Our candy bowl is full! Bring on the Trick-or-Treaters!
As a kid Halloween was one of my favorite holidays – and I still enjoy it as an adult. Although now my Halloween nights are spent handing out candy to kids in our neighborhood (which is probably the BEST part of owning a home ).
The weekend before Halloween we like to get a group of our friends together for our annual Bat Cave & Bonfire outing (here’s 2010 & 2011) and this year was our 5th year! It’s my favorite Halloween tradition
The original location has been long since closed, but Lance and I explored a little and found a new and improved spot. We hit the jackpot with not one, but two mines to check out!
Everyone grabbed their flashlights and headed in
Crystal and I found this upward tunnel, which at one point in time was probably an air shaft or something.
We found some bats hanging around
And this turquoise colored rock was all over the walls of the mine
The cave went pretty far back and had lots of split off tunnels to explore
Ross got chased out of the cave by a few bats
After checking out the caves we started our bonfire – it was a little windy so we tried to block out a little of the wind to get the fire going.
Anyone notice that our wood pile looks like wood flooring? Yep, it is. It’s (damaged)unfinished cherry wood flooring – we saved it from the garbage pile It was quite possibly the most expensive bonfire wood ever.
Everyone loaded up their sticks with hotdogs
Then later some marshmallows (regular & GIANT ones haha) and S’mores
The rest of the night was spent chatting and sipping on some hot chocolate.
Last year I saw that Target carried them and I jumped on the chance to buy a box – I ended up making these. This year I saw them pop up at most of the grocery stores in my area, so this year I went with Franken Berry and Boo Berry to make something fun in the kitchen.
What’s the best thing to do with Monster cereal? Make monster cereal treats, of course!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 3 cups Franken Berry cereal
- 3 cups Boo Berry cereal
- Coat a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on high for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave for 1 additional minute or until marshmallows are melted. Stir marshmallow mixture until smooth, then stir in cereal. Mix until cereal is well coated with marshmallows.
- Pour the cereal mixture into prepared pan. Using wax paper, evenly press the mixture into the pan.
- Let cool and cut into 2-inch squares to serve.