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Great Pumpkin Search 2017: Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Target is my go-to store for Pumpkin Spice flavored treats. Every year they have exclusive treats and offer a few of their own brands.

This post is all about Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels.

 

Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels - metacynth.com Great Pumpkin Search 2017

Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

 

These are naturally flavored pretzels coated in pumpkin spice chocolate.

 

I’m not usually a fan of salty and sweet but these are so good! Even my toddler loves them.

The salty pretzel really makes the chocolate coating shine. Pumpkin spice adds a nice fall touch to these treats. A few go a long way for me. If you can find them I definitely recommend these pretzels.

 

What pumpkin inspired treats have you found this season? Feel free to share in the comments.

 

Stay tuned for more pumpkin treats!

Until Next Time

Great Pumpkin Search 2017: Pumpkin Pie M&Ms

For the last few years M&Ms has given us some interesting pumpkin spice flavored candies. They have usually kept to a milk chocolate center with a pumpkin spice flavored shell, or pumpkin latte flavored chocolate.

 

This year M&Ms is giving us White Pumpkin Pie flavored M&Ms.

 

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White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms

 

These candies have a white chocolate center with a pumpkin pie flavored candy shell.

 

They are very sweet, with a bit of spice. They do have a pumpkin pie flavor, but for me, the white chocolate is a bit too much. I prefer dark chocolate or milk, but that’s personal preference. These are pretty good and do add a bit of variety to the usual pumpkin spice flavors out there.

 

I plan to mix them in with some Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows to make pumpkin cereal bars.

 

What strange or delicious pumpkin inspired treat have you found this season? Please share in the comments.

 

Stay tuned for more pumpkin treats!

Until Next Time.

Great Pumpkin Search 2017: Panera Pumpkin Muffie

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

 

Time to launch the annual pumpkin search. To start this year I’m reviewing Panera’s pumpkin muffie (muffin top).

Panera pumpkin muffie

Panera Pumpkin Muffie

This is a delicious little treat. Just like a homemade muffin, but in the simple shape of a cookie.

 

Tastes like fall, full of spice and rich pumpkin. Covered in a dusting of powder sugar. A convenient way to eat a pumpkin muffin on the go.

 

I might try these again.

 

Stay tuned for more pumpkin treats.

 

Until next time.

BJD Doll video: Temporary Full Body Blushing

New video, discussing how to change the resin color of a ball-jointed doll (BJD) without permanently dying the doll.

Short answer, use the same techniques and materials for face-up but apply to the whole doll.

I discuss pros and cons with doll examples in the video.

Pin-Win Easter: Pinterest Inspired

A few last minute Easter ideas from Pinterest.

Rice dyed eggs

Rice dyed eggs

 

Add 10-15 drops of food coloring to zip bag full of 1/4 cup dry rice. Mix until all rice is covered. Drop hardboiled eggs into bags and shake to desired color.

Cinna-bunny

Cinna-bunny

 

Unroll one refrigerated cinnamon roll and shape into ears. Pinch to attach to a rolled bun. You can also unroll half a roll then make ears and attach for smaller bunny pictured here. Repeat for desired amount of bunnies. Cook as directed and frost.

Rice dyed eggs

Rice dyed eggs

Be careful with the food dyed eggs. The coloring might come off if it gets damp. I got a little on my hands from taking them out of the refrigerator. They had a little condensation. The color washed off my hands after a couple washes.

Follow my Pinterest boards for more inspiration.