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Poison Apple Halloween Punch

Poison Apple Halloween Punch.

Halloween is only a few days away! If you are having a Halloween party, or just want to make this day a little extra spooky for the kids, this Poison Apple Halloween Punch is super easy to make on a whim and only has four ingredients.

This is the perfect opportunity to recycle old glass jars for the potion and poison bottles. I spent very little money and I just purchased the spider webs and plastic worms and rats from the dollar store!

Want to go above-and-beyond? Dry ice creates a fun, spooky effect and is a neat experiment for the kids to see.

Check out my full article and recipe over at Living Litehouse!

Reuse glass jars for Halloween "potions." Fill them with food coloring and plastic bugs!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

3 Ingredient PB and J Bites! Great for kids and lunch boxes

Peanut butter and jelly: the most infamous kid-food found in lunch boxes everywhere.

I’m making PB&Js a little more fun with these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites. These are the perfect bite-sized snack for little ones and you can substitute any dried fruit and any nut or seed butter to create your own versions.


With only three ingredients, it’s not hard to make! You take your dried fruit and chop in the Food Processor. Then you can roll the fruit into little bite-sized balls. These are going to be a little sticky, so while you are melting the peanut butter you can pop them in the freezer.

Any dried fruit can be the "jelly" in these 3 Ingredient PB and J Bites.

After trying my hand at making truffles dipped in chocolate, I can tell you peanut butter is like a dream to melt. So easy! Drop each dried fruit ball in the melted peanut butter and tap the excess off. You can then roll it in crushed graham crackers or Nilla wafers.


dried fruit = the jelly

peanut butter = well, peanut butter

graham crackers = the bread

voila! Peanut butter and Jelly Bites!

"Jelly" in Peanut Butter

I would probably store these PB&J Bites in the fridge or at least out of warm places. If the peanut butter melts, it sure wouldn’t be a kid-friendly food anymore!

Let me know if you try any other variations!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites


2 cups raisins or any dried fruit
1 cup peanut butter or any nut/seed butter
1 cup crushed graham crackers or Nilla wafers


  1. Chop the raisins in the food processor.
  2. Roll the raisin mixture into small bite-sized balls and place in the freezer.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the peanut butter over medium low heat.
  4. Drop each dried fruit ball into the peanut butter and pick up with a fork. You can tap off the excess peanut butter.
  5. Drop the peanut butter balls into the crushed graham crackers to coat.
  6. Keep in a cool place.
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PB & J Bites. Only 3 Ingredients. You can use any dried fruit and any nut/seed butter. Great for lunch boxes and snacks!
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Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail. The ultimate fall drink to keep you warm.

I’m always looking for new go-to recipes for entertaining. I don’t want anything with a long list of ingredients or something that takes a long time to make, because that’s impractical for me with three kids. I usually have a few tried-and-true recipes (like this apple dip and this asian salad) to make and bring with me to potlucks and get-togethers, but I wanted an easy drink for entertaining during the cold months.

Ya, it sure gets cold here in Iowa!

Every Thanksgiving, my Grandma always has a little crockpot (the same one she’s had since her early marriage years) full of spiked apple cider. This is the one and only day of the year that she serves alcohol and it’s become a sweet, little tradition.

My sister and I created a different version of this fall drink, but still thrown together and served in the slow cookerHeating the drink on low allows the flavors to come together while keeping it warm for guests.

Don’t forget about the coolest part! Serve the drink with the famous Caramel Apple Pops (I remember loving these as a kid!) Use the suckers to stir, but don’t just let them sit in the piping hot drink for too long or they will come off of the sticks.

Caramel Apple Cocktail in the Slow Cooker

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail

1 quart + 1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups Apple liqueur
1 cup spiced rum
1/2 cup caramel-flavored syrup
3 apples, chopped
4 cinnamon sticks
Caramel Apple Suckers (optional)

  1. Place everything in the slow cooker (except the suckers). Cook on the low setting for 1-2 hours. Serve warm.

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail (kept warm in the slow cooker) use a Caramel Apple Pop to stir!
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