Dear Craft World, I’m taking this Halloween off

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Yes, you heard that right. I’m not going to forgo precious sleep to stay up all night making handmade costumes and party favors this Oct. 30. Now that I have a decade of parenting experience under my belt I’m dialing things back this year on the deadline Halloween crafting front. I even bought my kids costumes at Target this year. You can read my newspaper column about it in today’s edition of The Grand Rapids Press or online at MLive.com.

While I don’t want to stay up all night making costumes the night before the party this year, I can’t let Halloween pass without making something. That would seem a little too weird for this extreme crafter.

So instead of freaking out under the handmade holiday deadline pressure, I’m going to make a delicious treat with my kids and give it a spooky Halloween theme. She the recipe below.

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Oreo Freak
Ingredients:
1 family-sized package of Oreos
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
12 oz. tub of Cool Whip
1 stick of butter (melted)
1 bottle chocolate syrup
Optional: Orange and black sprinkles, tombstones or other Halloween themed cake decorations.

1. Smash up the whole package of Oreos and mix in melted butter.
2. Line the bottom of a 10”x13” glass pan with the crushed Oreo mixture.
3. Next, layer half-inch slices of vanilla ice cream.
4. Add a layer of chocolate syrup.
5. Spread a layer of Cool Whip across the top.
6. Add sprinkles and decorations, or simply top with a little more chocolate syrup.
7. Pop it in the freezer and chill until your ready to serve.

Have a great Halloween, folks. I hope you decide to take it easy this year, too. :  )

You can check out some of my past Halloween tutorials below:

* How to make a Minecraft Creeper T-shirt

Halloween Countdown Calendar 

* Treat bags, noisemakers and milk jug skeletons

* Woven Halloween banner

* Paper clay ornaments

* Last-minute Halloween crafts

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