requires an equal number of pretzel sticks as REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures.
- Remove the wrappers from the peanut butter cups,
- Separately, place chocolate chips into a medium microwave-safe bowl.
- Warm on MEDIUM (50%) for 30 seconds. Stir with spatula. If needed, continue to warm for another 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.
- Dip roughly ½ inch of pretzel into the melted chocolate, then insert into the bottom of the peanut butter cup.
- Arrange “brooms” on a plate or tray and let set until melted chocolate firms.
Many other months will get their votes, but October certainly deserves a place in the top three months for fun (kudos also to December, July as fun-worthy). The weather changes, as does your wardrobe, your eating, your activities — in large part due to the last day of the month. Halloween, too, can bring out the kid in all.
So to enjoy every day this month of fun offers, follow this ‘bucket list’ of sorts — 31 days of fun in October!
1. Pick up Oct. magazine issues
Ideas & inspiration on fall food, family, fashion– leaf through these
2. Think fall fashion
3. Bake an apple pie
Pick ’em fresh from a nearby orchard (or nearby grocer)
4. National Taco Day
Prepare yourself or have them delivered, pronto
Enjoy Nature’s fall palette nearby you
6. Backyard Bon Fire
Everything needed, right down to the s’mores
7. Fall cooking & baking, healthier
Store-bought or homemade dress-up fun
9. Jump in a pile of leaves
10. Get outside for a fall hike/walk
Fall leaves perfect for being crunched by warm boots
11. Bake Pumpkin Bread
easily with a magic mixer
12. Adventure through a corn maze
Compass not included (but should be)
13. Go apple picking
But how to get those bushels back?
14. Tailgating/Watch a pro football game
Big grilling, big streaming, big game
15. Make candy apples
or caramel apples. Just use up those beauties picked on the 13th.
16. Create a fall wreath (or just buy one!)
Welcome the season, welcome friends
17. Brew up some hot apple cider
Sweet, savory, and soothing
18. Decorate home
Haunt your house for Halloween
19. Costume party
Get there and back fright-free
20. Pumpkin patch picking
and look good doing it
21. Carve pumpkins
Transform that gentle gourd into a jeering jack-o-lantern
22. Roast pumpkin seeds
Perfect with apple cider
23. Watch a historic baseball game
Cheer on the team of October…or boo them
24. Pick up your favorite candy
All treats, no tricks
Visit these old haunts
26. Host a spooky movie night
Chill and be chilled
27. Visit a haunted house
Maybe that house is your own home
28. Make a Halloween craft
Prepare for fright night
29. Eat a cider doughnut
In 3 days, you may not be able to find them any longer
30. Prepare your favorite slow cooker recipe for Halloween night
Set and forget for a satisfying supper
31. Trick or Treating
If you’ve done all 31, you’re guaranteed a Happy Halloween!