15 Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

By: Phoebe Knight

15 Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

What to expect for Halloween this year: Trick-or-treating, hordes of small children in adorable costumes, and candy. Lots of candy. Fortunately, you don’t have to swim through tiny candy wrappers for the rest of the year.  You can shrink the stash by sweetening desserts and drinks with these fun leftover Halloween candy recipe ideas.

No-Bake Twix Pie

Scoop up all the mini-Twix bars for this easy, no-bake pie.  It whips together in thirty minutes, and serves eight.

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Snicker Salad

If it’s salad, it has to be healthy, right? Apples, cream cheese, whipped topping, and of course, Snickers, all come together to create this eight-serving treat.

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Reece’s Cheesecake Brownies

This recipe uses both Reece’s Peanut Butte Cup and Reece’s Pieces. Decadent, delicious, and totally worth it.

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Fried Mini Chocolate bars

This versatile recipe can be used with any mini-chocolate bars. A great opportunity to experiment with different flavors and brands to see which tastes best!

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Halloweeen Chex Mix

Candy Corn and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms blend together to make this perfect fall snack. Makes for a festive goody served to party guests in a decorative paper cup.

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Tootsie Roll Fudge

Easy to make and delightful to eat, the worst part of Tootsie Roll fudge isn’t unwrapping all those little candies, but how quickly this treat disappears once it’s made.

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Halloween candy cookie cake

This recipe lets you use handfuls of your favorite Halloween candy  to make a temptingly chewy cookie cake.

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Candy Corn Vodka

If you’re ready for grown-up fun once the trick-or-treating has come to an end, this Candy Corn Vodka recipe can hit the spot.

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Candy Shop Truffle

Whipped topping, pudding, and a variety of chocolate candies make up this tasty layered trifle.

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Candy-Filled Ice Pops

Let your kids pick their own candy fillers for these make-at-home ice pops. They will love uncovering the sweet surprise.

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Cookie Dough Dip

Candy, peanut butter and cream cheese blend to make an irresistible dip.  Scoop it up with your favorite cookie or fruit.

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Halloween Candy Snack Mix

This recipe is the perfect mix of salty and sweet for those who like a little savory in their treats.

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Tootsie Roll Acorns

Adorable and tasty, Tootsie Roll Acorns delight both children and adults.

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Rainbow Nerds Cupcakes

If you prefer fruity-tart sweets to chocolate, this is the recipe for you. Nerds are mixed into Kool-Aid infused muffin mix for this sugary rainbow confection.

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Snickers and Pretzels Milkshake

Break out the blender for this thick, frosty treat.  You may need a spoon to eat it, though!

Snickers Pretzle Milkshake Leftover Halloween Candy Recipe

Stressed? Adult Coloring Books Can Help

By: Phoebe Knight

Logo - Coloring Pages for Adults

Coloring books are one of the most useful tools in the parent toolbox. They’re portable, non-messy, and their use can invoke a blissful silence when little ones are busy creating technicolor masterpieces to hang proudly on the refrigerator.

Coloring doesn’t have to be a kids-only activity, though. Grown-ups can benefit from it too. Many adults have recently rediscovered the charm of coloring and realized that it can be a relaxing and meditative exercise, a needed respite in a hectic day.  The act of focusing on a repetitive artistic task can be mentally restorative and help calm anxieties. It is stress-free and easy. Anyone of any skill-level can pick it up and create images that are rich, beautiful, and creative.

In addition to reducing stress, coloring can provide a fun bonding activity with children, or even other adults. Coloring groups for adults are springing up and can be found on meetup.com, or Facebook. Fortunately, adults don’t have to steal their kid’s coloring books, or be forced to color cartoon characters and superheroes. Designers are creating coloring books produced specifically for adults and they have exploded in popularity. In April 2015, the two bestselling books on Amazon were adult coloring books.  The images are more intricate and time intensive than the typical child’s coloring book and feature scenes from lush gardens ripe with fantasy creatures, or stunning geometric mandalas.

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of coloring yourself, We’ve provided a list of free coloring pages in various styles to help get you started:


Easy Mandalas

Easy mandala coloring page for adults

Easy mandala coloring page for adultsSource: www.printmandala.com

Difficult Mandalas

Mandala adult coloring page, difficult

Difficult mandala coloring pageSource: www.printmandala.com


Beautiful garden adult coloring pageSource: www.parade.com

Butterfly adult coloring pageSource: www.colorpagesformom.com

Free floral adult coloring pageSource: www.yetanothermomblog.com


Free bird adult coloring page

Lion adult coloring pageSource: www.coloring-pages-adults.com


Abstract adult coloring pageSource: www.easypeasyandfun.com

Abstract adult coloring pageSource: www.coloring-pages-adult.com


Floral Monogram Collection – Great for Back to School

The Floral Monogram collection by Simon+Kabuki is perfect for Back to School supplies! This lovely collection includes a Binder, Notebook, Folder, Journal, Bookmarks, Stickers and even a Canvas to match for her room. It’s great for girls of all ages with it’s colorful floral wreath on chalkboard design. Just personalize these Frecklebox cuties with an initial and she’ll be set for the new school year! You can also order a set for yourself and keep all your notes pretty as a picture.

Bonus – Frecklebox school supplies are 30% off until Friday, July 24th! Use code BTS30 at checkout for 30% off School Supplies*. *(Canvas Wall Art not a school supply)


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We have lots of fun designs for everyone on your Back to School shopping list!
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St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages

Looking for a fun classroom or indoor activity for St. Patty’s Day? Download Frecklebox free personalized coloring pages for your little one or the whole class!

And it couldn’t be easier…
1. Personalize coloring page with your kid’s name
2. Click the preview button to see how it looks
3. Click the print button and then just save/print the PDF on your home printer
4. Be inspired by your budding artist’s creativity!














Valentine’s Day crafts

Valentine’s Day is next week and we’re getting our craft supplies out and ready for some good stuff! We like these kid-friendly craft ideas to celebrate February 14th. These would be fun to do with the family or as a classroom party activity!
















Fruit Loop Bird Feeder by Sweet and Simple Living










Paper Heart Wreath by Play for a Day












Thumbprint Heart Bookmark by Crafts for all Seasons

And for a sweet little treat to get you through all these projects…













Sprinkle Oreo Pops by Catch My Party

Happy Valentine’s Day to our Freckle friends!

Family Resolutions for the New Year


Are you busy thinking of personal resolutions to make before the clock strikes midnight? We like the idea of setting goals as a family and working on them together throughout the year. Here are some ideas to bring your family closer together in the New Year!

Home-cooked family dinners. Schedules can make it tough, but commit to dinner as a family at least a few times a week. A home-cooked meal is cheaper than going out and allows you to make healthier food for everyone. Win-win!

Plan activity days. It can be a bike ride to a coffee shop, a scenic hike or just a walk through the neighborhood, so long as you get moving. Get everyone up and out for a game of soccer or touch football this weekend and share some time together.

Group Chores. That blanket of leaves will be more fun to tackle with a group, don’t ya think? Give the kids rakes and see who can make the biggest pile — and maybe jump in them when you’re done! You can even assign one chore to everyone, do them at the same time and then go out for a bike ride after. Frecklebox Chore Charts can help keep the family on their toes, too!

Be a green family. Have your family pledge to recycle and use reusable grocery bags as much as possible. Check with your city or county to make sure you’re recycling everything you can.

Read together. If your kids are too old for a story before bedtime, take turns reading from an all ages chapter book like Harry Potter and let everyone get involved.

No matter how you choose to start out 2015, we wish you a bright and happy New Year!

Christmas gifts kids can make








A handmade gift is truly a gift from the heart. I especially love gifts made by the little ones in my life, as I know the time and effort they put into it just for me. Whether a simple drawing or something more involved, DIY gifts are extra special! Here are a few ideas for gifts the kids can make.









Handmade Snowmen Ornament
by megduerksen.com/







Recycled Key Wind Chime
 from giving.innerchildfun.com/








Mini Moss Terrariums from alldressedinblue.blogspot.com/











Iron-On Tote Bag from marthastewart.com/

Have fun making gifts this holiday season!