Halloween fondue party – Bloody hearts anyone?

I’m not big on doing “gross” foods usually, but a lot of people are for Halloween. I have seen some of the same ideas a thousand times at this point, so I was thrilled to see this one as something new.
And it’s all perfectly edible *and* desirable. Peeled grapes are all fine and dandy to pose as eyeballs for kids to feel in the dark, are is cold spaghetti for worms…. But who wants to eat those? On the flip side, chocolate covered strawberries? Who cares if they’re called hearts and the chocolate looks like blood? It’ll be delicious.
Sugar and Spice’s fondue party post has several other dipping ideas, too, such as sponge cake as brains. You’ll have to check out the post for all of the pictures and tips.

Creative Smores Variations – How can you make graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows any better?

Apparently, it’s quite easy to make them better actually, so why not? 

August 10th was National S’mores Day and I was flooded with more smores recipes than I knew what to do with. I marked some of my favorites to pass on, though, and just because the day has passed, doesn’t mean the s’mores season has, right? 

Here are the top twelve s’mores variations I saw last month that caught my attention: 


1. Smores Brownie Bars – Brownies with a graham cracker crust like a cheese cake, and with toasted gooey marshmallows on top? What could go wrong? I don’t even like marshmallows that much, but this looks delicious. 



2. S’mores Sundae – I’m a little disappointed that nothing was done with the graham cracker. It’s not even a cinnamon one, hmph. I’m thinking it would get soggy under all the ice cream and chocolate, but it looks cool, so it gets points there anyway. 



3. S’mores Pie – Mom likes her marshmallow burnt. And her cheese burnt. And her hot dogs burnt. 

Wait, does she even like real food? Hmm. Either way, the fact that this one is photographed still burning is what pulls me in. I imagine it being insanely rich,b ut it would be worth it. 



4. Heart-shaped S’mores Pops – Save this one for Valentine’s Day next year. 



5. Peep S’mores – And save this one for right after Easter. I love that each s’mores would be colored different. 



6. Smores Cupcakes – I doubt I would be able to eat this one, but I like that they didn’t just mix the marshmallow into the batter. It has a full separated layer to itself. 



7. S’mores Pushpops – I’m not even entirely sure how this one is supposed to be eaten. Do you just push it up and eat each layer separate? You can’t heat it up in those plastic things, right? Hmm. 



8. S’more Stuffed Strawberries – This just takes s’mores to a whole new level, don’t you think? It combines chocolate covered strawberries with s’mores to created stuffed berries with all the expected toppings. 


9. S’mores Rice Krispy Treats – Not sure I like the whole marshmallows on top, but I think it still works. 



10. Owl S’mores – Awwww! There’s not enough chocolate there to be really s’mores-like, but still, the basics are there and it looks delicious, right? 



11. S’more or Less Cupcakes – There’s nothing to be said about these. I would eat 5 in a heartbeat. I might have to skip some of the marshmallowy goodness, but look at all that chocolate!! 


12. Halloween S’mores Packs – Mom never would’ve let me eat these because they’re handmade instead of prepackaged. I love the idea for a fun Halloween trick-or-treat handout, though. 

Bonus – S’mores Spaghetti – Bonus s’mores! It’s…spaghetti? Not sure what to say about this one other than “Oh. Cool? Yeah, I’d eat that, lol” 

Honey toast boxes – Who needs sliced bread?

Hong Kong Asian dessert of bread box with center scooped out and refilled with toast, honey, strawberries, fruits, clementines, blueberries

No really. Who needs sliced bread when you can have unsliced bread boxes instead.

I originally found this via Crustabakes and this is how she described the “honey toasts” that are so popular as Asian desserts:

Basically, the interior of the bread is removed via a slit made at the bottom of the loaf. They are then buttered and given a light toasting before they are replaced back in the bread boxes with a drizzle of honey. They are usually topped with ice cream and (you) can imagine how wonderful it is when the ice cream melts and soaks up the underlying bread pieces.

That sounds even better than it looked, huh? And she made hers with rum pastry cream instead of the ice cream, so I’m sure it was quite delicious regardless.

It really made me want to know more about the bread boxes, though.

And googling that was obviously a mistake. Sooo many drool-worthy pictures.

Check out this one from Happy Homebaking:

Unsliced bread box drizzled with honey, ice cream, kiwis, grapes, granola with nuts, and chocolate syrup

Or these from Secret Eden:

Honey toast dessert box with unsliced bread. Filled with toast, ice cream, raspberries, raspberry coulie, chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate macarons
This gives a view from how the centers are put back in the middle. Some of the other pictures I saw showed them in strips laid the other direction as well.

Secret Eden honey toast dessert with brownies, raspberries, ice cream, oreos, and chocolate syrup
No matter how it’s sliced, though, it makes me want to try these. I really wasn’t sure about the idea of mixing toast, honey, ice cream, fruit, AND even chocolate as shown in some of these. I think it could be quite good, though.