Oh and yes, there is so some brown butter in that cookie dough too.
Is anyone else so excited for Halloween?
Because I am! I have always loved Halloween, but not for the reasons you think. I was “too cool” for tricker treating by like seventh grade, but for me it was, and still is, not all about the candy.
Yeah right! Like anyone believes that. It’s maybe a lot about the candy. I mean anytime I get to buy Reese’s in the shape of pumpkins is a happy time. I am such a sucker for holiday gimmicks. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are my true weaknesses. Well, Thanksgiving does not really have any candy or super fun decorations, but there is the food. I kind of go all out with the Thanksgiving feast, so that is always yummy to look forward to.
Halloween though is all fun.
Fun food, fun costumes, fun Halloween movies. Little kids dressed up in the cutest costumes and of course, the excuse to eat Halloween candy all month… I mean all night, long. It’s good holiday.
Speaking of cute kids and their Halloween costumes, Asher has the world’s cutest costume this year.
Seriously, parents of young girls, listen up.
You guys, I love this costume!
Where was this costume when I was younger?!? I think I was a witch for three years in a row, a pumpkin one year and then one year my cousin, Matt who is the same age as me, my younger brother and I were Oompa Loompas. Being an Oompa Loompa was the highpoint of my Halloween costumes. Kind of lame, I know.
But anyway, Asher looks so incredibly cute in this costume. She got striped purple tights to go underneath and little black heels that are the true topper to the outfit.
Yeah, I did say little black heels. That was all her idea, the girl is crazy and only five and she wants to wear heels already? My parents are in for a real good time with this one. I am telling you, she is going to be a wild one.
So seriously, if you guys are looking for a cute costume you have to check out the Batarina. SO cute. I am still dying over it, and also a little jealous that I am way too old to pull this costume off. Sometimes I so want to be five again!
Oh and another highlight of my Halloween’s past?
Avalon Drive and the houses that gave out the Malley’s Bars. Possibly one of the best parts of Cleveland, Ohio. Malley’s rules and jeez, I miss it! Actually, I don’t really since we actually order chocolate off their website and have it sent all the way out to Colorado. Yes, it is THAT good. Check them out too!
Unfortunately, I am currently out of Malley’s Chocolate Bars, the one and only thing that would have made these bars better.
These bars are insanely good. You are going to love them. It is everything you love about a Snickers bar, the nougat layer, the caramel and all the chocolate. But then I went and added a nice big layer of browned butter cookie dough. Yup, yup, yup! Cookie dough Snickers!
But then I went to take photos and they just needed a little something on top. Something fun and crunchy and maybe salty to go with all that caramel.
Enter the pretzels.
Pretzels, chocolate, caramel, nougat, COOKIE DOUGH! Guys, there are no words. Just so good.
There is a total of five layers, plus the pretzels topping so they take a couple of hours to fully come together, but the steps are simple and they are the perfect fall treat. And this may sound weird, but they are really good with a side of crispy honeycrisp apples. It’s like a Snicker cookie dough caramel apple. Oh man, does that just sound awesome? Ah huh, it does.
Happy Friday, indeed!
So Halloween? You guys down?