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I love October – everything that comes with the month. The weather, my birthday, anniversary – and Halloween! My family members really get into Halloween, and in recent years I’ve started getting into more of the celebrations and fun that comes with that day. This year I thought it would be fun to create a BOO kit for students where I work!
Walmart has quite the collection of MARS® Halloween Chocolate/Sugar Fun Size Mixed Bags and I picked up two of the MARS® Halloween ‘Mummy’ bags to get things started. (Each of these bags has 260 pieces of candy, which will go a long way!)
(Click on the above image to purchase your own MARS® Halloween ‘Mummy’ bag!)
I decided to add another treat – TWIX® Cookie Bars – to this bucket. They’re yummy, and they can be packaged in the American Greetings treat bags, so they’re great for the busy student. (And the packaging makes them a little less messy if they’re in between classes.)
TWIX® Cookie Bars
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 10-12 TWIX® Fun Size bars, chopped
- Mix the brown sugar, butter and vanilla together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Combine the two bowls. Then mix in your chopped TWIX® bars.
- Lightly spray a 9×9 baking dish and pour your cookie mix into the dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for around 20-25 minutes, or until you’re able to stick a toothpick or fork in the center and it comes out clean. (For me, this was closer to 25 minutes.)
Now let’s do some friendly neighborhood BOO’ing. We need to make the BOO Bucket! Since this was going to hopefully spread Halloween fun to a lot of people, I needed a larger container to hold the smaller treat bags. I decorated the bucket with washi tape.
Candy was placed into treat bags and sealed with washi tape (I have a LOT of washi tape on hand!) And then I printed a BOO It Forward card to place with the bucket. I used the orange tissue paper to make it a little more festive, and how cute is the treat holder from American Greetings?
And washi tape is my favorite. I have several Halloween-themed rolls that I used to seal the bags and to wrap the container.
By the way, in keeping with the theme of my BOO It Forward card, you can get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart.
Will you be creating a BOO Kit this month? They’re so fun for neighborhoods and surprising friends and family!