Next Saturday is Halloween already. I haven’t even found my Halloween costume yet, but tomorrow after work I plan on going out shopping for one. I have no idea what I want to be yet. Last year, I was a zombie and I could do that again, but usually I like to be something different every year. Guess what I happen to be getting on Halloween as well? My new oven is being delivered that day. Yay!
This week, I deleted my facebook app off my phone. I think it has been good for me, because whenever I’d see a notification pop up on my phone, I’d want to check it. I get a lot of notifications during the day sometimes and I was probably logging onto facebook like anywhere from 10-30 times a day. Yikes, Since, I’ve deleted the app off my phone I’ve only been on there one or two times a day. I’ll either go to post something on my business page or just to scroll through the news feed. Baby steps. Did you know you can still have the messenger app, and not be logged into the news feed at all? I like that feature, because facebook has a good chatting app and it’s nice to keep up with people on there.
The two times a day is pretty good. I’d used to keep the browser just open, cause there’d be something new whenever I refreshed the window. How stupid is that? It was also making do some awful things that weren’t really healthy. Saw a post, that I didn’t really want to see and I got angry at that person. Not anymore. Deleting that app off my phone is probably for the better. How addicting can facebook be? Geez.
Since I don’t have any working oven at all, I made a dip. You can pretty much use any kind of leftover Halloween candy with this. The best to use would be some type of chocolate candy. I used health bars and reese’s peanut butter cups. Kit Kat bars would be good or M&M’s. mmmm Halloween candy. This year, I’m not buying Halloween candy weeks before Halloween. For some strange reason, the candy just seems to disappear.
This is pretty much a sweeter version of a savory cheese ball. It has peanut butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and candy. How can that be bad?
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
- ½ cup Reese's Pieces (I used heath bars)
- In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter together until combined. Then add in the cream cheese and peanut butter and beat until combined. The beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until combined.
- Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.
- Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1½ hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
- Place the Reese's Pieces on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the Reese's Pieces. Make sure to press the Reese's Pieces into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
- Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.