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Tuesday Cook Off ~Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Tuesday Cook Off ~Candy Corn Cookie Bark

I have to admit something to you…I love candy corn.   I am not a big candy person at all.  In fact, the only time I eat candy is in the fall when you can buy candy corn.  So I guess fall has arrived in Arizona because it’s now on the shelves at the stores.  Also the evenings are getting cool here in Arizona.   The mornings are also every nice.  So time to break out the candy corn.   Did I forget to tell you that my son’s also LOVE candy corn!

So each holiday I see on Pinterest the candy bark and all the holiday colors of candy.  I always make a mental note to buy the ingredients and make the bark.  It’s not hard at all.   Well, I finally got my act together early and this weekend the boys and I made the Candy corn bark.   It’s so easy and so good!  Honestly, this will make an awesome hostess gift during the holidays.   It’s something different and delicious and who doesn’t like a gift you can eat 🙂

Candy Corn Cookie Bark Gift Idea

Recipe from: Your Home Based Mom

Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Ingredients: 

  • 14 whole Oreos, broken up. You can use the Halloween Oreos but I used the regular
  • 1 1/2 C pretzels, broken into pieces. I used the small pretzels
  • 1 lb. white chocolate, almond bark or melts found in the bulk food section.  I used the white almond bark
  • 1 C candy corn
  • brown and orange colored sprinkles

Directions: 

  • Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper
  • Spread broken cookes, pretzels and about 3/4 C of the candy corn onto the waxed paper
  • Place white chocolate in a container and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes
  • Stir and then microwave for another 30 seconds until melted and smooth
  • White chocolate melts faster and burns easier than chocolate
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie mixture, spreading with spatula if needed to coat evenly
  • Sprinkle remaining candy corn and colored sprinkles over the chocolate while it is still wet
  • Place cookie tray into refrigerator until set and firm
  • Remove and gently break bark into small pieces
  • Store in air tight container
Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Candy Corn Cookie Bark

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DIY Sharpie Mugs

My youngest son making me a Sharpie Mug.

If you are new to the DIY Sharpie mug craze it really is very simple, take some Sharpies, a cheap mug, write on the mug and bake the mug for your own homemade personalized mug.   Now, after trying this craft with my boys, I wanted to share with you some tips I learned along the way.  Plus, if I can help you make a great mug first time around…great!

The boys mugs before baking

The boys mugs before baking

  • Get a ceramic mug.  This may sound easy but I think everyone over thinks this one.  Go to the Dollar Store and buy a mug for a dollar.  I promise these mugs work best!
  • You will need permanent markers.   Sharpies seem to work the best hence the Sharpie Mug 🙂  I also have found that some colors fade and change colors after baking.   Colors my boys and I found to work best: black, brown, blue, orange and yellow.  Red will fade to light pink or even a mustard yellow.  Green is not too bad but we really didn’t use a lot of green to get a true test of the color.  Purple turned grey!
  • Did you mess up? Did the marker run a bit? Use a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clear the mistakes. Be careful not to let the alcohol run onto the other designs.
  • I recommend letting your mug dry completely after you have designed it.   I have found it bakes better.  I let our mugs dry over night.
  • Baking:  Well every website that posted this craft recommends baking at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.   This does not work.  Baking at 350 is not hot enough for the marker to take to the mug.  You need to bake at 425 for 30 minutes.   I put my mug right in the oven as the oven was preheating.  Plus, I let me mugs stay in the oven once they were done baking until completely cooled.  Otherwise, if you take your mug out when it’s piping hot, the mug could crack.
  • When the oven has cooled completely you can remove your mug. Test it by running a wet rag over it. Did the image stay? If not, it may need to go in for round two. If it did stay, awesome! The next test is the dishwasher. If it passes the dishwasher, congrats on your DIY Sharpie mug!
Sharpie mugs after baking

Sharpie mugs after baking

Now it’s time to go make a Sharpie Mug!  This is such a great gift idea for family members, friends and teachers.   I hope all these tips help you make the most perfect gift! Of course this craft also works great on plates and bowls too.

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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